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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.

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED and a command of the English language.

Total Tuition Cost: $3205

Registration & Certificate fee: $95 (if completed within three semesters)

Books/Materials Fee: $800

Total Program Hours: 215

Required Courses
Click each course for detailed course descriptions and cost.
AH-101 Medical Terminology
AH-122 Anatomy and Physiology with Pathology (formerly AH-102)
AH-110 Medical Billing Theory for Patient Accounts
AH-111 Accounting Principles for Patient Accounts
AH-255 Computerized Medical Billing for Health Care Facilities, NEW CLASS!
AH-202 Coding, CPT-4
AH-212 Coding, ICD-10-CM, NEW CLASS!
AH-958 Pharmacology, Theory and Calculations*
AH-250 HCPS*


Suggested courses after completing your Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program

AH-115 Customer Service Skills for Healthcare Personnel
AH-611 CPC Test Prep

AH-621 CCS Test Prep 
AH-303 Medical Records Chart Analysis

NOTE: All above courses must have a minimum number of students in order to run.
*As of Spring 2016, all NEW health care students entering the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Certificate program are required to take AH-958, Pharmacology, Theory and Calculations, and AH-250 HCPCS. AH-958 will replace AH-116, Fundamentals of Medicare Medicaid, Manager Care, and Workers' Compensation and No-Fault Billing.

ALL CURRENT billing and coding students taking AH-212, ICD-10, Coding are also required to take AH-250 HCPCS. ALL CURRENT students who have NOT TAKEN the AH-116 Fundamentals course are required to take the AH-958 Pharmacology instead of AH-116. All billing and coding students who have taken the AH-116 Fundamentals course are strongly urged but not required to take AH-958 Pharmacology.


CLINICAL CERTIFICATES

Clinical Medical Assistant

Prerequisite: light typing and English speaking and writing skills are highly recommended.
A rewarding profession: Medical assistants perform important administrative and clinical tasks for physicians in private practice, ambulatory settings and hospital clinics. Responsibilities may include front desk administration, obtaining patients’ medical histories, vital signs, specimen collections and administration of electrocardiograms. Clinical medical assistants also prepare patients for physical examinations, assist the physician and/or health care provider with various procedures as well as administer medications, and educate patients about treatment, surgery, and diagnostic testing.

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.

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED and a command of the English language.

Total Tuition Cost: $2905

Registration & Certificate fee: $95 (if completed within three semesters)

Books/Materials Fee: $800

Total Program Hours: 190

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-116 ​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.

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


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. 12.5 hrs.
Prerequisite: AH-200, AH-202, and/or one year field experience

Required Courses

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AH-611 Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Preparation
Enroll today if you desire the knowledge necessary 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
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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-115 Customer Service Skills for Health Care Personnel
AH-212 Coding, ICD-10-CM/PCS
AH-202 Coding, SPT-4
AH-250 HCPCS
AH-303 Medical Records Chart Analysis
AH-611 Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation

AH-621 Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation
AH-958 Pharmacology, theory and Calculations

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 fifty states as well as the District of Columbia. The prerequisite for this program is a high school diploma or GED.

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program contains six separate courses, each focused on specific topics which are essential components of 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 independently owned 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 is responsible for assisting 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 patients receive 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 patients, and obtaining co-pay or full payment from patients.

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 are able to 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 Health Care Personnel. AH-958, Pharmacology, Theory and Calculations, must also be taken if you are in the Clinical Medical Assistant Program.


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 AH-102)
Courses marked with an asterisk can be taken the first or second semester.

 

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