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Medical Office Administration

With Billing and Coding

600 Hours
Diploma Program
Day (5 months)
Evening (10 months)
Includes Hospital Billing and Coding

You can make yourself very marketable on an entry-level basis with the Medical Office Administration With Billing and Coding training program, as you get exposed to computerized accounting, business office administration, and medical and hospital billing. All of these are in demand. Many medical facilities and hospitals are looking for some accounting training, too, so QuickBooks is part of the Hunter Business School program.

The Medical Office Administration With Billing and Coding training program prepares Hunter Business School students with the skills and training necessary to provide excellent administrative support while working and playing a key role in running an efficient, productive facility or hospital department in a variety of medical and business environments. Through a blend of classroom instruction and practical hands-on training, students receive an in-depth education in computer data entry of patient information; patient files; filing systems and records; insurance claim filing; and billing and coding.

In addition to courses in management and computer applications, Hunter Business School students learn anatomy and physiology, health care administration, EMR (electronic medical records), insurance theory, and insurance claims management. Medical Office Administration training program students are also exposed to the different parts of Medicare, what to do in case of medical emergencies, and the legal aspects of health care, including HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Act).

Hunter Business School graduates of the Medical Office Administration training program can obtain entry-level employment as a medical office specialist or patient coordinator in a hospital, clinic, or physician’s office. Additional possibilities include a billing, admissions, or health unit coordinator in private firms, medical offices, legal offices, or government organizations.

Job Titles for Graduates of the Medical Office Administration With Billing and Coding Program

Short-term programs, lifelong results.

The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common job titles for which this Medical Office Administration With Billing and Coding training program prepares Hunter Business School students and requires the use of the skills and training learned as a predominant component of the job.

  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Physician Office Specialist
  • Billing Coordinator
  • Medical Secretary
  • Unit Secretary
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Unit Support Representative

Want to Know More?

If you want to enter a field that keeps on growing, offers you many career opportunities and choices, and gives you the satisfaction that you’re doing something that matters, contact our Admissions department to get more information about the Medical Office Administration With Billing and Coding program.

Entrance Requirements

To attend Hunter Business School, applicants must meet the following criteria. This is only a summary. Please contact an Admissions representative for full details. Please note that there are additional requirements to enter the Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology (X-Ray Tech), and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) programs.

  • Complete an interview with an Admissions representative
  • Submit an application for Admissions, a signed Enrollment Agreement, and the required registration fee
  • Provide proof of high school graduation, Test Assessing Secondary Completion (Tasc™), or General Educational Development (GED®)
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of enrollment
  • Complete all required financial aid applications and/or a tuition payment plan

Courses Offered

HLS100 (30 hours)

This course introduces students to medical terminology through a unique combination of anatomy and physiology, word building principles, and phonetic “sounds like” pronunciations.  Students learn proper medical and scientific terminology usage within the context of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Prerequisite: None

BUS100 (30 hours)

During this course, students learn how to type using the touch method. They  develop a mastery of the keyboard and achieve a typing speed of 25 words per minute. Prerequisite: None

HLS200 (30 hours)

This course introduces legislation affecting health care, along with a review of issues such as professional liability, informed consent, privacy and security laws, electronic health records, patients’ rights, and workplace legalities. Additionally, the cost of health care, who pays for it, and types of health insurance are discussed. A variety of ethical issues in health care are explored. Prerequisite: None

BUS101 (30 hours)

This course introduces students to the importance of effective communication in a business setting. Students explore verbal, nonverbal, and written communication. They learn how to write grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs for use in emails, memos, and business letters. Prerequisite: None

HLS101 (60 hours)

Anatomy and Physiology I provides students with a comprehensive study of the human body through an explanation of the structure and function of its parts.

Starting with the basics of cellular composition, each body system is examined with emphasis on both normal and pathological processes. The body systems covered in Anatomy and Physiology I include the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and respiratory systems.

Integrated into the study of each body system, students are also introduced to the language of medicine. Medical words are taught along with their relationship to the human body. Students become familiar with vocabulary and word parts that  help them comprehend anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic techniques, medical treatments, and procedures directly related to each body system. This new language is used to facilitate communication with other health care professionals about their patients. In addition, abbreviations and medical specialties are included. Prerequisite: None

BUS102 (60 hours)

This course enables students to develop a thorough understanding of Microsoft Word for Windows and become proficient using all of its features and functions.

Students learn how to create and save a document, select text, format text using the Mini toolbar and ribbon, use a document template, and navigate a document. They also learn how to edit documents by using cut, copy, and paste, use the Office Clipboard, find and replace text, check spelling and grammar, research information, add hyperlinks to a document, as well as work with document properties.

Additional topics include setting margins, text alignment, indenting, line spacing, vertical alignment, setting tabs, bullets and numbering, sorting text, using desktop publishing to create columns, adding borders and shading, inserting clip art, use of the Drawing toolbar, and creating diagrams and charts. Prerequisite: None

HLS201 (60 hours)

Anatomy and Physiology II continues on with the study of the body begun in Anatomy I and covers the following body systems: sensory, nervous, integumentary, digestive, endocrine, and male and female reproductive, and includes obstetrics.

Integrated into the study of each body system students are also introduced to the language of medicine. Medical words are taught along with their relationship to the human body. Students become familiar with vocabulary and word parts that help them comprehend anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic techniques, medical treatments, and procedures directly related to each body system.

This new language is used to facilitate communication with other health care professionals about their patients. In addition, abbreviations and medical specialties are included. Prerequisite: HLS100

COD100 (60 hours)

The overall goal of this course it to help students acquire and maintain an in-depth understanding of the rules and guidelines of each health plan in order to submit proper documentation. By becoming comfortable and familiar with this system, students find themselves a little more at ease with learning systems they may encounter at a medical facility.

In addition, learning this system should increase student confidence when interviewing and starting a new career. Prerequisite: None

BUS103 (30 hours)

During this course, students gain the knowledge and practical understanding of revenue and expenses while using QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Online is commonly used to manage both personal finances and small businesses with the accounting and business management tools business professionals need to keep their finances organized. Prerequisite; None

BUS104 (30 hours)

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the spreadsheet program, Excel for Windows.

During this course, the topics covered include, but are not limited to: understanding spreadsheet software; identifying window components; understanding formulas; using various print options; creating simple and complex formulas;, inserting function formulas; copying and moving cell entries; understanding relative and absolute cell references; copying relative and absolute cell references; formatting values; changing the appearance of the worksheet; renaming and moving a worksheet; inserting and deleting rows and columns; creating and planning a chart; and formatting charts. Prerequisite: None

COD101 (60 hours)

This course prepares students to interpret provider documentation, operative reports, and other health care documentation into the appropriate procedure and services medical codes.

CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) and ICD-10-PCS (International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision Procedure Coding System) are medical code sets used in outpatient and inpatient facilities and are required by third-party payers for purposes of reimbursement, as well as for required reporting to accrediting bodies and government agencies. Prerequisites: HLS100, HLS101, HLS201, COD100

HLS301 (60 hours)

This course prepares students to utilize a computerized billing and medical software program. During this course, students learn to accurately input patient demographics, procedures, and diagnoses in order to generate claims and post payments.

The various forms of a typical medical facility are used to compile standard insurance claim forms to bill insurance companies. Maintaining patient accounts and managing practice finances using a billing program are included.

Students are introduced to the use of electronic records at a medical facility. Topics covered are creating patient records, maintaining health history records, and reading and interpreting patient files. Prerequisite: None

CD100 (30 hours)

Career Development provides an opportunity for students to prepare for a job search by learning and applying critical self-examination techniques for developing a successful career path and an awareness of the need to include lifelong learning in career management.

Topics include career planning research, job searching and refining interview and communication skills, and developing and preparing career search documents such as résumés, job applications, cover letters, and thank you letters. Students are also directed in the use of telephone use and faxing, employment testing, office behavior and etiquette, completing online applications, and attaching their résumés. Mock interviews are also conducted. Prerequisite: None

COD102 (30 hours)

This course teaches students to interpret and report the key terms and details about diagnoses, signs, and symptoms—the reasons why a provider offered  care to the patient during a specific encounter. The ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification) coding manual is used. Prerequisites: HLS100, HLS101, HLS201, COD100, COD101

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