Become A Medical Office Specialist
Didactic portions of this program are held at the National Career College additional classroom location (14547 Titus St., Suite 211, Panorama City, CA 91402).
If you enjoy working with people, have good organizational skills, and are interested in a career in the medical field, a career as a Medical Office Specialist may be the right choice for you. Some people are interested in a career in the medical field but would prefer to perform office duties and billing insurance companies rather than have direct contact with patients. If this describes you, then you are a prime candidate for our Medical Office Specialist training program.
Students enrolled in the Medical Office Specialist program experience clerical work, computational bookkeeping, and independent research using numbers and data. National Career College’s Medical Office Specialist training program in Los Angeles will provide you with the skills and knowledge for the task while preparing you for an entry-level position as a medical office specialist.
What does a Medical Office Specialist do?
Our Medical Office Specialist program is designed to teach you the necessary skills in the administrative aspects of the medical field. Some of the responsibilities include assisting patients with insurance forms, handling billing and bookkeeping, accurately organizing and updating patients’ records, completing and submitting insurance forms, process billing, and many other critical and challenging duties.
As a graduate of NCC Medical Office Specialist program, you will be prepared to find employment with a physician’s office, outpatient clinics, health insurance companies, clinics, medical supplies and equipment companies, skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and public health departments, having acquired the basic skills of medical coding using CPT and ICD-9.
Advantages of the Program
NCC offers a number of relevant courses and curriculum for students training to become office specialists. In addition to billing, NCC Vocational Schools in Los Angeles will teach you how to set up patient records, maintain computerized health records, and perform other functions essential to the medical office environment.
What will I learn in the Medical Office Specialist program?
The Medical Office Specialist training program at NCC is comprised of theory, laboratory, and externship modules including:
- Computer Operating Systems
- Keyboarding and Typing
- Office Procedures and MS Office I&II
- Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology I&II
- Medical Coding
- Medical Insurance
- Electronic Medical Billing
- Employment Preparation & Externship
Where do Medical Office Specialists work?
As you can imagine, Medical Office Specialists play a crucial role in the office of just about every health care practitioner you can think of. Graduates of the NCC Medical Office Specialist program are prepared for entry-level positions in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, and health maintenance organizations. Employment opportunities may also be available in medical billing firms and health insurance companies.
- Computer Operating Systems Course
Computer Operating Systems Course
This is an introductory course for computer concepts and terminology; we will discuss the history of the field and how computers have made an impact. Students review the development of computer technology in health care administration and learn how they are used for data storage, internal representation, and processing information. Navigating the Internet, using search engines, and setting up an email account will also be covered.
This portion of our medical billing and coding schools may be a review for some students but some aspects are guaranteed to be new. Understanding the context of computers in the medical field is necessary to successfully find gainful employment after graduation. Contact us today to learn more about our Medical Office Specialist courses.
- Keyboarding & Typing Course
Keyboarding & Typing Course
In order to be a successful Medical Office Specialist, you must have excellent keyboarding and typing skills. NCC uses specially designed programs to get students to develop touch typing, without the need to peek at letters, at a minimum of 35 words per minute. This course is essential groundwork for the rest of our medical coding courses and will help students improve the likelihood of successfully finding employment at the conclusion of their training.
- Office Procedures & MS Office I & II Course
Office Procedures & MS Office I & II Course
National Career College in Los Angeles aims to prepare students for a career as a medical office specialist, handling billing and coding duties. Our courses instruct in front reception etiquette, scheduling appointments, managing patient records, always maintaining confidentiality, filing, mail processing, office management, and human relations. We stress the importance of accuracy, ethics, and legal aspects of filing medical records.
Our school will instruct you in operating Microsoft Office, a commonly used computer tool in the health care field. Basic modules include keyboarding, setting up email, using Word, navigating a computer interface, and introduction to various other programs. In later courses, students learn how to operate Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and intermediate modules for Windows XP operating System. Contact us today for more information.
- Medical Billing & Coding Course
Medical Billing & Coding Course
National Career College’s Electronic Medical Billing & Coding course teaches students how to identify different disease diagnoses and perform proper coding based on the health care provider. You will become familiar with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) manuals.
For the computer medical billing courses, students receive job-simulated training in billing exercises. Computer software simulations allow for real training using acquired knowledge to submit insurance claims. The class allows students to differentiate between manual and computer claims and practice submitting to different insurance companies while minimizing errors.
- Employment Preparation & Externship
Employment Preparation & Externship
At the conclusion of your courses from NCC medical billing and coding schools in Los Angeles, you will be afforded the opportunity to practice your new-found skills in an externship. Receive real life instruction from professionals in the health care field as you work in a hospital, doctor’s office, insurance agency, or other business involved in health care. You will be instructed by practicing medical office specialists and allowed to ask questions and have your performance evaluated.
This course also helps students seek employment by locating open positions, building a resume, practicing interviewing for a job, and handling follow-up procedures.
- Gainful Employment Program Disclosure
Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019
Program Name: Medical Office Specialist
This program is designed to be completed in 34 weeks
This program will cost $14,000 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.
Our campus is not in multi-state MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area).
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