Medical administrators plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, or specialize in a specific clinical area or department, or be employed in a small group physician practice. Medical administrators must be able to adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations and technology. Additional skills needed to meet the demands of today’s medical environment include computer technology, multicultural competence, teamwork, customer service, effective communication and presentation skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge of patient confidentiality laws, and medical coding and insurance expertise presentation skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge of patient confidentiality laws, and medical coding and insurance expertise.
The Medical Office Administration degree offers students the courses, training and knowledge to work in the following health-related occupations:
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Certified Coding and Billing Specialist
- Pre-certification/Referral Specialist
- Medical Records Technician
- Medical Office Manager
Following the first 30 hours of study, students are awarded the Medical Coding Certificate, which provides the training to become an effective Medical Billing and Coding Professional. The program prepares students for national medical coding certification exams, and provides focused instruction in health information management, health records management and advanced medical coding and billing.
Second year courses lead to the Medical Records Technician, which prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, medical clinics, surgical facilities, insurance companies, urgent care centers, and doctors’ offices. Additionally, students complete a semester-long internship, which provides valuable administrative training.
These certificates follow a course sequence that eventually leads to the two-year Medical Administration Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
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Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido's Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.
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Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.
From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.