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Medical Office Specialist - AccountingMedical Office Specialist
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers
Carole Wickham: 503-491-7195
Room AC 2772
Carole.Wickham@mhcc.edu
 

A Medical Office Specialist in accounting concentrates on accounts receivable, billing and collection procedures, patient and insurance record keeping, and budget and financial records.

Students interested in accounting work in a medical setting should enjoy working with healthcare professionals, demonstrate strong communication skills, show an interest in medical and health issues, and be dedicated to professionalism. Students should have typing competency and basic formatting knowledge before enrolling in classes in this program.

Upon graduation, students may be hired to work in physicians’ offices, public and private hospitals, teaching hospitals, clinics, laboratories, insurance companies, and governmental facilities.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the roles of the healthcare team members, elements of successful leadership, and problem-solving strategies
  • Describe medical terminology, including disease processes and pharmacology
  • Differentiate verbal and nonverbal communication, including gender differences, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and the elements of speaking and listening
  • Describe the accounting principles required in a medical office
  • Compare and contrast the billing and coding elements
  • Complete a professional resume
  • Describe job searches and correct interview techniques.
First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
MO110   Powerful Strategies for the Office Team
4
MO114   Medical Terminology I
3
MO116   Medical Office Procedures
4
AH130   Introduction to Electronic Health Records Technology
1
BA101   Introduction to Business
4
16  
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
MO115   Medical Terminology II
3
MO230   Medical Coding I - ICD-10-CM
3
BA131   Introduction to Business Computing1  
4
BA211   Principles of Accounting I
4
WR121   English Composition1  
4
18  
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
MO117   Hospital Administrative Procedures
4
MO133   Healthcare Documentation
3
MO231   Medical Coding II - Procedural Coding
4
BA212   Principles of Accounting II
3
BT125   Microsoft Word Training1  
3
17  
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
MO135   Navigating the Use of Healthcare Documentation
3
MO240   Medical Office Billing I
3
BA213   Principles of Accounting III
4
BT116   Communication Technologies
3
WS101  

Introduction to Women’s Studies

3
16  
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
MO212   Diversity and Healthcare
3
MO241   Medical Office Billing II
3
MO250   Medical Law and Ethics
3
BA177   Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements
3
BT118   Records and Information Management
3
BT220   Electronic Calculator and 10-Key Operations
1
16  
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
MO123   Pharmacology for Medical Office Occupations
3
MO214   Building a Professional Portfolio
1
HPE295   Health and Fitness for Life
3
MTH065   Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1,2
4
WE280MOA_ Cooperative Education Internship3  
4
15  
Total Credits 98  

Medical Office students are required to have a criminal background check http://www.mhcc.edu/AlliedHealthCBC/ and a current Tuberculin skin test (PPD) at the beginning of the MO110 Powerful Strategies for the Office Team class. Medical Office students must document completion of the three-dose Hepatitis B vaccine series and complete a Measles Immunization Clearance Certificate for School Attendance form prior to beginning the externship placement process. Some externship sites may require further immunizations. See program director for site specific requirements.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses.

1 See course descriptions for prerequisite.
2 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
3Any combination of WE280MOAA, WE280MOAB, WE280MOAC and WE280MOAD to total four credits. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the correct course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡See Associate of Applied Science Degree, page 22 of the printed catalog.

 

 

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