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Medical Office Professions

Medical Office Professions (MOP) Programs

See Medical Office Professions - Health Insurance Coding and Claims Specialist - Advanced Certificate
See Medical Office Professions - Medical Transcription Specialist - Advanced Certificate
See Medical Office Professions - Medical Secretary - Associate in Business Studies

As a medical office staff member, you must have strong communication skills, organizational ability, computer knowledge, and human relations skills.

Contact the MOP faculty for further information.

Medical Office Professions Careers

Health Insurance Coding and Claims Specialist Certificate (30 Credits)

  • Report physician services for reimbursement to insurance carriers.
  • Determine appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes.
  • Compile and maintain medical records.
  • Process coordination of benefits, adjustments, deductibles, and co-pays for posting.
  • Professional certification is available through various organizations, such as American Academy of Professional Coders and American Health Information Management Association.
  • Provides work-at-home opportunities.

Medical Transcription Specialist Certificate (25 Credits)

  • Transcribe letters, operative notes, radiology reports, and related medical documents.
  • Enter patient care documentation into medical records.
  • Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of working with medical records.
  • Professional certification is available from the American Association for Medical Transcription after 3-5 years of transcription experience.
  • Provides work-at-home opportunities.

Medical Secretary Associate Degree (65 Credits)

  • Understand and use medical terminology.
  • Complete medical insurance claims.
  • Handle correspondence, medical records, and physicians' dictation.
  • Greet and direct patients.
  • Manage appointment schedules and telephone.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of medical office staff members.

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