Medical Administrative Specialist
- Award: Associate in Applied Science
- Credits: 60
- Delivery: Offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections.
- WIA Certified
About this Program
In addition to office and computer skills, today's fast-paced, high-tech medical facilities require knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology. Skills in communications, scheduling, transcription, coding, health information, insurance claim submission, and billing and collections are also critical.
The program stresses the importance of confidentiality, accuracy, and productivity in the medical environment. Students gather and process patient data using both traditional and electronic records. Rapid technological development is requiring medical office support staff to be proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and time management software while also having experience with digital dictation, voice recognition, electronic coding, and networking technologies. A laptop computer, leased from the college, is required.
- Alexandria Technical and Community College 56308