MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Overview

Medical administrative assistants have the opportunity to work on health care teams. Duties performed utilize a knowledge of medical terminology as well as hospital and clinic procedures and may include transcription of reports and correspondence, appointment and meeting scheduling, patient file and office record maintenance, billing and insurance processing. This career requires excellent communications skills and knowledge of patient confidentiality laws. Prerequisite: CPLT1000 Computer Keyboarding or qualifying score on keyboarding assessment test.

Career Opportunities

Individuals may choose to work in an acute care hospital, outpatient clinic, extended-care facility, medical insurance office, research facility or another medical environment.

Award Outcomes:

  • Apply medical terminology.
  • Utilize appropriate software.
  • Transcribe medical reports and correspondence.
  • Key business correspondence.
  • Communicate proper English and grammar.
  • Apply medical coding principles.
  • Document telephone communication.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Demonstrate accounting principles.
  • Illustrate professional behavior.
  • Demonstrate insurance and billing procedures.
  • Interpret HIPAA regulations.
  • Utilize electronic health record.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 37 Credits
General Education Requirements 4 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 4 Credits
  • Any ACCT, BUSN, CCIS, EMSV, -or- OFCR course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended:
  • EMSV1020 CPR/First Aid 1
General Education Electives 3 Credits
  • Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

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