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Heath care careers are in very high demand locally and nationally. Attaining a certificate from PPCC will provide you with a solid skill-set to become a vital part of a medical services team anywhere in the country. Job titles include Medical Receptionist, Medical Coding Specialist (ambulatory care), Medical Office Manager and Insurance Billing Specialist.
Upon graduating with the Medical Reception certification over 90% of our students get jobs in the industry. Upon graduating with the Medical Coding Specialist certification over 75% of our students get jobs in the industry within a year.
PPCC Employment Data
The demand for medical receptionist is projected to grow much faster that the average. Employment is dependent on growth in the healthcare industry with aging baby boomers, more medical services will be required. As a result this will effect the need for medical administrative services.
Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor statistics
You will also learn electronic medical records, medical records abstraction for diagnosis, billing procedures, appointment scheduling, medical office finances, introduction to medical office management, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
Introduces the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and drug therapy of the immune, musculoskeletal, and digestive systems. A discussion of pediatric implications as they relate to clinical physiology will also be covered. The scope of the material is limited to the medical office technology personnel.
Provides hands on experience with the basic clinical skills required for assisting with patient care in an ambulatory setting.
Outlines the rules and principles of medical records in ambulatory care settings. Topics will include hard copy and electronic medical/health records (EMR/EHR), records retention, release of information, HIPAA, and other legal topics relating to patient records. Data entry into EMR exercises will be included.view in catalog
Upon completion of the Medical Assistant degree program, you should be able to:
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