DAY & EVENING CLASSES
The Medical Office Administration program is a 24-week day program and a 43-week evening program of instruction. This program prepares students for a variety of medical related careers. Students will have the opportunity to obtain entry-level employment as a medical biller and coder, medical transcriptionist, medical receptionist, as well as related positions with medical insurance companies and legal offices specializing in medical related issues.
Job Titles for Graduates of the Medical Office Administration Program
The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common job titles for which this program prepares students and requires the use of the skills learned as a predominant component of the job.
|Admissions Rep||Medical Customer Service Rep||Medical Records Clerk|
|Admitting Clerk||Medical Customer Service Specialist||Medical Secretary|
|Dental Receptionist||Medical Data Entry Clerk||Medical Transcriber|
|Medical Admitting Clerk||Medical Data Manager||Medical Typist|
|Medical Biller||Medical Front Desk Assistant||Medical Unit Administrator|
|Medical Billing Coordinator||Medical Front Desk Manager||Medical Unit Clerk|
|Medical Billing Assistant||Medical Front Desk Clerk||Medical Ward Clerk|
|Medical Billing Clerk||Medical Intake Coordinator||Pediatric Secretary|
|Medical Billing/Credentialing Specialist||Medical Office Administrator||Personal Assistant|
|Medical Billing/ A/R Clerk||Medical Office Assistant||Unit Administrator|
|Medical Claims Processor||Medical Office Coordinator||Unit Clerk|
|Medical Claims Review Specialist||Medical Office File Clerk||Veterinarian Secretarial Assistant|
|Medical Collections Specialist||Medical Receptionist||Ward Clerk|
KB1: Keyboarding 1 – 30 hours
Keyboarding I is an introductory course designed to teach alphabetic and numeric keyboarding. In Lessons 1-13, students will learn how to keyboard and build their skills. The Keyboarding Pro software will be utilized for the purpose of reinforcing the lessons. At the conclusion of the course, the student is expected to achieve a keyboarding speed of 25 words per minute, with three or less errors on three-minute timed writings.
MT2: Medical Terminology I – 30 hours
During Medical Terminology I, the student is introduced to basic Medical Terminology concepts. Medical words will be analyzed along with their relationship to the human body. During this course, terms will also be introduced for the Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, and Genitourinary systems. Pronunciation, spelling and definitions of the
medical terms for these body systems will be reinforced.
A101: Accounting I – 60 hours
During Accounting I, students will study the fundamental principles of general ledger accounting including journalizing, posting, worksheets, financial statements and petty cash. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to analyze transactions.
KB2A: Keyboarding 2A- 30 hours
During Keyboarding 2A, students will learn editing and formatting text and the production of business correspondence such as interoffice memorandums and business letters. At the conclusion of this course, students will be expected to achieve a keyboarding speed of 30 wpm with five or less errors on five-minute timed writings.
KB2B: Keyboarding 2B – 30 hours
During Keyboarding 2B, students will learn editing and formatting text and the production of educational and business reports, basic table functions, and review of business correspondence. At the conclusion of the course, the student is expected to achieve a keyboarding speed of 40 wpm with five or less errors on five-minute timed writings.
MT3: Medical Terminology II – 30 hours
Medical Terminology II reinforces basic Medical Terminology concepts learned in Medical Terminology I. During this course, additional body system terms selected from Nervous System, Digestive System, Respiratory System, Reproductive System, and Medical Specialty (Pharmacology) will be studied. Pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of common terms, abbreviations, and drugs will also be introduced.
MO1: Microsoft Word Basics – 30 hours
Microsoft Word Basics will provide students with the basics of Microsoft Word for Windows, as well as review business letter formatting. During this course, students will learn the use of tabs, ribbons and galleries, document orientation, correcting, saving, printing, and closing documents, moving and copying text, use of AutoCorrect, AutoFormat, spell and grammar check, use of date & time feature, undo, redo, use of the Thesaurus, use of find and replace commands, and all aspects of formatting text.
MO2: Intermediate Microsoft Word – 30 hours
During Intermediate Microsoft Word, students will continue to master the functions of Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this course will include, but will not be limited to: setting margins, text alignment, indenting, line spacing, vertical alignment, setting tabs, bullets and numbering, sorting text, using desktop publishing to create columns, add borders and shading, inserting clip art, use of the drawing toolbar and creating diagrams and charts.
EX1: Excel for Windows – 30 hours
Excel for Windows is designed to give students an understanding of the spreadsheet program, Excel for Windows. During this course, the topics covered include, but are not limited to: parts of a worksheet, selecting cells, entering and editing data, searching data, saving and
printing a worksheet, changing the appearance of a worksheet, adding color, borders, cell formats, using the fill command, inserting rows and columns, formula structure, relative, absolute, and mixed cell references, introduction to formulas using the AutoSum button.
MC1: Medical Coding and Reimbursement – 30 hours
During this course, students will develop an understanding of the structure, format and conventions used in ICD-9-CM and CPT coding. In addition to insurance coding, additional topics covered will be: insurance companies, Medicare, insurance claim forms, accounts receivable and legal issues.
MC2: Medical Coding and Reimbursement – 30 hours
This course is designed to provide students with instruction in medical coding. ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS will be covered with the importance of linking diagnosis and procedure codes correctly when reporting services for reimbursement. Major laws and guidelines that regulate coding compliance will also be covered.
EMR1: Electronic Medical Records – 30 hours
Electric Medical Records is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of transcription of medical reports. During this course, medical reports will be transcribed from individual case studies. Other topics covered include creating patient records, importing health history records, and reading and interpreting patient files. In addition, the Electronic Health Record will be introduced by utilizing Practice Partner v9.21 EHR Software.
MO4: Microsoft Office – 30 hours
During this course, students will work on an array of interesting and challenging projects designed to reinforce Microsoft Office skills. By the end of this course, students will have developed the ability to utilize the integration capabilities of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Prerequisite: MO1, EX1 and PPG1
OM101: Office Machines – Electronic Calculator – 30 hours
During this course, students will learn the proper use and functions of an electronic calculator, particularly as applied to solving practical business problems. This course also includes training in the use of proper fingering, as well as mastering the numeric processes. Students will also apply their knowledge by doing simulations.
CMP1: Computerized Medical Practice Management – 60 hours
Computerized Medical Practice Management utilizes Medical Manager®, a popular software product for managing medical practices. During this course, the topics covered will include: accounts receivable, insurance billing, statements, invoices, encounter forms, super bills, appointment scheduling, recalls, clinical history, diagnosis history, hospital round record-keeping, & referring doctor information.
MO3: Advanced Microsoft Word – 30 hours
During Advanced Microsoft Word, students will continue to master the functions of Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this course will include, but will not be limited to: inserting page breaks, working with multiple documents, inserting headers and footers, creating footnotes and endnotes, using the Research Tool, document sections, applying styles, inserting and formatting tables, using templates and wizards, using the Screenshot feature, creating envelopes and labels, and the use of mail merge.
ADM1: Access Database Management – 30 hours
During this course, students will learn the popular database program, Access, which is a component of the Microsoft Office package. The topics covered will include: creating a database, editing and printing, searching, filtering and sorting, querying a database, and creating forms and reports.
PPG1: PowerPoint Presentation Graphics – 30 hours
PowerPoint is a presentation graphics program that will let students create and save visual aides to support a speech or presentation. During this course, the topics covered will include: creating and saving a presentation, working with text and objects, creating charts and graphs, and working with animation and media to enhance slide shows.
CD30: Career Development – 30 hours
Career Development provides an opportunity for students to prepare for a job search by path and an awareness of the need to include learning and applying critical self-examination techniques for developing a successful career life-long learning into career management. Topics include career planning research, job searching, refining interview and communication skills, developing and preparing career search documents such as resumes, job applications, cover letters and thank-you letters. Students will also be directed in use of telephone and faxing, employment testing, office behavior and etiquette, completing online applications and attaching their resumes.
Mock interviews will also be conducted.
|Consumer Information Regarding Programs Leading to Gainful Employment|
|Program Name||Medical Office Administration|
|Program Length in Hours||600|
|Program Length in Months||6 Months – Day or 10 Months – Eve|
|Credential Level||Undergraduate Certificate|
|Occupations||Medical Office Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Medical Biller|
|Occupation Codes||11-9111, 49-9092, 43-3020|
|Link to O*NET Occupation Profiles||http://www.onetonline.org/|
|Tuition & Fees||$8,450.00|
|Room & Board||$0.00|
|Books & Supplies||$850.00|
|Number of students who completed between 7/1/10 and 6/30/11||187|
|Number of students who completed on time||169|
|Number of students completing with any student loan debt||97|
|Percentage of students completing with any student loan debt||51.8%|
|Median Federal Student Loan Debt||$3,333.00|
|Median Private Loan Debt||$0.00|
|Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt||$0.00|
|Job Placement Rate for Program Completers||84.0%|
|Notes: This information is about:|
|1. All students who completed between 7/1/10 and 6/30/11.|
|2. Only jobs related to the field of study.|
|3. Completers who reported to us that they were employed|
|4. Job Placement rates are those reported to ACICS, our accrediting agency.|
|5. These same rates will be reported to NYS Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.|
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