# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 1688248530

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

File medical correspondence.

Definition

Filing of medical correspondence should include
  • letters from other doctors
  • diagnostic testing
  • consultations
  • other documents.
Filing should also include a description of various practices used in medical offices. These include
  • using a scanner
  • retrieving digital reports
  • converting reports to hard-copy and digital (e.g., computed tomography [CT] scan, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], diagnostic tests)
  • following the hierarchy of evidence.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What types of filing systems are commonly used for medical correspondence? How are they similar and different?
  • What are the methods for removing and replacing a patient file?
  • What is an out guide? How is it used?
  • What is the importance of maintaining accuracy in filing documents?
  • How can confidentiality of medical correspondence be ensured?

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Professions Events

 

Medical Assisting