A Medical Assistant works in a physician or other health practitioner’s office and is considered an indispensable force. A Medical Assistant performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Medical Assistant students will be taught the principles of front and back office medical assisting. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology.
Students will practice and become adept at a variety of clinical skills including patient education, phlebotomy, and performing first aid. The program includes didactic and laboratory hands-on training as well as a clinical externship component where each student will be placed in one of a variety of facilities.
Program Course Outline
|Course Number||Title||Clock Hours||Outside of School Preparation Hours||Total Clock Hours||Quarter Credit Hours|
|MA 100||Front Office Records Foundation||96.0||30.0||126.0||6.0|
Prerequisite: Acceptance to Medical Assistant ProgramFront Office Records Foundation will introduce students to the creation and maintenance of a patient medical record. The training includes earning a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) training certificate. Students will review the use of computers in modern medical settings, including the management of patient appointments, and in the oversite of a medical records system. Students will practice Electronic Health Records training associated with appointment systems and medical records management. Students will study terminology associated with the HIPAA, computerization, appointment and records management, as well as medical terminology associated with the Skeletal, Muscular, and Nervous Systems. Students will practice EKG’s and prepare to take the Certified EKG Technician certification examination in their final Front Office Course.
|MA 101||Front Office Finances||96.0||30.0||126.0||126.0|
Prerequisite: Acceptance to Medical Assistant ProgramFront Office Finances will introduce students to systems used to manage all aspects of medical office finances, including diagnostic and procedural coding and claim form billing. Students will track claims reimbursement, complete patient statements, and review fee collection processes. Students will complete Electronic Health Records training associated with fee setting, procedure and diagnostic detail, and insurance billing, and reimbursement. Students will study terminology associated financial management, as well as medical terminology found in the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive, and Special Senses Systems. Students will practice EKG’s and prepare to take the Certified EKG Technician certification examination in their final Front Office Course.
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