In this module, students become familiar with the use of the medical dictionary, medical terms and medical abbreviations. Students develop skills in preparing and processing insurance claims. An emphasis is placed on setting up, maintaining and organizing patient records. Students become familiar with record management systems and develop skills in filing and indexing. Students learn to obtain information from patient charts and ledgers to complete insurance forms accurately. They also focus on important aspects of written communications. Students develop keyboarding skills on the computer. Physical exam procedures commonly performed in physicians’ offices are introduced and practiced, including taking vital signs and charting. Topics in professional development and career preparation are presented.
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