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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, skills, and resources for medical assistants. Includes exploration of career options, job search skills, and portfolio development. Also includes wellness and safety, critical thinking, time management, stress management, self-esteem, gender awareness, assertiveness training, and the investigation of useful community resources.
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MDA122 Medical Assistant Clinical Care Credit Hours: 2.00
Multi-discipline approach to patient care. Includes asepsis, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, dressing care, specimen collection and handling, urinalysis, whole blood hematology, glucose monitoring, and cholesterol and coagulation testing. Also includes principles of medication with an emphasis on oral and parenteral routes of drug administration. Also includes legal and ethical standards, and compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations.
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MDA123 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and procedures for the medical assistant. Includes methods of assisting clinicians with physical examinations, procedures, treatments, and minor surgical procedures in the medical office. Also includes collecting vital signs; height, weight, and other patient data; and appropriate documentation for the completion of patient histories.
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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
An introduction to the International Classification of Diseases - 10th Edition (ICD-10-CM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT Category I) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS Level II) for Medical Assistants. Includes the process of accurate code selection using data abstracted from medical records and subsequent application of guidelines, modifiers and conventions to code to the highest level of specificity. Also includes legal implications and ethical considerations related to coding for reimbursement in the healthcare industry.
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MDA126 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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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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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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Offered: Contact department at 206-5100.
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