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Secretary, Medical
Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
Technician, Health Information
According to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), registered health information technicians (RHITs) ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems.
Technician, Medical Coding
Technicians who specialize in coding are called medical coders or coding specialists. Medical coders assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure by using classification systems software. The classification system determines the amount for which healthcare providers will be reimbursed if the patient is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance programs using the system. Coders may use several coding systems, such as those required for ambulatory settings, physician offices, or long-term care.
Technician, Medical Records and Health Information
Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system.
     
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