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MAST 106 - Medical Office Management (2)


This course is a foundational course in administrative medical assisting. Topics include the facility environment, computers in the ambulatory care setting, electronic medical records (EMR), telecommunications, patient scheduling, medical records management, written communications, daily financial practices, introduction to medical coding, insurance, billing and collections, accounting practices, and facility and equipment management. In addition, more advanced topics are covered: management styles, risk management, the importance of teamwork, supervising personnel, procedure manual, HIPAA implications, marketing functions, records and financial management, liability coverage, human resource management such as recruiting and hiring office personnel, dismissing employees, and complying with personnel laws. Good record keeping principles are stressed in this course.   Emphasis is placed on applications of electronic technology and fundamental writing skills as well as basic medical assisting clerical and operational functions.

Corerequisite(s): MAST 101 - Introduction to Medical Assisting (3) , MAST 102 - Medical Terminology (3) , and MAST 106L - Medical Office Management Lab (1)