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About Union

Since 1964, Union Institute & University has specialized in providing quality higher education degrees for adults nationwide. Union is a non-profit, regionally accredited university that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in a delivery mode that are the result of more than five decades of identifying and refining ways to structure and deliver education to meet the needs of adults. Distinguished as the pioneer in adult education, Union perfected the concepts now common in higher education such as the hybrid model, a blend of online and traditional classroom instruction, interdisciplinary studies, and student centered education with socially relevant and applicable learning outcomes.

For more information about Union Institute & University, visit our website at:  https://myunion.edu/

 

Professional Studies & Continuing Education

At Union Institute & University, we bring 50 years of experience in experiential and adult learning to provide this education to visiting students, professionals, businesses and organizations. We offer a variety of courses and workshops for you to continue your learning experience without the investment of earning a degree.

This 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed.  Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment.

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Student Tuition

$1,199 (Textbooks included)

Course Contact Hours

50 hours

Course Duration

April 22nd – June 12th 2019

Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00pm – 9:30pm

This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. 

The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements.  Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS). 

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National Certification

After obtaining the practical work experience (6months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)  - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) or Certified Outpatient Coder Exam (COC); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.

Student Tuition

$1,899 (Textbooks included)

Course Contact Hours

80 hours

Course Duration

April 22nd – July 1st 2019

Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Saturdays

9:00am – 3:00pm

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.  This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.  Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle.  Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. 

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National Certification

This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. 

Clinical Externship

This program includes a 160 hour clinical externship opportunity. To be eligible for the clinical, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.

Student Tuition

$2,599 (Textbooks included)

Course Contact Hours

140 hours

Clinical Externship Hours

160 hours

Course Duration

April 23rd – July 30th 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Saturdays

9:00am – 4:30pm