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    Sep 21, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE.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)


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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

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate proper use of medical terminology and abbreviations used in medical offices and medical information management systems.
  2. Demonstrate, identify and assess appropriate procedures and tasks performed in an office environment.
  3. 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.

FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


Total Program Hours: 75


Note(s):


This program will NOT certify an individual as a professional coder.  To become certified, students should contact one of the accrediting bodies and make arrangements for the certification exam.  For more information, please visit http://www.aapc.com/.

Major course credits earned over five (5) years ago will not apply toward an associate degree in Medical Office Administration.

Students may complete up to two (2) hours credit from WBL courses.  Please contact the work-based learning office for more information.

Students completing the Gaston College Medical Office Administration-Billing and Coding program may be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam.  This is a national certification exam fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).  For more information, visit http://www.nhanow.com/certifications.

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