The student will gain a basic understanding of the following insurance programs: HMOs, PPOs, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans, and Medicare/Medicaid. Students will apply their knowledge of Managed Care and Private Plans and learn the process of claim filing to insurance companies. Students will be introduced to Diagnostic and Procedural coding systems. Students will develop typing and 10-key skills along with word processing skills.
General administrative procedures are introduced. Areas of study include receptionist duties, appointments, records management, financial arrangements, communications, telephone procedures, correspondence procedures. This course addresses basic principles, terms and concepts of business structure including those in the medical field. Students will develop typing and 10-key skills along with word processing skills.
This course introduces the student to human resources and risk management in the medical environment. Students will be introduced to basic human resource functions including classifying and reclassifying existing positions, interviewing and hiring employees, counseling employees, benefits, work hours and overtime, and the like. Students will learn to identify the sources of liability in an office based medical practice, specify strategies to reduce exposure to office liability, discuss various methods to address compliance issues related to an office based medical practice and describe liability issues related to employment in the office based medical practice. Students will develop typing and 10-key skills along with word processing skills.
This course is designed to introduce the student to pharmaceutical and medical billing terms and procedures. Students will receive the knowledge necessary to communicate information between pharmacists and physicians regarding prescription medications. The major emphasis is on the classifications, spelling, and pronunciation of the most commonly ordered prescription medications. The study of abbreviations, symbols, and systems of measurement used in prescriptions will also be covered. Students will be introduced to all facets of medical billing. The student will become familiar with procedures and forms related to hospital billing and DRG coding. Students will develop typing and 10-key skills along with word processing skills.
MAS104 – Medical Transcription I
This course introduces the student to medical transcription and training in the various types and styles of equipment, report formats, dictation, and the standards of operation within the transcription field. Medical terminology and the need for accuracy will be stressed. Students will develop typing and 10-key skills along with word processing skills.
Students are introduced to basic normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal, respiratory, urinary, nervous, special senses, integumentary, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, and digestive systems. Discussion of fluids, electrolyze, acid-base balance, and basic life sciences are included. Students will develop typing and 10-key skills along with word processing skills.
Sonography students will learn to assess clinical history, current medical conditions, provide high quality patient care, respond to emergency situations, demonstrate awareness of infection control techniques and provide a safe environment for both the patient and health care team. Students will also learn that oral, written and non-verbal communication must adhere to the prescribed professional standards. Patient transfer and immobilization techniques with consideration of patient and practitioner safety, use and care for intravenous lines, catheters, percutaneous drains, and oxygen administration devices, transducer preparation, insertion, and disinfectant techniques, importance of infection control will also be covered. This course is a continuation of Patient Care 1.
Comprehensive knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology is a fundamental prerequisite to medical sonographic imaging. Upon completion of this subject, the student will have knowledge about the structural levels of organization, anatomical components, and physiology. The student will also learn about Medical Terminology and relationships related to various body organs and anatomical directions, planes, and body cavities. The student will have a clear understanding of the anatomy and physiology of a typical cell, tissues, organs, systems of the human body and homeostasis and its importance in the human body.
This course continues the journey started with BIO101. The student will gain a deeper understanding of the various characteristics of microorganisms in general and the specific characteristics of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.
This course is designed to provide the student with a foundation in basic microbiology with emphasis on infectious diseases. The student will gain a basic understanding of the various characteristics of microorganisms in general and the specific characteristics of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. The course provides the foundation for BIO102.