Healthcare Information Technology

Electronic Health Record and Practice Management Specialist Hybrid (180 hrs)  

This program is for those with little or no experience in the field. It will prepare you for a career such as: Electronic Health Record Specialist, Practice Manager, HIT Implementation Specialist, Medical Records Technician, Medical Receptionist, Practice Operations staff, Medical Biller, Claims Management Specialist. This course includes management of health information systems, organization of health databases, integration of health databases, and ambulatory surgery centers. Beth Schindele

Newtown Campus/ $2520/ plus books, practice exams and NHA CEHRS certification exam 

WHPAH 2505 W20/

Orientation: Mon., 6/2, 8am-12pm, Class: Fri’s, 6/6 -8/22,  8am – 12pm 


Medical Reimbursement/Coding Specialist Certificate Hybrid (180 hours)

This program is for those with little or no prior work experience in the field. It will prepare you for a career such as:  Medical Coding Technician, Medical Coder, Practice Operations staff, Claims Management Specialist, Practice Manager. This course includes, Medical Terminology, ICD-9, CPT for procedures, HIPAA, and Health Insurance. It will prepare the student for a rewarding career in physician offices, hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. Mike Duffy, C.P., C.P.C. & AnnMarie Johnson, RN, BSN, CLNC

Newtown Campus/ $2520 / plus textbooks, AAPC membership, practice exams, and CPC certification exam

WHPAH 2501 WB1/ 21 Mon. & 22 Wed., 6/9 - 11/5, 6pm-9pm (no class 9/1) & 9 Sat, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, & 11/5, 8:30am - 2pm                 

 

Medical Reimbursement/Coding Specialist Certificate Hybrid (180 hours)

This program is for those with little or no prior work experience in the field. It will prepare you for a career such as:  Medical Coding Technician, Medical Coder, Practice Operations staff, Claims Management Specialist, Practice Manager. This course includes, Medical Terminology, ICD-9, CPT for procedures, HIPAA, and Health Insurance. It will prepare the student for a rewarding career in physician offices, hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. Crystal Peurifoy & Linda James

Returning Fall 2014

 

Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist Hybrid (CHTS-PW) (200 hrs) 
 
Recommended Prerequisite: Electronic Health Record and Practice Management (180 hrs), or healthcare experience in the field

This course portrays the skills needed to reorganize a provider’s work to effectively use health IT to improve health care. Candidates may have backgrounds in health care or information technology, but are not licensed clinical professionals (for example, as a practice administrator). Workers in this role assist in reorganizing the work of a provider to take full advantage of the features of health IT in pursuit of meaningful use of health IT to improve health and care.

Workers in this role will be able to; Conduct user requirements analysis to facilitate workflow design, Integrate information technology functions into workflow, Document health information exchange needs. Design processes and information flows that accommodate quality improvement and reporting, Work with provider personnel to implement revised workflows, Evaluate process workflows to validate or improve practice’s systems. Beth Schindele 

Newtown Campus/$2800/ CHTS-CP exam 

WHPAH 2506 W20/ 2/17 - 5/31 (no class 4/19) 

Orientation: Mon 2/17, 1-4 pm, Class, Sat’s, 1-4 pm 

The Clinician/Practitioner Consultant Examination (CHTS-CP) (200 hrs)  
 
Recommended Prerequisite: Electronic Health Record and Practice Management (180 hrs), or healthcare experience in the field

The Clinician/Practitioner Consultant Examination conveys the background and experience of a licensed clinical and professional or public health professional. Workers in this role will be able to; Suggest solutions for health IT implementation problems in clinical and public health settings, Address work-flow and data collection issues from a clinical perspective, including quality measurement and improvement, Assist in selection of vendors and software, Advocate for users’ needs, acting as a liaison between users, IT staff, and vendors. Beth Schindele

Newtown Campus/$2800/CHTS-CP exam

WHPAH 2507 W20/ 2/22 - 6/7

Orientation: Sat, 2/22, 9am-1pm

Class: Sat, 3/1- 6/7, 9am – 1 pm (no class 4/19) 

The CHTS exams assess the competency of individuals seeking to demonstrate proficiency in certain health IT workforce roles integral to the implementation and management of electronic health information.

Medical Coding -Transition to ICD-10 Hybrid (for experienced Billing and Coding Professionals) (150 hrs.)
 
This program is for those with significant work experience in Medical Billing and Coding (ICD-9), preparing for ICD-10 transition. Crystal Peurifoy & Linda James

•  Overview of Medical Business Operations, relevant medical terminology and acronyms, and the Patient Care Cycle
•  Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Coders
•  Disease Processes for Medical Coders
•  Pharmacology for Medical Coders
•  CPT and ICD-9 Coding
•  Transition to ICD-10

Lower Bucks Campus/ $2,100 (plus textbook)

WHPAH 2504 W20/Online/ Mar. 3 – May 9

Orientation: Wed., Feb. 26, 5:30 – 9:30 pm

To register, call 215-968-8409 Option #1.  For additional information, call Jeanne at 215-968-8106 or email Jeanne.Turner-Brady@bucks.edu or Janet at 215-968-8234 or email Janet.Baker@bucks.edu 
                              

 

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