Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep Expert

455 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

It is so important for students entering the workforce to be well prepared for the challenges found there. For those students hoping for a career in health care, it is imperative that they have an understanding of electronic health records and how those records impact patient care and reimbursement.  This course will provide provide the instructional tools needed to facilitate student learning of the electronic health record process.  Administrative, clinical, and billing applications are discussed, as well as real-world situations that the students will encounter in the workforce. 

With the Medical Billing Career Prep program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-10-CM and the CPT. In addition; you will be introduced to ICD-10-CM. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to begin your career in an entry-level position.   Students will also be prepared to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or the Billing Coding Specialist certification exam offered by American Medical Certification Association.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Willow Nolland is an expert in education and eLearning, with more than ten years of experience in curriculum development and instructional design. She has worked in higher education for over twelve years, and has developed numerous courses and has been involved in curriculum development across disciplines. She has experience with academic program development and coordination, curriculum development, student learning outcomes, educational partnerships, and student development. In addition, she has developed and administered professional development programs for various groups, including teachers, counselors, healthcare workers and members of private industry. She is a certified Quality Matters Reviewer and has taken graduate courses in online course development. She designs and teaches online courses at the college level and is proficient in a variety of course management systems. She has helped educators redesign their courses to transition them from a face-to-face format to an online format, and has provided course editing assistance to others. As a freelance instructional designer and curriculum developer, her projects have included course editing and redesign of online continuing education courses for nurses, CEU curriculum development for healthcare workers and teachers, and course review and editing for various colleges and universities.

Course Outline:

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • Lesson 2: Overview of SimChart for the Medical Office
  • Lesson 3: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
  • Lesson 4: Administrative Use of the Electronic Health Record Patient Letter
  • Lesson 5: Clinical Use of the Electronic Health Record
  • Lesson 6: Using the Electronic Health Record for Reimbursement
  • Lesson 7: The Personal Health Record and Patient Portals
Medical Billing Career Prep
  • Lesson 1: Role of the Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Lesson 2: Compliance, Privacy, Fraud and Abuse in Insurance Billing
  • Lesson 3: Basics of Health Insurance
  • Lesson 4: Medical Documentation and the Electronic Health Record
  • Lesson 5: Diagnostic Coding
  • Lesson 6: Procedural Coding
  • Lesson 7: The Paper Claim CMS-1500 (02-12)
  • Lesson 8: The Electronic Claim
  • Lesson 9: Receiving Payments and Insurance Problem Solving
  • Lesson 10: Office and Insurance Collection Strategies
  • Lesson 11: The Blue Plans, Private Insurance, and Managed Care Plans
  • Lesson 12: Medicare
  • Lesson 13: Medicaid and Other State Programs
  • Lesson 14: TRICARE and Veteran's Health Care
  • Lesson 15: Worker's Compensation
  • Lesson 16: Disability Income Insurance and Disability Benefit Programs
  • Lesson 17: Hospital Billing
  • Lesson 18: Seeking a Job and Attaining Professional Advancement

All necessary course materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the National Healthcareer Association Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), the National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) or the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Billing Coding Specialist certification exam(s).


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**