Medical Office Professional (Associate of Applied Science) - Memphis
Program offered at: Memphis, Tennessee
Medical Office Professional (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement
The purpose of the Medical Office Professional degree program is to provide students the opportunity, along with their occupational skills, to develop essential basic skills for continued learning and career development through general education courses that include: mathematics; written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. The program prepares students to successfully complete the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certification test.
Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes
The program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computer skills, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical office procedures, communication, psychosocial skills, office procedures, insurance, and ancillary coding procedures with continuous practice in the school labs.
The Medical Office Professional has the skills necessary to handle most medical office business and financial operations, including accounts receivable and payable, billing and fee collection, payroll and taxes, records management, insurance claims processing, typing, and word processing. The Medical Office Professional brings a thorough understanding of medical and insurance terminology along with skills in interpersonal communications and public relations. Employment opportunities in this field are to be found in a broad range of settings, from physicians’ and dentists’ offices, to long-term-care facilities and hospitals, to medical insurance companies.
In order to graduate from the Medical Office Professional (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum: