Crossword Puzzle – September 2014

Crossword Puzzle – September 2014

You asked for it, so we brought it back! The NCCT crossword puzzle will now be a monthly installment on the NCCT blog. Test your knowledge with a new medical category every month! This month’s crossword is titled: Laboratory Tests. Do your best to find the answer to every crossword hint, but if you need some help, grab the answer key for this month’s crossword here.

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Important P.A.C.E® Approval Information for NCCT Continuing Education Courses

In compliance with ASCLS P.A.C.E® policies, changes in NCCT CE P.A.C.E® approved courses will occur on 10/1/2014. The following changes will be made: P.A.C.E® approved courses have an expiration date. If a course is completed after the expiration date, P.A.C.E® credit is not given. The expiration date will be printed on the CE course cover page. ASCLS P.A.C.E® determines the CE CH value. Therefore, changes in NCCT CE course CH values occurred. NCCT CE course …

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NCCT and CMS Partnership

NCCT is happy to announce a recent partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Through their Medicare Learning Network® (MLN), NCCT certificants (primarily medical billers and coders) now have access to free continuing education courses. Continuing Education courses can be accessed through the CMS website. Simply complete the course, print out the certificate of completion, and submit it back to NCCT along with the Application for Outside CE Approval. Yearly recertification fees …

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Featured CE Course – September 2014

Featured CE Course – September 2014

The professionals at NCCT provide new courses throughout the year that are designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by job analysis in the disciplines tested. Course topics are selected using input from subject matter experts, exam committees, reviews of current practice, and suggestions from stakeholders. Each month we highlight a new CE course and this month our focus is on: 2014 CPT Codes Update #1221014, 5.0 CH This course consists of a listing …

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NCCT Featured Certificant

NCCT Featured Certificant

As a volunteer as Candy Striper back in my high school days I always knew I enjoyed medicine. I started out 25 years ago working in the medical field being a receptionist and knew I wanted to excel. I began by learning the insurance side of the medical practice. Certification in insurance and coding was the first goal I set for myself. I knew this would open doors for my professional life. Then I found …

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Crossword Puzzle – August 2014

Crossword Puzzle – August 2014

You asked for it, so we brought it back! The NCCT crossword puzzle will now be a monthly installment on the NCCT blog. Test your knowledge with a new medical category every month! This month’s crossword is titled: Brand Name & Generic Drugs. Do your best to find the answer to every crossword hint, but if you need some help, grab the answer key for this month’s crossword here.

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Tech in Surgery – Certified (NCCT) Update

Thank you to all of the candidates who sat for the Tech in Surgery – Certified (NCCT) exam during our provisional scoring period and to the exam coordinators who helped spread the word about the incentives we offered to take the exam. At this time we have met the number of candidates needed to complete provisional scoring so the incentive program for this exam is closed. Congratulations to all our new TS-C (NCCT) certificants!

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Featured CE Course – August 2014

Featured CE Course – August 2014

The professionals at NCCT provide new courses throughout the year that are designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by job analysis in the disciplines tested.  Course topics are selected using input from subject matter experts, exam committees, reviews of current practice, and suggestions from stakeholders. Each month we highlight a new CE course and this month our focus is on: The Structures and Functions of the Integumentary System #1220914, 2.0 CH The skin …

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August 2014 Featured Professional – Happy 20th Anniversary, Curt!

August 2014 Featured Professional – Happy 20th Anniversary, Curt!

Every month NCCT likes to recognize a certified member of our community. This month we want to congratulate Curt Buckalew! Curt has been a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) for 20 years! Curt, this is truly a great achievement! You can read more of his story below. Initially, what made you interested in getting into the medical field? I have been fascinated with the human body since I was a little kid growing up on …

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Meet Our New VP of Education Development

Dana Van Laeys came to NCCT with stellar qualifications all the way around. After earning recognition for achievements on and off the basketball court and completing her B.S. degree in Laboratory Biology, Dana attained a second B.S. degree in Medical Technology while earning credentials as both a Medical Laboratory Scientist and Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Biology. She completed her M.A. degree in Adult Education and Distance Learning while working full time in the Saint …

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