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Brighton College is ready to help you proudly embark on a brand new career as a medical records technician. With our high-quality, in-depth coursework, you’ll learn everything you need to be prepared for your electronic medical records certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association. In fact, upon graduation, we will provide you with a certification prep materials and a certification exam voucher!

With electronic medical records technician training from Brighton, you will be on your way to joining a fast-paced, and in-demand field, with great job opportunities awaiting qualified graduates.

Program Overview

What is a Medical Records Technician?

Each time a patient receives a healthcare service a record is kept of the intervention and treatment outcome. A medical records technician organizes all of this documentation for future use. Many medical practices see a large number of patients. This creates a vast amount of documentation that someone familiar with various filing techniques must maintain. A medical records technician is well-acquainted with many aspects of a medical practice, especially medical records.

What will the Medical Records Technician program teach me?

Through Brighton’s  Medical Records Technician training, you will learn the necessary skills to become a successful medical records technician. In our medical records training program, you will learn more about medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical records, office procedures, medical billing, and basic medical coding. These courses will effectively prepare you for new medical records career opportunities, and you will be prepared to sit for the various medical records certification exams offered by certifying bodies.

Do I need prior medical experience to enroll in the Medical Records Technician program?

Previous medical experience is not needed. Brighton’s electronic medical records technician training starts with the basics and guides you step-by-step through easy-to-understand training methods. Students with little or no medical experience learn quickly and easily. The Medical Records Technician program is detailed and comprehensive so that you acquire the needed skills to become a successful Medical Records Technician. If you do have previous experience, you will be able to use your current knowledge to complete your medical records training faster.

How long does the Medical Records Technician program take to complete?

The length of the Medical Records Technician program depends on you! If you work an average 3 to 4 submitted assignments per week, you will graduate in approximately 6–9 months. However, our Medical Records Technician career training is allows for independent progression, so you are able to progress as fast as you like.

Ready to get started on the road toward a new, in-demand career that will help you enjoy a brighter financial future? Call 800.354.1254 or fill out the form on the side of this page to learn more about how you can train to become a Medical Records Technician.

Course Outline

A Career in Medical Records!

Each time a patient receives a healthcare service a record is kept of the intervention and treatment outcome. A Medical Records Technician organizes all of this documentation for future use.

Many medical practices see a large amount of patients. This creates a vast number of documentation that someone familiar with various filing techniques must maintain. A medical records technician is well-acquainted with many aspects of a medical practice, especially medical records.

What courses are in the Medical Records Technician program?

The following courses are included in the online Medical Records Technician program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Medical Records Technician program has a total of 21 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

 

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
MED 101 Introduction to Health Care 1 Credit Hour
This course provides an overview of the evolution of medicine, the role of allied health professionals, and the different medical specialties.
MED 102 Essentials of Medical Terminology 3 Credit Hours
This course is an exploration of the systems of the human body including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, as well as reproductive, integumentary, blood/lymph, endocrine and nervous systems and how they relate to each other. In addition, some of the most common diseases and disorders affecting these systems and the treatments for them are discussed.
MED 103 Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credit Hours
This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the systems of the human body systems. Students will acquire core knowledge in the components of each system, and how systems relate to each other. Special emphasis is on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive (male and female) systems.
MED 104 Medical Office Procedures 4 Credit Hours
This course prepares students for the ever-increasing use of Medical Records and Electronic Health Records in the medical office, hospital, and/or clinic setting. An emphasis will be placed on the use of software that enables the student to develop hands on experience with real life software that is used to maintain electronic records, and accomplish various tasks for the medical office.
MRS 101 Medical Records 3 Credit Hours
This course is an orientation to medical record forms and content, medical record formats, numbering and filing systems, storage and retrieval systems, as well as legal requirements for maintaining medical records.
MCB 102 Medical Coding I 3 Credit Hours
A study of the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System, ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.
MCB 103 Medical Coding 2 3 Credit Hours
This course is a continuation of Medical Coding I and is a study of the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System, ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.
BUS 102 Career Exploration Optional
As students complete their program of study and prepare to search for a position in their new career, this course gives an introduction to the world of work, covering labor market information, career planning, job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing skills and questions, and correspondence.

Career Outlook

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population will require more medical services, and health information technicians will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data. Moreover, the number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to increase because of federal health insurance reform.

Employment Opportunities

You could find medical records technician career opportunities in the following settings:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Labs
  • Insurance companies
  • Other medical facilities

Earnings*

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $37,110 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,190, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $61,400.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Brighton College Medical Records Technician program is $3,565

Total Tuition $3,465
Enrollment Fee $100
Total Sales Price $3,565 

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of of $3,565.
  • Automatic Payment Plan: Pay the $100 enrollment fee up front, and 9 interest-free monthly payments of $385 for a total program price of $3,565. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.
  • Extended Payment Plan: Choose this plan and pay  a down payment of $199.00. Then pay 16 interest-free monthly payments of $199.00, and one final payment of $182.00, for a total program price of $3,565. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma.

Financial Assistance

Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Fees

Change of Program $50
Additional Transcript $10
Late Payment $25
Returned Check / Declined Credit Card $25
Academic Extension* $500
Re-Admission Fee $200

Textbooks

Unless a third party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton College will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are periodically released. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $536.78 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.

Career Services

Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. We work side-by-side with you to help you with whatever your post-graduation goals are. Below are some of the benefits you’ll get as a Brighton College graduate.

Specialized Career Course

All Brighton College students have the option of taking our Career Exploration course, which focuses on preparing you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, resume building, interview preparation, and building interpersonal relationships.

Certification Preparation

We realize that your goals as a graduate often include taking a certification exam with one of the many certification organizations. We want to help support those goals and your ultimate success so Brighton College provides graduates with a voucher of up to $150 to be used toward the cost of that exam. Call for more info!