A Quick Guide to Our Allied Healthcare Professional Program — MedCerts

If you’ve ever been interested in a career in the healthcare industry but aren’t sure what discipline to choose, then an Allied Healthcare Professional might be a great career for you. As an Allied Healthcare Professional, you will be cross-trained to complete tasks in many areas of the healthcare field.

‌MedCerts’ Allied Healthcare Professional Program

MedCerts provides a fully online curriculum that allows students to obtain certifications from anywhere that has wifi. MedCerts’ Allied Healthcare Professional program lasts 31 weeks and costs $6,000. Upon completing this program you will obtain four certifications that focus on four disciplines:

  • CMAA: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

  • CEHRS: Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

  • MCBC: Medical Coder and Biller Certification

  • CPhT: Certified Pharmacy Technician

The average starting salary for an Allied Healthcare Professional is $40,000. Additional education and training can increase that salary to $74,000.

‌‌Eligibility Requirements

‌There are only three eligibility requirements for this program:

  1. You must have a high school diploma or GED.

  2. You must have access to a web browser and an internet connection.

  3. You must complete the course registration and pay the tuition.

‌Certifications and Skills

‌Being cross-trained in multiple disciplines will give you an edge in the job market. Each of the certifications you receive from this program will prepare you for a position in an in-demand healthcare field.

‌Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)‌

During your CMAA training, you will learn basic medical ethics and regulations. Additional skills learned include:

  • Medical terminology

  • How to correctly book patient appointments

  • How to correctly document patient information

  • How to correctly file medical insurance

  • How to perform general office procedures

‌‌Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

‌This certification will teach you to properly maintain patient records. Skills gained from this certification include:

  • Audit patient records following legal compliance

  • Schedule treatments

  • Process laboratory tests

‌Medical Coder and Biller Certification (MCBC)

‌Having medical coder and biller skills is extremely valuable. Every patient diagnosis has a code and those codes must be correctly submitted to insurance companies so the doctor and facility will get paid. When insurance claims are not properly coded, they get denied, causing huge financial losses for the company.

‌After your MCBC training you will be able to:

  • Identify medical billing laws and regulations

  • Understand insurance coverage types and plans

  • Recognize billing modifiers

  • Assist in medical insurance fraud prevention

  • Properly administer reimbursements

  • Complete health insurance claims

‌Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Skills gained from this certification are vital in a pharmacy setting. However, these skills are also valuable in any medical office. Prescriptions originate with the doctor and the staff is often required to submit the prescriptions to the pharmacy.

‌Ensuring prescriptions are submitted correctly saves both the patient and pharmacy a lot of time. After this certification training you will be able to:

  • Process electronic prescriptions

  • Accurately process medications

  • Prepare correct prescription labels

  • Manage inventory

‌Ready to Apply

‌Jobs in the healthcare field are quickly expanding. If you’ve ever considered a career in healthcare, now is a great time to begin your journey. This program will give you a competitive edge by cross-training you in several disciplines.

‌For more information about this program, contact a knowledgeable MedCerts career counselor today!

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Written by MedCerts Team
Education Specialist

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Published on August 23, 2021