Medical Reception C.A.S.

Michelle Boller, Director

The Medical Reception Certificate prepares students with the required skills to provide exceptional service to patients in a medical setting, ranging from private practice receptionists to hospital ward secretaries. Students learn how to perform essential duties including:

  • Greeting patients, scheduling appointments, screening telephone calls, obtaining and entering patient registration information, releasing appropriate medical information, maintaining medical records, and managing patient flow

  • Understanding the financial transactions of a practice with a clear understanding of all the activities in the billing and collection cycle

  • Applying foundational knowledge of medical law and the principles of medical ethics as well as the guidelines established by HIPAA.

Upon completion of the program, students receive a Certificate of Applied Science and will be prepared to work as receptionists in healthcare facilities and physician offices.

Certificate of Applied Science - Medical Reception

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 32

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: See Program Director for scope and sequence advising. Please refer to online schedule for online course availability.


Summary

Medical Reception Required Courses

32

Total Hours

32


Medical Reception Required Courses

Note: Substitutions are approved at the discretion of the program director.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ACTG 101

Accounting Procedures I

4

AHMS 144

Medical Terminology

3

AHMS 156

Medical Billing Fundamentals

3

AHMS 220

Medical Office Procedures

4

AHMS 252

Computerized Medical Billing

3

AHMS 270E

Medical Ethics

3

CAPP 154

MS Word

3

COMX 115S

Introduction to Interpersonal Communications

3

M 105

Contemporary Mathematics

3

WRIT 101

College Writing I

3

Total Hours

32

Minimum Required Grade: C-