The online Diploma in Medical Office Specialist program is designed for students interested in developing the skills needed for working in medical practices from an administrative standpoint and providing assistance to medical professionals by providing basic business operations. The curriculum prepares students to provide clinical and administrative assistance to physicians and other medical personnel through responsibilities including patient appointment scheduling, telephone communications, medical record maintenance, medical transcription, and patient billing. Graduates are also able to identify, administer, and document treatments and medications; collect, process, and test diagnostic specimens and document follow-up results; apply quality control and safety principles; and perform and document routine clinical procedures following office protocol.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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