Medical Office Support – Concentration

The Medical Office Support Concentration prepares students to provide administrative support in various health care settings such as hospitals, medical offices or outpatient clinics, insurance companies, and other private and public sector health care settings. This is the perfect option for the student who would like to have patient contact without being involved in performing invasive or clinical procedures or for the student who would like to enter the workforce while continuing their education in another allied health or nursing program.


Program Requirements

Minimum credits 22
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 12

RELATED REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
HOC 150 Electronic Health Records Specialist 3 ENG 085 and MAT 020 or Higher, CIS 095

This course provides students with skills necessary to work with Electronic Health Records. This course is ideal for those currently working in the health field or those looking to enter into a health-related program who are hoping to learn more about key concepts and the use of Electronic Health Records in the medical setting. Topics include the cost and needs to consider when implementing an EHR system, how to utilize an EHR system to meet government requirements and medical practice needs, and practical application of various EHR tasks. The course will also cover basic medical terminology and basic medical coding principles. Students who complete this course with a passing grade will be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist exam.

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
MED 125 Intro to Body Systems 3

This course provides an overview of the anatomy of each body system in relation to the field of medical assisting.

MED 130 Medical Assisting Fundamentals 4

This course provides students with an introduction to the medical assistant profession along with basic clinical skills such as aseptic techniques and hand washing, OSHA & blood borne pathogen training, vitals, patient communication, preparing for clinical procedures, and the top 50 prescribed drugs.

MOA 112 Medical Law and Ethics 3 CIS 095* and ENG 090*

Principles and concepts of medical law and bioethics, as well as an overview of health care financing through third party payers are the main focus of this course. Topics include: medical practice management, medical law, liability and malpractice prevention, health information management, HIPAA and confidentiality of patient information, employment practices, consent, billing collections, insurance and government healthcare programs, codes of ethics and contemporary bioethical issues.

MOA 240 Medical Office Procedures 3

Through written and computerized medical office simulations the student will learn basic concepts and medical administrative practices. Topics include: medical office health information management, oral and written communication skills, patient account management, bookkeeping and accounting practices, electronic transmission of data, preparation of correspondence, understanding document content and use, reception and telephone etiquette, appointment scheduling and legal issues. Prerequisites: CIS 095, ENG 131, MOA 112 or MED 112 and MOA 120

Choose one of the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
MED 120 MA Medical Terminology 3

This course provides an overview of medical terminology to include word roots, prefixes, and suffixes, building of words using word parts, words not built from word parts, common medical abbreviations, and proper spelling and pronunciation of medical terms. This class is not required if a previous medical terminology course has been taken and passed with a 2.5 or higher.

MOA 120 Medical Terminology 3 ENG 085*

A programmed learning word building system approach is used to teach basic medical terminology word roots, prefixes, suffixes, language origins, plural formation and grammar rules are studied. Emphasis is placed on word building, definitions, spelling, usage, pronunciation and acceptable medical abbreviations.

Choose one of the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
MIC 141 Principles of Medical Coding and Billing 3

Study principles and practices in health information management as it relates to documentation for medical billing. Introduction to ICD and CPT coding, private insurance, and government program claim processing, legal and health care finance issues, HIPAA and release of information guidelines are emphasized.

MOA 241 Principles of Medical Coding and Billing 3 ENG 131, CIS 095, MOA 120, BIO 132

Study principles and practices in health information management as it relates to documentation for medical billing. Introduction to ICD and CPT coding, private insurance, and government program claim processing, legal and healthcare finance issues, HIPAA and release of information guidelines are emphasized.