River Valley Medical Assistants take the World by Storm...
|Fall Semester (year 1)|
|MEDA121R||Medical Office Practice I#||2||3||3|
|ENGL122R||Professional Writing and Communications||3||0||3|
|Spring Semester (year 1)|
|MEDA124R||Medical Office Practice II#||2||3||3|
|HLTH166R||Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care||3||0||3|
|BCPT101R||Introduction to Computer Applications||2||3||3|
#- Co/prerequisites Required. See Course Descriptions.
Program of Study is subject to change.
For more information about this program, please contact Lisa Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-542-7744 x5428.
Are you looking for a healthcare career that you can enter quickly with a challenging work environment? You can graduate with a Certificate as a Medical Administrative Assistant in only two semesters when started in the fall.
The Medical Administrative Assistant (MDAA) performs administrative functions in a variety of health care settings including a hospital or clinic. The MDAA applies their knowledge of medical terminology and computer applications in a variety of roles and locations. Job titles range from unit secretary, medical office specialist, or patient coordinator.
Administrative responsibilities include a wide range of tasks to ensure the medical office functions smoothly and efficiently.
- Using computer applications
- Answering telephones
- Greeting patients
- Updating and filing patient medical records
- Coding and filling out insurance forms
- Scheduling appointments
- Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
- Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping
Applicants to the program must meet the general admission requirement for the college. The program may be started during any semester.
Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all ALHT courses to progress within the program. Students have the option of a dual major with the Medical Assistant Certificate Program (MEDA). All MEDA courses require a minimum grade of “C” to apply towards graduation.
Prerequisite: Minimum score of 250 on the ACCUPLACER or SAT of 500; This course does not replace College Composition.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate professional telephone techniques
- Manage appointment schedule using established priorities
- Coach patients regarding office policies and insurance
- Complete insurance forms
- Obtain precertification or preauthorization including documentation
Current Occupational Employment and Wages are available at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes436013.htm