Medical Transcription

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Course Description

Enjoy the freedom of working at home! Medical transcription is the field for you if you enjoy flexibility and convenience. The online format of this course provides 24-hour access and is designed to provide you with knowledge of the transcription of medical records. The medical reports include history and physical examinations, radiology reports, operative procedure reports, pathology reports, consultations, discharge summaries, a death summary and an autopsy report. Real-life inpatient and outpatient scenarios prepare you for success.

This is a beginning medical transcription course designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the transcription of medical reports. Medical reports will be transcribed from 10 individual case studies, each of which concerns an inpatient with a specific medical problem. There are between four and eight reports within each case study. The case studies have been taken from hospital medical records. Students will be involved in the care of the patients from the date of admission through the date of discharge.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: --Describe the importance of the confidential nature of medical reports and be aware of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines for medical transcriptionists.
--Describe the content and purposes of the types of inpatient medical reports used in this course.
--Describe the content and purposes of the outpatient medical reports and correspondence used in this course.
--Transcribe medical reports using correct report format.
--Transcribe medical reports using correct capitalization, number, punctuation, abbreviation, symbol, and metric measurement rules.
--Spell correctly both the English and medical terms and abbreviations presented, either by memory or by using a dictionary or other reference book.
--Define the medical terms and abbreviations presented, either by memory or by using a dictionary or other reference book.
--Define the prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes presented.
--Identify and define the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of a medical transcriptionist.
--Recognize the advantages of having current reference material and being able to use it effectively.
--Use standard proofreader's marks to edit medical reports without changing the meaning of the dictator's style.

The national certification is available upon completion, and enhances your marketability. *Certification Available

Dates:August 1 - December 31, 2015   Check for other Dates
Meets:ONLINE - 24/7 access , 1 session(s)
Fee: $1,130.00

MUST take the following classes: Medical Terminology for Coding Specialist and Keyboarding for Medical Students. Student will receive log-on instructions via email within 2-3 business days of registering. MUST PURCHASE TEXT FROM GREENVILLE TECH BOOKSTORE ONLY: Hillcrest Medical Center Bundle (CD, WebCT, Footpedal, Merrian Webster Dictionary, Common Medical Abbreviations). AAPC APPROVED.

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