Patient Account Specialist is great way to be in the medical field without direct patient care. If you are detail oriented, your ability to maintain patients’ records using electronic scheduling and billing will be an asset to both the patient and the physician. In this program you’ll also learn medical office procedures and medical insurance claim processing. Medical terminology and administrative routines and procedures specific to a medical office are covered, so there’s no need to have a background in the medical field.
New classes start monthly. Program orientation will take place on the 15th of each month and students will begin on the first day of the following month. When the 15th falls on a weekend orientation will take place the following Monday.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Certified Coding Associate Credential (CCA) (AHIMA)
Fundamentals of Technology
Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies
Foundations of Medical Office
Electronic Health Records
Patient Billing/Medical Insurance
Career Major Capstone
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 4
Graphic Literacy – 4
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).