According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants and medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow by 31 and 21 percent respectively by 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will stem from physicians hiring more medical assistants to do routine administrative and clinical duties so that physicians can see more patients. As a result, the time is now, for individuals interested in training for a rewarding, stable career in healthcare. AHDPGTM has added a few new courses to help you prepare for this growth.

The Medical Administrative Assistant training program provides students a well-rounded introduction to medical administration and delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career.

The Clinical Medical Assistant training program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. This program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!

The ICD-10 Medical Billing and Coding training program reviews key elements of the changes from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and examines the impact of this change on the U.S. healthcare system. This course was designed to specifically support the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recent decision to move forward with the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in October, 2014.

The healthcare reform’s emphasis on electronic health records is driving an increased need for “competently” trained individuals to support patient care. As a result, healthcare documentation roles (i.e. medical transcription editing, medical billing, medical coding, medical scribes and medical assistants) are high-growth areas with a shortage of qualified candidates. AHDPGTM is committed to make online job training and career development programs widely accessible to individuals interested in filling these vital jobs.