This course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. Administrative Medical Assistants, Medical Secretary, Medical Records Clerk, and Health Unit Coordinators are all positions in great demand. Administrative medical assistants update and file patients' medical records, fill out insurance forms and arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services. They also perform tasks less specific to medical settings, such as answering telephones, greeting patients, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, and handling billing and bookkeeping.
This program covers important background information on anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, insurance billing and coding, medical ethics, customer service, and legal aspects. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required - to either obtain or advance to a health care administration position.
Four Weeks. Two Evenings/Week, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Two Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Pre-requisite: Medical Terminology or approval from advisor.
*Rates include books and supplies. Rates are for 2021-2022 and are subject to change. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.