Degree Type: Industry Certification
Pathway: Medical Sciences
Program Length: 4 Semesters
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Heath care careers are in very high demand locally and nationally. Attaining a certificate from PPSC will provide you with a solid skill-set to become a vital part of a medical services team anywhere in the country. Job titles include Medical Receptionist, Medical Coding Specialist (ambulatory care), Medical Office Manager and Insurance Billing Specialist.
Medical Records Specialist
$47,450 / yr
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
$37,820 / yr
Upon graduating with the Medical Reception certification over 90% of our students get jobs in the industry. Upon graduating with the Medical Coding Specialist certification over 75% of our students get jobs in the industry within a year.
PPSC Employment Data
The demand for medical receptionist is projected to grow much faster that the average. Employment is dependent on growth in the healthcare industry with aging baby boomers, more medical services will be required. As a result this will effect the need for medical administrative services.
Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor statistics
You will also learn electronic medical records, medical records abstraction for diagnosis, billing procedures, appointment scheduling, medical office finances, introduction to medical office management, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
Introduces the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and drug therapy of the immune, musculoskeletal, and digestive systems. A discussion of pediatric implications as they relate to clinical physiology will also be covered. The scope of the material is limited to the medical office technology personnel.
Provides hands on experience with the basic clinical skills required for assisting with patient care in an ambulatory setting.
Outlines the rules and principles of medical records in ambulatory care settings. Topics will include hard copy and electronic medical/health records (EMR/EHR), records retention, release of information, HIPAA, and other legal topics relating to patient records. Data entry into EMR exercises will be included.view in catalog
Many certificate programs within Medical Sciences are now available at zero cost, thanks to Care Forward Colorado. Students in these programs get free tuition, fees, books, materials and necessary vaccinations. Any other financial aid could be used on top of that for living expenses, technology needs, or other related costs.
No special applications are necessary to enter the program. Just register for classes and you’ll be reimbursed.
Qualifying programs include:
Upon completion of the Medical Assistant degree program, you should be able to:
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