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.
**PLEASE NOTE: Students residing in the state of Washington – this program is NOT approved for the long-term licensing of Pharmacy Technicians. 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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CMAA, CEHRS, MCBC, CPhT
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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.
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Allied Healthcare Professionals will see available jobs grow 11.8% over the next ten years
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Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Up to $750
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None - 100% online
Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support
Professors - scheduled office hours
1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career
Access to Career Services Dept.
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Typically videos & presentations
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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.
**PLEASE NOTE: Students residing in the states of South Carolina, Louisiana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Utah, Michigan and Ohio – these states require Pharmacy Technicians to complete an ASHP-accredited program in order to become licensed. If the student's goal is to become certified and licensed as a Pharmacy Technician, please refer to our Pharmacy Technician Professional program, as it is ASHP/ACPE accredited and meets these state requirements. If Pharmacy Technician certification is not the ultimate goal, this program meets state requirements for all other certifications included in this program.
**Students residing in the state of Washington – this program is NOT approved for the long-term licensing of Pharmacy Technicians. 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.
Understand basic human anatomy and terminology utilized in the medical office
Comply with pharmacy laws, HIPAA/HITECH, CMS and other healthcare regulations
Appreciate how the use of EHR, practice management & pharmacy systems affect patient safety and reimbursement
Recognize ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and modifiers and how to utilize them for billing
Apply knowledge of pharmacology, medication order fill and inventory management in the pharmacy
High School Diploma or GED
Web browser with internet connection
Course registration & payment
Expert-led video based training
eBook: Kinn's Medical Administrative Assistant
eBook: Integrated Electronic Health Records
eBook: The Pharmacy Technician
National Certification exam fee
Dedicated Student Success Advisors
Tailored support based on performance & behavior
Exam preparation process
Career Services Advisor
Medical Office Procedures and Administration
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
Provide Patient Education
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
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
Electronic Health Records
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
Microsoft Office Basics
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
Insurance and Billing, and Coding Essentials
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
Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices
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
Total Program Duration
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