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Overview

If you’re looking for a Medical Assisting college in the Houston area that focuses on clinical experience and phlebotomy training, then our Houston program may be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Our Houston Medical Assisting program has produced more than 4,000 graduates since its launch in the Houston area in 2003. And we’re proud of each graduate who has gone on to contribute to the Houston healthcare community.(1)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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Equipment

As a Medical Assistant trainee in Houston, you’ll start your labs in the first month (module) of the program, taking turns with other students to assume the role of either clinical medical assistant or patient. This helps you gain perspectives from both sides of the job.

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To help prepare for the work force, you get to wear blue scrubs and train with various types of equipment in your labs, such as:

  • Sphygmomanometers.
  • Thermometers.
  • Autoclaves.
  • Microscopes.
  • Injection modules.
  • Phlebotomy modules.

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Facilities

When you walk through the doors of our Webster college, you’ll notice a vibrant atmosphere of teamwork and encouragement. We’re tuned in to the Houston area’s healthcare and technological industries and we care about our students and graduates.

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In fact, we believe our caring atmosphere contributed to our college’s designation as one of only 15 schools across the U.S. to receive a 2010-2011 Award of Distinction from our accrediting body.

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CAMPUS OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM | Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship Qtr Credit Hrs
CD203 Career Development Fundamentals 20 0 0 1.00
CD204 Career Development Principles 20 0 0 1.00
MI115 Anatomy and Physiology for Mechanical Structures 40 40 0 5.00
MI125 Anatomy and Physiology for Visceral Structures 40 40 0 5.00
MI135 Introduction to Medical Coding 40 40 0 5.00
MI145 Medical Records Management 20 40 0 3.50
MI155 Computerized Insurance and Billing 40 40 0 5.00
MI166 CPT Coding for Medical Office Applications 20 20 0 2.50
MI167
CPT Coding for Hospital Applications
20 20 0 2.50
MI187
Medical Office Management
20 40 0 3.50
MI194
Externship
0 0 80 3.00
MI196
Medical Coding/ICD-10 Codes
40 40 0 5.00
 Total  320 320 80  42
Program Summary
The Medical Billing and Coding Diploma Program provides training in the basic elements of coding for the healthcare and insurance industries. The curriculum covers medical terminology and abbreviations, computerized medical billing, medical records management, compliance, and coding for medical office applications and hospital applications.
The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions such as insurance billing clerk, medical biller,
and collections and billing clerk.
Program completion normally requires nine months for full-time students.
The Medical Billing and Coding Diploma Program is divided into eight monthly academic periods and one externship period. Students must successfully complete the academic periods with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible to participate in the externship period.
Graduates may qualify to take the examinations to become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); and a Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-A), Certified Professional Coder-Hospital-Apprentice (CPC-H-A), or Certified Professional Coder-Payer-Apprentice (CPC-P-A) through
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Graduates must become members of AAPC to take the AAPC examinations. Additional information is available at
http://www.ahima.org/certification and http://www.aapc.com.
Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Medical Billing and
Coding.
Medical Billing and Coding Certification

Remington College encourages all Medical Billing and Coding diploma program students to take a certification exam. In order to help with this process, we have included the student membership fees, if required by the organizations to take the exam, and the cost of the first exam in our tuition price.

Below are descriptions of the options available to our Medical Billing and Coding students. If a student decides to pursue more than one certification, or requires a retest, then the student will be responsible for the payment and registration for each additional certification and exam fee.

Medical Coding Certifications(1)

Certified Coding Associate
The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification is available from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The AHIMA was founded in 1928 to improve health record quality and administers certifications that are nationally accepted.

Obtaining a CCA certificate demonstrates coding competency in both hospitals and physician-based settings. The CCA is an entry-level coding credential designed to help new coders exhibit efficiency in areas such as:

  • Health records and data content
  • Clinical classification systems and coding guidelines
  • Privacy, confidentiality, legal, and ethical issues

Exam cost: $299

(1) Coding certification varies by campus. Please contact your local campus to learn which coding certification is offered.

Potential Career Destinations(1)

INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE PRACTICE

PHYSICIAN GROUPS

HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

INSURANCE COMPANIES

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Our admissions staff will be there to help guide you through the process of choosing a program that fits your educational goals and make sure you have all of the documentation place to get started on the right path. At no point in the admissions and enrollment process will you have to go it alone, we are here to help.
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Financial Guidance

The process of deciding how to pay for your education can be an intimidating experience if you have never gone through it before. Fortunately, our financial aid representatives are on hand during the enrollment process to make sure you are aware of all of your options and have filled out the appropriate paperwork to ensure a smooth transition into your educational journey.
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Student Services

Remington College established a student services webpage to provide our students with easy access to the resources they need to be successful in their chosen educational paths. We encourage all students to use this site as a starting point for accessing their academic resources.
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Career Services

Our Career Services department works with our students and graduates to support them in their job search. From resume writing and interviewing techniques, to making connections with employers and holding job fairs, we provide support to current students and graduates.
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