Medical Office Administration

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

According to the U.S Department of Labor, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average of all occupations through the year 2020 as the health services industry expands because of technological advances in medicine, and a growing and aging population. It is one of the fastest growing occupations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This 570 hour certificate program will cover anatomy, physiology and medical terminology as well as typing, transcription, recordkeeping, accounting, and insurance processing.  Students also will learn patient relations, medical law, and ethics.

 

On the jobs, medical office assistants perform many administrative duties. These duties include greeting patients, update and file patient medical records, filling out insurance form, handling correspondences, scheduling appointments, answering phones, arrange for hospital admission and laboratory services.

 

EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • ·         Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls
  • ·         Review patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data
  • ·         Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
  • ·         Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
  • ·         Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis 
  • ·         Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
  • ·         Protect patients’ health information for confidentiality, authorized access for treatment, and data security

 

CAREERS:

Graduates can look for these job titles: medical records and health information technicians, medical secretaries, occupational therapist assistant, pharmacy aides, physical therapist assistant and aide, dental assistant, or medical office administrator.

 

40 hours/week: 14 Weeks                                             

20 hours/week: 28 Weeks

 

Course Code

Course Description

Units

Hours

MED101

Anatomy and Terminology

20

200

MED102

Medical Office Administration

37

370