Online Allied Healthcare Medical Certification Training — MedCerts

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HI 9000

Allied Healthcare Professional

Online Certification Training

This multi-certification program is the ultimate entry into the healthcare industry, combining the skills of pharmacy technician, electronic health records, billing and coding, and medical office administration. Watch our program sneak peek below!

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33  Weeks
Program Length
Certifications
$35,683
Avg. Starting Salary
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Issuing Authorities

This program does NOT meet state licensing and regulatory requirements for Patient Care Technicians in the following states: GA. The Pharmacy Technician certification training in this program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the following states: SC, LA, SD, ND, VA, WV, UT, MI and OH. Students in WA State: the pharmacy technician certification is NOT approved for long-term licensing. The WA Board of Pharmacy has additional requirements if the student plans to permanently reside in Washington. If a student is living in WA short-term (less than 2-years) they can obtain a temporary license.

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MedCerts Tuition Advantage

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options Starting at $369 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-10%.

Total Tuition $6,000 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options.

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MyCAA, Army Credentialing Assistance and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA) and Army Credentialing Assistance (Army CA). Those eligible include Military Spouses, active duty Army, Reserves and National Guard members, or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What Does an Allied Healthcare Professional Do?

A career in Allied Health offers a multitude of opportunities and the flexibility to choose a variety of paths. No matter what career you choose, you’ll play an essential role in patients’ health and medical treatment. Through the Allied Healthcare Professional course, you’ll have the option to work in a medical front office handling billing and coding, electronic health records, scheduling and assisting patients or in a pharmacy environment assisting pharmacists.

22,938
Entry Level Jobs in the US
Allied Healthcare Professionals will see available jobs grow 10.6% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
HI 9000
Allied Healthcare Professional

Graduates of the Allied Healthcare Professional online program have an undeniable edge in the marketplace. Not only will students receive cross-training in multiple disciplines, but they are uniquely qualified for a variety of in-demand and high-growth careers.

This 8-Month online program provides courses in Medical Office Procedures and Administration, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Electronic Health Records, Microsoft Office Word and Excel, Pharmacy Technician and Insurance Billing and Coding Essentials. You’ll build a well-rounded resume of knowledge with expertise in the front office arenas of insurance billing, coding, electronic health records and the medication background of a pharmacy technician.

When your program is complete, MedCerts covers your registration costs to sit for four Allied Healthcare Professional Certifications including Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS), Medical Coder & Biller Certification (MCBC) and Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Some potential career opportunities and job titles include Health and Medical Administrative Services, Medical Office Management and Administration, Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator and more.

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  1. Comply with pharmacy laws, HIPAA/HITECH, CMS and other healthcare regulations
  2. Appreciate how the use of EHR, practice management & pharmacy systems affect patient safety and reimbursement
  3. Recognize ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and modifiers and how to utilize them for billing
  4. Apply knowledge of pharmacology, medication order fill and inventory management in the pharmacy
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

Materials Included

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBook: Kinn's Medical Administrative Assistant
  3. eBook: Integrated Electronic Health Records
  4. eBook: Medical Insurance, A Revenue Cycle Process Approach
  5. eBook: The Pharmacy Technician
  6. Competency assessments
  7. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches
Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

    • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
    • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
    • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
    • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
    • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 1011

Medical Office Procedures and Administration

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day to day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service. 

    • Follow HIPAA & HITECH Compliance Laws
    • Understand the different kinds of insurances and plans
    • Perform Medical Front Office Procedures
    • Schedule Patients
    • Provide Patient Education
HI 1018

Electronic Health Records

64 hours
Length
4 Weeks
Duration

This course provides students with the skills and certifications for the development and maintenance of electronic health records in both facility and private practice environments. Upon completion of this course, students will be qualified to sit for the CEHRS, and will have gained the knowledge required to perform a variety office functions necessary in the digital/electronic age. Students are introduced to, and are provided training and practical application of skills in a variety of areas related to Electronic Health Records. Ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements will be covered along with training in the hands-on Electronic Health Record software. Students will also receive comprehensive training in the areas of Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting, the Health Insurance Claim Form, Third-Party Reimbursement, Banking Services and Procedures, Health Information Management, Computers in the Medical Office, Medical Records Management, and much more.

    • Background in Software & Applications
    • Basic Insurance & Billing practices
    • Understand Electronic record keeping Chart components
    • The Regulatory Compliance Laws
    • How to identify differences between Reports
MS 1000

Microsoft Office Basics

16 hours
Length
1 Week
Duration

This set of courses includes basic (Level 1) training on the 3 core applications within the Microsoft Office Suite. Students learn the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents and spreadsheets, and are trained to effectively use email communication tools in the office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel, and students will learn the basics of using email within Microsoft Outlook.

    • Prepare, edit, and enhance documents in Microsoft Word
    • Apply methods to organize, calculate, and analyze information using Microsoft Excel
    • Prepare and send professional email messages from within the Microsoft Outlook environment
HI 1015

Insurance and Billing, and Coding Essentials

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course provides foundational knowledge required of an administrative allied healthcare professional with insight and focus on the role of the Insurance Billing Specialist. Emphasis is placed on the revenue cycle and basic insurance terminology. This includes topics related to HIPPA and HITECH laws and regulations, patient financial responsibility, insurance verification, government and commercial insurance plans, diagnosis coding using ICD-10-CM, procedure coding using CPT and HCPCS, modifiers, and the encounter form. CMS-1500 and HIPAA 837P claim formats, payment processing, claim follow up and collections are also addressed.

    • Describe the phases of the revenue cycle and gain an understanding of basic insurance terminology
    • Demonstrate knowledge of confidentiality and billing laws, regulations, and standards
    • Explain verification of patient financial responsibility and insurance information
    • Differentiate government and commercial insurance plans and determine which is primary
    • Apply ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes and modifiers based on coding guidelines
HI 1017

Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices

128 hours
Length
8 Weeks
Duration

This Pharmacy Technician course is designed to educate and train the student in the diverse field of Pharmacy Technology. The student will be provided didactic coursework in the areas of prescription processing, pharmacy nomenclature, biopharmaceutics and drug activity, dosage calculations, and common mathematical formulas and conversions. Consideration of drug routes and formulations includes tablets and capsules, liquid prescriptions, parenteral and enteral, and insulin and syringes. They will also learn about the advanced roles of the Pharmacy Technician, such as Medication Therapy Management, Motivational Interviewing, Comprehensive Medication Review, and Chronic Care Management. To better understand the business side of pharmacy world, students will learn about HIPAA, drug regulation and control, inventory management, financial considerations, documentation and coding, legal and ethical issues, and communication techniques.

    • Current pharmacy laws and medication regulations
    • The primary functions of different pharmacy organizations
    • The top 200 medications and their purpose
    • The different roles of the pharmacy technician
    • How to perform tasks in and around the pharmacy
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 1011 6 Weeks
HI 1018 4 Weeks
MS 1000 1 Week
HI 1015 6 Weeks
HI 1017 8 Weeks
Total Program Duration 33 Weeks

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Job Opportunities

Patient Services Representative

$24,000 – $48,000
Estimated Salary
Entry-Level

Pharmacy Technician

$19,000 – $49,000
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

EMR and EHR Assistant

$35,000 – $74,000
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers

  1. This program does NOT meet state licensing and regulatory requirements for Patient Care Technicians in the following states: GA
  2. The Pharmacy Technician certification training in this program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the following states: SC, LA, SD, ND, VA, WV, UT, MI and OH. Students in WA State: the pharmacy technician certification is NOT approved for long-term licensing. The WA Board of Pharmacy has additional requirements if the student plans to permanently reside in Washington. If a student is living in WA short-term (less than 2-years) they can obtain a temporary license.
  3. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.