Allied health professionals who provide a range of patient, accounting, billing, coding and medical records support to physicians often difficult and expensive to receive the kind of comprehensive training that today’s medical practices require.
To try and solve that problem Alameda Services has unveiled a new online training track, called the Certified Medical Administration Professional (CMAP) track, which has been approved by the National Health career Association (NHA).
The CMAP training track provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about medical office administration, contract management, vendor management, healthcare compliance and regulations, healthcare information technology (HIT), medical billing and coding, medical terminology, and other essential topics pertaining to medical practice administration. In addition, participants will learn bookkeeping and accounting basics that remain an integral part of most medical practices. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to visit http://www.alamedaservices.com/node/E-Learning
“We not only provide the most important tools and training materials that enhance the learning process, facilitate new skill development and ensure career success in the healthcare industry, but also help students prepare for the national exams, gain more confidence and put their best foot forward,” says Lena Feygin, Dip LC, executive vice president and director of business development for Alameda Services. “Our intense program embraces all the different aspects of the healthcare office administration and enables each student to compete effectively in the marketplace. We are convinced that our newly-developed CMAP training track will serve as stepping stone to lifelong career success.”
The CMAP™ training track and certification (http://www.alamedaservices.com/node/E-Learning) is an extensive program offered by the Allied Health E-Academy, powered by Alameda Services and consists of three modules:
1. Medical Administrative Assistant (leading to CMAA designation)
- Medical Office Operations
- Medical Terminology
- MS Word/Excel
- Medical Billing (Part 1)
- Introduction to EHR (Electronic Health Records)
- Introduction to Healthcare IT (HIT)
- NHA CMAA Certification Exam preparation
2. Electronic Health Records Specialist (leading to CEHRS designation)
- Advanced EHR
- Healthcare Compliance (HIPAA, HITECH, ARRA, Meaningful Use)
- Hands-on Live EHR
- NHA CEHRS Certification Exam preparation
3. Billing and Coding Specialist (leading to CBCS designation)
- Medical Billing (Part 2)
- Advanced Compliance (EDI, HIE, etc)
- NHA CBCS Certification Exam preparation
Upon successful completion of each program module, students will receive a certificate of completion from Allied Health E-Academy and they will be prepared to take exams to earn three industry-recognized national certifications granted by NHA. Upon earning all three national certifications, students will be awarded the CMAP certification from Allied Health E-Academy – a new professional designation indicating the highest level of readiness for today’s medical practices.
The highly effective methodology, developed by Alameda Services, includes a Learning Management System (LMS) that grants immediate access to all student-training materials that include topic slides and flashcards. No multiple downloads or email exchanges needed. Students can measure their progress by taking multiple quizzes and tests. Students who require additional help can contact instructors and gain the assistance they need to enhance their performance. All three NHA certifications include exam simulation which allows students to prepare for the certification exam.
“One of the important aspects behind our methodology is that students will find everything they need in one place, conveniently located as part of our Learning Management System,” says Feygin. “Information about the program, questions related to training, training materials, quizzes and flash cards, all located in one place.”
In addition, unlike similar courses that can take months and cost thousands of dollars, the CMAP certification prepares students in up to eight weeks for less than $1,000.