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Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist Program

Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist Program

Get extensive training in medical terminology, electronic health records, medico-legal regulations, and HIPAA. When you understand the basics of EHR and HIPAA regulations, you become hirable for a number of positions in healthcare — all of which can provide security, stability, and mobility.

The Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist program prepares students to work with confidential information in traditional office settings. The skills and knowledge students learn throughout the training may be applied in care clinics, surgical centers, hospital settings, and other healthcare environments.

What You'll Learn

  • History Of Medical Scribing
    Medical scribing continues to evolve. We’ll fill you in on where the profession started, where it stands now, and where we expect it to be in the future.
  • Functions Of Electronic Health Records
    Learn all about EHR — how they work, what they’re for, and why they’re valuable.
  • Basic Body Systems
    We’ll walk you through all the basic body systems and provide an overview of standard terminology.
  • Communication Standards
    Learn how to construct an accurate and organized HPI, which requires the use of medical terminology and appropriate phrasing as used in formal healthcare documentation.

To apply to the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist program at CSU Bakersfield, in partnership with CareerStep, complete the following steps:

  • Navigate to the CSUB CareerStep website

  • Click the ENROLL ONLINE button

  • Continue to CHECKOUT

  • Fill in required fields

  • Complete payment information or make payment arrangements

Need help enrolling? Call (888) 657-5752

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Meet one of the following requirements:

    • High school diploma

    • General Education Development (GED) Certificate

    • Pass the Career Step Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test

The Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist program costs $3,999.

We understand that one of the biggest concerns tied to furthering your education is how to pay for it. To help, CSU Bakersfield and Career Step offer low tuition prices that provide big payoffs. We've also designed multiple tuition payment plans, allowing you to choose the funding option that best fits your needs.

We currently offer:

  • A discount when you choose to pay your tuition in a single payment

  • An interest-free, 3-month payment plan

  • A low interest, 12-month payment plan

For more information on tuition and funding options, please contact us at (877) 225-7151.

Note: Program is not eligible for FAFSA-based financial aid.

The Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist program includes the following topics / modules:

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Body Systems
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes
  • Diagnostics & Abbreviations
  • Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cells, Tissues, and Systems
  • Skeletal & Muscle Systems
  • Integumentary Systems
  • Nervous Systems
  • Special Senses & Endocrine Systems
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems
  • Lymphatic & Immune Systems
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Urinary System
  • Reproductive System
  • Pharmacology
  • Diagnostic Studies
  • Becoming a Medical Scribe (Introduction)
  • HIPAA for Medical Scribes
  • Medical Language and the Patient
  • Review of Systems (ROS)
  • Fundamentals of Patient Visit
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Scribe Documentation
  • Chart Guidelines for Reimbursement (ICD-10)
  • Basic Medication Review
  • Common Lab & Diagnostic Studies
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR)
  • Charting—Case Studies (Hands-On Activities)
  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records Career & Certification
  • Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
  • Medical Records Management
  • Course Exam

The Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist program is completely online and provided by our partner, CareerStep. Once you are registered with CareerStep, your password and access information will be emailed to you. Through the CareerStep portal you will have access to:

  • Readings

  • Homework assignments

  • Quizzes / tests

  • Technical support

  • Discussion boards

  • One-on-one help from instructors

  • Additional resources

Get Started Today

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