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 Course Title:   Medical Practice Finances

 Title Abbreviation:   MEDICAL PRAC FINANCES

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    104

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4.5

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures; banking procedures; payroll records; medical office financial records; credit and collection practices; cultural perceptions of credit and collection. Selected computer applications.


Prerequisite: 30 wpm typing speed or department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform bookkeeping procedures.
  2. Prepare special accounting entries.
  3. Complete and maintain selected financial forms and records.
  4. Maintain records for accounting and banking purposes.
  5. Explain general office policies.
  6. Credit and collection practices.
  7. Utilize computer software to maintain office systems.
  8. Document appropriately.
  9. Skillfully use 10-key or computer key pad.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Bookkeeping procedures.
  2. Special accounting entries
  3. Manage accounts payable
  4. Manage accounts receivable.
  5. Payroll records.
  6. Petty cash fund.
  7. Monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  8. Establish and maintain the patients’ financial records.
  9. Billing and collection procedures.
  10. Banking procedures.
  11. Appropriate documentation.
  12. Computer applications.
  13. Ten-key or keypad utilization.