This program prepares students to be trained specialists who handle patient encounters, patient customer service, and other areas related to the intake and processing of the patient's healthcare experience. Key topics include customer service, patient check-in, admission, registration, revenue cycle and information systems, telephone communications, scheduling, coordinating, canceling appointments, and other relevant topics.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Medical Secretary in the state of Minnesota is $19.00 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 13%, a very high-growth career.
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View semester order by campus: Distance Education
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|ADMM 1110||Intro to Hlth Info Mgmt||3|
|ADMM 1120||Medical Office Procedures||3|
|ADMM 1135||Medical Language Applic||4|
|ADMM 1150||Medical Billing/Insurance||3|
|ADMS 1100||Keyboarding I||3|
|CPTR 1104||Intro to Computer Tech||3|
|HLTH 1106||Medical Terminology||2|
|HLTH 1140||Electronic Health Records||3|
|MKTG 1108||Customer Relations Mgmt||3|
All required courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to graduate.
The program requires students to have current working knowledge of specific required technical courses. Courses older than 5 years will not be accepted for transfer into the program:
- ADMM1110 Intro to Hlth Info Mgmt
- ADMM1120 Medical Office Procedures
- ADMM1135 Medical Language Applications
- ADMM1150 Medical Billing/Insurance
- CPTR1104 Intro to Computers
- HLTH1106 Medical Terminology
- HLTH1140 Electronic Health Records
Computer required. Web cam and online proctoring fees may apply.
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of "C" or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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