Shrewsbury, MA (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG), a leading medical transcription outsourcing services and online training organization focused on the healthcare documentation industry announces the expansion of its training programs with courses in Clinical Medical Assisting, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Medical Transcription Editing and Clinical Information Management (Medical Scribe).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow by 31 and 21 percent respectively by 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will stem from physicians hiring more medical assistants to do routine administrative and clinical duties so that physicians can see more patients. As a result, the time is now, for individuals interested in training for a rewarding, stable career in healthcare.
The Clinical Medical Assistant program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. This program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!
The Medical Administrative Assistant program provides students a well-rounded introduction to medical administration and delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career.
The Medical Coding program is a comprehensive program for individuals looking to launch themselves into an exciting career as a medical coder. This program provides the basic knowledge needed to become certified and employable. The course covers variety of topics including Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, CPT, ICD-9 and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements.
Our Medical Transcription Editing training program includes focused training in three basic skill requirements - keyboarding, grammar and punctuation, and medical terminology. Most importantly, our exclusive Practicum will provide you with extensive "hands-on" experience you need to get hired.
The Clinical Information Management (Medical Scribe) program provides a thorough understanding of the profession, roles, etiquette and personality of a successful Clinical Information Manager, including HIPAA and medico-legal requirements. During this program a student will learn medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, the basics of medical coding and apply their knowledge through directed multimedia case presentations.
CEO Peter Reilly says that healthcare reform's emphasis on electronic health records is driving an increased need for well trained individuals to support patient care. As a result, healthcare documentation roles are high-growth areas with a shortage of qualified candidates - roles that are perfect for our military and their spouses. AHDPG is an active participant in the activities of the U.S. Department of Defense to promote these roles as a viable occupation for our military through the MyCAA program.
For more information on our programs and services or to find out how the military's MyCAA program can pay for your education, visit http://www.ahdpg.com or call Lynn Calkins, Admissions Coordinator for AHDPG, at 719.404.3449.
About The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group
We are a nationally recognized medical transcription outsourcing services and online training organization. Our unique combination of providing outsourcing services to healthcare organizations nationwide and online training programs for individuals looking to move into an exciting career in healthcare ensures our employees; our graduates and our clients are best positioned for success.
We were the first employer owned training and workforce development organization approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).