Discover a Career as a Medical Office Assistant

Discover a Career as a Medical Office Assistant
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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A medical office assistant is a great career for any person who wants to be a part of medicine, but who doesn’t have the time or money to pursue a more in-depth education that leads to nursing or medical school. Our course introduces you to daily activities for the medical office assistant which include setting up appointments, greeting patients and completing their insurance paperwork.  Also included is the billing and collection of payments from the patients, paying bills and payroll, as well as ordering supplies and paying invoices.  It seems like a lot, but good training will help you figure out how to handle the organization of all these facets in this career.  If you are well organized, friendly, and have a passion for medical topics, this may be a good career for you!

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify ethical responsibilities and effective communication strategies of a medical office assistant
  • Recognize the time-saving functions related to scheduling, appointments and processes of filing electronic clinical records in a medical office
  • Recognize the basics of medical billing and coding as it relates to a medical office
  • Identify trends in the healthcare system and in individual clinics and the strategies needed to land a job 

Discover a Career as a Medical Office Assistant Module 1
Ethics and Communication

Standards of ethics is often based upon understanding what is right or wrong for humans to do.  In module one, we will look at parts of ethics based on laws, society’s opinions, religious beliefs and your own feelings, as it relates to working in the medical office.  Also included in this module is a look at how to navigate the Medical Office Assistant’s daily communication network. We will examine how to manage the waiting area, to include its appearance for adults and children, and how to work with impatient patients.   

  • Ethical Responsibilities
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • The Healthcare Team
  • Diversity of Patients
  • Effective Communication

Discover a Career as a Medical Office Assistant Module 2
Scheduling and Patient Records

In module two, we will look at the process of scheduling patients.  In some ways, scheduling patients is like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle and this week we will examine the critical pieces in establishing a well-run medical office, as well as inpatient and outpatient procedures. The medical office assistant is responsible for patients’ medical records and during module two, we will examine the processes of filing papers and electronic records effectively and efficiently.  

  • Appointments
  • Scheduling
  • Filing Duties
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Records

Discover a Career as a Medical Office Assistant Module 3
Medical Billing and Coding

Module three includes a discussion about the benefits of electronic claims processing and how to make the most of paper claims processing.  Insurance terminology will be introduced this week, as well as electronic claims processing terminology and coding basics. Whether you work for a small medical practice or a clinic, you will need to understand the ins and outs of medical billing and coding. This week, we will examine the basics of medical billing and coding as it relates to your role in the medical office.

  • Bookkeeping Systems
  • Health Insurance
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Terminology

Discover a Career as a Medical Office Assistant Module 4
Office Management and Trends

Module four will focus on the basics concerning accounting, how to run the office budget, the ins and outs of accounts payable, and handling the payroll for your employer.  Like any business, the medical office require plenty of supplies every month, and your job as an office assistant is to pay attention to the inventories and handling invoices sent by the vendors and suppliers.  A medical office assistant plays a vital role in the medical office and in module four, we will examine what it takes to interview and stand out when applying for this position. 

  • Financial Management
  • Managing Office Equipment
  • Office Manager
  • Health Care Trends
  • Job Landing Essentials

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.