Medical Office Technology

Certificates

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Medical Reception & Medical Coding certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to assist with administrative functions as employees within the Medical or Clinical Office setting. All students become familiar with the health care system, medical terminology, and interpersonal relationships. Student will learn the administrative skills necessary for proper functioning of a medical office to include data entry into electronic medical records, HIPAA security, financial management, referrals, prior authorizations, coding for reimbursement.

Internship course (MOT 181) require additional considerations prior to enrollment, which include:

  • Meeting with program coordinator in person the semester prior to internship for clearance;
  • Proof of vaccines or blood titers for: tuberculin skin tests, proof of measles, rubella and rubeola, proof of hepatitis B, current year flu vaccination and a current tetanus;
  • Obtaining a physical exam by their private physician at their own cost;
  • Criminal background checks on all students;
  • For specific disqualifiers on the background investigation, students should contact a MOT faculty advisor;
  • Students who do not obtain the PPCC approved criminal background investigation will not be able to enroll in internship class;
  • Take and pass drug and alcohol screening prior to their internship;
  • Failure to pass the criminal background or drug screen test will result in the inability to complete the desired certification or degree;
  • Current CPR certification.

The criminal background check and drug screening process is completed online through the PPCC Human Resources Department, with associated cost for the background check and urine drug screening services. Further information is available on the program home page and will be provided upon advising with the program coordinator.

Students must be at least 18 years of age to qualify for internship class (MOT 181) within this program. See program advisor for details.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Medical Reception or Medical Coding certificate programs, students should be able to:

  • Identify body system structures, disorders & diseases
  • Apply medical terminology in appropriate situations
  • Identify and discuss legal and ethical issues as applicable to medical practices
  • Apply effective interpersonal skills for diverse patient and medical professionals
  • Design communication methods for patient education
  • Perform general clerical and financial bookkeeping functions
  • Perform accepted clinical and laboratory skills for an ambulatory care setting

Medical Coding Specialist

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This certificate is designed to train students to code and bill physician services in the ambulatory care settings. This program prepares the student to take the National Accrediting exam with AHIMA &/or AAPC. All credits from this Medical Coding Certificate program may be applied to the Medical Assistant AAS degree.

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

HPR 178

Medical Terminology

2

HPR 208

Medical Record Terminology

2

MOT 125

Basic Medical Sciences I

3

MOT 131

Advanced Insurance Billing & Coding

3

MOT 133

Basic Medical Sciences II

3

MOT 135

Basic Medical Sciences III

3

MOT 208

Introduction to CPT Coding

2

MOT 209

Introduction to ICD Coding

2

MOT 210

Intermediate Coding

3

Total Credit Hours

26

Medical Receptionist

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This certificate is designed to prepare individuals to work as receptionists in the health care industry. Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to register new patients, use proper telephone techniques, schedule appointments, file medical records and process mail. Students will gain exposure to both computerized and manual systems to organize a medical office. All credits from this program may be applied to the Medical Assistant AAS degree option.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission of coordinator to enroll.

Coding classes have prerequisite course work in MOT 125, MOT 133 and MOT 135. With these course inclusions, student will be eligible for this certification and the medical coding certification.

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

or

 

 

COM 225

Organizational Communication

(3)

HPR 178

Medical Terminology

2

HPR 208

Medical Record Terminology

2

HWE 103

Community First Aid & CPR

1

MAP 110

Medical Office Administration

4

MAP 120

Medical Office Financial Management

4

MOT 124

Medical Filing

2

MOT 131

Advanced Insurance Billing & Coding

3

MOT 136

Introduction to Clinical Skills

2

MOT 181

Administrative Internship

2

MOT 208

Introduction to CPT Coding

2

MOT 209

Introduction to ICD Coding

2

MOT 210

Intermediate Coding

3

Total Credit Hours

35

Additional information available on the Medical Office Technology Department website at www.ppcc.edu/degrees-certificates/Medical-Reception-and-Coding.