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 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.
There are only three eligibility requirements for this program:
You must have a high school diploma or GED.
You must have access to a web browser and an internet connection.
You must complete the course registration and pay the tuition.
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.
During your CMAA training, you will learn basic medical ethics and regulations. Additional skills learned include:
How to correctly book patient appointments
How to correctly document patient information
How to correctly file medical insurance
How to perform general office procedures
This certification will teach you to properly maintain patient records. Skills gained from this certification include:
Audit patient records following legal compliance
Process laboratory tests
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
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
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!