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Kaisa Larson, BHS, MA
Master of Arts degree, Health Education; University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Bachelor of Science degree, Health Science; University of South Dakota; Vermillion, Alabama
Associate of Applied Science Degree,
Medical Assisting; Lower Columbia College; Longview, Washington
- Professional Experience:
Medical/Office Assistant- 8 years
Instructor-Tillamook Bay Community College- 3 years
Instructor- Clatsop Community College- 3 years
Past Certified member of AAMA (American Association of
Sue Boulden - BSN, CMA
Dawn Heater, Instructor, Medical Office
Medical Office Administration since 1983
Practice Consultant since 2002
MHCC Instructor since 2009
Medical Office Procedures
Understanding Medical Insurance
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Southern Oregon University), 1977
Associate of Applied Science, Office Administration (Southern Oregon University), 1975
Associate of Applied Science, Medical Transcription (Mt. Hood Community
Currently work as a Specialty Coder for the Physician Business Office, Providence Health System.
Over 10 years’ experience working in orthopedics, internal medicine, and plastic surgery practices.
Medical Billing I & II, Applied Billing and Coding
- Professional Organizations:
Active Member American Academy of Professional Coders
Past President, American Academy of Professional Coders, Portland Metro Chapter, 2014
Certified Professional Coder
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including instructions for completing the FAFSA, is posted on the MHCC Financial Aid webpage. Scholarships are also available.
To avoid missing financial aid deadlines and opportunities, it is recommended that the FAFSA be completed on January 1 for the following academic year or at the time of program application. Financial aid inquiries may be directed to FinAid.Mail@mhcc.edu.
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