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MEDL (Medical) - Course Outcomes

MEDL-2350 - Medical Terminology
  • Identify and define medical word roots, combining forms, suffixes and prefixes
  • Define unfamiliar words by analyzing word elements
  • Develop proficiency pronouncing and spelling of medical words
  • Describe the major organ systems of the body
  • Describe the major diseases and disorders affecting each body system
  • Evaluate and interpret medical records
MEDL-2360 - Medical Document Processing
  • Develop keyboarding skill to meet the minimum proficiency rate of 30 nwpm with 5 or fewer errors for 5 minutes
  • Format and revise various types of reports which are used in all medical specialties using MS Word
  • Proofread documents; supply necessary capitalization and punctuation; and correct errors
  • Extract pertinent information from other date to prepare patient data files
  • Complete mail merge projects
MEDL-2380 - Medical Office Transcription I
  • Describe the importance of the confidential nature of medical records
  • Transcribe medical records using correct report format
  • Transcribe medical records using correct capitalization, number, punctuation, abbreviation, symbol, and metric measurement rules
  • Spell correctly both the English and medical terms and abbreviations presented either by memory or by using a dictionary/reference book
  • Recognize the advantages of having current reference material and be able to use it effectively
  • Use standard proofreader’s  marks to edit medical reports without changing either the meaning or the dictator’s style
MEDL-2390 - CPT Medical Insurance Coding
  • Describe HCPCS Coding Systems, Recognition/Differentiation
  • Understand format of CPT Manual
  • Recognize and apply code change icons to procedures and services
  • Navigate the CPT manual and apply proper codes to medical procedures from the Evaluation/Management, Medicine, Anesthesia, Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, and Modifiers sections of the CPT manual
  • Application of codes learned to coding scenarios
MEDL-2400 - ICD-CM Medical Insurance Coding
  • Describe format of ICD-CM text:
  1.  Tabular List ( Volume I )
  2.  Alphabetical List ( Volume II)
  3.  Procedures:  Tabular List and Alphabetic Index (VolumeIII)
  4.  Conventions (Tabular List)
  5.  Supplementary Classifications – (V Codes & E Codes)
  • Navigate the ICD manual and apply proper codes to diagnoses
  • Application of codes learned to coding scenarios
MEDL-2410 - Medical Insurance Billing
  • Identify various types of third-party payers
  • Apply fee and diagnostic billing codes
  • Use critical thinking skills
  • Handle transactions involving patient payment for services
  • Record information related to Workers’ Compensation Board and insurance billings
  • Apply proofreading skills
  • Prepare final-form financial documents for the medical environment
  • Meet deadlines
MEDL-2420 - Practical Applications in Professional Medical Coding
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the CPT code set
  • Apply the fundamentals of coding and documentation in the physician’s practice
  • Define and discuss terminology, anatomy, and documentation guidelines related to various specialties in medicine
  • Prepare for the American Academy of Professional Coders’ CPC Certification Examination
MEDL-2460 - Medical Office Administration

Medical Manager/automated medical practice management program 

  • Enter, retrieve, and post patient data into appropriate screens
  • Run the Daily Report
  • Schedule, cancel, and modify individual and multiple appointments
  • Prepare and interpret information on an Insurance Billing Worksheet
  • Print claim forms for insurance companies
  • Post payments from patients and insurance carriers
  • Make posting adjustments from the Procedure and Payment Entry screens
  • Print the Guarantor, Current Period, and System Summary Reports
  • Print Patient statements

Medical Office Practice/manual office practice management

  • Perform administrative procedures
  • Manage practice finances
  • Demonstrate initiative and responsibility
  • Use communication skills effectively
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Prepare and maintain medical records
  • Document accurately
MEDL-2480- Medical Office Transcription II
  • Describe the importance of the confidential nature of medical records
  • Transcribe medical records using correct report format
  • Transcribe medical records using correct capitalization, number, punctuation, abbreviation, symbol, and metric measurement rules
  • Spell correctly both the English and medical terms and abbreviations presented either by memory or by using a dictionary/reference book
  • Recognize the advantages of having current reference material and be able to use it effectively
  • Use standard proofreader’s  marks to edit medical reports without changing either the meaning or the dictator’s style
MEDL-2910 - Medical Cooperative Work Experience
  • Develop critical thinking skills in self-assessment in order to make the right choices affecting their careers.
  • Develop good communication skills-listening; writing; and speaking
  • Devise strategies for building rapport in teamwork within a diverse workplace culture
  • Learn how to use critical thinking skills in problem solving
  • Develop techniques that build confidence in the resume writing and interviewing processes

 


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