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    Our Certified Mental Health Technician program provides a solid background in mental health so you can work comfortably with clients who exhibit both effective and manipulative behaviors. A variety of therapies and treatments are explored to assist in dealing with psychological or psycho social problems, such as substance use conditions, medical illnesses, developmental delays and disabilities, and social stress such as poverty, domestic violence, and homelessness. In the same way that psychology offers important insights in terms of human behavior and experience, so does the sub-field called abnormal psychology. Our Abnormal Psychology module will introduce psychopathology and changing views of mental illness.

    This billing and coding program delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement. Effective October 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will require that the standard ICD-9 code sets, which are used in medical billing and coding to report health care diagnoses and procedures, be replaced by ICD-10. This move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will have a significant impact on healthcare providers and on the process by which they receive reimbursement. The adoption of ICD-10 will create enormous challenges for the U.S. healthcare system and the requirements of medical coding. Medical coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges, and review files.

    Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. The medical industry will have almost 50% more jobs available by 2018; therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in medical billing and coding.

    As the ones responsible for the proper processing of patient data (including recording insurance information and diagnoses, and collecting payment from providers), people with Medical Biller and Coder training are some of the most crucial members of any healthcare organization. This highly specialized and valuable position is the fastest growing career field in the healthcare industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is therefore achieving professional certification as a Medical Biller and Coder can be a valuable step towards achieving a successful and flourishing medical career.

    Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34% by 2018. Medical billing and coding deals with the financial and patient communication among medical practices. They are responsible for patient files and notes.

    Clinical Medical Assistants are one of the fastest growing professions in healthcare, which is already one of the fastest growing industries. Clinical Medical Assistants earn this by being highly skilled in several of the most important aspects of patient care. Clinical Medical Assistants work in many different healthcare environments including outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, medical offices and clinics, and hospitals. 2016 surveys put the median income for Clinical Medical Assistants at $46,000 per year, and a job growth rate of 16% per year, one of the highest growth rates of any profession. What’s in this program? This program helps students master the three medical skill sets that make up CCMA-P: 1.

    Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist to dispense prescription medications. Pharmacy Technicians usually work in a hospital pharmacy or a retail pharmacy, but can also work in laboratories. Pharmacy Technicians are in high demand due to the constant development of new drugs, and an aging population that requires more and more of these drugs. Becoming a certified pharmacy technician can be the first step toward a career as a pharmacist, nursing assistant or other medical professional. Recent studies show that the average starting wage is $12.62 per hour, but this varies greatly by location. 2015-2016 studies show the median income is $32,000 per year (ranging from entry-level $26,000 per year, to $39,000 with years of experience).

    An EKG technician is trained to measure a patient’s heart performance. Using specialized equipment, the EKG technician records and then provides those measurements to the patient’s physician. Healthcare services are growing every year, and with the aging baby boomer generation, it is estimated that an additional 20% more certified EKG technicians will be needed in the next 3 years. Highly sought after for hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices, the EKG technician skills are even more desired when combined with Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant training, which opens up exciting career paths. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for EKG technicians in 2017 was $55,270.

    As the lifeblood of the healthcare industry, medical coding has become one of the most sought after occupations in any industry. Certified Professional Coder's are responsible for having a good understanding of anatomy & physiology, the disease process, and clinical procedures in order to apply accurate identifying codes that are submitted for reimbursement of services. Professional Coder's can be found in multiple healthcare settings including private practice offices, ambulatory facilities, and hospital facilities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical coders will increase 22 percent through the year 2022. The 2016 median income for a certified medical coder was between $29,360-$51,850, this varies depending on location and experience level.

    Los asistentes médicos clínicos son una de las profesiones de más rápido crecimiento en el cuidado de la salud, que ya es una de las industrias de más rápido crecimiento. Los Asistentes Médicos Clínicos obtienen esto al ser altamente capacitados en varios de los aspectos más importantes de la atención al paciente. Trabajan en diferentes entornos de atención médica, incluidos centros de atención ambulatoria o ambulatoria, consultorios médicos y clínicas, y hospitales. Las encuestas de 2016 arrojaron un ingreso medio para los Asistentes Médicos Clínicos de $ 46,000 por año y una tasa de crecimiento del empleo del 16% anual, una de las tasas de crecimiento más altas de cualquier profesión.

    Clinical Medical Assistants are one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare, which is already one of the fastest growing industries. Clinical Medical Assistants earn this by being highly skilled in several of the most important aspects of patient care. Trained Geriatrics Medical Assistants are highly sought after for their expertise working in a specialty setting. Clinical Medical Assistants work in many different healthcare environments including outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, medical/Geriatric offices and clinics, and hospitals. 2016 surveys put the median income for Clinical Medical Assistants at $31,540 per year, and a job growth rate of 16% per year, one of the highest growth rates of any profession.

    Clinical Medical Assistants are one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare, which is already one of the fastest growing industries. Clinical Medical Assistants earn this by being highly skilled in several of the most important aspects of patient care. Trained Endocrinology Medical Assistants are highly sought after for their expertise working in a specialty setting. Clinical Medical Assistants work in many different healthcare environments including outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, medical/endocrinologist offices and clinics, and hospitals. 2016 surveys put the median income for Clinical Medical Assistants at $31,540 per year, and a job growth rate of 16% per year, one of the highest growth rates of any profession.