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Students Earn Medical Certifications

March 10, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EARN MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS

National Park Technology Center (NPTC) Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) Level 2 students earned 40 medical certifications this semester. Twenty-five students passed the Certified Medical Records Technician national certification examination and 15 passed the Certified Medical Billing Specialist national certification examination.

Medical records technicians transcribe and organize patients' medical histories, symptoms and diagnoses, as well as categorize treatments and procedures for insurance billing. Medical billers process patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information.

HSTE instructor, Sherree Hughes said, “Being certified means you have enough experience and education in medical billing to make you qualified as an expert in your field and are sought by physicians for accurate billing.

The HSTE Level 2 students who passed these certification exams are qualified to work in the respective areas in healthcare immediately upon graduation earning $11-$15 per hour or more.

Certified Medical Records Technician national certification:

Cutter Morning Star: Lannah Herron, Hannah Priddy (Oliver), Kristen Wilson

Lakeside High School: Nicholas Cockman, Kirstie Pennington

Jessieville: Abbey George, Cari Sibley

Hot Springs: Kiara Baker, Bionca Rodriguez, Abigail Hernandez, Josh Miller, Sarai Sharif, Oliver Steven-Assheuer, Elizabeth Willis

Lake Hamilton: Breanne Gibson, Iajryn Landers, Annalyn Ledbetter, Katelyn Ostrem, Lorena Platon, Beatrice Sasca, Scarlett Singleterry, Korey Wasson, Kaitlyn Wagner, Lisa Williams

Caddo Hills: Alyssa Macon

Certified Medical Billing Specialist national certification:

High School students who earned their medical certifications. Cutter Morning Star: Lannah Herron, Hannah Priddy (Oliver), Kristen Wilson

Lakeside High School: Nicholas Cockman, Kirstie Pennington

Jessieville: Abbey George

Hot Springs: Josh Miller, Bianca Rodriguez, Sarai Sharif, Oliver Steven-Assheuer & Elizabeth Willis

Lake Hamilton: Katelyn Ostrem, Kaitlyn Wagner, Retha Gibson, Kamryn Landers

Pictured left to right: Front row, Kamryn Landers, Hannah Priddy, Abbey George, Katelyn Ostrem, Cisa Williams, Abigail Hernandez. Middle row, Breanne Gibson, Alyssa Macon, Sarai Sharif, Scarlett Singleterry, Carington Sibley, Bianca Rodriguez. Back row, Kristen Wilson, Korey Wasson, Anna Ledbetter, Oliver Steven-Assheuer, Kiara Baker, Nickolas Cockman.

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