Focus : Medical Office Assistant

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Entrance requirements: This program requires a 12th-grade level of reading and candidates must meet at least one of the following requirements:

Having a high school diploma or GED equivalent, or
Having passed the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Form A Level 7-8, with a minimum of reading score of 624, which is equivalent to the 12.9th grade level of reading.

Award upon completion: Diploma

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully perform the duties of entry-level medical office administrators. The major contents of this program will cover medical terminology of the body organs, coding for medical diseases, medical treatment procedures, drug names and medical diagnoses in the medical report, laboratory tests and procedures, payers’ claim processing policies and procedures, processing medical claim issues, medical office legal issues, medical office administrative principles and procedures, communication skills with physicians and patients, manage patients records manually and electronically.

Introduction to Keyboarding I and Formatting Essentials
Students will learn the basic skill in typing, developing keyboarding skills, alphabetic skills, figure and keys and be able to type 25 wpm within 3 minutes with 95% accuracy.
Introduction to Keyboarding II and Formatting Essentials
Student will learn how to Format Business Documents, Word Processing Basics, Business Correspondence, Simple Reports and Tables. Student will learn how to edit these documents and develop speed. Students will be able to type 30 wpm within 5 minutes with 95% accuracy.

Introduction to Medical Terminology

Student will learn how to add prefixes and suffixes of terms, abbreviate terms, give meanings of abbreviations, and write Medical terms and its definitions accurately. Also, students will earn body structure and organization.
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology  
Student will learn and understand the organization and structure of the body, by identifying parts of the system, describing disorders of the system, and labeling structures of diagrams.
Introduction to Medical Insurance and Medical Coding
Students will gain an understanding of the medical industry and medical practices and will learn the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of entry-level medical administrative assistants.

Medical Claims Processing

Students will be acquainted with the skills of handling all medical claim forms, filing procedures and policies, and coding different diseases and laboratory tests.
Medical Administrative Procedures  
Students will gain the knowledge of all aspects of the administrative skills of the medical assisting profession, covering key concepts, skills, and tasks that should be familiar to entry-level medical administrative assistants.
Course Title Hours
Typing and Keyboarding I 30
Typing and Keyboarding II 30
Medical Terminology 40
Anatomy and Physiology 40
Insurance and Medical Coding        40
Medisoft (Claims and Coding) 40
Medical Office Procedures 40
Externship 100
Total 360 Clock Hours
Medical Office Assistant
 
Microsoft Office User
     Specialist
 
Microsoft Office Suite and
     Customer Training
 
Administrative Office
     Assistant
 
Legal Office Assistant
 
Accounting and
     Quickbooks
 
Medical Assistant
 
Customer Service Training
 
GED Preparation
 
ESL Beginning
 

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