Medical Records Technician Certificate
LearnKey is ready to help you proudly embark on a brand new career as a Medical Records Technician. With our high-quality, in-depth coursework, you’ll learn everything you need to be prepared for your electronic Medical Records Certification exam through the National Health Career Association. In fact, upon graduation, we will provide you with a certification prep materials and a certification exam voucher!
With electronic Medical Records Technician training from Brighton, you will be on your way to joining a fast-paced, and in-demand field, with great job opportunities awaiting qualified graduates.
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*Estimated time includes instructional hours only and does not include certification exams or study time
Upon graduation students will then become nationally certified through National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS).
What is a Medical Records Technician?
Each time a patient receives a healthcare service a record is kept of the intervention and treatment outcome. A Medical Records Technician organizes all of this documentation for future use. Many medical practices see a large number of patients. This creates a vast amount of documentation that someone familiar with various filing techniques must maintain. A Medical Records Technician is well-acquainted with many aspects of a medical practice, especially medical records.
What will the Medical Records Technician program teach me?
Through Brighton’s Medical Records Technician training, you will learn the necessary skills to become a successful Medical Records Technician. In our medical records training program, you will learn more about medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical records, office procedures, medical billing, and basic medical coding. These courses will effectively prepare you for new medical records career opportunities, and you will be prepared to sit for the various Medical Records Certification exams offered by certifying bodies.
Do I need prior medical experience to enroll in the Medical Records Technician program?
Previous medical experience is not needed. Brighton’s electronic Medical Records Technician training starts with the basics and guides you step-by-step through easy-to-understand training methods. Students with little or no medical experience learn quickly and easily. The Medical Records Technician program is detailed and comprehensive so that you acquire the needed skills to become a successful Medical Records Technician. If you do have previous experience, you will be able to use your current knowledge to complete your medical records training faster.
How long does the Medical Records Technician program take to complete?
The length of the Medical Records Technician program depends on you! If you work on an average 3 to 4 submitted assignments per week, you will graduate in approximately 6–9 months. However, our Medical Records Technician career training allows for independent progression, so you are able to progress as fast as you like.
Ready to get started on the road toward a new, in-demand career that will help you enjoy a brighter financial future? Call 800.865.0165, give us your information, and a representative will contact you to discuss how you can begin training to become a Medical Records Technician.
A Career in Medical Records!
Each time a patient receives a healthcare service a record is kept of the intervention and treatment outcome. A Medical Records Technician organizes all of this documentation for future use.
Many medical practices see a large amount of patients. This creates a vast number of documentation that someone familiar with various filing techniques must maintain. A medical records technician is well-acquainted with many aspects of a medical practice, especially medical records.
What courses are in the Medical Records Technician program?
The following courses are included in the online Medical Records Technician program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Medical Records Technician program has a total of 21 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.
|Course ID||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|MED101||Introduction to Healthcare||1 Credit Hour|
|This course provides an overview of the evolution of medicine, the role of allied health professionals, and the different medical specialties.|
|MED102||Essentials of Medical Terminology||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is an exploration of the systems of the human body, including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, as well as reproductive, integumentary, blood/lymph, endocrine and nervous systems and how they relate to each other. In addition, some of the most common diseases and disorders affecting these systems and the treatments for them are discussed.|
|MED103||Anatomy and Physiology||4 Credit Hours|
|This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body systems. Students will acquire core knowledge in the components of each system, and how systems relate to each other. Special emphasis is on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive (male and female) systems.|
|MED104||Medical Office Procedures||4 Credit Hours|
|This course provides the required background for the responsibilities of the administrative medical assistant. It prepares students for the ever-increasing use of technology in the medical office, with an emphasis on the importance on the computerization of routine tasks and of communications. Students learn to perform the duties of the administrative medical assistant under realistic conditions and with realistic pressures that require them to organize the work and set priorities. This medical administrative software simulates administrative situations commonly found in healthcare practices. The students will learn to input patient information, schedule appointments, and handle billing. In addition to preparing various lists and reports, the student learns to handle insurance claims electronically.|
|MED108||Medical Records||3 Credit Hours|
|This course provides a general overview and review of medical records practices in hospitals and healthcare offices. As the requirements for more and diverse types of documentation in medical records increase, the role of the Medical Records/Health Information Clerk in keeping the Health Information Management (HIM) Department functioning becomes more and more critical. You will learn filing and retrieval, record processing, assembly, and analysis. You will also be able to experience scenarios that you might encounter when working with physicians. You will become familiar with confidentiality and release of information, and finally, you will be introduced to further functions/areas to which you might be assigned.|
|MCB101||Medical Coding I||3 Credit Hours|
|A study of the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System, ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.|
|MCB102||Medical Coding II||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is a continuation of Medical Coding I and is a study of the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System, ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.|
|This course gives an introduction to the world of work covering labor market information, career planning, job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing skills, questions, and correspondence. As students complete their program of study and prepare to search for a position in their new career, this course will solidify their career goals and career planning techniques.|
Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population will require more medical services, and health information technicians will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data. Moreover, the number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to increase because of federal health insurance reform.
You could find medical records technician career opportunities in the following settings:
- Physicians’ offices
- Insurance companies
- Other medical facilities
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians in May 2015 was $37,110. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,190, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $61,400.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm
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Brighton also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.865.0165 for more information.
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Unless a third-party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are released periodically. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $794 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.
Brighton is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. We work side-by-side with you to help you with whatever your post-graduation goals are. Below are some of the benefits you will receive as a Brighton graduate.
Specialized Career Course
All Brighton, students have the option of taking our Career Exploration course, which focuses on preparing you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, resume building, interview preparation, and building interpersonal relationships.
We realize that your goals as a graduate often include taking a certification exam with one of the many certification organizations. We want to help support those goals and your ultimate success, so Brighton provides graduates with a voucher of up to $150 to be used toward the cost of that exam. Call for more info!