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Clinical Medical Assisting Training

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions Instructor

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 16 weeks

Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) is in partnership with Houlton/Hodgdon Adult Ed, Houlton Regional Hospital, and Katahdin Valley Health Center.

AMP HRH ACE Flyer 2024 5 Healthcare Training Programs

Hybrid Program. Live Online Instruction. In-Person Clinical Skills Lab. Locations may vary.

  • Starts March 5, 2024 for 16 wks   
  • On Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30pm  

See Attached Flyer for More Information.

  • FREE if eligible for sponsorship, scholarship, agency assistance, or workforce training funds.
  • And if you don't qualify, payment plans are available!

For More Information and to Apply:

Call Adult Ed at 521-3100 ext. 5, or email patricia.sloat@rsu29.org, or visit www.rsu29-70.maineadulted.org

What is a Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)?   

A Clinical Medical Assistant is a medical support professional that performs a variety of tasks to assist physicians in providing patient care, while ensuring that clinics and hospitals run smoothly and efficiently.  While CMAs working in smaller practices may be required to perform some administrative tasks, those working in larger medical facilities focus mainly on providing support services directly related to patient care.  Here at the Academy we offer both Clinical and Administrative programs that can be combined.

Medical Office Specialist, Live Online, or Online Anytime, Self-Paced

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions Instructor

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) is in partnership with Houlton/Hodgdon Adult Ed, Houlton Regional Hospital, and Katahdin Valley Health Center.

See Attached Flyer for More Information on 5 Healthcare programs available through AMP.

Medical Office SpecialistMedical Administrative Assistant with Billing

Option 1:     Live Online Instruction.

  •    Starts March 6, 2024 for 16 wks
  •    On Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm 

Option 2:     Self-Paced.  Start Anytime.

  • FREE if eligible for sponsorship, scholarship, agency assistance, or workforce training funds. 
  • And if you don't qualify, payment plans are available!   

For More Information and to Apply: 

Call Adult Ed at 521-3100 ext. 5   or email patricia.sloat@rsu29.org or visit www.rsu29-70.maineadulted.org

WHAT IS A MEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST - NATIONALLY CERTIFIED AS A MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (CMAA) MEDICAL BILLING CERTIFICATE THROUGH AMP

A Medical Administrative Assistant is a versatile professional. The duties that are performed vary not only from office to office but even within the same office. Medical Administrative Assistants perform routine duties within the offices of many types of health professionals, including physicians, chiropractors, cardiologists and others. In addition, individuals can accomplish various jobs in the hospital environment, and some are employed by freestanding emergency centers and surgery centers.

This certification program will teach you the practical real-world skills essential for success in the healthcare field.  This completely inclusive course consists of Medical Terminology, Medical Front Office Skills, EHR/EMR for the Medical Office and the Administrative Medical Assistant.  You will learn MedTrak electronic records system used in many medical offices.  In addition, upon completion of all courses, you will sit for your CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) Examination and CBCS (Certified Billing Specialist) through the National Health career Association and you will receive a certificate of medical billing through the Academy of Medical Professions.

 

Medical Coding - March 14, 2024 Live Online, or Start Anytime, Self-Paced

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions Instructor

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 14, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) is in partnership with Houlton/Hodgdon Adult Ed, Houlton Regional Hospital, and Katahdin Valley Health Center. 

See Attached Flyer for More Information on 5 Healthcare programs available through AMP.

AMP Medical Coding Program Information

Option 1:    Live Online Instruction

  •    Starts March 14, 2024 
  •    Thursdays 5:30pm to 8:30pm for 20 wks.

Option 2:    Online Anytime. Self-Paced

  • FREE if eligible for sponsorship, scholarship, agency assistance, or workforce training funds. 
  • And if you don't qualify, payment plans are available!

For More Information and to Apply:                                               Call Adult Ed at 521-3100 ext. 5 or email patricia.sloat@rsu29.org or visit www.rsu29-70.maineadulted.org

WHAT IS A MEDICAL CODER?

As a Medical Biller/Coder you are responsible for reviewing the documentation the physicians have provided and assigning the correct diagnosis and procedure codes, entering the necessary information into the patient’s account and submitting the claims to the Insurance Companies.  You are then responsible for tracking and receiving payment from the Insurance Companies and billing the patient when necessary.  You will also be responsible for reviewing any denials and researching to make sure that the claim was submitted correctly the first time.  If any necessary changes can be made, you are responsible for making the changes and following up with the Insurance Companies.

 

Pharmacy Technician - May 30, 2024 Live Online or Online anytime.

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions Instructor

Calendar Next available session starts May 30, 2024 at 7 pm

Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) is in partnership with Houlton/Hodgdon Adult Ed, Houlton Regional Hospital, and Katahdin Valley Health Center.

AMP HRH ACE Flyer 2024 5 Healthcare Training Programs

Students may choose to attend our new Live Via Zoom class that meets weekly to supplement the web-based program.

Pharmacy Technician.

Option 1:    Live Online Instruction

  •     Starts May 30, 2024
  •     Thursdays 7pm to 9pm  14wks

Option 2:    Online - Anytime. Self-Paced

  • FREE if eligible for sponsorship, scholarship, agency assistance, or workforce training funds. 
  • And if you don't qualify, payment plans are available!

For More Information and to Apply:  

Call Adult Ed at 521-3100 ext. 5 or email patricia.sloat@rsu29.org or visit www.rsu29-70.maineadulted.org

WHO IS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN?

As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be helping the Licensed Pharmacist with all the necessary day-to-day services that the Pharmacy provides. Everything from preparing medications to answering phones, receiving and verifying prescriptions, counting tablets, taking requests for refilling of medications, and much more.  You are an assistant to the pharmacist.

Driving Dynamics

$70

with Michael Truman

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 1, 2024 at 8 am

$70. per person (even those over 65 years of age)

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is aimed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. It may take up to 2 weeks for processing.

Questions regarding your license should be addressed to:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 207-624-9000.

Also, check with your insurance company as you may be able to reduce your insurance premium by completing this course!

 

Dental Assisting - June 10, 2024 Live Online, Online Anytime, Self-Paced

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions Instructor

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 10, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) is in partnership with Houlton/Hodgdon Adult Ed, Houlton Regional Hospital, and Katahdin Valley Health Center.

See Attached Flyer for More Information

Option 1:   Live Online

  •    Starts Monday, June 10, 2024,  6-8pm for 12wks

Option 2:   Online Anytime, Self-Paced

  • FREE if eligible for sponsorship, scholarship, agency assistance, or workforce training funds. 
  • And if you don't qualify, payment plans are available!

For More Information and to apply:                                             

Call Adult Ed at 521-3100 ext 5, or email patricia.sloat@rsu29.org, or visit www.rsu29-70.maineadulted.org

Who is a Dental Assistant?

The purpose of this course is to gain background knowledge and vocabulary for an entry level position in the clinical or administrative dental setting. Learning media provide specific insight into preclinical and clinical areas of dental assisting, reviewing chapter content and the application of content. Chapters include professional and legal aspects of dental assisting, anatomy and physiology, dental anatomy, infection control and hazardous materials, dental treatment, patient care, dental imaging, preventative dentistry, restorative dentistry, and specialized dentistry. Students will be given the building blocks for DANB RHS content certifications, and access to materials to prepare for this exam. Resume writing (including updated personal resume) and professional development are required for graduation. During each week of our 10-week program we assist the student to build the confidence, skills, and knowledge to assist the dentist and be a valuable member of the dental healthcare team. Each week of the course covers a different area of dental practice, allowing students to grasp the material in manageable chunks. Media used for instruction include textbook, workbook, demonstration videos, slides and learning games, and hands-on l

 

Clinical Medical Assisting Training

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions Instructor

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 18, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 16 weeks

Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) is in partnership with Houlton/Hodgdon Adult Ed, Houlton Regional Hospital, and Katahdin Valley Health Center.

AMP HRH ACE Flyer 2024 5 Healthcare Training Programs

Hybrid Program. Live Online Instruction. In-Person Clinical Skills Lab. Locations may vary.

  •     Starts June 18, 2024 for 16 wks
  •     On Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30pm  

See Attached Flyer for More Information.

  • FREE if eligible for sponsorship, scholarship, agency assistance, or workforce training funds.
  • And if you don't qualify, payment plans are available!

For More Information and to Apply:

Call Adult Ed at 521-3100 ext. 5, or email patricia.sloat@rsu29.org, or visit www.rsu29-70.maineadulted.org

What is a Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)?                                     A Clinical Medical Assistant is a medical support professional that performs a variety of tasks to assist physicians in providing patient care, while ensuring that clinics and hospitals run smoothly and efficiently.  While CMAs working in smaller practices may be required to perform some administrative tasks, those working in larger medical facilities focus mainly on providing support services directly related to patient care.  Here at the Academy we offer both Clinical and Administrative programs that can be combined.

Medical Transcription - Online anytime!

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions Instructor

Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) is in partnership with Houlton/Hodgdon Adult Ed, Houlton Regional Hospital, and Katahdin Valley Health Center.

See Attached Flyer for More Information on 5 Healthcare Programs offered through AMP.

  • FREE if eligible for sponsorship, scholarship, agency assistance, or workforce training funds. 
  • And if you don't qualify, payment plans are available. 

Medical Transcription.

This class is an online - anytime class and it runs once a week for 16 wks. 

For More Information and to Apply:  

Call Adult Ed at 521-3100 ext. 5 or email patricia.sloat@rsu29.org  or visit www.rsu29-70.maineadulted.org

WHO IS A MEDIAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST?

As a Medical Transcriptionist, you are responsible for receiving verbal information and typing that information into a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect.  This information must be transcribed accurately, using the format specified by the provider (SOAP notes, discharge summaries, and other report forms).

Basic computer knowledge is a must, as are basic typing skills and knowledge of commonly used word processing programs. Most doctors or transcription companies ask for a minimum of 60 WPM. Also, many companies now use the Internet, which gives you the opportunity to work out of your home without having to drop off and pick up tapes.

 





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