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2024-2025 Catalog

Medical Office Administration, AAA

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94-95 Credits

This degree program provides students an opportunity to develop essential medical administrative skills in their area of interest, as well as, to offer a comprehensive general education. Placement in courses depends on prior education and experience.

Options for this degree include the Front Office or Medical Coding and Reimbursement:

Front Office - This degree option provides students an opportunity to develop essential front office medical administrative skills including customer service, patient registration, scheduling, filing and computer skills necessary to obtain employment in a variety of healthcare settings.

Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist: This degree option provides student an opportunity to develop essential ICD, CPT, HCPCS and reimbursement skills necessary to obtain employment in the medical billing or coding setting. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for formal exams offered through national organizations in order to obtain medical coding certification.

To earn this degree, the student must complete all core classes. In addition, the student must choose an area of concentration and complete the required courses in that area. Students in this program must complete each class with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Contacts: Shannon Sharpe - ssharpe@greenriver.edu, Lea Ann Simpson- lsimpson@greenriver.edu

Program Website: Medical Office Administration | https://www.greenriver.edu/students/academics/degrees-programs/medical-office-administration/

Program Outcomes:

  1. Accurately spell, pronounce and define common medical terms related to major disease processes, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, abbreviations, drugs, and treatment modalities. 
  2. Develop an understanding of the structure and function of the healthy human body, diseases and treatment modalities. 
  3. Identify the different types of healthcare providers, disciplines, common departments and general structure found within healthcare organizations. 
  4. Analyze and verify medical record and documentation accuracy and validity. 
  5. Identify and define medical disease, diagnosis, procedural terms and abbreviations. 
  6. Abstract diagnostic and procedural terminology to accurately assign ICD-10-CM, CPT-4 and HCPCS level II codes. 
  7. Define key legal concepts related to healthcare  
  8. Perform mathematical calculations needed to process a claim, determine allowed amounts, deductibles and co-payments, process cash, check and electronic payments, and balance monthly and yearly financial records. 
  9. Complete all general medical practice management software tasks such as registering and scheduling patients, searching and reviewing medical records online, entering codes, payment and other electronic health record (EHR) tasks. 


Select from one of the following areas of concentration

Related Instruction Requirements

Satisfies related instruction requirements


* Credit by advanced placement may be granted in typing/keyboarding after departmental review of prior training.


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