Front Office vs. Back Office
The medical field has two distinct areas. “Front office” personnel work with patient records, insurance billing, computerized accounting, patient databases, transcription of dictated notes and applying standardized codes to patient records, among other responsibilities.
“Back office” personnel are the care providers, including physicians, nurses and a variety of assistants. Front office skills allow you to work in a medical facility without direct patient contact — using information technology skills to work in a health care setting.
Medical Front Office At a Glance
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Medical Front Office at a Glance for a closer look at what a medical front office assistant does.
Job Opportunities and Growth
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