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MEDAS 151 - Medical Office Reception Procedures

5 credits

Completion of MEDAS 110 , MEDAS 114 , and MEDAS 131  with a grade of “B-” or better.

Oral, written, and telephone skills development appropriate to a medical receptionist setting. Emphasis on professional attitudes and job search readiness. General medical office procedures, including use of electronic medical records and appointment scheduling.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Manage appointment schedule using established priorities
  • Schedule a patient procedure
  • Create a patient’s medical record
  • Organize a patient’s medical record
  • File patient medical records
  • Utilize an EMR
  • Input patient data utilizing a practice management system
  • Identify different types of appointment scheduling methods
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of the following appointment systems
    • manual
    • electronic
  • Identify critical information required for scheduling patient procedures
  • Define types of information contained in the patient’s medical record
  • Identify methods of organizing the patient’s medical record based on:
    • problem-oriented medical record (POMR)
    • source-oriented medical record (SOMR)
  • Identify equipment and supplies needed for medical records in order to:
    • Create
    • Maintain
    • Store
  • Describe filing indexing rules
  • Differentiate between electronic medical records (EMR) and a practice management system
  • Explain the purpose of routine maintenance of administrative and clinical equipment
  • List steps involved in completing an inventory
  • Explain the importance of data back-up
  • Explain meaningful use as it applies to EMR

Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program required.

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