Upon completion, the graduate will have been trained in the elements of Medical Assisting and Medical Coding and Billing including medical terminology, anatomy, human diseases, pharmacology, basic medical office procedures and clinical medical assisting skills. Students will also learn front office procedures such as handling patient accounts and records, word processing, and scheduling of patients.
Medical Office Administrator
Associate’s Degree Program
24 Months / 97 Credits
Medical Office Administrators keep healthcare offices running efficiently. They perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of medical terminology and procedures. Duties vary from office to office, and Medical Office Administrators may assist physicians and medical scientists with reports, record simple medical histories, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, and order supplies. They must also be familiar with insurance rules, billing practices, and hospital or laboratory procedures.
Upon completion, the graduate will possess working knowledge in:
- Basic medical terminology, anatomy, human diseases, pharmacology
- Basic medical coding and billing skills
- Medical documentation
- Assigning and sequencing diagnostic and procedural codes using universally recognized coding systems
- Basic medical office procedures and clinical medical assisting skills.
Front office procedures such as:
- Handling patient accounts and records, word processing, and scheduling of patients.
Back office procedures such as:
- Taking patient histories and vital signs
- Preparing patients for procedures
- Assisting the physician with examinations and treatments
- Performing selected diagnostic tests as directed by the physician
- Basic medical laboratory and X-ray procedures
Are You Ready to. . . . . .
- Update and file patients’ medical records
- Research medical coding
- Prepare patient bills
- Work with insurance companies