Medical Office Administration, A.A.S. , Major #2200

Medical Office Administration is a ThinkPad University curriculum using laptop computers integrated into courses. This program is offered at the Morrisville Campus only.

The Medical Office Administration  program  is designed  to  give  the student a background for medical office work in this electronic age. To supplement the regular program of study, special features emphasize medical coding and billing as well as medical transcription, information processing and/or the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge working within the front end of a medical office. Students in the Medical Office Administration program will have the opportunity to work with up-to-date computers and software, including Electronic Health Records systems. Students are introduced to the various exams that may be required of them upon graduation in relation to the billing and coding occupations. Students are required to participate in an internship program their second year where they combine their education and interpersonal skills. Various required courses listed in the Proposed Curriculum structure (below) may be earned through articulation agreements between various high schools and SUNY Morrisville. Distance learning courses are currently in place for all of the medical courses as well as some of the general education requirements and electives. No previous business education is required. Scheduling is flexible, with students being placed in courses according to the level of proficiency achieved in high school. Students are placed in the curriculum with the appropriate courses that challenge their skills and enhance their learning experience. Graduates of the two-year Medical Office Administration program receive the associate in applied science (AAS) degree. Credits may be transferred into any one of the following, four-year degree programs Entrepreneurship, Business Administration or Technology Management. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Career Opportunities: Employment as a front-end office manager in health care facilities, identifying the billing and/or coding specialist occupations in medical offices, hospitals, and insurance companies; and performing medical transcriptionist duties for medical facilities. Many students completing this degree look forward to the opportunities that can exist if they decide to outsource their expertise to health care offices and work from home. This degree has a variety of jobs and office settings available to graduating students with a growing job outlook.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use electronic health records systems to register new patients, maintain doctors' schedules, update records, including vitals, medication orders, family history, insurance information, medical encounters, and more;

  • Apply appropriate critical thinking skills and identify human relation skills in structured case settings;

  • Analyze medical language using prefixes, suffixes, root words, and combining forms;

  • Identify and practice legal and ethical responsibilities of an administrative medical specialist, (i.e.,HIPAA mandates, medical records, health information, and consents and disclosures as well as telephone etiquette);

  • Identify the coding diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10, HCPS and CPT coding systems;

  • Transcribe a dictated letter or report into a mail-ready document using a computer and transcribing equipment;

  • Identify and apply technological skills including: operating systems, spreadsheets, database management

Curriculum Requirements - 62 Credits

course

credits

ACCT Accounting as Advised

3

BSAD 102 - Business Math

3

BSAD 140 - Business Communications

3

OFFT 116 - Medical Keyboarding

2

OFFT 117 - Office Administration Orientation

1

OFFT 120 - Document Design for Effective Communications

3

OFFT 130 - Data Entry

1

OFFT 135 - Machine Transcription

2

OFFT 200 - Medical Coding

3

OFFT 201 - Outpatient Billing

2

OFFT 202 - Inpatient Billing

2

OFFT 216 - Office Practice Simulation

3

OFFT 218 - Medical Office Procedures

3

OFFT 220 - Document Design Business Analysis

3

OFFT 235 - Medical Transcription

3

OFFT 250- Medical Terminology

3

OFFT 291- Office Technology Internship I

1

OFFT 292 - Office Technology Internship II

1

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

COMP 102 -Writing About Literature 

3

MATH as Advised

3

BIOL 150 -Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 150L -Human Anatomy Physiology I Lab

1

Additional General Elective Credits

7

*A minimum average of C in all Medical Office Administration courses

Suggested Course Sequencing

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 16 Credits

BSAD 102 - Business Mathematics

3

COMP 101 -Composition and Research

3

OFFT 116 -Medical Keyboarding

2

OFFT 117 -Office Admin Orientation

1

OFFT 250 - Medical Terminology

3

OFFT 130 -Data Entry

1

SUNY GER as Advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 15 Credits

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

OFFT 120 - Document Design for Effective Communication

3

OFFT 200 - Medical Coding

3

MATH - Mathematics as Advised

3

SUNY GER as Advised

3

Year 2/Fall - 17 Credits

BIOL 150 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 150L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

1

OFFT 135 - machine Transcription

2

OFFT 201 - Outpatient Billing

3

OFFT 218 - Medical Office Procedures

3

OFFT 220 - Document Design for Business Analysis

3

BSAD 140 - Business Communications

3

Year 2/Spring - 16 Credits

ACCT - Accounting as Advised

3

OFFT 202 - Inpatient Billing

2

OFFT 216 - Office Practice Simulation

3

OFFT 235 - Medical Transcription

3

OFFT 291/292 - Office Technology Internships I & II

2

SUNY GER as Advised

3