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Program Outcomes

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate Program in Medical Assisting, the graduate will be able to:

1. Perform risk-management procedures and patient instruction for follow-up care, health maintenance and disease prevention

2.  Properly handle and dispose of infectious waste and biohazard materials in compliance with government regulations.

3.  Process insurance claims including the application of managed care policies, and performing both diagnostic and procedural coding.

4.  Perform clerical functions to include execution of bookkeeping principles and special accounting entries.

5. Maintain and perform inventory of administrative and clinical supplies and equipment following office policy.

6.  Perform and collect various specimens in compliance with Standard Precautions set forth by the Centers for Disease Control.

7.  Perform various diagnostic tests utilizing quality control procedures.

8.  Conduct various patient care procedures, administratively, clinically and laboratory, including preparation and administering oral and parenteral medications as directed by the physician.

9.  Identify medical-legal issues within the medical office, respecting confidentiality and documenting appropriately in the medical record.