Method of Instruction:
Day or Evening Classes
Program Length & Type:
8-months Diploma Program
Medical Office Specialist Diploma Program Overview
The Medical Office Specialist Diploma Program curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking entry-level employment as medical office billing specialists. Our training provides you with the knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to function in the medical front office, hospital, or medical clinic.
National Career College’s diploma in Medical Office Specialist encompasses a wide range of administrative and patient-interaction-related duties, including how to set up patient records, file insurance claims and maintain electronic health records.
You could work in various health care and care facility offices, insurance companies, laboratories, and billing companies.
Medical Office Specialist Program Outcomes?
Upon graduation from National Career College, students will receive a Diploma in Medical Office Specialist. There is no required certification or licensure for employment after completing National Career College’s Medical Office Specialist program. Students may elect to seek additional certification as required by their employer or to advance their careers.
How Long Is The Medical Office Specialist Program?
National Career College’s Medical Office Specialist Program takes about 8 months to complete. Our Medical Office Specialist Diploma program is available on campus with both day and evening classes offered.
What Will You Learn In Our Medical Office Specialist Program?
The following classes and course modules are offered with the Medical Office Specialist Diploma at National Career College:
- Medical Office Procedure/Computer Application: Learn about medical secretarial duties and office procedures. Besides telephone etiquette and patient reception, you will also be taught how to manage medical records and files, mail processing, inventory control, human relations, and management of a medical office.
- Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology I: Learn about medical terminology and basic knowledge of the human body (Anatomy), its functions (Physiology), and diseases. Emphasis is placed on the following bodily systems: skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and respiratory systems.
- Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology II: Learn about medical terminology and basic knowledge of the human body (Anatomy), its functions (Physiology), and diseases. Emphasis is placed on the following bodily systems: digestive, urinary, nervous, special senses, integumentary, endocrine, and reproductive systems.
- Medical Insurance: Learn about managing health information, both from a patient and a practice perspective, including regulatory guidelines and legal/ethical aspects of medical insurance, billing, and coding. This course covers patient information forms, charts, and authorizations for treatment. Additionally, you will learn how to audit patient records to ensure the correct codes are assigned, privacy laws, fraud, and specialty coding.
- Medical Coding I / ICD-10CM: Learn about the use of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) manuals in an easy step-by-step fashion.
- Medical Coding II / CPT-coding: Learn about the use of the Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) manuals in an easy step-by-step fashion. You will also learn to audit patient records for the correct assignment of codes, and specialty coding procedures.
- Electronic Medical Record/Billing: Learn about patient billing through a computerized job-simulated billing exercise using SimChart.
- Employment Preparation: Learn about preparing for employment through locating sources of employment, writing letters of application, preparing a resume, interviewing for a job, and following follow-up procedures.
- Medical Office Specialist Externship: A 180-hour externship program at a work site related to your field of study augments your in-class training as a Medical Office Specialist. A variety of out-of-class assignments will be required for this course, including reading, writing, practice, and project assignments.
Why National Career College?
National Career College provides a unique learning experience in the Los Angeles area. We prepare students for entry-level positions in the healthcare field as coding specialists, insurance claims specialists/representatives, front desk/receptionists, and billing and collections.
Our Medical Office Specialist Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). We focus on individualized instruction and small class sizes. For details on what motivates us to provide the best experience for our students, please see our Mission Statement.
Medical Office Specialist Training Near Me
If you live in or around the Panorama City area in California, National Career College offers Medical Office Specialist training at the following location:
National Career College Campus 14355 Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402
At National Career College, we don’t want finances to limit your career opportunities. Your education is one of the most important investments you can make. If you are unable to afford the education costs on your own, you may qualify for financial aid. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify! Please visit our Financial Aid Page to find out more!