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Medical Office Specialist with Transcription

Demand for medical office assistants (Medical Office Specialists) will rise 20+% by 2011 according to Department of Labor statistics. Medical office assistants enjoy exciting, varied assignments, steady work schedules, respect and prestige. Whether you work for a clinic or medical provider, as a Medical Office Assistant you will have a career you can be proud of! This course will take your through the basics of how a medical office functions and train you to do all of it but the nursing!! Start a rewarding career in a growing and recession proof field. Why take this Medical Office Specialist training course? With the right credentials, you will be readily employable. Gain your technical education the modern way by learning on your own time, at your own pace, at home. Plan to complete approximately 4 months of study at your own pace and on your own schedule. There are no educational prerequisites or experience required to enroll in this course, and it does include a comprehensive medical billing module, and a complete medical terminology module. You may also expand your horizons to include medical coding. This Course will give you solid, comprehensive training in appointment scheduling, reception, assisting, filing, billing, coding, collections, all that is necessary to work in or even move into management of a private health care practice. Shortly after enrollment you will begin receiving regular email notifications regarding your course of study. We will be asking how you are progressing in this class. It is your responsibility to respond to our emails and work to finish this course within the time period stated. Not responding to these update notices could result in significant delays, grade reporting issues and failure in the class. Your goal is to complete the course and pass your final exam. Learn this complex discipline from your desktop, anytime, anywhere! Medical transcriptionists are vital members of the professional healthcare team. Medical transcriptionists transcribe medical reports to document patients` medical care and condition. Most medical reports are transcribed from audio files recorded by the physician, but a growing number of medical reports are first compiled by speech recognition technology, then edited and corrected by medical transcriptionists, or Medical Language Specialists. The professional healthcare team includes physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, dietitians, and other healthcare support staff. A vital member of this team is the Medical Transcriptionist. Medical transcriptionists transcribe medical reports from doctor’s dictation in order to document a patient’s medical care and condition. These may include office chart notes, history and physical examinations, consultations, letters, memos, admission notes, emergency medicine reports, procedure notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, x-rays, pathology reports, and many laboratory tests and diagnostic studies. The job title Medical Transcriptionist has changed over the years. Originally called medical steno and then medical transcriber, the role of today’s medical transcriptionist continues to evolve with advancements in technology and healthcare documentation. Nevertheless, the goal remains the same: integrity in healthcare documentation. The medical transcriptionist transcribes each report with supreme care. Each transcription becomes a part of a patient`s permanent healthcare record. Medical transcriptionists need extensive knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, pharmacology, human diseases, surgical procedures, diagnostic studies, and laboratory tests to produce an accurate and complete medico legal document. Medical transcriptionists must master English grammar, must have knowledge of medical transcription practices, and exhibit the highest professional standards.    

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