As a CTE health science teacher, your curriculum ranges from health science foundations to certification-focused topics.
As a health science curriculum developer, we work with thousands of teachers who need to prepare their students for industry certifications every year. Many of these teachers are looking for ways to expand their offerings beyond medical assisting and CNA certifications. One of the most popular options teachers consider when expanding their programs is the NHA Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS). But did you know the NHA updated the CBCS exam in 2021? If you’re starting a new medical billing and coding program or are planning your courses for next school year, you need to know the latest certification details!
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Are you adding a new NHA certification to your CTE health science program? If so, you need to ensure you have the right materials to prepare your students for success. While AES isn’t a certification provider, hundreds of health science programs use our system to prepare students for NHA certifications every year. Because of this, teachers and admins often wonder whether they should use our curriculum or the NHA test prep materials for their new certification offerings. Each one has its own strengths and purpose within a health science certification program. Many teachers even use them together to build a strong knowledge and skills base for students sitting for certification. In this article, you’ll learn the differences between the AES curriculum and NHA test prep materials according to three areas:
Health science teachers have told us they are facing increased pressure from employers looking for candidates with more than just technical know-how. These employers need healthcare workers who are professional, dependable, and can effectively communicate with everyone they meet.
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Editor's Note: This version of the NHA CBCS Exam will be retired in late 2021. Click here to learn about the updated version: What Is the NHA CBCS Exam (Updated for 2021) As a health science curriculum developer, we work with thousands of teachers every year who need to prepare their students for industry certifications.