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    Jun 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Medical Office Administration - Medical Billing and Coding, AAS


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Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50200

The Medical Office Administration-Medical Billing and Coding AAS degree track prepares students for careers as medical coders, medical billers, or insurance specialists. Upon completion, students are prepared to take the AAPC’s (American Academy of Professional Coders) Certified Professional Coder’s (CPC®) exam. Additionally, students develop skills in medical terminology, document editing and formatting, MS Office applications, office-related mathematical computations, medical legal and ethical issues, and electronic health records. Coursework also includes enhancement of employability skills, i.e., verbal and written communication, critical thinking, team building; and problem solving.

Graduates could qualify for employment opportunities that focus on billing, coding, and insurance in medical and dental offices, outpatient and inpatient facilities, assisted living and long-term care facilities, and insurance companies.

Position titles students may find include (but not limited to):

  • Medical Coder or Professional Coder
  • Medical Billing/Coding Specialist or Medical Biller and Coder
  • Billing Reviewer or Reimbursement Specialist
  • Insurance Specialist or Denial Specialist

This degree can be completed in a traditional, hybrid, or completely online format. 

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Medical Office Administration - Medical Billing and Coding degree, the graduate should be able to:

  • Use various software to complete business tasks.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Use and manage medical office records accurately.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative and ethical manner.
  • Perform coding for an inpatient and outpatient facility.

 

Total Credits: 17


Total Credits: 12


Summer Semester I


Total Credits: 6


Total Credits: 15


Spring Semester II


Total Credits: 15


Total credit hours required for degree: 65


Electives


1. Humanities/Fine Arts Elective


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2. Communication Elective


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3. Social/Behavioral Science Elective


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Note


Courses in this program prepare the student for the Microsoft Office User Specialist Exams.  Students will be required to purchase a voucher for these exams as part of the required course materials for each course in the program.  Individual exams will be administered at the end of each of the individual courses.  When a voucher is required for a particular course, it will be identified on the syllabus and in prominent locations such as Canvas and the GTCC bookstore.

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