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MEDAS 152 - Medical Office Business Procedures

5 credits

READ 090 , completion of ENGL 095  with a grade of “C-” or better, or placement in ENGL& 101  or ENGL 150 .

This course introduces software, accounts receivable procedures, professionalism and record management in the medical office.

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
  • Develop a current list of community resources related to patients’ healthcare needs
  • Facilitate referrals to community resources in the role of a patient navigator
  • Perform accounts receivable procedures to patient accounts including posting:
    • charges
    • payments
    • adjustments
  • Prepare a bank deposit
  • Obtain accurate patient billing information
  • 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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