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Medical Receptionist Certificate

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More information available on our Medical Reception and Coding website.

This certificate is designed to prepare individuals to work as receptionists in the health care industry. Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to register new patients, use proper telephone techniques, schedule appointments, file medical records and process mail. Students will gain exposure to both computerized and manual systems to organize a medical office. Some credits from this program may be applied to the Medical Assistant, AAS  degree option.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission of coordinator to enroll.

Upon completion of the Medical Receptionist program, students will also qualify for the Medical Coding Specialist certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Medical Receptionist certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Illustrate the normal functions and common pathologies of body systems (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological)
  • Interpret the use and side effects of drugs commonly used to treat diseases affecting body systems
  • Analyze information from medical records and code it for insurance purposes
  • Manage patient accounts and records (e.g., coding, billing, bookkeeping)

Program Prerequisites

HPR 1011  CPR for Professionals or current active CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification Heart Association) approved training plan. Online CPR training certification is not accepted.

Total Credit Hours: 42

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