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Join us Wednesday, September 17, from 6 to 8 pm in Queens Hall, Room 105.
Learn about our Health Care Careers Program. If you cannot attend, please call 718-997-5700, so that we can send you our Fall 2014 course offerings!

Administrative and Clinical Certificates and Exam Preparation Programs
The prerequisite for all certificate and exam prep programs is a high school diploma/GED. If the class you must enroll in to complete your certificate is not specified among the course listings, please call 718-997-5700 for course counseling.


ADMINISTRATIVE CERTIFICATES

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Certificate Program
Interested in specializing in insurance billing and coding for physicians and hospitals, or starting a business of your own? This certificate focuses on the special training needs of medical billers entering the profession today, as well as the coding and computer specialties needed for maximum medical claims reimbursement.

Please note:
If you have previous health care experience or are currently employed in the health care field, and do not require a certificate, the courses listed below may be taken on an individual basis.

Required Courses
Click each course for detailed course descriptions and cost.
AH-101 Medical Terminology
AH-122 Anatomy and Physiology with Pathology (formerly AH102)
AH-110 Medical Billing Theory for Patient Accounts
AH-111 Accounting Principles for Patient Accounts
AH-201 Medical Manager I
AH-202 Coding, CPT-4
AH-200 Coding, ICD-9 CM
AH-116 Fundamentals of Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, Workers' Comp, and No-Fault Billing 

Suggested courses after completing your Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program
AH-203 Inpatient Hospital Billing

AH-204 Inpatient Hospital Coding
AH-115 Customer Service Skills for Healthcare Personnel
AH-611 Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation
AH-621 Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Preparation

NOTE: All above courses must have a minimum number of students in order to run.


CLINICAL CERTIFICATES

Clinical Medical Assistant
Prerequisite: Typing and excellent English speaking and writing skills are highly recommended.
A rewarding profession: Medical assistants perform important administrative and clinical tasks for physicians in private practice. Responsibilities may include front desk administration, specimen collection, preparing patients for a physical exam, assisting the doctor with procedures, administering medications, and educating patients about treatment, surgery, and diagnostic testing.

Required Courses
Click each course for detailed course descriptions and cost.
Semester 1

AH-101 Medical Terminology
AH-856 Electrocardiogram (EKG)
AH-852 Patient Care Skills, Basic
AH-958 Pharmacology, Theory, and Calculations*

Semester 2
AH-855 Venipuncture and Specimen Collection*
AH-122 Anatomy and Physiology with Pathology (formerly AH102)*
AH-201 Medical Manager I
AH-106 ​Fundamentals of Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, Workers' Comp, and No-Fault Billing*

You must present adult, child, and infant Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) card certification prior to completion of the Clinical Medical Assistant Program.

Suggested course after completing you Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate Program
AH-115 Customer Service Skills for Healthcare Personnel

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) can be taken in the first or second semester.


EXAM PREP PROGRAMS

Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation
Enroll today if you want to pass the CPC certification exam and get national recognition as a certified procedural coder. Topics include an intensive review of how and when to use specific CPT and HCPCS codes, coding scenarios, sample test questions, problem solving and analysis of codes as well as test taking strategies. Course is taught by a certified procedural coder and upon completion, you can register to take the CPC exam. 10 hrs.
Prerequisite: AH200, AH202, and/or one year field experience

Required Courses

Click each course for detailed course descriptions and cost.

AH-611 Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Preparation
Enroll today if you desire the necessary knowledge in order to pass the CCS certification exam and obtain national recognition as a certified coding specialist. Referencing your acquired knowing of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and ICD-9 coding, this test preparation class will focus on an intensive review of how and when to use specific ICD-9 codes and ambulatory CPT-4 codes, as well as a review of different coding scenarios, which mirror those given on the CCS examination. Time management techniques and test taking strategies will also be covered. 12.5 hrs.
Required Courses
Click each course for detailed course descriptions and cost.
AH-621 Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation


HEALTH CARE CAREERS FAST TRACK

These courses are for health professionals who do not need or want to commit to a certificate program, but wish to broaden their knowledge and skills, and add to their credentials.


Click each course for detailed course descriptions and cost.
AH-611 Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation
AH-621 Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation
AH-210 Introduction to Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) Coding
AH-209 Outpatient Hospital Coding

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Our Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program provides a comprehensive course of study while preparing you to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Upon passing this examination, you will receive national certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Board (PTCB), which enables you to work in any of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. The prerequisite for this certificate program is a high school diploma or GED.

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program contains five separate courses, each focused on specific topics essential to the job functions of a pharmacy aide or technician. Pharmacy technicians are employed in a variety of health care settings. They work in hospital pharmacies, chain and independent drugstores, mass merchandisers, clinic pharmacies, mail-order prescription pharmacies, home infusion companies, large faculty practices with on-site pharmaceutical services, and corporate pharmaceutical companies. Pharmacy technicians are supervised by licensed pharmacists.

The pharmacy technician assists the pharmacist in serving all patients, labeling and filling prescriptions, managing day-to-day pharmacy operations, mixing and compounding all medications in various forms of administration to patient, monitoring drug inventory, providing patients with counseling regarding medications and contraindications, ensuring that patient receives proper medication upon pharmacy pick-up, prepackaging bulk medications, speaking with patients by phone, working with patients and insurance carriers to verify prescription insurance eligibility and insurance carrier’s formulary, obtaining refill authority, discussing reason for denial with patient and obtaining co-pay or full payment from patient.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.GOV) states that employment for certified pharmacy technicians is expected to increase 32% by 2016. This expectation is much greater than the average of other occupations surveyed through 2016. Pharmacy technicians can work on a full- or part-time basis, depending upon the needs of their employer. 110 hours

Please note: Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program courses cannot be taken on an individual basis other than AH-115 – Customer Services Skills for Healthcare Personnel.

REQUIRED COURSES
AH-101 Medical Terminology: An Anatomical Approach
AH-958 Pharmacology Theory and Calculations
AH-112 Pharmacy Technician Fundamentals and Test Preparation Techniques
AH-113 Law, Ethics and Liability for the Pharmacy Technician
AH-114 Insurance Verification and Billing for the Pharmacy Technician
AH-115 Customer Service Skills for Healthcare Personnel*

Recommended for the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program
AH-122 Anatomy and Physiology with Pathology (formerly AH102)
Courses marked with an asterisk can be taken the first or second semester.

 

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Diane Gahagan
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Diane.Gahagan@qc.cuny.edu 
(718)997-5700

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