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Computerizing Med Data: Paper Chase Goes Techno

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This medical records capstone course enables students to develop career skills in computerizing data through application of a software program widely used in health care. While popular for medical billing and collections, Medisoft TM also applies to managing patients’ health care information, scheduling, correspondence, and a variety of reports. This course requires a PC with Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system. (3 credits) Prerequisites: HCR 210, HCR 220, and HCR 230.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9

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    The Medical Billing Process

    • Identify medical billing terminology.
    • Indicate factors that influence electronic medical record (EMR) adoption.

    The Medical Office and HIPAA

    • Describe the role of HIPAA as it relates to information technology (IT) in the medical office.
    • Discuss the advantages of using computerized medical records.
    • Summarize the major applications of IT in medical offices.

    Introduction to Medisoft™

    • Discuss the importance of data maintenance and backup.
    • Use the Medisoft™ Help feature.
    • Perform file maintenance tasks in Medisoft™.

    Entering Information

    • Create a patient record using Medisoft™.
    • Identify when to start a case.
    • Create a new case for a patient.

    Charge Transactions and Payments

    • Explain functions of the Transaction Entry dialog box.
    • Complete procedure charges using Medisoft™.

    Insurance Claims, Payments, and Statements

    • Perform various claim functions.
    • Apply an insurance payment to a patient claim.
    • Produce a patient statement.


    • Discuss the payment collection process.
    • Recognize the importance of a financial policy in a medical office.
    • Produce a collection letter.

    Scheduling Appointments and Printing Reports

    • Generate various Medisoft™ reports.
    • Perform various appointment scheduling functions.

    Working with Medisoft™

    • Assess practice management technology in the medical office.
    • Perform tasks in Medisoft™ related to the medical office.
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