Medical Office Administration - American Tech Institute

Medical Office Administration

Course Description:

This is a one course-program that leads to eligibility for an industry certification. The Medical Office Administration Specialist Program prepares students to enter administrative careers in the medical field with skills that can be applied in various medical environments. The successful student will gain the skills necessary to attain their Certificate of completion from The American Technical Institute’s Medical Office Administration program. Program topics include: medical terminology, medical office software, protocols, scheduling, operations and procedures, medical billing/insurance processing, QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook. Prerequisite skills: keyboarding, basic computing, computer fundamentals, working with windows, and Internet fundamentals. TATI does not guarantee a passing score on the designated industry certification exams, including the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam. CMAA is also called a Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant.

Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing the Medical Office Administration program, the student will be able to

  • Apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in medical terminology, medical office software, protocols, scheduling, operations and procedures, medical billing/insurance processing, QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Operate in an administrative capacity in a medical office environment
  • Prepare for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification

Admission Requirements

The applicants must have High school diploma or GED

COURSE LENGTH

795 Clock Hours

Core Programs include:
  • Electronic Health Records I
  • Electronic Health Records II
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Billing 1/Health Insurance Processing
  • Medical Terminology Part I
  • Medical Terminology Part II
Electronic Health Records I

This course will introduce you to the basic functions of the Electronic Health Record, its’ benefit to healthcare workers as well as the benefit to physicians and patients. The course will explore the technological requirements for an Electronic Health Record system and discuss some of the available options. The course will also introduce the best practices for transition from a paper based record to an Electronic Health Record.

Electronic Health Records II

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work with electronic health records in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. This course provides you with an in-depth and practical training on a widely used Electronic Health Record software program. You will be able to apply theoretical knowledge to equip you to successfully enter the medical community with a comprehensive working experience and understanding of an EHR as well as other components.

Medical Office Procedures

This course provides students with a basic understanding of their duties and responsibilities in the administrative front office. It develops skills in communication, instruction, filing, financial administration, duties as a receptionist, processing of mail, care of the facilities and medical equipment. It also includes developing a professional image, good interpersonal relationships with other office personnel and the right attitude for the professional medical office.

Medical Billing / Health Insurance Processing

This course focuses on claim preparation and transmission, working with payers (private payers/Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and CHAMPVA, and Workers’ Compensation and Disability), and claim follow-up and payment processing.

Medical Terminology I

This course introduces students to the language of medicine. Students will gain an understanding of the way medical terms are formed and how to build medical terms using combining forms, prefixes and suffixes. Students will learn the structure, function and basic anatomy of various body systems and about the diagnostic, procedural, laboratory, pathological, surgical and pharmacological terms and abbreviations associated with each body system.

Medical Terminology II

This course introduces students to the language of medicine. Students will gain an understanding of the way medical terms are formed and how to build medical terms using combining forms, prefixes and suffixes. Students will learn the structure, function and basic anatomy of various body systems and about the diagnostic, procedural, laboratory, pathological, surgical and pharmacological terms and abbreviations associated with each body system.