With locations in the Bronx and White Plains, New York, Big Apple Training provides comprehensive training and education in a variety of medical professional fields. For over 20 years, this school has offered Home Health Aid training and certification, Certified Nursing Assistant courses and examinations, as well as a complete Medical Billing and Coding program. Classes are open to current medical professionals looking to further develop their skill set or new students who would like to begin a career in the health sciences. As part of its commitment to the highest quality medical education, Big Apple Training is now offering a free part Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) course to everyone who signs up for its Medical Billing and Coding classes.
Especially given the many changes the healthcare industry has seen as a result of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” Medical Coding and Billing is an increasingly dynamic career path. This professional takes care of the financial aspect of every procedure, itemizing and recording every procedure done, while serving as liaison between patient, practice, and insurance company. There will always be a need for dedicated professionals in this field, and it offers plenty of room for advancement. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics speculates that this industry will see an impressive 21% growth by 2020. At Big Apple Training, students are fully prepared for the National Certification Exam, and, because classes are held at a variety of times, they are still able to continue working or fulfilling other obligations.
A hands-on, essential practice, Basic Life Support classes teach how to provide C.P.R., use an automated external defibrillator (A.E.D.), and relieve choking in a timely and effective manner. Upon successful completion of this course, the student receives B.L.S./C.P.R. certification, which is valid for two years. This certification is a solid supplement to the skill set of doctors, nurses and nurses' assistants, and is often required of firefighters, policemen, lifeguards and school bus drivers. Furthermore, even outside these fields, the timely application of B.L.S. can be the difference between death and survival in an emergency.
Whatever your career goals might be, consider getting your education at Big Apple Training. Visit the school’s website or call (914) 437-7373 to learn more about Medical Billing & Coding, the free B.L.S. courses, and the many other programs available.