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Front Office Medical Assistant Training

$225.00

★★★★★ “This course provided an amazing overview of the essential skills needed to effectively manage a medical office. From handling cancellations and rescheduling appointments, to providing excellent customer service – the knowledge gained through this training has been invaluable.” – Samantha K., Medical Office Manager

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Medical Front Office Staff Training Program

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide medical front office staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively schedule appointments and manage patient flow in a medical office. The curriculum covers a range of topics including:

  • Understanding different types of appointments and when to schedule them
  • Using electronic health records (EHR) systems to schedule appointments and manage patient information
  • Communicating with patients and caregivers to schedule appointments and gather necessary information
  • Handling cancellations and rescheduling appointments
  • Managing patient flow and ensuring a smooth and efficient appointment process
  • Handling difficult or stressful situations with tact and professionalism

Curriculum:

1) Introduction to scheduling appointments

In this module, medical front office staff will learn about the various types of appointments that may be scheduled in a medical office. This will include routine check-ups, follow-up visits, diagnostic tests, and procedures. Staff will also learn about the importance of scheduling appointments based on availability and patient needs, as well as the policies and procedures for scheduling appointments in the office.

Content for this module may include:

  • Overview of different types of appointments
  • Factors to consider when scheduling appointments (e.g. patient availability, necessary time for appointment type, provider availability)
  • Policies and procedures for scheduling appointments (e.g. cancellation policies, rescheduling policies)

2) Using EHR systems for appointment scheduling

In this module, medical front office staff will learn how to use electronic health records (EHR) systems to schedule appointments and manage patient information. This will involve navigating the EHR system, entering and updating patient information, and using the system to access and review patient records.

Content for this module may include:

  • Introduction to EHR systems and their role in appointment scheduling and patient care
  • Navigating and using the EHR system to schedule appointments
  • Entering and updating patient information in the EHR system (e.g. demographics, insurance information, medical history)
  • Accessing and reviewing patient records in the EHR system

3) Communicating with patients and caregivers

In this module, medical front office staff will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and caregivers to schedule appointments and gather necessary information. This will involve providing instructions and information to patients and caregivers about appointments, handling questions and concerns, and using effective communication techniques to build trust and rapport.

Content for this module may include:

  • Best practices for communicating with patients and caregivers
  • Gathering necessary information from patients and caregivers to schedule appointments (e.g. availability, insurance information, medical history)
  • Providing instructions and information to patients and caregivers about appointments (e.g. location, arrival time, necessary preparation)
  • Handling questions and concerns about appointments
  • Building trust and rapport through effective communication

4) Cancellations and rescheduling appointments

In this module, medical front office staff will learn how to handle cancellations and rescheduling requests from patients and caregivers. This will involve updating the appointment schedule and EHR system when appointments are changed, and communicating with patients and caregivers about cancellations and rescheduled appointments.

Content for this module may include:

  • Policies and procedures for cancellations and rescheduling appointments
  • Handling cancellations and rescheduling requests from patients and caregivers
  • Updating the appointment schedule and EHR system when appointments are changed
  • Communicating with patients and caregivers about cancellations and rescheduled appointments

5) Managing patient flow

In this module, medical front office staff will learn how to coordinate with other staff members and manage patient flow to ensure a smooth and efficient appointment process. This will involve identifying and addressing bottlenecks in the appointment process, and managing patient flow in the waiting area.

Content for this module may include:

  • Coordinating with other staff members to ensure a smooth and efficient appointment process
  • Identifying and addressing bottlenecks in the appointment process
  • Managing patient flow in the waiting area (e.g. checking in patients, providing estimated wait times, managing patient flow in the examination room)

6) Handling difficult or stressful situations

In this module, medical front office staff will learn how to respond to difficult or stressful situations with tact and professionalism. This will involve using effective communication techniques to deescalate conflicts or issues, seeking guidance from supervisors when needed, and maintaining a calm and professional demeanor in challenging situations.

Staff will also learn about their role in maintaining confidentiality and privacy in the medical office, and the importance of following HIPAA regulations. Through this module, staff will develop the skills necessary to handle difficult or stressful situations with grace and efficiency, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care.

Content for this module may include:

  • Effective communication techniques to deescalate conflicts or issues
  • Seeking guidance from supervisors when necessary
  • Maintaining confidentiality and following HIPAA regulations
  • Maintaining a calm, professional demeanor in challenging situations.

7) Professionalism and customer service

In this module, medical front office staff will learn about the importance of professionalism and customer service in the medical office. This will involve developing skills for providing courteous and helpful service to patients and caregivers, understanding the expectations of patients and caregivers, addressing complaints in a timely manner, and upholding ethical standards. Staff will also learn how to use technology (e.g., voice mail systems) effectively for communicating with patients and caregivers.

Content for this module may include:

  • Providing courteous and helpful service to patients and caregivers
  • Understanding the expectations of patients and caregivers
  • Addressing complaints in a timely manner
  • Upholding ethical standards
  • Using technology (e.g., voice mail systems) effectively for communicating with patients and caregivers.

 


 

Students Testimonials:

★★★★★ “The medical front office training module was incredibly helpful in teaching me the necessary skills to effectively manage a medical office. I learned about how to handle difficult or stressful situations, coordinate with other staff members, and provide courteous customer service. I’m now more confident in managing the daily operations of a medical office.” – Kim L., Medical Office Assistant

★★★★  “The modules provided by this course were very informative and well organized. The material covered important topics such as handling cancellations and rescheduling appointments, coordinating with other staff members, and providing excellent customer service!” – Jack C., Medical Office Manager

★★★★ “This course was incredibly useful for understanding the basics of running an efficient and successful medical office. I learned how to handle difficult or stressful situations, manage patient flow in the waiting area, and provide excellent customer service!” – Eva S., Medical Office Assistant

★★★★★ “This course provided an amazing overview of the essential skills needed to effectively manage a medical office. From handling cancellations and rescheduling appointments, to providing excellent customer service – the knowledge gained through this training has been invaluable.” – Samantha K., Medical Office Manager