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Medical Coding Training Application
As a Medical Biller/Coder you are responsible for reviewing the documentation the physicians have provided and assigning the correct diagnosis and procedure codes, entering the necessary information into the patient’s account and submitting the claims to the Insurance Companies. You are then responsible for tracking and receiving payment from the Insurance Companies and billing the patient when necessary. You will also be responsible for reviewing any denials and researching to make sure that the claim was submitted correctly the first time. If any necessary changes can be made, you are responsible for making the changes and following up with the Insurance Companies.
Basic computer knowledge is a must. Many offices use the Internet and are willing to provide you with their billing programs to install on your home computer allowing you to work from home.
Medical Billers and Coders are in high demand. Most offices and hospitals find it very difficult to find Medical Billers and Coders and when they do, are willing to provide great pay and benefits. If you chose to work in the office or hospital, flexible schedules are also possible and they tend to be very accommodating.
As well as working in physician’s offices and hospitals, you can choose to work for Medical Billing Companies, Ambulance Companies and Nursing Homes.
If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from both Medical Billing and Coding as well as a certificate for Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology. In addition, you will receive a Letter of Recommendation, a list of companies in the field with addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide a personal reference for you. Should you decide to take the CPC exam at the end of the course, you will receive a national certificate and a title of CPC-A (apprentice).
NEW OPTIONAL PROGRAMS: Please see our Course Descriptions for new program opportunities as well as our newest option to receive a total of 2 years coding experience by taking our Medical Coding program with Practicode! In just a short time, you are not only certified but you also will have 2 years experience and no Apprentice title as well!
Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.
All courses offered either locally at Adult Education Centers, and/or Online Live or through Recorded Classes lectures to be taken at the student’s own pace and time.
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. We will also discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this online program any time! Medical Coding Information Packet
Medical Office Specialist Training Application
A Medical Administrative Assistant is a versatile professional. The duties that are performed vary not only from office to office but even within the same office. Medical Administrative Assistants perform routine duties within the offices of many types of health professionals, including physicians, chiropractors, cardiologists and others. In addition, individuals can accomplish various jobs in the hospital environment, and some are employed by freestanding emergency centers and surgery centers.
Opportunities for Certified Medical Administrative Assistants are growing because of the constant change within the medical profession and the surge of cross-training, which means that one individual is trained to do a variety of duties.
Certified Medical Administrative Assistants greet patients as they arrive, obtain basic registration information, assemble patient’s medical records, office accounting, filing, handle all correspondence and scheduling of outpatient procedures, consultations and appointments. In addition, they must have a basic knowledge of procedure and diagnostic coding, the ability to complete insurance forms and to determine insurance coverage and limitations for the patient.
This certification program will teach you the practical real-world skills essential for success in the healthcare field. This completely inclusive course consists of Medical Terminology, Medical Front Office Skills, EHR/EMR for the Medical Office and the Administrative Medical Assistant. You will learn MedTrak electronic records system used in many medical offices. In addition, upon completion of all courses, you will sit for your CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) Examination and CBCS (Certified Billing Specialist) through the National Healthcareer Association.
VA, GI Bill, MYCAA, Aspire, Department of Labor, DHHS, vouchers are accepted for payments.
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. We will also discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this program any time! Medical_Office_Specialist_Information_Packet
Medical Transcription Training Application
Medical Transcription is the process of turning dictated medical information into typed records through the use of various types of equipment, such as micro-cassette recorders, Wav files, telephone systems and C-phones. As a Medical Transcriptionist, you are responsible for receiving verbal information and typing that information into a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. This information must be transcribed accurately, using the format specified by the provider (SOAP notes, discharge summaries, and other report forms) Basic computer knowledge is a must, as are basic typing skills and knowledge of commonly used word processing programs. Most doctors or transcription companies ask for a minimum of 60 WPM. Also, many companies now use the Internet, which gives you the opportunity to work out of your home without having to drop off and pick up tapes. Our program now offers you the opportunity to learn how to use the internet and transcribe files through voice files, using FTP and Byte scribe/Express Scribe and foot pedals that connect to your computer. Our objective is to make sure you understand all the types of equipment that are out there for transcribing across the country. Our course is State Licensed, Insured and bonded and all instructors are at-home medical transcriptionists that will be sure to show you all the tricks of the trade that we personally use. We provide you with a list of job openings while going through the course and will keep in contact after graduation to make sure you are following through with the directions that were given in class regarding finding jobs and where to send your resume. Our website has a message board and job openings will be posted for your convenience, as well as a convenient way to ask questions as you are going through the program. Medical Transcription is a profession that can also lead to other avenues of transcription. Most jobs provide good pay and benefits, with the opportunity to have an extremely flexible schedule and work environment. You can choose to work at home or in an office, providing services to professionals, such as medical providers, hospitals, insurance agencies, law offices, and physical therapy practices. You are not held to work just in your state. You can work all over the country from your home thanks to technology that is taught in our program. If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, a Letter of recommendation, a list of companies in the field with web site addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide personal references. Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. We will also discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this online program any time! Medical Transciption Information Packet
Pharmacy Technician Training Application
This 14-week program prepares you to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. You will also receive a Certificate of Completion through the Academy of Medical Professions. This program is active for ONE YEAR from date the of the Student’s activation, this allows you the time to successfully complete the program and to review up until the day you sit for the National Certification Exam.
Work One-On-One with a Pharmacy Technician Trainer and entirely online with support from a Pharmacy Technician and Trainer. The Pharmacy Technician is one of the fastest growing jobs in health care today. In this course, you will learn everything from the role of the technician in the pharmacy setting, to the basic sciences at the core of pharmacy practice, to preparing for the PTCB exam. You will learn complete drug information that includes proper name, spelling and pronunciation, drug class, generic and trade name, route of administration, dosage and more of hundreds of drugs. You will be able to identify pills on sight with pill photos, gain a better understanding of how certain drugs work within the body with a concise review of relevant anatomy and physiology, and stay up to date with cutting-edge pharmacy practice with the latest information on new drugs, regulations, HIPAA guidelines and safety procedures. You will be ready to pass your PTCB national certification included in cost.
As a certified Pharmacy Technician, you will be helping the Licensed Pharmacist with all the necessary day-to-day services that the Pharmacy provides. Everything from preparing medications to answering phones, receiving and verifying prescriptions, counting tablets, taking requests for refilling of medications, and much more. You are an assistant to the pharmacist.
Talk about job security!! This is a growing field with high demand and great salaries. You can work for places such as: Pharmacies at Hospitals, Independent Pharmacies, and retail chains like Wal-Mart and Walgreens. There are so many possibilities.
Excellent communication skills and customer service are essential in this field. You must have the ability to learn and retain procedural processes and apply them quickly and accurately. Most places do require flexibility of hours some might ask for: nights, weekends, or holidays depending on where you work and for whom you work.
You will be working one-on-one with a Pharmacy Technician instructor as you go through your weekly assignments. She is always available and is in constant contact with you as you progress through the program.
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. We will also discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this program any time!
COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ALA-CARTE
with MICHAEL BURD, Franklin County Adult Education
Career Exploration, Linked-In, Financial Literacy/Home Budgeting, Technology Basics, Work Readiness, Resume Writing, Civic Awareness, E-Portfolio, Life/Soft Skills, Interest and Learning Styles inventory.
MAX enrollment 6 per class per day
MUST call our office to attend on the day of class
TECHNOLOGY BASICS FOR THE COMMUNITY
with MICHAEL BURD, Franklin County Adult Education
Are you concerned that not having the right technology skills will hold you back? Are you a first-time user or just need to “freshen up”? In this very informal style class you will establish basic but essential skills that will help you feel more confident and effective at using technology to stay engaged. Familiarity with navigating Teleconferencing platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet have recently become very popular topics. You may use this time to understand how to better support your child’s online learning. We’ll offer support in creating and managing emails and basic documents, performing effective internet research and more. Bring your own computer or use ours.
We’re Mac, PC, Chromebook, iPhone and Android friendly! 1 hour flex time block.
MAX enrollment 6 per class per day
MUST call our office to attend on the day of class
with ACE Staff, RSU 25 Adult and Community Education
This academy will prepare students with the skills needed to enter the healthcare field. This is a required for students enrolling in cerftified clinical medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, and pharmacy technician courses as well as provide a solid foundation for college healthcare programs. Students will receive instruction in Healthcare Math and English; introductions to Medical Terminology, HIPAA, Ethics, and Anatomy & Physiology; employability skills, technology and digital literacy.
Personal Support Specialist
This 60 hour course prepares participants to work in home health care or residential settings. Personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting and documentation, how to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, aging and illness are among the topics taught. State certification is awarded upon successful completion of skill components and written exam. This course will be held online via Google Meet for classroom instruction plus an onsite clinical at The Landing in Cape Elizabeth.
Instructor: Christine Cook, RN
Dates: 9/29- 11/4
Days and Times: Tues/Weds 5-8 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm
Clinical: 10/31 10 am - 4 pm
Cost: $400 includes text