Business Law provides the student with a working knowledge of the legal system, business ethics, and essentials of contracts. Students gain knowledge in logical and analytical thinking, and are encouraged to challenge legal issues and defend their point of view.
New Richmond, Online
Fall 2023, Summer 2023
An externship is actual work experience in a medical office which provides the student with a variety of tasks. The sites are usually clinics or hospitals but can be other medical-related offices as well. The instructor and student will work together to secure an externship which will be acceptable to all parties. PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in this course, students must have successfully completed or are in good standing in all program courses and have the approval of program faculty. Criminal Background checks will be required for this course.
Internship is designed to provide students with on-the-job experiences in actual work situations. These experiences strengthen student competencies through participation in a wide variety of occupational experiences, ranging from routine assignments to specialized work-related duties. Instructor approval is required prior to enrolling in this course.
This is an introductory course designed to develop an understanding of the activities, functions, and principles of business enterprises. The course helps to gain insight into the responsibilities and challenges of operating a business. Emphasis is on the interaction of the various functions required to operate businesses of all sizes. Specifically, the areas of business trends, ownership models, leadership, human resources, marketing, information management, and finance will be explored.
In Human Resource Management, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to effectively value and apply employees' abilities and needs to organization goals. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the supervisor's role in contemporary human resources management, impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance management, employee counseling and development, and effective use of compensation and benefit strategies. It is recommended that the learner have experience using a PC/MAC, using the MS Windows operating systems and software suite, browsing Web pages, downloading files, using e-mail, and exchanging files prior to enrolling in this course.
Getting the right employees in the right job is really an art. Learn the methods of recruitment used to attract employees to your organization. Once recruitment takes place, then selection of the most suitable candidate for an opening takes place. This process is highly governed by state and federal law which must be learned and used as the basis for lawful selection of employees. PREREQUISITE: 10116100 Human Resource Management.
The course provides students with both the common and complex issues related to human behavior in the workplace as it relates to employee relations, state and federal mandates and laws. In-depth examination of relationships among workers, management, laws and government are the major focus of this course. PREREQUISITE: 10116100 Human Resource Management.
The onboarding and training course prepares participants to be able to orient, train and take new hires through the onboarding process so they have the greatest opportunity to be successful, productive employees in the workplace. Key topics are: training and development, delivery techniques, assessing employee strengths, and methods to determine where employees may focus talent improvement processes. Course will also explore the value of engaging in company culture including techniques for success within that culture. PREREQUISITE: 10116100 Human Resource Management.
This course develops professional skills and attitudes needed in a medical business environment. Skills developed include an ability to communicate effectively with patients and other medical office staff, manage time effectively, schedule patients, greet patients, use the telephone properly, process mail, apply ergonomics and office safety, and use medical computer software efficiently.
This course presents common health insurance terminology and selected private and government insurance coverages. Students are introduced to basic principles of disease coding and procedural coding from the physician/provider perspective and follow the life cycle of the medical insurance claim with the aim of accurate and efficient reimbursement for services provided. This is not for experienced coders. PREREQUISITE: 10501101 Medical Terminology.
Medical Administrative Practice is a capstone course for the Medical Administrative Professional degree, which brings together skills and knowledge learned in other classes and applies them in decision-making situations and in completing job tasks. This course provides the student with the training required to keep consistent with computer software that is used in the billing areas of the medical office. Topics covered are medical office procedures, practice management, basic billing skills and billing collection via real-life activities and simulations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to work in the medical office. PREREQUISITE: 10160140 Medical Office Administration COREQUISITE: 10160134 Medical Insurance Claims
Emphasizes insurance preparation and reimbursement of claims to Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and Worker’s Compensation. Applies ICD, CPT and HCPCS coding resources to complete CMS 1500 and CMS 1450 insurance claims. Computerized billing software will be utilized throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: 10160134 Medical Insurance Claims.
This course is designed to expand the student's medical vocabulary and develop skill in keyboarding, formatting, editing, storing, and printing medical documents. Emphasis is placed on speed building and accuracy improvement. PREREQUISITES: 10501101 Medical Terminology and 10106110 Document Formatting or 10103146 MS Word A and COREQUISITE: 10103147 MS Word B.
Simulates handling patients and employees, applying customer service skills, and the use of computers in a medical/clinical setting. Hands-on experience in scheduling appointments, work in electronic medical records, establishing a fee schedule, and practice management. Utilizes Microsoft Office software, electronic billing software, electronic medical record software, telephone systems, internet, fax and e-mail. PREREQUISITE: 10160143 Medical Office Procedures and Customer Service.
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