Medical Secretary Courses

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How do you become a medical secretary?

I’m thinking of re-training, and would like to know more about becoming a medical secretary.

Is there a specific course or qualification required – I’ve googled this and can see that Medical Terminology is one, are there any others? I already have pretty good administration skills…. but would these be enough?

Also what are the rates of pay like, and is there room for progression and development?

Any info or advice would be gratefully received, thanks you guys!

I work currently as a medical office in the job that I do right now, and this is pretty similar to being a medical secretary, except with a medical secretary, there is usually more of a concentration on transcription, as well as the clinical and administrative duties.

The classes that I took when I was in the medical office assistant program were typing, microcomputers (ms office — excel, powerpoint, word, access, outlook), business communications (typing letters), medical terminology, medical billing, pharmaceutical terminology, clinical procedures, medical office procedures, Word Perfect, medical transcription, and basic bookkeeping.

With the office experience that you have had within the job, you might be able to negotiate with the school on the business communication, microcomputers, and typing courses. The other ones I would recommend that you do, as some of them are complex, and would be hard to challenge. The office component parts, like the ones that I mentioned in the office experience there, you might be able to challenge.

The pay rate depending on where you live could be between 13 and 25 an hour for this position to start.

I hope that this helps you.


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Medical Abbreviations

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Which three letter medical abbreviation stands for something you wont find in the body?
veterinary terminology The choices are: CNS, DNA, RNA,NRC. Which is the correct answer out of those four abbreviations?

These are the terms that I am familiar with for these abbreviations”
CNS … central nervous system
DNA … deoxyribose nucleic acid
RNA … registered nursing assistant
NRC … neo red cells

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Medical Secretary Courses

Medical secretaries need a high school or GED followed by completion of a two-year technical or vocational program in a community college or technical school. The program should lead to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, specifically coursework focused on medical secretary qualifications.

Representative medical secretary courses for this adult education program include:

* Human Anatomy – although medical secretaries do not provide treatment or care for patients, they are the first lines of communication between patients and doctors. Medical secretaries learn the names of body parts and bodily systems in this course.

* Medical Terminology – the focus is on vocabulary and phrases related to medical conditions, body parts, insurance issues, medical billing and medical office operations.

* Office Technology – a large component of a medical secretary’s job includes the use of computers, copiers, faxes, and other office technology. Students learn keyboarding skills, basic personal computer operations, and basic office technology operations. Software specific to creating medical appointments and patient billing systems are also taught.

* Medical Office Management – focuses on issues related to the business of working in a medical office. Medical secretaries take this course to understand the laws governing privacy in a medical office and to learn the functions of other members of a medical office.

* Medical Insurance Billing – every service performed and piece of medical equipment used in a medical office is assigned a code. This code is used for billing the patient and the patient’s insurance company. Medical secretaries learn the billing and coding system in this course. They learn to initiate medical insurance appeals, communicate with insurance companies, and how to identify insurance companies’ mistakes.

Medical secretaries should pursue certification by a professional organization such as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), through which they can earn the CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) or CAP (Certified Administrative Professional) designation. Medical Secretaries interested in furthering their careers in the medical field may also be certified by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), to earn designation as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

Anyone completing an adult education medical secretary program can expect a positive career outlook as the occupation is expected to grow by 125,000 jobs or a 27 percent increase by 2018 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11). Job opportunities are best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications, with advanced communication skills, and computer skills.

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Medical Shorthand

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Medical shorthand (shorthand: a way of talking and writing quickly) is a shorthand used by medical professionals (people who work to help sick people) to hurry explanation of diseases (sickness), patients, or medicines (drugs).

This shorthand can include shortening of longer disease names, by cutting the word down to it’s base. Medical professionals also create words that mean something. An example of this is “stat”, used to indicate that something needs to be hurried. It is from the Latin “base word” statim, meaning quick. A very commonly used shorthand is shortening things on order forms for patients. An example is, pre-op meaning pre-operation. These can be very complicated and extensive.

Despite the fact that this shorthand might make it difficult for new Interns or recently trained Nurses to get used to this unofficial language, it has been shown to improve the speed of treatment in hospitals.

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