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Medical Office Careers

Overview

Medical Office professionals are critical to the support of clinical staff in the health care industry. Physicians, nurses and other direct patient-contact personnel rely on well-trained medical office professionals to assist them in the creation and retention of quality medical documentation based on patient care. The medical office professional's job may include transcribing medical documents, creating and processing correspondence, coding of diagnoses and procedures, scheduling patient appointments, pulling and filing of medical records, releasing of information, collecting or abstracting medical data, understanding reimbursement methodologies, meeting physician documentation needs, as well as other related duties.

What You'll Learn
  • Transcribing reports
  • Composing and processing correspondence
  • Coding of diagnosis and procedures
  • Completing insurance forms
  • Maintaining financial records
  • Making calls for physicians
  • Making patient appointments
Career Settings
  • Medical offices and clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Industrial medical facilities
  • Home-based transcription
Potential Employers
  • University of MN, Academic Health Center
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthEast Care System
  • Fairview Health Services
Additional Benefits
  • Develop mastery and a complete understanding of the language of medicine or medical terminology
  • Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills for immediate employment as a Medical Office Professional