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American Heritage College

Medical Office Management

Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.With doctors and nurses in high demand, the need for office administrators has also increased across the country. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 29% growth in medical office administration positions by 2026. American Heritage College offers associated programs that can lead to this fulfilling healthcare position. A medical office administration certificate can provide a lucrative income and advancement opportunities. As both technology and medicine evolve, medical administration professionals remain on the forefront of health science and must adapt to new changes.

Medical office management is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to work in a medical setting. You will learn the skills needed to work in the front or back office of healthcare institutions, hospitals, clinics, medical offices and organizations. In addition, you will learn computer skills and application, medical terminology, medical billing, medical insurance and coding, medical records, and clinical skills. The certificate will provide the training the students need to interact with doctors, nurses and other specialist.

Our comprehensive training was developed give a broad overview of what medical office management teams will oversight on a day to day operations. The following is an overview of what you will learn:  principles and procedure used in Records Management including paper and EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and EHR (Electronic Health Record), gain hands-on experience with government-certified electronic health records software, billing forms, and payments, creating and updating patients’ electronic health records, scheduling appointments, verifying patient insurance, completing and submitting insurance claims, managing patient billing and collections, overseeing the day-to-day operations of medical facilities, legal and ethical issues including HIPAA Compliance and Privacy Rules, Fraud and Abuse, physician documentation guidelines and medical record content (CPT/HCPCSS) and diagnostic (ICD-1-CM), and lastly instructions with insurance coverage types ( government programs including Medicare, Medicaid, HMO, PPO, Workers’ Compensation and private payers), insurance vocabulary, claims processing and the revenue cycle.

Medicine is a language of its own and knowing medical terminology is the foundation of practicing any healthcare-related career. Mastering this language is a complex task, but with the appropriate learning resources, there is no reason why you couldn’t enter the field of medicine as a professional.

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