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Course Description

This specialized course includes medical office procedures, patient record management, coding/billing for private/government health insurance programs, and professional ethics. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. PREREQUISITE: BOT 180 and CSIS 126 with credit or a grade of C or better or experience using Microsoft Word. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and Mathematics 402.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to select and prepare the proper forms for procedures requiring consent or release of medical information
  • Demonstrate the ability to screen incoming calls and appropriately handle emergency calls and appointments.
  • Perform the steps in the filing process; filing of charts, x-rays, electronic files
  • The student will be able to complete tasks/assignments for administrative duties in a medical office. Students will be familiar with medical office exercises that foster judgment and independent action.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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