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Army MOS 68G Patient Administration Specialist

Accurate information is crucial for planning and managing Army hospital operations. Patient Administration Specialists make sure that hospital and patient information is recorded, stored and delivered in order to keep everything running as smoothly as possible. The Patient Administration Specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing administrative duties in the patient administration division of an Army hospital or other medical facilities. Some of your duties as a Patient Administration Specialist may include:

Compile data and prepare required statistical report on outpatient visits, inpatient visits, admissions, dispositions, and other selected workload area
Prepare reports and data on births, deaths, and reportable conditions for submission to military and civilian authorities Initiate correspondence pertaining to medical records, medical board proceedings, line of duty investigations, and other records and reports pertaining to patient administration
Possess working knowledge of patient medical eligibility programs such as DEERS
Prepare and consolidate medical documents and files authorized documents ensuring proper sequencing of forms
Apply knowledge of medical terminology as it applies to anatomy and physiology
Prepare medical records for retirement
Assist in the preparation of medical information for release
Maintain a medical record tracking system within the medical treatment facility
Process patients for admission to medical facilities
Perform administrative duties and prepares appropriate forms to process and report very seriously ill and seriously ill
Account for and safeguard funds received for deposit in medical services account
Prepare patient and associated documentation for medical evacuation

Job training for a Patient Administration Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in various office functions. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

English grammar, spelling and punctuation
Typing and clerical skills
Setting up and maintaining filing and publication systems
Preparing forms and correspondence in military style

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Patient Administration Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Patient Administration Specialist, you may be involved in:

Perform medical administrative duties in various departments or services of hospitals
Post administrative entries in medical records
Schedule patients for medical board action
Monitor long-term patient rosters
Maintain patient workload data from subordinate services
Audit medical records for quality control based on the nature of care and treatment given
Release medical information, answer inquiries and provide information from medical records to requesting parties as

Related Civilian Jobs
There isn’t an office anywhere that doesn’t need a highly qualified administrative employee. Your Army training as an Patient Administration Specialist will be extremely valued in positions such as clerk typists, secretaries, general office clerks, administrative assistants or office managers, whether you choose to pursue a career in hospital administration or in another office environment. With your extensive Army training and experience, as well as some additional study, you’ll have the opportunity to qualify for certification with the American Medical Technologists as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Related Army Positions
Human Resources Specialist (42A)
Medical Logistics Specialist (68J)

See Promotion Points for MOS 68G