Fundamentals for the Medical Office

MDAS 146

Examines the operational activities of a medical practice from the medical assistant perspective. Daily operational activities include: scheduling appointments, patient registration, handling medical records, filing medical claim forms, bookkeeping procedures, and daily financial practices. Basic principles of health insurance processes are discussed and major categories of third-party payers are applied to electronic medical billing concepts. The medical office assistant's role as an office manager is presented and addresses supervisory tasks such as processing payroll, basic bookkeeping, emergency preparedness planning, and therapeutic communication skills. This course is the same as OFAD 146. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

  • Prerequisite(s) : ESOL 052 and ESOL 054 or ACLT 052 or ACLT 053 
  • Credits: 3
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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