Medical Office Professional
Achieve a Diploma in as few as 8 months
As a Medical Office Professional, you’ll work in a front-office role for a medical practice, healthcare facility, or insurance company. Medical Office Professionals maintain medical facility records, record patient data into computers, schedule patients for their procedures and appointments, and process medical billing and insurance claims, among other responsibilities.
Medical Office Professional (Diploma) Mission StatementThe Medical Office Professional Diploma program at Concorde Career College provides students with sufficient theoretical knowledge and specialized skills for an entry-level administrative position in allied health. The program prepares students to take the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certification test.
Learning Objectives / Instructional OutcomesOur Medical Office Professional courses cover computer applications, medical terminology, and medical insurance basics. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computer skills, medical terminology, medical office procedures, communication, psychosocial skills, office procedures, insurance, and ancillary coding procedures with continuous practice in the school labs.
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The Medical Office Professional has the skills necessary to handle most medical office business and financial operations, including accounts receivable and payable, billing and fee collection, payroll and taxes, records management, insurance claims processing, typing, and word processing. The Medical Office Professional brings a thorough understanding of medical and insurance terminology along with skills in interpersonal communications and public relations. Employment opportunities in this field are to be found in a broad range of settings, from physicians’ and dentists’ office to long-term-care facilities and hospitals, to medical insurance companies.
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What is the difference between a medical office administrator and a medical office professional?
While both roles are essentially the same position, there are subtle differences required by each employer. As a medical office administrator, you handle most medical office business and financial operations. You help make it possible for your employer to collect monetary reimbursements from patientsâ insurance providers, essential to the success of your employerâs medical business. As a medical office professional, you work in an administrative environment performing duties such as transcription, coding, billing, word processing, filing and working with various medical-office software packages.
How Long Is The Medical Office Professional (Diploma) Program At Concorde?
The Medical Office Professional program can be completed in as few as eight months, but this varies by location. Please check with an admissions adviser for program length information.
When Does Concorde’s Medical Office Professional (Diploma) Program Start?
Call us at 1-800-693-7010 to find out when the Medical Office Professional (Diploma) program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
What is the medical office professional career outlook?
According to ONETonline.org, the medical office professional job field is expected to grow by 11 percent through 2028. As the medical and health care industries continue to grow, so likely will the need for qualified medical office professionals.
Why should I become a medical office professional?
By becoming a medical office professional, you’re part of a team that helps others lead a better standard of life. You’ll be working behind the scenes organizing and analyzing patient and medical information to process health insurance, medical billing, and medical coding.
Does Concorde offer medical office professional externships?
Yes, Concorde offers externships in the area through a number of employer partners in various local communities near our campus locations.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Medical Office Professional (Diploma) program?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.