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Business and Professional Development
Professional Medical Coding Course
Vast amounts of information pass through even the most modest
of medical offices. The records of every patient (physician
observations, prescription history, diagnoses, procedures
performed, tracking of diseases, etc.) must be converted into
a universally recognized set of classifications, or codes. The
practice of medical coding is not only necessary to health care
providers, but also to health insurance companies. The medical
coding professional is a crucial and increasingly in-demand role
in health care. In much the same way, medical billing plays an
invaluable part in the offices of health care providers. Qualified
specialists submit and track all insurance claims and see to it
that insurance companies reimburse the health care provider for
services rendered. Coding and billing skills are so sought after
in the healthcare industry, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has
projected that careers in Health Information Technology will
experience accelerated growth through 2014.
Your instructor, Kim Ramirez, CPC, CPC-H-I, CEMC, MPC, has
extensive experience with coding for both physicians and hospital
services. Kim has been in the coding field for over 30 years. She
has been an approved Professional Medical Coding Curriculum
Physician and Hospital instructor with the AAPC for over 17
years, teaching and certifying over 8000 students!
The fee for this 16-week course includes all books, materials,
exam fee, and your membership fee for the American Academy
of Professional Coders.
sessions) Tuesdays, January 21 – May 13
Instructor-Kim Ramirez, CPC-I, CEMC, CPC-H-I, MPC
Clinical Medical Assistant
Program- 140 Classroom
Hours + Clinical Externship
This program will train students to assist physicians by
performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of
a medical office. Instruction includes, among other things,
preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine
laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of
phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. This program includes
hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical
externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be
eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully
complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background
check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon
successful completion of this program, students would be eligible
to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified
Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.
Upon successful completion of this program (both
hours of classroom instruction and of clinical training),
students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareeer
Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
national examination.
This program is not a state accredited
Certified Medical Assistant program (which is typically a 1-2
year degree program) and you are not qualified to take the
Certified Medical Assistant exam (CMA).
sessions) Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 4 – June 12
Saturdays, March 22, April 5, May 10, May 17, June 7
T&Th-6:00-9:30PM, Sat-9:00AM-4:30PM
CCI Instructor
$2,399 (materials included)