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Introduction to the Medical Office

OAT 116

Introduction to the Medical Office

OAT 116

Course Description

Prerequisite: MATH LEVEL 2 and READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 3. Introduces basic medical office processes. Includes medical recordkeeping, scheduling, and patient registration. Also introduces basic accounting procedures including journalizing, posting, banking, and payroll. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of basic medical office processes.

Objectives:

  • Prepare a daily schedule.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how state and federal regulations apply to medical processes.
  • Participate in mock patient interactions.
  • Evaluate billing information that applies to a claim form.
  • Enter patient registration demographics.

Demonstrate an understanding of medical office accounting concepts and processes.

Objectives:

  • List and define the functions of accounting.
  • Record medical transactions in the basic accounting equation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how revenue, expenses, and withdrawals affect the accounting equation.
  • Generate financial statements from prepared accounts.
  • Journalize petty cash transactions.
  • Calculate payroll and produce earning records.

Analyze and record patient transactions.

Objectives:

  • Use a medical recordkeeping system to enter patient-care transactions including charges, payments, adjustments, and transfers.
  • Balance a daysheet, complete end-of-day calculations, and produce a bank deposit.
  • Generate a daily report.

Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the workplace.

Objectives:

  • Participate in class.
  • Follow written and oral directions.
  • Complete and submit assignments on time.
  • Participate constructively in activities.

Analyze and record patient transactions.

Objectives:

  • Create and use patient accounts
  • Use a pegboard system to enter patient-care transactions including charges, payments, adjustments, and transfers
  • Balance a daysheet, complete end-of-day calculations, and produce a bank deposit