Medical Office Management Associate Degree Program
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Medical Office Management Associate of Applied Science Degree Details
The total program length of the Medical Office Management Associate of Applied Science Degree is 75 weeks, excluding holidays. During the Medical Office Management Associate of Applied Science degree program, students will be taught:
- Administrative office skills that include fashioning and management of electronic medical records, word processing and computer skills to best utilize current medical office automation/software related to client data management, routine medical office procedures
- Insurance billing filing and reimbursement procedures, with accurate completion of medical insurance claim forms including evaluating and determining the most appropriate and required coding for maximum reimbursement
- Effective business principles and business communication to bring about an understanding of and practical application to business operations and practices
- Effective interpersonal and customer service skills that are consist with superior oral and written communication and professional and effective interaction with healthcare team members and clientele;
- Principles of management, supervision and human resource management to possess and apply the foundational concepts of effective management, leadership and support of personnel for maximum individual and business productivity
- The functions of human resources as an integral part in the operations of a business; and,
- Business math, accounting and financial record-keeping skills that include accounts receivable and payable as well as preparing a payroll
- Ability and desire for advancement in the profession through a dedication to life-long learning
- Appreciation for studies of the arts, sciences and humanities for development of a more learned professional as manifest in communication and behavior
- Critical thinking applied to approach in performing all duties and responsibilities of their role.
Upon completion of the program, the student should be prepared to seek employment work in such healthcare settings as physician’s offices, multi-specialty clinics, surgery centers, hospitals, insurance companies; and, state and local community health and home health agencies in profession entry-level positions such as: Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Billing Clerk, Billing Specialist, Patient Account Representative, Patient Services Representative, Hospital Admissions Clerk, Medical Records Clerk; and, this educational foundation affords and enables the graduate to assume managerial responsibility allowing for an expansion of career opportunities such as: Office Coordinator, Supervisor, Manager; Administrative Specialist, Coordinator, Supervisor, Manager; Patient Services Supervisor, Manager; and, Business Administrator.