Foundations of Medical Administration
Course Project Overview
Welcome to the overview for the Foundations of Medical Administration Course Project! On the following tabs you will find information about the various components of the course project.
Course Project (Part 1 and Part 2) Timeline
You will have two due dates for this project. The first part will be due in week 3 and the second in week 5.
You just accepted a role as a medical administrator at a podiatrist medical office. There are many responsibilities associated with he position including managing the office, patient registration, insurance verification and referrals, and scheduling follow up appointments. As you navigate through your first day at work, the waiting room is full and a patient with a sever foot infection is seeking treatment without an appointment. As part fo your new position and responsibilities, you will be required to review, assess, and participate in all medical administrative duties that will support this patient.
For this project, you will describe the medical administrator's responsibilities for registering and welcoming the patient and how you would improve upon these processes to enhance the patient's experience.
Course Project Part 1
There are two parts to this assignment that include the Patient Encounter Summary and Improvement of that summary.
Part 1: Patient Encounter Summary (due in module 3)
Identify and summarize the steps for registering this patient by completing the encounter form as the patient and the registration form as the medical administrator, which includes verification of the patient insurance. HIPAA privacy rule should be adhered to when registering the patient.
In order to successfully complete the Outpatient Encounter Form and the Patient Registration form below, please use the information contained on the following tab: Patient and Outpatient Information.
Patient Registration Form
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Outpatient Encounter Form
Jane Doe (chart #0987) saw Dr. Brown on 1-1-2015.
She is 5'5" tall and weighs 130 pounds.
Her blood pressure was 120/70
Her pulse was 60
Her temperature was 98.6
This was her second visit with Dr. Brown after she was referred by Dr. White. She is seeing Dr. Brown for adult onset IDDM (insulin dependent diabetes mellitus).
Jane's visit was only for an office visit and laboratory tests. Dr. Brown spent 25 minutes with Jane at this visit and ordered lab testing for Hemoglobin A1C. Jane needs to return to see Dr. Brown in 1 month.
When Jane checked out she gave the receptionist her encounter form which had the office visit at a cost of $100. She paid the amount of her copayment which was $20.
Additional Information for Outpatient Encounter Form
Primary reason for office visit: severe foot infection
Secondary reason for office visit: adult onset IDDM
This part also relates to the scenario used for part 1.
As the new medical administrator, you will have to complete an encounter form of the new patient with a severe foot infection. Complete the steps below:
The Course Project Part 2 should be a written summary. (Refer to the course syllabus for APA writing guidelines)