As this is one of our combination programs, you will find that there are two different course descriptions; one for each portion of the program:
Lakewood University’s Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to aid licensed pharmacists in preparing medications, providing customer service, and performing administrative duties within a pharmacy setting. The program outlines the proper communication skills necessary for pharmacy technicians, including telecommunication and interpersonal communication skills. The course will focus on the accuracy necessary to ensure that prescription information is complete and accurate. Students in this program will gain the knowledge and skills to qualify them for entry-level positions in pharmacies and prepare them for the National Certification Exam.
Lakewood University’s Medical Billing program provides a comprehensive understanding of medical billing and its components. This program will contain many medical billing topics such as managed care, insurance claim processing, a brief introduction to ICD-10-CM coding, HCPCS coding, and CPT coding and reimbursement methodologies. It will also cover claim submission for Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Workers’ Compensation, and TRICARE. It will also cover the basic office needs, how coding and billing interrelate, and how to maintain and establish the electronic health record.
Our students stand out from other graduates thanks to our partnership with Walgreens and CVS/Pharmacy nationwide. At Lakewood University, Pharmacy Technician graduates will have the opportunity to complete a pharmacy technician externship and receive hands-on pharmacy technician training.*
*COVID-19 may affect some areas of the USA
Program Mission Statement
To offer an accredited, flexible and affordable program that supports learners. These students will develop critical skills through relevant instruction and experience to pursue a career as a pharmacy technician to improve health outcomes in the communities they serve.
Lesson 2: Reimbursement, HIPAA, & Compliance »
Lesson 3: An Overview of ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding & Reporting Guidelines »
Lesson 4: Using ICD-10-CM »
Lesson 5: Using ICD-10-CM Continued »
Lesson 6: Introduction to the CPT and Level II National Codes/Modifiers »
Lesson 7: Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services, Anesthesia/Surgery Guidelines, and General Surgery »
Lesson 8: Integumentary System/Musculoskeletal System »
Lesson 9: Respiratory System/Cardiovascular System »
Lesson 10: Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm/Digestive »
Lesson 11: Urinary and Male Genital Systems/Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery »
Lesson 12: Endocrine and Nervous Systems/Eye, Ocular, Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope »
Lesson 13: Radiology/Pathology/Laboratory »
Lesson 14: Medicine »
Lesson 15: Inpatient Coding »
Lesson 16: Final Exam »
Lesson 17: Medical Terminology and NHA Registration »
Lesson 18: Health Insurance Specialist Career »
Lesson 19: Introduction to Health Insurance/Managed Health Care »
Lesson 20: Processing an Insurance Claim »
Lesson 21: Legal and Regulatory Issues »
Lesson 22: ICD-10-CM Coding »
Lesson 23: CPT Coding »
Lesson 24: HCPCS Coding System »
Lesson 25: CMs Reimbursement Methodologies »
Lesson 26: Coding for Medical Necessity »
Lesson 27: Essential CMS-1500 Claim Instructions »
Lesson 28: Commercial Insurance »
Lesson 29: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans »
Lesson 30: Medicare and Medicaid »
Lesson 31: Tricare and Workers’ Compensation »
Lesson 32: Final Exam »
Lakewood University provides everything you need for the Pharmacy Technician Program. You will receive:
Employment is expected to increase much faster than average, and job opportunities are expected to be excellent, especially for those with formal training or certification. The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people—who use more prescription drugs than younger people—will spur demand for pharmacy workers throughout the projection period. In addition, as scientific advances lead to new drugs, and as more people obtain prescription drug coverage, pharmacy workers will be needed in growing numbers.
The employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.
The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $33,950 in May 2019.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm (visited August 08, 2020).
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Payment in full: $17,400.00
Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.
This is a 1200-clock-hour program with a tuition cost of $14.50 per clock hour (1200 clock hours X $14.50 per clock hour = $14,400.00 in tuition).
Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs
Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs
Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term