What kind of salary can I expect as a patient access representative?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average patient access representative salary is $36,000. Your exact salary will vary, and jobs will be available everywhere. The areas with the highest paying jobs for patient access representatives include the District of Columbia, California, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon.
What is a patient access representative?
As a patient access representative (PAR), you will serve an essential role in healthcare facilities as the liaison between healthcare professionals and patients. You will also need to display excellent customer service skills, communicate effectively (both written and verbal), prioritize tasks based on level of importance, multi-task high-level duties, manage stressful situations, be proficient in computer systems, and handle complex paperwork promptly.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
This course prepares you to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam and CEHRS certification exam, both offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). NHA exam study materials and practice exams are provided with this course. You will receive vouchers for the exams after successfully completing the course, coursework and your financial obligation.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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