Department of Business Technology

Medical Information Technology
Medical Reception Certificate Program

The Medical Reception curriculum provides students with the skills needed to provide exceptional service to patients in a medical setting.  In this role the essential duties performed include scheduling appointments, screening telephone calls, obtaining and entering patient registration information, releasing appropriate medical information, maintaining medical records and managing patient flow.  Medical Reception students are instructed in the financial transactions of a practice and will have a clear understanding of all the activities in the billing and collection cycle.  Students are provided a broad overview of medical law and the principles of medical ethics as well as the guidelines established by HIPAA.

This training also prepares students for the position of a hospital ward secretary.

Students successfully completing the program are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

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Program: Medical Reception    
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP):   51.0712
CIP Description: Medical Reception/Receptionist    
Level of Program: Certificate of Applied Science    
Program Length (months):   9
Program URL:
Related Occupations:   SOC Code
Medical Assistants   31-9092.00
Estimated Cost of Completing the Program Montana Residents Non-Residents
Tuition and Required Fees (attending full time in both fall and spring semesters)
Cost for Books and Supplies (estimated annual costs)
Annual Room and Board
Number of completers between July 1 , 2010 and June 30, 2011
Normal time in months to complete program 
Job Placement Rate for program completers
not avail
Job Placement Rate for program completers Students who completed a Federal Perkins Grant Program-approved Certificate in FY2010-2011
What types of jobs? Jobs in or closely-related to the field of study
When were they employed? Students who were employed from October to December of the year they graduated
How were graduates tracked? Student data is submitted to the US Department of Labor who then matches that information with income records from the Internal Revenue Service
What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and accrediting body


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