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MDA120 Medical Assistant Profession Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of the medical assistant profession including the role of patient navigator and effective communication. Includes legal implications for the medical assistant, scope of practice, standard of care, and legal terminology. Also includes an overview of ethics, morals, and the effect of personal ethics on professional behaviors.
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MDA121 Medical Assistant Skills for Success Credit Hours: 2.00
Professional and personal success tools and strategies to assure a seamless transition to a professional medical assistant career. Includes communication techniques, licensure, scope of practice, reporting and balancing personal health, emotional well-being, and financial stability. Also includes insights into completion of an externship followed by approaches to identifying employment opportunities, developing a personal profile, résumé, and follow up correspondence.
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MDA122 Medical Assistant Clinical Care Credit Hours: 2.00
A student-centered, interactive learning approach to the role of the medical assistant related to interactions within a medical practice to provide safe patient care. Includes performing and documenting appropriate diagnostic measures, identifying pathology, and initiating treatment prescribed by a licensed provider. Also includes Exposure Control Plan, Blood Borne Pathogens Standard, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Environmental Protection and disposal of Chemical and Biological Waste based on Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) guidelines and Center for Disease Control (CDC) regulations to assure safety in the medical practice.
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MDA123 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures Credit Hours: 3.00
An integrative approach to learning and developing the clinical procedural skills required to work in an ambulatory care setting. Includes the collection and documentation of vital signs, patient history, patient assessment, and partnering with patients to provide them with resources to achieve and maintain health. Also includes Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived testing, safety in medication administration, principles of nutrition, and legal and ethical considerations.
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MDA124 Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers Credit Hours: 2.00
Medical terminology used in health care, including descriptions of special care populations, specialty services, and communication. Encompasses a body systems approach to terms as they relate to structures, functions, diseases, procedures, and diagnostic tests. Also includes medical abbreviations, symbols, spelling, building, and analyzing medical terms.
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MDA125 Orientation to ICD-10-CM and CPT Coding Credit Hours: 3.00
Orientation to the International Classification of Diseases -10th Edition (ICD-10) coding classification system. Includes terminology, principles and components of the ICD-10 system, codes for diseases and conditions, coding from health records, and coding for the highest specificity.
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Recommendation: Completion of MDA 121 and 124 before enrolling in this course. Also a minimum of 25 words per minute word processing skills. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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MDA126 Medical Billing and Insurance for Medical Assistants Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the role of the Medical Assistant to the processes and procedures related to health insurance plans in an ambulatory care environment. Includes the principles of bookkeeping, billing, accounting, and banking. Also includes the requirements for completing and submitting claims forms.
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Recommendation: Minimum of 25 words per minute word processing skills.
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MDA127 Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles, guidelines, and procedures for professional front office administration performed by the Medical Assistant. Includes the use of electronic technology for appointment scheduling, documenting, filing, and medical records data collection and management. Also includes a broad range of verbal and nonverbal communication techniques to assist Medical Assistants in addressing the needs of a diverse patient population.
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MDA128 Medical Billing and Insurance for Medical Assistants Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the role of the Medical Assistant to the processes and procedures related to health insurance plans in an ambulatory care environment. Includes the principles of bookkeeping, billing, accounting, and banking. Also includes the requirements for completing and submitting claims forms.
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MDA190A Medical Assistant Front Office Externship Credit Hours: 1.00
Practicum in administrative medical assisting. Application of administrative duties, procedures, and knowledge derived from medical assisting courses.
Prerequisite(s): HCA 119, MDA 120, 121, 124, 125, 126 and 127.
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MDA190B Medical Assistant Back Office Externship Credit Hours: 1.00
Practicum in clinical medical assisting. Application of clinical skills, procedures, and knowledge derived from medical assisting courses.
Prerequisite(s): HCA 103, 119, MDA 120, 121, 122, 123 and 124.
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