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Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Medical Office Specialist
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Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Medical Office Specialist

$3,000

with ACADEMY OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONS

16-week certification course: This course 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 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) Electronic Health Record exam through the National Healthcare Association. $3000 includes national certifications, books, and fees. Call for more information on our Medical Professional Program as well. Call Academy of Medical Professions toll free at 866-516-8274 or 207-721-0714 or www.academyofmedicalprofessions.com for payment plans/registration or more information.

 

Discover Sign Language ONLINE
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Discover Sign Language ONLINE

$115

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It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation—the language of Deaf people. In this course, you'll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with Deaf people.

You'll begin with an introduction to the language itself, and learn to create the signs for numbers. You'll also master the sign alphabet so you can fingerspell proper names.

Then you'll learn to sign phrases and expand to complete sentences, and see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you'll learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don't.

Throughout, you'll learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you'll be immersed in silence, so you'll gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.

You'll also gain an introduction to the world of Deaf culture and explore topics such as lipreading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you'll be ready to sign!

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/learn-sign-language?tab=detail

 

 

Explore a Career in Medical Writing ONLINE
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Explore a Career in Medical Writing ONLINE

$115

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Take your first step toward a lucrative and rewarding career as a medical writer; no specialized or advanced degrees required! In this course, you'll learn about the different types of medical writing that you can do, how to break into and succeed in this industry, and how to write effectively on medical topics, whether you're writing for healthcare providers, patients, or regulatory organizations like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

We'll examine the various types of writing that you can do, from producing technical pieces like abstracts and regulatory documentation to writing breezier items like medical news stories and patient education materials. You'll gain insights about what goes into putting together a solid and compelling article, regardless of what you're writing about or who you're writing for. Along the way, we'll review how to consider your audience and construct an outline that addresses your audience's informational needs. You'll also learn how to keep your writing free of medical jargon and common grammatical errors, while ensuring the scientific integrity of your work.

 

Throughout the lessons, you'll discover lots of invaluable tools and technologies that can make your life as a medical writer easier. We'll examine informational resources, productivity tools, marketing resources, devices, and software, and we'll review how to use them optimally to achieve your goals. You'll also discover numerous tips and tricks that can help set you apart from others in the field and enable you to keep your career momentum going. And of course, you'll master key medical and statistical terms that you'll need to know.

 

The knowledge you'll gain in this course will give you the foundation and confidence you need to work for almost anyone as a medical writer, whether your goal is to find permanent employment with a company or to work as a freelancer from the comfort of your own home.

 

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/explore-career-in-medical-writing?tab=detail

 

 

Hospital Billing & Coding with CPC-H certification
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Hospital Billing & Coding with CPC-H certification

$1,800

with ACADEMY OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONS

A comprehensive program for Hospital Billing and COding providing national certification as a CPC-H that covers everything hospital billers need to know, from patient admission to accounts receivable management and HIPPA. It builds on your knowledge so that you can make a successful transition from the physician/outpatient environment to the hospital setting. This course covers the hospital regulatory setting, the structure and functions of hospital departments, patient accounts and data flow, the billing process, coding, claim forms, reimbursement, accounts receivable management, HIPPA requirements, and with updated electronic claim forms. You will have Hospital cases which allow you to apply concepts to real-life scenarios. Call 866-516-8274 or www.academyofmedicalprofessions.com 

Intro to Microsoft Access 2010   ONLINE
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Intro to Microsoft Access 2010 ONLINE

$115

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Take control over your data! Whether you're a novice or an experienced database user, this course will show you how to harness the full power of Microsoft Access 2010. In these practical and project-oriented lessons, you'll learn how to use this award-winning MS Office software to create and customize tables. You'll build relationships between your tables to eliminate redundancies and slash data entry time. And you'll discover how to achieve huge reductions in data entry errors by setting default values, creating validation rules, and building input masks. In addition, you'll find out how to make your database more user-friendly with custom data entry forms, smart lists, and other sophisticated controls. You'll learn how to retrieve exactly what you need from your database with powerful queries and reports, and you'll even start automating routine tasks with labor-saving macros. By the time you've finished this course, you'll know how to create an effective database for any information you need to store, document, and manage—at home or on the job.

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/microsoft-access-2010-introduction?tab=detail

 

 

Intro to MS Word 2010 ONLINE
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Intro to MS Word 2010 ONLINE

$115

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Intro to MS Word 2010 ONLINE

Master the basics of the word processor PC Magazine ranked as one of the “strongest and most intelligent programs ever written.” In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to add, move through, and edit text; move words from one part of your document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; change the size or appearance of text; change margins and tab settings; automatically center, right align, justify, and indent text; run the integrated grammar and spelling checker; use the thesaurus; and save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents. By the time you’re done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you’ll be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/microsoft-word-2010-introduction?tab=detail

 

 

Medical Billing & Coding with CPC Certification
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Medical Billing & Coding with CPC Certification

$3,500

with ACADEMY OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONS

20 week, in depth, State-Certified program in both medical billing/coding. This program is designed to teach all aspects of both medical billing and coding and provide you the skills you need to get into the job market in either field or both. This certificate program is taught by a Certified Medical Coder and includes Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, CPC exam, AAPC membership, 3 practice CPC tests and all books. Basic computer skills are required. Payment plans available. For more information, Call 866-516-8274 or www.academyofmedicalprofessions.com http://pvaec.maineadulted.org/courses/course/medical_billing_coding_with_cpc_certification_online

 

Medical Coding ONLINE
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Medical Coding ONLINE

$115

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Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this course, you'll learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home.

We'll go through each of the main systems of the human body—integumentary (skin), musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and male and female genitourinary—outlining the medical terminology, conditions, diseases, injuries, treatments, and procedures you'll see most often in each of those systems.

Along the way, we'll go through lots of real-world examples and coding exercises to get you using your coding tools in conjunction with your analytical skills to come up with just the right codes to describe any medical situation. In the process, you'll get all the hands-on experience you'll need to code medical insurance claims with confidence. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find your way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you'll be well on your way to a career as a medical coder!

Course content © 2014 Portions by Penn Foster Inc. and Education To Go, a Division of Cengage Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or redistribution of any course material without prior written permission is prohibited.

 

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/medical-coding?tab=detail

 

 





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