Medical Office Assistant: Administrative

 

Medical AdminThe Medical Office Assistant: Administrative degree and certificate program at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed to provide students with essential knowledge and skills to assume responsible administrative positions in medical offices. The core curriculum in the Medical Office Assistant: Administrative program focuses on the effective use of medical terminology and the mechanics of medical coding and billing procedures. Additional courses emphasize contemporary medical office technology skills such as effective computer files management, data entry, and word processing. Students will develop solid skills in bookkeeping/accounting, math, and oral communication as well as an in depth understanding and appreciation of ethical issues related to employment in a medical office.

Program Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate effective use of advanced medical terminology.
• Identify, evaluate, and appropriately apply principles of medical office administration and demonstrate competency in performing administrative duties.
• Demonstrate accuracy in common medical insurance billing and coding procedures to ensure proper reimbursement.
 

NOTE: The Medical Office Assistant: Administrative degree and certificate programs are designed to augment the Certified Medical Assistant: Clinical program through our Regional Training Partners at Barton University and is required for employment consideration at Barton Healthcare.


Degree

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
31.75 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (27.75 units):
BSN 102 Business Information Processing and Systems (4)
BSN 152A Fundamentals of Bookkeeping I (4)
HEA 149 Introduction to Medical Ethics and Law (.75)
MOA 235 Introduction to Administrative Medical Assisting (3)
MOA 236 Basic Principles of Medical Coding (5)
MOA 237 Medical Insurance Billing (3)
MOA 238 Medical Terminology, Part 1 (4)
MOA 240 Medical Terminology, Part 2 (4)

2. One course selected from the following (4 units):
BSN 104 Business Communications (4)
BSN 105 Professional Communication (4)
SPE 102 Intercultural Communications (4)
SPE 104 Speech Communication (4)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

NOTE: The Medical Office Assistant: Administrative degree and certificate programs are designed to augment the Certified Medical Assistant: Clinical program through our Regional Training Partners at Barton University and is required for employment consideration at Barton Healthcare.

 
Certificates

A. REQUIRED COURSES:
31.75 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (27.75 units):
BSN 102 Business Information Processing and Systems (4)
BSN 152A Fundamentals of Bookkeeping I (4)
HEA 149 Introduction to Medical Ethics and Law (.75)
MOA 235 Introduction to Administrative Medical Assisting (3)
MOA 236 Basic Principles of Medical Coding (5)
MOA 237 Medical Insurance Billing (3)
MOA 238 Medical Terminology, Part 1 (4)
MOA 240 Medical Terminology, Part 2 (4)

2. One course from the following (4 units):
BSN 104 Business Communications (4)
BSN 105 Professional Communication (4)
SPE 102 Intercultural Communications (4)
SPE 104 Speech Communication (4)

Medical Terminology (8 units):
MOA 238 Medical Terminology, Part I (4)
MOA 240 Medical Terminology, Part II (4)

Billing and Coding (8 units):
MOA 236 Basic Principles of Medical Coding (5)
MOA 237 Medical Insurance Billing (3)

 

Two employable skills certificates have been designed to assist students in obtaining responsible entry-level administrative positions in medical offices. The ultimate goal of these certificates is to develop competency in communication, critical thinking, and technology applications as required for the delivery of safe, ethical, legal, and compassionate patient care.
 
View Pathway to Completion-MOA Certificate (Billing & Coding)
 
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Gainful Employment

Success


Completion

12 Months

Graduation Rate

N/A

Job Placement Rate

N/A

Related Occupations

• Medical Assistants

 

Financing


Cost of On Campus Living

N/A

Costs Tuition and Fees

$1,066

Books and Supplies

$1,854

Financing Options

• Federal Student Loans = N/A

• Private Loans = N/A

• Institutional Loans = N/A

 

Credential Code: 1, TOP Code: 120820, CIP Code: 51.0801, Standard Occupational Classification(SOC): 31-9092.00