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Health Information Management
Health-Tech Institute of Memphis educates Memphians & develops the city’s workforce; joining Memphis’ grind addressing the city’s economic struggles. Recently, we joined the city's efforts to provide positive opportunities for Memphis' out-of-school youth aged 18-24. Young adults who are unemployed or underemployed, can receive free business and healthcare certification training, job-readiness skills training, & job placement assistance. This is a part of a concerted effort to see our youth, our future, realize their potential and deter them from negative influences. Our efforts were recently highlighted by Fox 13 News.
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The entry-level certifications administered by the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), has nationally recognized and conferred upon the successful completion of technical certification as a Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional (CRCS-P).
The certifications administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), has nationally recognized and conferred upon the successful completion of the requirements as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).
The certifications administered by Certiport, has nationally recognized the successful completion of the requirements as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).
Congratulations to our students for their hard work and dedication! The best is yet to come!
Credentialed Medical Assistants
Did you know that a recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) decision positions your medical assistant status as even more valuable to healthcare providers once you become certified?
Under the CMS rules established in late 2012, credentialed medical assistants can enter orders into the medical record for the computerized provider entry (CPOE), a task previously limited to licensed healthcare professionals. This means that medical assistant students who become credentialed can offer additional workflow efficiency and compliance benefits to their employers. This could heighten program exposure and credibility, and potentially provide valuable partnerships opportunites with local providers, which translates to increased placement rates.
ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Continuing Education Training
ICD-10 is happening- and it will change everything- not only for healthcare organizations that uses health information but for students who are currently training using ICD-9 -CM or former students who were trained under ICD-9 CM. As you know, October 1, 2015 ICD-9 -CM will replaced with ICD-10- CM and ICD-10-PCS. As with any changes (ICD-9 CM is over 30 years old), difficulty and confusion will be present. However, be rest assured that if you understand ICD-9- CM converting to ICD-10-CM should not be a problem if you get started now!
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Certified Revenue Cycle Professional
Our partner, the American Association of Healthcare of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), has announced its mid-level Billing certification, Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP). AAHAM offers two types of Professional certification; one focused on the revenue cycle within an institutional (hospital, health system) setting and the other focused on the revenue cycle in a professional (physician, clinic) setting.
The Professional Revenue Cycle Certification validates the knowledge and skills possessed by a competent mid-level revenue cycle supervisor or manager. This certification is for the individual who desires confirmation and recognition of their expertise and/or for those who aspire to the excecutive level certification.
Who is eligible?
CRCP-I/CRCP-P exams are available to National AAHAM members, in good standing. Candidates must have a minimum of either two (2) years of healthcare experience oe two-year college or university associate's degree.
Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare Patient Financial Services
HTIM wants to announce our partnership with Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare Patient Financial Services! We will provide quality, confident, and efficient students from our Health-Information Management program to extern in their Billing Service Department.
Congratulations to Annette Bledsoe, a Health Information Management student, on her job opportunity with Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare Patient Financial Services! She was offered a position as a Reimbursement Specialist. All the hard work and dedication paid off!
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