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Professional Medical Office Assistant

 

The Medical Office Assistant Certification program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry‐level work at all medical offices in all areas of specialties as Medical Office Assistants/receptionist performing the administrative and clinical functions of a Medical Office Assistant.

Students learn how to welcome patients, answer phones and refer inquiries, schedule appointments, maintain patient records, perform billing and coding duties, assist physicians, prepare patients for laboratory and diagnostic imaging procedures. 

 

 

Medical Office Assistants will be taught health related regulations, HIPAA regulations and guidelines, insurance laws, learn patient scheduling software, hospital admissions and procedures, process insurance paperwork to receive correct reimbursement for the facility, handle confidential patient information, navigate an EHR system and enter, analyze, and interpret electronic patient data.

 

 

As the population ages, medical offices will need to hire more people in the Medical Office profession to perform routine clerical and organizational duties to keep their practices running efficiently and smoothly. Medical centers, hospitals, surgical facilities, clinics, long term facilities, physical therapy centers and many other healthcare facilities will also need to meet this demand.

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates a 23% increase in medical assistant jobs by 2024. That's an increase of 138,900 jobs. Doctors that employ Medical Office Assistants benefit by having more time to examine and treat patients, have greater success in scheduling patient appointments and benefit by having billing and coding completed in the office. 

 

Duration: 3 Semesters

Course 

Course Title

Hours

ALH101

Medical Terminology

45

ALH140

Medical Law Practices, and Ethics

45

ALH201

Pharmacology

45

BIO125

Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health

45

MBC101

Medical Insurance Billing

45

MBC201

Medical Coding I (Procedural – CPT/HCPCS)

45

MOS110

Medical Office Simulation

45

RELB130

Christian Living in the 21st Century

45

 

Total Certificate Hours

360

Program Cost: $4,000

 * Includes all books and lab fees

Location:
Haskell Hall
338 Main St
1st floor, #100
Write: Atlantic Union College
Continuing Education
P.O. Box 1000
South Lancaster, MA 01561-1000
Call:

978-368-2110 (Barbara Fuller)

Fax: 978-368-2013
E-mail: ce@auc.edu
PDF:  
Website: auc.edu/ce
  • Application
  • High school Diploma or equivalent  
  • Official Transcript
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