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Care + Career

Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

New CE: Specialty Series

This series addresses four different specialties and focuses on a specific condition/disease associated with that specialty. The specialties include OB-GYN, Cardiology, Dermatology and Pediatrics.  Read individual descriptions associated with each one.              

 


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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Proud to Be an MA

Medical Assistants Recognition Week 2019 has just begun, and there’s never been a better time to be a medical assistant (MA)!

The healthcare field is always growing, and so is the role of the medical assistant. There are more MAs working on healthcare teams, creating new opportunities and responsibilities. Now more than ever, MAs should take pride in what they do and here are four reasons why.

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New CE: Allied Health Advocacy

Allied health professionals are essential to the process of delivering quality patient care. Join us to see how allied health professionals make a critical difference in the health and well being of patients.                          

 


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Transforming the Patient Experience through Health Coaching

Most organizations are taking new and alternative approaches to address overwhelmed practitioners and frustrated patients who suffer from chronic conditions. A new model of healthcare being introduced into primary care practices uses a team-based approach and relies widely on health coaches to support the patient and the provider. Health coaches offer support and guidance to the patient transforming their experience and overall wellness.

In this video presentation, Jessica Langley, Executive Director of Education and Advocacy for NHA, discusses the benefits of health coaching, as well as opportunities for MAs to expand their role, by offering the provider a greater level of support, while working alongside patients and families to become more proactive in their healthcare.                                                

 


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Planting Roots in Team-Based Care: From People to Practice

 

Has your organization planted roots in a team-based care delivery model? Whether you’re working towards transitioning to a team-base care model, or you’ve made the transition but you’re looking for solutions to unify your team to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, then this session could be just what you and your organization are searching for.                                 

 


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Immunization Series: From Childhood to Adulthood

Vaccinations help protect children and adults from diseases. Which ones are given when? What happens if a child gets off schedule?

Our latest Continuing Education (CE) series features three separate interactive modules which include immunizations given during different age intervals, types of immunity, barriers to vaccination and more.

Certificate holders can pick and choose which modules they are interested in based on their area of specialty. Each module is freestanding which means you don’t need one module to move onto the next.

 


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Why It's Important for Allied Health Workers to Stack their Credentials

In the allied health professions there is a continuous trend of professionals stacking, or obtaining more than one credentials. Medical assistants getting their Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential and stack it with a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) credential. Medical administrators, get both credentials as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). But, what is the value of stacking credentials for allied health professionals?

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Mental Health Series

Expert sources report our country is experiencing a mental illness epidemic. As an allied health professional, what can you do to positively impact the mental health crisis?  In this series, you will take a close-up look at depression, bipolar disorder and suicide prevention. Being educated about the cause and management of mental illnesses will help you to serve as an advocate for prevention services, early identification, integrated services, and ongoing care.

 


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What We Learned from CTE Month 2019

NHA looks forward to February every year because we get to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month™. We’re so excited to learn what high school students are doing to get their careers started on the right path by pursuing a CTE program. Our enthusiasm this year was no different!

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Current Issues in Medical Billing

"The medical billing and coding profession is dependent on detailed knowledge of complex billing, coding, and reimbursement information. Success requires both critical thinking skills and ongoing education to keep up with the latest industry requirements. Medical billing and coding professionals need to be savvy about payer specific requirements, billing challenges, changing legislation, and be able to understand the different reimbursement methods”. All of these topics are discussed in the latest NHA CE article, “Current Issues in Medical Billing". 

 


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