Medical Office Management (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

The Medical Office Management degree program prepares students for the varied and expanded responsibilities involved in working within medical offices today. Students will receive training in numerous areas, including administrative, clinical and management aspects which will give them an understanding of the workings within today’s medical businesses. Graduates will have the skills necessary to obtain a position as a medical office manager. Students completing the program are eligible to take the American Medical Technologists (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and will have the skills necessary to manage a medical office effectively. Students must complete the medical assistant certificate consisting of AHS 145, 146, 147, 148, and 289 prior to pursuing the rest of the degree.

General Education Requirements

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics

 

 

MAT 140 or higher

College Mathematics (5) or higher (3)

3

Arts & Humanities

One course from this category or Options

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

One course

3

Physical & Biological Sciences

One course

4

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Hours

ACC 108      

Practical Accounting Procedures I

3

AHS 110

Health Care Ethics and Law

3

AHS 145

Medical Assistant Essentials

4

AHS 146

Medical Assistant A

10

AHS 147

Medical Assistant A Skills

2

AHS 148

Medical Assistant B

10

AHS 149

Medical Assistant B Skills

2

AHS 289    

Internship I

4

BUS 206

Principles of Management

3

CIS 120

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

Administrative: schedule, coordinate and monitor appointments, schedule inpatient/outpatient admissions and procedures; understand and apply third-party guidance; obtain reimbursement through accurate claims submission; understand and adhere to managed care policies and procedures; perform procedural and diagnostic coding; apply bookkeeping principles; and manage accounts receivable

Clinical: Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control; comply with quality assurance practices; screen and follow up patient test results; collect and process specimens; perform diagnostic tests; adhere to established patient screening procedures; obtain patient history and vital signs; prepare and maintain examination and treatment areas; prepare patient for examinations; assist with examinations, procedures and treatments; prepare and administer medications and immunization with guidance from physician; maintain medication and immunization records; recognize and respond to emergencies; and coordinate patient care information with other healthcare providers 

General: Display a professional manner and image; have good communication skills; recognize and respect cultural diversity; use medical terminology appropriately; serve as a liaison; perform within legal and ethical boundaries; implement and maintain federal and state healthcare regulations; and recognize professional credentialing criteria