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Westwood College Online   Medical Assisting Diploma Program

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. As occupational challenges and opportunities are recognized, it develops new programs in cooperation with industry leaders to meet the needs of students and graduates and of employers, as well. Has 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia and an online campus. Westwood currently nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

  • Medical Assisting Diploma Program
    The care provided by medical professionals can make a difference in the life of each patient they treat.The right background in medical assisting can prepare you for a career in the fast-paced field of medicine. Through career-focused, hands-on courses and a real-world externship, a Westwood College medical assisting diploma will give you the skills and training you'll need to support the doctors and nurses of a medical facility and help them provide quality healthcare to their patients. Your courses will be modeled after the workplace, giving you the valuable experience you'll need as you enter this field.

    Program training features include:
    • an externship providing students with hands-on job training
    • courses focusing on the front- and back-office functions of the medical field
    • classes focusing on healthcare terminology, procedures and administration

    Course Information
    A medical assisting diploma opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Medical Terminology
    • Patient Relations
    • Phlebotomy
    • Minor Surgical and Specialty Procedures
    • Medical Insurance and Administrative Procedures
    • Principles of Patient Care

    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
    • Describe the terminology and procedures involved in patient care and healthcare delivery
    • Exhibit competence in clinical and administrative duties as a medical assistant
    • Demonstrate standard safety practices and procedures
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and providers
    • Demonstrate competence in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills related to medical assisting
    • Perform medical assisting competencies within legal and ethical boundaries

    This campus base diploma program available at: California, Georgia, Illinois, Colorado and Virginia.
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Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) Online
Since 1994, UMA has educated thousands of students for careers in the allied health field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10 of the 20 fastest-growing occupations over the next decade are in healthcare.* Through Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) online healthcare programs, you can take advantage of this growing and potentially rewarding field. UMA focuses exclusively in healthcare education with a supportive atmosphere to ensure our students' success. When you graduate from any of our ABHES approved, career-focused programs, you have the opportunity to gain the personal satisfaction and confidence to start an exciting career in healthcare.

  • Medical Billing and Coding – Diploma:- The UMA Diploma program can be completed in approximately 10 months and offers the basic core courses necessary for individuals seeking successful entry into the growing healthcare field. At 39 semester credits, the education and training focus is primarily on how to process healthcare claims, medical records, and the accurate coding of medical and surgical procedures using proper terminology. In addition, students will learn software systems used in the field. Potential entry-level job position titles for diploma graduates may include Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coder and Insurance Claims Analyst or other positions in private practices and healthcare providers or facilities. Students also prepare to sit for the Certified Professional Coding (CPC) exam offered through the American Academy of Professional Coding (AAPC).
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  • Medical Office and Billing Specialist - Diploma:- Medical Office and Billing Specialists combine skill sets from both Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Administrative Assistant to create a kind of ?best of both worlds? career objective. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for Medical Office and Billing Specialists are expected to grow between 19% and 27% through 2018.*

    The Medical Office and Billing Specialist program prepares students to perform front office medical administrative procedures with a focus on the expanded function of insurance and patient billing and the processing of health care claims.

    During your 10-month training in the Medical Office and Billing Specialist Diploma program at UMA, you will receive training to:
    • Understand medical terminology and software applications for reimbursement systems
    • Manage medical records
    • Apply customer service concepts and principles in providing quality assistance
    • Learn entry-level medical coding for billing specialists
    • Create a career development and essential life skills plan for job success

    Medical Office and Billing Specialists work in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other health care settings.

    In the weeks leading to graduation you will work closely with the UMA Career Services department to find job opportunities that fit your acquired training and goals.
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National American University Online
We offer online concentrations in the hottest careers named in the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook. Whether business, health care management, information technology or our new RN-to-BSN program, you will find a major to fit your needs and a program that fits your lifestyle. Our regionally accredited programs are offered all online and are eligible for Federal financial aid, military tuition assistance, G.I. Bill and employers' tuition assistance.
  • Diploma Programs- Healthcare Coding:- NAU's Healthcare Coding Diploma is an excellent career choice if you see yourself working in the in-demand health care field, but not necessarily directly with patients. As a graduate of this program, it will be your job to assemble patients' health information, making sure that patients' initial medical charts are complete, that all forms are completed and properly identified and authenticated, and that all necessary information is input into the computer.* Ultimately, the goal is to help consumers gather all of their health information in one place so they can thoroughly understand it and share it securely with their health care providers so they get the care that best fits their individual needs.** Upon completion of this program, you will have the opportunity to become a key member of the health care team in a hospital or other medical setting. Should you decide to further your education, this program will transfer seamlessly into NAU's Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology.
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Virginia College Online
Virginia College committed to higher education, offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses. These programs strengthen the student's ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. Virginia College Online provides educational opportunities through curricula in business, business-related, administrative, management, technical and professional programs that are designed to prepare the student for direct entry into the job market.

  • Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding:- Medical Billing & Coding focuses on the fundamentals of medical office protocol with specialized training in the areas you will need for a job in this growing field. As a Virginia College student, you’ll be prepared for entry-level positions in the medical field related to reimbursement procedures. You’ll learn the fundamentals of medical office protocol and get specialized training in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD), and Health Care Financing Administration Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS).
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Keiser Career College
Keiser Career College offers career-oriented training programs that prepare students for positions in allied health and computer technology. Keiser Career College DiplomaThe faculty is comprised of industry-experienced professionals who offer students personal attention and their own practical knowledge in an environment that simulates the real world. Keiser Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.
  • Medical Billing and Coding:- This program is intended for those who wish to gain employment in medical billing and health information management in either the public or private sector, including positions in the offices of private physicians, hospitals, and medical centers. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, health records management, insurance procedures and billing software, medical coding, as well as skills in business communications and office administration that are vital for success in this growing field. A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of this program.
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Penn Foster Career School
Penn Foster Career School is one of the oldest and largest distance learning institutions in the world. The school provides programs and services that are designed to meet the life-long learning needs of the adult learner. Programs of study lead to career-specific diplomas. The success of our students proves that Penn Foster training works. It is designed for busy people who know what they want out of life, but don't have the time to attend classes.
  • Career Diploma in Medical Coding and Billing:- As a Medical Coding and Billing professional, you’ll need to know how to manage records and file claims, prepare insurance forms, and handle billing. The Penn Foster Career School Medical Coding and Billing Program can help you develop these skills and many more. Train quickly and conveniently! You’ll get hands-on training in:

    • Law and Ethics in Medicine
    • Terminology and Reimbursement Methodologies
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Medical Information and Office Practice
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