Course Name
Medical Office Specialist with Transcription Training

Contact Hours: 850

Course Description
Demand for medical office assistants (Medical Office Specialists) will rise 20+% by in the next 10 years according to Department of Labor statistics. Medical office assistants enjoy exciting, varied assignments, steady work schedules, respect and prestige. Whether you work for a clinic or medical provider, as a Medical Office Assistant you will have a career you can be proud of! This course will take your through the basics of how a medical office functions and train you to do all of it but the nursing!! Start a rewarding career in a growing and recession proof field.

Why take this Medical Office Specialist training course? With the right credentials, you will be readily employable. Gain your technical education the modern way by learning on your own time, at your own pace, at home. Plan to complete approximately 4 months of study at your own pace and on your own schedule. There are no educational prerequisites or experience required to enroll in this course, and it does include a comprehensive medical billing module, and a complete medical terminology module.

Medical transcriptionists are vital members of the professional healthcare team. Medical transcriptionists transcribe medical reports to document patients` medical care and condition. Most medical reports are transcribed from audio files recorded by the physician, but a growing number of medical reports are first compiled by speech recognition technology, then edited and corrected by medical transcriptionists, or Medical Language Specialists.

The professional healthcare team includes physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, dietitians, and other healthcare support staff. A vital member of this team is the Medical Transcriptionist. Medical transcriptionists transcribe medical reports from doctor’s dictation in order to document a patient’s medical care and condition. These may include office chart notes, history and physical examinations, consultations, letters, memos, admission notes, emergency medicine reports, procedure notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, x-rays, pathology reports, and many laboratory tests and diagnostic studies. The job title Medical Transcriptionist has changed over the years. Originally called medical steno and then medical transcriber, the role of today’s medical transcriptionist continues to evolve with advancements in technology and healthcare documentation. Nevertheless, the goal remains the same: integrity in healthcare documentation.

Please note: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated and students retain access for one year from the date of enrollment.

Students who enroll in this course may, after completion, apply to The AHDI to take the CMT (Certified Medical Transcriptionist) or RMT (Registered Medical Transcriptionist) Exam. This exam consists of both medical transcription-related knowledge items and transcription performance items. The transcription performance items include transcribing dictation, editing, and proofreading. The examination is available worldwide where selected Thomson Prometric test centers are located. Upon completion of the exam at the testing center, a score report will be available immediately. If one does not pass the exam, a report will be given indicating the objective areas where improvement is needed. To learn more visit the AHDI website. Please note, it is not necessary to be “Certified” in order to be employed as a Medical Transcriptionist. The exam cost is not included in this program.

Assessment Tools:

  • Quizzes
  • Practical Experience
  • Online Exercises

Required Book(s)
Includes Dictation Foot Pedal. REFERENCE MATERIAL INCLUDED (ONLINE ONLY) -AHDI Book of Style -Stedman’s Medical Terms and Phrases -Stedman’s Medical Dictionary -Stedman’s Laboratory Values -Physician’s Finder -Abbreviations -Medical and Surgical Equipment Words -Quick Look Drug book -Stedman’s Medical Speller, plus all the online references in the course itself. No additional purchase required.

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