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Medical Records Specialist Certificate Program

Medical Records Specialist Career Training in as Little as 6 Months*

Looking for a rewarding career in the healthcare field? Asher College’s Medical Records Specialist program gets you trained and puts you on your path to a rewarding career through hands-on training and the support of dedicated instructors.

Our Medical Records Specialist program is tailored to those students who require a flexible schedule to meet their education goals. You’ll be able to take classes during the day, evening, and even on the weekends.

  • Jun 5thMedical Records Specialist Asher College (Dallas) 9330 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway Suite 650 Dallas TX US 75243 Get the skills to help keep medical facilities running at maximum capacity. As a Medical Records Specialist, you’ll be the first point of contact for patients entering into a medical facility. College
  • Jun 5thMedical Records Specialist Asher College (Las Vegas) W. Charleston Blvd Las Vegas NV USA 89146 Get the skills to help keep medical facilities running at maximum capacity. As a Medical Records Specialist, you’ll be the first point of contact for patients entering into a medical facility. College
  • Jun 5thMedical Records Specialist Asher College (Sacramento) 1215 Howe Ave Suite 101 Sacramento CA US 95825 Get the skills to help keep medical facilities running at maximum capacity. As a Medical Records Specialist, you’ll be the first point of contact for patients entering into a medical facility. College
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Becoming a Medical Records Specialist 

As a Medical Records Technician or Specialist, you’ll perform a broad range of tasks to keep hospitals, clinics, and other types of medical facilities running smoothly. You’ll answer telephones, greet patients, update and fill patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence, schedule appointments, arrange for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handle bookkeeping.

Our Medical Records Specialist program offers personalized instruction, technology resources, and hands-on training to prepare you for a medical administration career. The program’s flexibility and convenience will enable you to complete the program and begin your new career by helping you balance your commitments.

You don’t need extensive technical experience to pursue a career as a Medical Records Specialist. If you’re passionate and enjoy helping people in the medical field, training to become a Medical Records Technician or Specialist could be a good option for you.

When you’re close to completing the program, you’ll review the following certification options with your instructor and schedule your exam.

  • CMAA Certified Medical Administration Assistant / National Healthcareer Association
  • CEHRS Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist / National Healthcareer Association

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Industry Relations

We bring in plenty of guest speakers to give you insight into the industry that you intend to break into. Get inside tips from industry employers, alumni, and people who work in the field on how to create opportunity for yourself.

Career Opportunities

As a Medical Records Specialist graduate, you may find yourself working in:

  • General Practitioner Offices
  • Specialist Medical Offices
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Ambulatory Clinics
  • Insurance Companies
  • Medical Billing Companies
  • Medical Group Practices
  • Nursing Facilities
I visited five different schools before I chose Asher because I figured Asher was the perfect fit. My favorite class at Asher would have to be Career Success . . . If you have the chance to go to Asher, do it!
Daylene Perry, Medical Records Specialist

Here’s what you will learn in the Medical Records Specialist program:

Digital Literacy

DL101 Digital Literacy

Students will be able to log on and off a computer, use a mouse and create and use passwords.  Student will know how to use the file hierarchy, libraries and to locate files on a computer.  They will know how to use the Drive lettering system and can delete and restore files. Students will be able to use the internet for searches and navigate web pages.

Prerequisite(s): NA

MS Essentials

MOE100 MS Essentials

Students will be able to perform essential functions in Word, Excel & Outlook. They will learn to navigate the software and create documents, workbooks, and emails while using Microsoft’s tools and short-cuts. Students identify features to open, navigate, edit and print documents in Word, format data in a spreadsheet and create formulas in Excel, and manage messages, tasks, and appointments in Outlook, resulting in the entry-level skills necessary to use these programs in the work environment.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Typing Fundamentals

TF100 Typing Fundamentals

Students will learn to type a minimum of 35 words per minute. They will learn keystroke fundamentals, keyboard by touch, and proper 10-key form.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Medical Law and Ethics

HS204 Medical Law and Ethics

Students will be able to identify the fundamentals of HIPAA Privacy training, differences between Privacy and Security, as well as the concepts of administrative simplification. Students will be able to use HIPAA training as it impacts the health care workforce and those in their care.  Students will be able to identify how HIPAA impacts the insurance industry and its workforce.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Medical Terminology

HS201 Medical Terminology

Students will be able to proficiently use medical terms, medical abbreviations and acronyms and the relationship of medical Terminology to Anatomy and Physiology. Students will be able to use the proper spelling of medical systems and medical terminology as it relates to other health care specialties.

Prerequisite(s): HS204 Medical Law and Ethics

Electronic Health Records

HS401 Electronic Health Records

Students will be able to use key medical terminology and medical information regarding the medical field, administrative responsibilities, financial responsibilities and medical records and documentation.

Prerequisite(s): HS202 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Professional Billing Concepts

HS102 Professional Billing Concepts

Students will be able to process Insurance claims, process patient registration and data entry. They will be able to bill Medicare claims, bill Blue Cross and Blue Shield claims and process hospital billings.

Prerequisite(s): HS401 Electronic Health Records

Advanced Billing and Reimbursement

HS207 Advanced Billing and Reimbursement

Students will be able to create statements, track claims and process a billing claim through the life of the claim.  Students will be able to understand diagnostic and procedural codes necessary for billing, post payments and itemize statements.

Prerequisite(s): HS401 Electronic Health Records

Career Success

CS101 Career Success

Students will be able to maximize their potential by being mindful of how self-talk impacts their habits, attitude, beliefs and expectations. Students also learn strategies to eliminate procrastination and achieve goals. Each student will complete a DISC profile to better understand their preferred communication style, how it relates to their own personal and professional development and how their DiSC style relates to others.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Advanced Career Development

CD201 Advanced Career Development

Students will be able to search for a job within their field of study, conduct themselves professionally in a job interview and provide a resume tailored to each job position applied for. This course is designed for three particular points of views; those looking to change careers, those looking to advance their career and those who are entrepreneurs and want to start their own business. Career Services will put your career goals first, it is time you did as well.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed 80% of their program.

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Market-Driven Education

We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.

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Classes Start Every 2-4 Weeks

Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every 2-4 weeks so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.

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Personalized Attention

We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.

Build Career Success Skills

Your time at Asher won’t just be devoted to learning the technical skills of your chosen profession — we also prepare you for the job search with interview tactics, communication skills, resume preparation, and cover letter writing.

An Asher College instructor will work with you one-on-one to develop these skills so that you’ll feel confident about pursuing your career once you graduate.

Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training

We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.

Veterans Education Benefits: Asher College is rated as a Military Friendly® school. For over 15 years, Viqtory Media’s ranking of Military Friendly® schools has helped veterans take their education into their own hands when choosing which schools afford them the best opportunities. Military Benefits Accepted at Asher College include Chapter 31, 33, and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Medical Records Specialist Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Medical Records and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Asher College Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-888-211-8829.

*Program length when completed in normal time.