Medical secretaries perform administrative duties/clerical activities in doctor's offices, clinics, and hospitals using office software and operating other office equipment.
Medical secretaries perform some or all of the following duties:
Schedule and confirm medical appointments and receive and communicate messages for medical staff and patients;
Prepare, key in, edit, and proofread medical records, reports, articles, case histories and correspondence from machine dictation, shorthand and handwritten notes using computers;
Interview patients in order to complete forms, documents and case histories;
Complete insurance and other claim forms;
Initiate and maintain confidential medical files and records;
Prepare financial statements and billing procedures;
Order supplies and maintain inventory;
Determine and establish office procedures and routines;
May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in use of current software.
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