The security, completeness, and accuracy of patient data are critical. In the healthcare industry, Electronic Health Records Specialists serve an important role, which is why most employers require a certification. The CEHRS is a nationally-recognized credential that can set you apart. Objectives include, but aren’t limited to: Properly audit patient records for compliance, accurately abstract clinical information for reports, process Release of Information (ROI) and requests for medical records. Successfully review patient records to ensure completion and accuracy. Collecting patient demographic and insurance information and learning how to discuss patient information with physicians and insurance professionals.
Electronic Health Record Course Content:
- Safeguarding Confidentiality
- Knowledge of Electronic Health Records
- Patient flow regarding EHR/EMR
- Patient scheduling
- Patient registration
- Insurance verification
- Patient referrals
- HIPAA compliances
- EHR file maintenance
- Eight core EHR functions
- Provider order entry
- Formatting requirements
Medical Terminology/Body Structure Course Content:
- Introduction to Medical Terminology
- Disease and treatment
- Circulation, Blood and Immunity
- Respiration and Digestion
- Urinary and Male Reproductive System
- Female Reproductive System, Pregnancy and Birth
- Endocrine and Nervous Systems, Behavioral Disorders
- The Senses
- The Skeleton and Muscular Systems
- The Skin
- Structure and Function of the Body
- Chemistry of Life
- Organ Systems of the Body
- Cells and Tissues
- Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Length of Program
Our Electronic Health Records/Medical Terminology/Body Structure program is a 10 weekday course or 20 weeknight course. Day classes are available Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & night classes Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
$1,000.00 – Tuition
$300.00 – Medical Terminology online portal access
$450.00 – Books for Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Electronic Health Records
$150.00 – Technology Fee
$100.00 – Registration
(Total = $2,000.00)
*AAHC will set up payment plans for these fees.
Additional fees/supplies: Students will need general school supplies such as: pens, pencils, paper and highlighters. At completion of course, we highly advise students to take the National exam which is paid directly to NHA (National Healthcareer Association). Students will receive information on how to apply & pay for national testing at completion of academics. Their website is www.nhanow.com or 1-800-499-9092.
Students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend every session of class. Students must attend 80% of the course; those missing 20% or more of class will be automatically dismissed from class. A passing grade of 70% (overall total average for class) is required, students must also make 75% or greater on Procedure & Diagnostic Coding, and a 755 or greater on Final Exam before certificates of completion are issued. Students will be allowed 3 makeup exams. Make up Exams MUST be taken the first day of the students return to school. If not, it will be a zero. After 3 they will be counted as zeros.
Registration must be completed in person. Students must be at least 18 years of age, posses high school transcripts or GED and must provide proof at Admission. Students must attend one of AAHC’s Career Overview Orientations before the application process can be completed. Students must fill out Application for chosen course, pass Admissions test, and have a successful interview with and AAHC staff member. Before start of class all students must provide (2) written letters of reference (1 personal and 1 professional).
AAHC is a licensed PMCC vendor through AAPC and also authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning the quality of education, ethical business practices, health, safety, and fiscal responsibility.