This program thoroughly prepares students for the administrative skills medical administrative assistants need to know. This program integrates all of the front office topics and skill competencies required for today’s industry standards. This program also covers material dealing with medical office, medical records, medical billing, management skills, client service skills and responsibilities, client education and legal/ethical issues. It introduces the student to basic and general laboratory concepts and techniques used in medical office or clinic and definitions of medical assistant’s role in assisting with laboratory testing will be discussed. The program is built on the clinical theory and develops skills in medical specialty areas. Outside coursework is introduced to the students to successfully accomplish the course objective. Satisfactory academic progress is measured in credit hours. Students will be placed in appropriate sites for Externship to obtain additional training in a real clinical setting using the skills and knowledge acquired from classroom training. Students will gain experience in various skills such as documentation, various lab testing, quality control and safety rules regarding lab equipment and chemicals, electrocardiograph procedure and other clinical procedures.
This program introduces the student to basic and general anatomy and physiology and medical assisting and phlebotomy concepts and techniques. The course is built on the clinical theory and develops skills in medical specialty areas. Outside coursework is introduced to the students to successfully accomplish the course objective. Satisfactory academic progress is measured in credit hours.
This program thoroughly prepares students to code patients’ medical records correctly and optimize reimbursement for a full range of medical services. Students are introduced to several techniques for finding and applying the correct codes in today’s standard coding systems. Topics covered include: current procedural terminology, international classification of diseases, clinical modification, healthcare procedure coding system, resource-based relative value scale, insurance form preparation, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers’ Compensation, No Fault, HMO’s, diagnosis-related groups, peer review organizations, and ambulatory patient groups. Thirty hours of outside coursework is introduced to the students to successfully accomplish the course objective.
This program provides students with the knowledge and skills used in the modern medical office. The course will also introduce the best practices for transition from a paper based record to an Electronic Health Record. Students will learn essential skills in electronic patient record management. The program will introduce the basic functions of the Electronic Health Record, its benefit to us as healthcare workers and the benefit to physicians and patients. The program will explore the current Health Information technology standards as well as the rules and regulations that govern the Electronic Health Record Software.
The course will provide students basic knowledge of electrocardiography and with introductory preparation in the use of electrocardiograph equipment to include basic maintenance, minor trouble shooting procedures. Proper mounting techniques, lead selection, proper labeling and all necessary documentation will be covered. Student is required to have prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.
The Patient Care Technician is a multi-faceted skills training to prepare students to function in the traditional nurse aid role in nursing center, hospitals and home care agencies. This comprehensive program will focus on training Certified Nursing Aids for Patient Care, Phlebotomy and EKG Technicians, with emphasis on infection control procedures, quality assurance, medical law and ethics as well as advanced anatomy and physiology and other special testing procedures. The Patient Care Technician will be ready to work in a Hospital Care Facility, doctor’s Office and skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation Centers upon graduation of the program. Satisfactory academic progress is measured in credit hours.
The course will enable the students to acquire knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. It includes an overview of the diseases related to each anatomical system. Functional concepts and internal structure are related as a basis for performing a physical examination. Student is required to have prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.