Clifton, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
Stephanie Williams, CRCST, CST, and Shelly C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-1, AHIMA-ICD-10 CMI PCS Trainer, AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador, Berkeley College Online instructors, will teach the next online Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Exam Preparation and International Coding Diagnosis-10 (ICD-10) Certification Preparation courses, respectively, scheduled to begin on Monday, April 28. These non-credit exam preparation courses fulfill certain requirements of professionals in medical insurance billing and coding, and surgical processing technology fields. In contrast to self-paced online courses, these Berkeley College Online® courses are taught by experienced instructors.
“These courses were designed so that those professionals already in these fields can continue to work in their professions and have access to top-notch instructors with the course content needed to meet the emerging requirements of their careers,” said Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online. Berkeley College offers 28 Bachelor and Associate degree programs online and was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Online Colleges in the Bachelor Degree category.
Changes in mandates issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services require healthcare providers to complete the transition to using the ICD-10 system by October 1, 2014. Certified coders are required to complete a proficiency exam that updates their certification to ICD-10. This course utilizes the ICD-10 manual to provide an overview of the new structure and changes in diagnostic coding.
In addition, an increasing number of states – led by New Jersey and New York – now require surgical processing technicians to be certified. Based on the subject guidelines provided by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM), this course prepares surgical processing technicians for the CRCST exam.
To find out more and to register, visit BerkeleyCollege.edu/non-credit or call 800-446-5400, ext. M3A or email Fabiola Campbell, Admissions Associate, fbc(at)BerkeleyCollege(dot)edu.
Berkeley College provides traditional and online degree options and blended learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in some of today’s most in-demand professions. Students at Berkeley College benefit from a supportive, flexible, diverse learning environment that connects them with workplace experience in their areas of study before graduation.
A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is http://www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.