2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Medical Office Administration - Billing and Coding, A.A.S. (A25310MC)
The Medical Office Administration-Billing and Coding curriculum prepares individuals to become medical specialists who prepare, submit and/or process insurance claims for medical and other health-care related offices.
Students will gain extensive knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology, human diseases, diagnostic studies, surgical procedures, and laboratory procedures. In addition to word processing skills, students will gain knowledge of medical billing, coding and insurance.
Graduates should qualify for employment in hospitals, medical clinics, doctors' offices, extended care facilities, diagnostic centers, insurance companies and other health related facilities. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate proper use of medical terminology and abbreviations used in medical offices and medical information management systems.
- Demonstrate, identify and assess appropriate procedures and tasks performed in an office environment.
- Demonstrate, identify and analyze all medical reports to properly identify all procedures and diagnoses.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Medical Office Administration-Billing and Coding Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.