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At the center of every busy medical office is a team of trained professionals who works with patient records, medical documents, and other medical office matters. The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management program is designed to prepare you to be well positioned for a career as part of this expert team, a career field that is expected to offer much faster-than-average job growth through 2020.*
In the medical office management program coursework you will study how to:
The medical office management program is offered online† and on campus. Prior to graduation, you will be required to complete an externship at a real-world health care facility to gain valuable on-the-job experience.
Certification is an important qualification often required by employers. When you graduate from this program you will be eligible to pursue medical office management certifications, such as the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) examination given by the American Medical Technologists and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).‡
An Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management degree is designed to qualify you for the position of medical administrative specialist, which includes medical records management, insurance processing, coding and billing, management of practice finances, information processing, and fundamental office management tasks. Career opportunities for medical office managers exist in doctors' offices, medical facilities, hospitals, insurance offices, pharmaceutical companies, and labs.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Jun 05, 2013
Online and Hagerstown Start Date
Jul 03, 2013
Total Program Credits: 91
The focus of this course is on the use of
computers for medical billing and claim submission. Information
is presented on various medical insurance plans. In addition,
students learn how to appropriately make referrals to specialists
and other paraprofessionals while following insurance guidelines
Total Program Credits: 91
In this required introductory course, students will
identify current issues in health science and how they relate to chosen health
science professions. Educational and credentialing requirements will be defined for health science occupations.
Students will create a personal education
plan, choosing appropriate electives and
identifying specific career optionsbased
on personal goals and research of the profession. Professional traits and
skills for success in the field will be explored as well as discussion of roles and responsibilities of selected health professionals.
This course emphasizes the basic principles
and applications of law, ethics, and bioethics as they relate to
the medical arena. It covers legal terms, consent, contracts,
physician/patient relationships, professional liability, and
various medical issues. Through lectures, class discussions, case
studies, and library research, students acquire knowledge of the
importance of their professional, legal, and ethical
This course provides a logical understanding
of the language of medicine. Basic prefixes, suffixes, word
roots, and rules for taking a singular term and making it plural
are studied, along with word analysis, word building, spelling,
and pronunciation. These principles are applied to study the
following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle/joints, blood
and lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular. Each
body system is reviewed with anatomy and physiology; diagnostic,
lab, and surgical procedures; as well as pharmacology for
interest and knowledge.
This course is an integrated study of the
human body. The focus is on understanding the interrelated nature
of the systems of the body. This includes the concept of
homeostasis as well as the relationship between structure and
function. This course encompasses the anatomy of selected systems
as well as the physiology and terminology as applied to the body.
The course presents the chemical basis of life and provides a
basic understanding of cells, cellular metabolism, and tissue
composition and functions. The course also includes the study of
the structures and functions of the following systems:
integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and
This course is the continuation of integrated
study of the human body. This course encompasses the anatomy of
selected systems as well as the physiology and terminology as
applied to the body. The course also includes the study of the
structures and functions of the following systems: circulatory,
lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and
Studies include the most common diseases of
bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic
tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also
study alternative treatments and pain
HS 130 or PU 120
The course explores procedural guidelines for
accomplishing various administrative tasks in the health care
setting. Topics include management of patient information,
medical office software skills, and general workplace
competencies of health care employees.
This course focuses on established medical
diagnosis and procedural coding systems including a study of
nomenclature versus classification systems, basic coding
principles, and application of coding guidelines in outpatient
and inpatient settings.
HI 215, or HS 200 and MR 160 (MR 160 can be completed as a corequisite)
This course will introduce students to the
fundamental concepts and practice of medical office accounting.
Topics include basic bookkeeping procedures, accounts receivable,
payroll, banking processes, petty cash, and billing and
Students are familiarized with the content,
format, and management of the medical health record including the
utilization of the electronic medical record. Students compare
and evaluate the electronic medical record with the traditional
printed medical record. Students evaluate the reliability and
accuracy of data found in the medical record.
This course introduces students to procedures
commonly performed in a health care setting with special
attention to aseptic technique, documentation, and safety.
Specific competencies will include vital signs, medical office
emergencies, exam preparation, and basic
The course explores guidelines for running the
medical office. Topics include personnel management, governmental
compliance, risk assessment, and basic business
Successful completion of this course will
require 90 hours of administrative experience at an approved
health care setting. Students will be evaluated on the
performance of expected competencies at the end of the course.
The course requires a final presentation. The online version of
MO 290 requires each student to work with the School of Health
Sciences clinical staff to locate an externship site a minimum of
two terms prior to beginning the externship.
MO 270; final term of study
Total Program Credits: 91
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
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* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Office-and-Administrative-Support/Secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm (accessed April 2012). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
† Some Kaplan University programs are not 100 percent online; some programs require you to gain hands-on experience in a real-world work environment.
‡ Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams.