Health Care Professioanl Certificate Online

Health care spending is rising exponentially. In fact, U.S. health care spending is expected to increase to $4 TRILLION by 2015, or 20 percent of the gross domestic product. The median expected salary of a case manager is $57,849 per year.

Health Care certificate programs are designed for health and human services professionals, who operate in an arena as diverse as it is rewarding. The programs take into account that quality care, flexibility, and specialization are hallmark goals within the industry, applicable to every concentrated area of health and human services.

Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE) offers Health Care certificate programs to fit your educational and professional goals. Choose from programs in medical billing, medical coding, medical office specialist, medical transcription, & pharmacy technician.

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  • Medical Billing Certificate:- The KCE Medical Billing Certificate consists of 8 courses that are to be completed within 12 months. Medical Billing Certificate program was developed by individuals in the industry with real-world knowledge to help you understand the claims and reimbursement processes associated with commercial and government health insurance. As a medical biller, you will be a key player in reimbursement and claims processing, and play a critical role in the fiscal stability of the health care industry. Medical billers are responsible for a variety of activities, including processing health insurance claims, reconciling unpaid claims, managing accounts receivable, researching and resolving delinquent accounts, contacting insurance companies, and working within the parameters of private and government insurance systems.

    Career Opportunities:- This program is intended for individuals who possess a high school diploma or GED. Medical billers may enjoy careers working with various health care providers in a diversity of health care settings. Employment may include physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, outpatient facilities, and home health agencies. reports that the average annual salary range for medical billers is between $27,476 and $33,362. This can vary by geographic location and other criteria.

  • Medical Coding Certificate:- This medical coding training program is intended for individuals who possess a high school diploma or GED and who wish to enter the allied health field in a data-management setting. With the rising numbers of medical tests, treatments, and procedures, insurance companies require accuracy and efficiency in entering claims. Training in the field of medical coding could help you develop these important skills. The Medical Coding Certificate is a training program designed to help you examine and understand health care delivery systems, medical health care information terminologies, and classification systems for diseases. Attention to detail and strong time-management skills are a given. Our medical coding continuing education program addresses all aspects of this exciting position, not just the technical ones.

    Career Opportunities:- The average salary for medical coders in various employment settings is $43,995. Medical coders enjoy careers in physicians’ offices, hospitals, health care services, outpatient care centers, and nursing and residential care facilities. Medical coders may also have the opportunity to work from home.

  • Medical Office Specialist Certificate:- The demand for quality health care has increased the need for trained and experienced medical office professionals. Quality medical care consists of proper medical treatment provided in an efficiently run medical office. Medical office specialists must be familiar with basic medical terminology, medical records management, basic billing practices, insurance coding, and financial management. Medical office specialists work with health care providers and other health care personnel to ensure that patients receive their health care in a well-run medical practice. The Medical Office Specialist Certificate may provide you with an opportunity to pursue a career in the dynamic health care industry and work with health care professionals.

    Career Opprotunities:- This program is designed for individuals who possess a high school diploma or GED and wish to pursue a career as an administrative leader in a medical office environment. The average salary of a medical office specialist with less than 1 year of experience is $35,762; 1 to 4 years is $35,956; 5 to 9 years is $39,624; 10 to 15 years is $41,974. Medical office specialists may pursue career opportunities in physicians’ offices in solo and group practices, hospitals, clinics, labs, state and local health departments, chiropractic, veterinary, and dental offices, hospice centers, and medical research centers.

  • Medical Transcription Certificate:- Kaplan Continuing Education’s (KCE) Medical Transcription Certificate program is designed to help prepare you to pursue an entry-level position as a medical transcriptionist and navigate future changes in the field of medical transcription. You will review relevant grammar and punctuation skills and study the proper way to format and proofread medical records.

    Career Opportunities:- An increasing demand for electronic and standardized medical records may result in rapid employment growth for well-trained medical transcriptionists. The average annual salary for medical transcriptionists with 0 to 2 years experience is $24,500. On average, registered medical transcriptionists (RMTs) with the same level of experience have an annual salary of $26,100. Medical transcriptionists are in high demand. In fact, employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2016.

  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate:- Our pharmacy technician continuing education program teaches students to operate under the highest standards of professionalism, confidentiality, and ethics. The Pharmacy Technician Certificate is designed to help you develop a broad understanding of medical and pharmaceutical terminology and the effects of medications on the human body so that you can be a trusted liaison between medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists, and patients.

    Career Opportunities:- Nationally, the hourly wage of Pharmacy Technicians employed by hospitals and related institutions averaged $14.47, with a range of $12.55 to $15.53, in early 2009. The median hourly earnings of "all" workers in the U.S. were $18.05 in 2008. Pharmacy Technicians working for the State of Michigan had hourly earnings ranging from $15.59 to $20.00 in mid 2009. An entry-level step into the fast-growing health care field, pharmacy technicians may find careers in retail, hospital, or mail-order pharmacies or in home health care facilities.

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