Fully Online Certificate
In the Medical Front Office Assistant certificate program, students will learn medical terminology, coding, and billing. Courses in communications, technology, and business are also part of the program. After completion of the program, students can apply for positions such as, medical biller, patient specialist, or office assistant.
10-12 estimated annual completions.
Students will learn medical terminology, coding, and billing. Courses in communications, technology, and business are also part of the program.
BIS 016 - Electronic Health Records
This course teaches skills that are required in the healthcare office environment such as appointment scheduling, processing medical forms, transcription of medical documents, and handling patients. Students will work with a EHR software application such as EPIC. Hands-on experience is emphasized for all required tasks.
BIS 017- Medical Terminology
The medical professions, healthcare settings, and medical forms and documents will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on mastering medical terms, abbreviations, spelling rules for component parts, body systems, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes. Students will learn to use medical terms correctly in medical forms and documents. Students will also learn how to handle patient confidentiality in healthcare offices.
BIS 160 - Computerized Medical Billing
Students will be introduced to the billing process used in the medical offices today. Health insurance information will be covered. Students will learn to complete common medical insurance forms using a computer-based program. The medical billing career will be discussed. The claims process will be emphasized.
BIS 162 - Medical Coding
Students will learn step-by-step coding used in the medical field. The use of the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) and ICD 9 (International Classification of Diseases) manuals will be covered. All codes used in the billing process in the medical environment will be covered. Students can use this course to help them prepare for the medical coding certification exam.
BIS 135 - Human Relations in the Workplace
Employers desire applicants who have excellent soft skills. This course covers attitude, good work habits, time management, ethics, personality styles, management styles, teamwork, leadership, diversity--all areas that affect the employee-employer relationship. A hands-on approach will be used to demonstrate the effective use of interpersonal skills in the workplace and in personal situations.
5 courses, 11 credits
(Y1 or S1)
|BIS 016||Electronic Health Records||2|
|BIS 017||Medical Terminology ||2|
|BIS 160||Computerized Medical Billing ||2|
|BIS 162||Medical Coding ||2|
|BIS 135||Human Relations in the Workplace ||3|