Learn About Healthcare Training Programs at JCC


By Scott Atkinson

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

June 19, 2013

Location: Jules Center

Event Description

This fall, Jefferson Community College Continuing Education Division, in collaboration with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI), will offer two healthcare training programs to prepare individuals to work as clinical medical assistants and medical billing and coding specialists. JCC will hold an information session about the training programs on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 6-002, Jules Center (Building 6).

The Clinical Medical Assistant training program runs for 20-weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 1, 2013 through February 27, 2014. Classes will be held in the evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Fort Drum Education Center Annex. Students will learn how to prepare patients for examination, treatment, laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing and how to take and document vital signs. Instruction will cover technical aspects of phlebotomy, the cardiac life cycle, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, cardiology including proper lead placements, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. The program consists of 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands-on labs and a 160-hour clinical externship. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. The course fee, including the cost of textbooks, is $2399. An application will be available at the JCC information session on June 19. Application deadline is July 24.

The Medical Billing and Coding program, an 80-hour course, runs August 5 through October 28. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on JCC’s campus. Students will learn how to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims, complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures, and basic claims processes for medical insurance, third party reimbursements and specialty fields such as surgery, radiology and laboratory. Students will learn how to find service and codes using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) manuals. Students who complete this course and obtain practical work experience, ranging from six months to two years, could be qualified to sit for a variety of national certification exams including the American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder Exam and the American Health Information Association Certified Coding Associate exam. The course fee and cost of textbooks is $1799. An application is not required for the Medical Billing and Coding program, although the deadline to register is July 29.

Funding may be available for military spouses through the Department of Defense My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA). For information about MyCAA funding, contact Don Johnson, JCC’s Director of Military Programs at Fort Drum, at 315-786-6566.

For more information, call the JCC Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2233.
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