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PimaFastTrack: HIT: Cert Electronic Health Record Specialist

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician. 510707

Description

A. Description: Two courses: UHIT 195 (4 modules) and the 21stCentury Skillscourse, Creative Problem Solving, are designed to prepare students for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) national certification exam with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) for positions such as Medical Records Specialists, Health Information Technologists, and Medical Registrars.  


Learners will receive an overview of healthcare delivery systems and an introduction to Health Information Management Systems (HIMS). This includes the medical model of healthcare and delivery, public policy, healthcare finance and regulation, data content structures and standards; an overview of the electronic health record, software, administrative management, scheduling, and patient management, HIPAA and HIM roles and functions. Includes clinical inputs and outputs, coding, billing, reimbursement, and more.


Competencies:


1. Identify collections, PHI, registration procedures, and electronic health records (EHR) interoperability and standards.
2. Determine how the law is applied to healthcare practices and health records as legal documents
3. Apply terms utilized with EHR systems and federal regulations such as HIPAA and HITECH.
4. Identify health insurance plans and how it affects the provider, employee, patient, and policyholder.
5. Identify estimated costs associated with patient care after insurance reimbursement.
6. Determine when insurance verification, preauthorizations, referrals, and patient encounters should be completed.
7. Distinguish differences between ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, HCPCS, and billing claim forms.


There are five domains (areas) listed in the CEHRS Test Plan:
1. Nonclinical Operations
2. Clinical Operations
3. Revenue Cycle Finance
4. Regulatory Compliance
5. Reporting


**** Take the PimaFastTrack: Health Information Technologies HIT: Medical Billing & Coding program, in addition to this program, and receive a reduced rate for BOTH programs—2,695.00.


B. Total Cost of Program: In-state = 1525.00; out-of-state = 1525.00


C. List of books: None


D. List of supplies required: Access to a reliable computer and Internet access


E. WIOA contact: Sharon Macias; smacias3@pima.edu; 520-724-7653


F. Website link: https://ce.pima.edu/training/health-professions/


G. Additional information:
Background check required: May be needed for employment


Other requirements needed: Immunizations and vaccinations may be needed by an employer


H. Refund policy: No refunds after day one in program.


I. Credentials:


Industry-recognized: Yes; CEHRS, https://www.nhanow.com/certification/nha-certifications/certified-electronic-health-records-specialist-(cehrs). National Healthcare Association (NHA)


Stackable: Yes; Medical Billing and Coding Certificate and/or the Health Information Technology AAS Degree


Portable: Yes: Training is recognized in other geographic areas


Accredited Curriculum: No


J. Credential Attainment Rate: This is a new program. In 12 months, we will document how many people participated in the program. In 24 months, we will document how many people completed the program and how many people earned certifications.

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

16

Hours

5

Entrance Requirements

None

School

Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Curriculum Competency Based

Yes

Training Location(s)

Online

Local WIB

6 - ARIZONA@WORK - Pima

Name of Credential

PimaFastTrack: HIT

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

WIOA eligible

Refund Policy

No refunds after day one in program

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition

$1,525.00 Take the PimaFastTrack: Health Information Technologies HIT: Medical Billing & Coding program, in addition to this program, and receive a reduced rate for BOTH programs—2,695.00.

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$1,525.00

Total In-State Program Cost

$1,525.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$1,525.00

Demand Occupation(s)

29-9021.00Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
$14.09 per hour
29-2072.00Medical Records Specialists
$14.09 per hour

Provider Status

Approved

Address

Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

https://ce.pima.edu/training/health-professions/

Last Updated

Jan 30, 2024

Created

Dec 22, 2022

Renewal

Jan 30, 2026

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