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MEDA 144
Medical Office Administrative Procedures


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Explores the flow of information in a medical office. Electronic Medical Record, a scheduling program, Office Hours, and MS Word software programs are utilized to process information and produce typical medical office documents, financial records, and insurance claims. Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assisting program.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Schedule and manage appointments
    Given a final simulation that spans a two-week office time frame, the student will utilize Office Hours software to demonstrate their ability to accurately and efficiently:
    1) Schedule patient appointments with various doctors and time frames;
    2) Reschedule/cancel appointments as needed;
    3) Schedule physician breaks;
    4) Search for an appointment;
    5) Create a recall list; and
    6) Print appointment schedules
  • Schedule inpatient and outpatient admissions and procedures
    Given a final simulation that spans a two-week office time frame, the student will utilize Medisoft software to demonstrate their ability to accurately and efficiently:
    1) Preregister patients into database;
    2) Input authorization, referral, and admissions data;
    3) Create cases; and
    4) enter encounter information including procedures, diagnoses, and charges/receipts.
  • Organize a patient's medical record and file medical record
    Paper: Given a practice packet, student will demonstrate ability to gather and assemble patient information forms and medical documentation into an accepted medical record format and accurately file the record.
    Electronic: Student will demonstrate their ability to maintain an accurate database of individual patient medical cases.
  • Perform Bookkeeping Procedures
    Electronic: Given a final simulation that spans a two-week office time frame, the student will utilize Medisoft software to demonstrate their ability to accurately and efficiently:
    1) Enter patient transactions;
    2) Post insurance payments and adjustments from RAs;
    3) Create patient statements; and
    4) generate reports as needed including: day sheets, practice analysis reports, patient and insurance aging reports, patient ledgers, collection reports, and customized reports.
    Paper: Given a practice packet student will demonstrate their ability to accurately maintain a paper-based accounting record system including:
    1) preparation of bank deposits;
    2) posting of entries, adjustments, NSF checks and collection agency payments;
    3) performing A/R and billing and collection procedures; and
    4) processing credit balances and refunds.
  • Complete Insurance Claims Forms
    Electronic: Given a final simulation that spans a two-week office time frame, the student will utilize Medisoft software to demonstrate their ability to accurately and efficiently create HIPPA 837 claims and submit to a clearinghouse.

  • Course Topics
  • Content
    Applications of Electronic Technology
    Basic Medical Assisting Clerical Functions
    Bookkeeping Principles

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MEDA 144
    Spring 2013
    3976
    Sandra Erlewine
    MEDA 144
    Spring 2013
    6405
    Sandra Erlewine
    MEDA 144
    Spring 2012
    3976
    Sandra Erlewine
    MEDA 144
    Spring 2011
    6405
    Charlotte Ash
    MEDA 144
    Spring 2010
    3976
    Krista Mahan


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.