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Medical Office Professional (Diploma or Associate of Applied Science)

Memphis, TN

Put Yourself at the Center of a Busy Medical Office

Medical Office Professionals play key roles behind the scenes, helping manage the administrative services from day-to-day operations to greeting patients to billing and records management, and engaging with insurance providers.


Put Yourself at the Center of a Busy Medical Office

  • Gain practical skills and clinical knowledge in a program that combines classroom teaching with an externship.
  • Learn medical billing and coding skills and prepare to sit the Certified Professional Coder examination after you graduate.^
  • Complete your diploma in as few as 8-months or associate of applied science in as few as 18-months.*
  • Choose from two campus locations: Memphis or Southaven.

Program Overview

Like to be at the center of the action? Train to become a medical office professional with Concorde in Memphis or Southaven. Our medical office professional diploma and associate of science degree combines practical administrative support skills with foundational clinical knowledge, so you can prepare to manage records, appointments, paperwork for medical tests, medical billing and more.

As part of this program, you’ll develop medical billing and coding skills that can prepare you to take the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certification test. You can be ready for an exciting new career in less than one year!*


Take the Next Step Now

Think you’d love to work in medical office administration? Get in touch with Concorde in Memphis today to find out if our diploma program is right for you!

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes. 

9 / 18* Mo

Program Length

26.0 / 62.0

Credit Hours

240

Lab Hours

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

The coursework in Concorde's Medical Office Professional training program intersects classroom theory with hands-on training for an immersive learning experience from Day 1 in the practical aspects of providing a high level of support in a variety of medical office job settings. Coursework focuses on such topics as managing daily office operations and finances, as well as serving as a navigational liaison between patients and insurance providers. Upon completion of this program, graduates can take the licensing exam to qualify for employment in this field.


Diploma Program

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.

The coursework is designed to provide graduates 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.

Earn your diploma in as few as 9-months.*

Diploma Program Learning Objectives

Our 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.


Associate of Science Degree Program

Medical Office Professionals work in front-office positions for a medical practice, healthcare facility, or insurance company. These healthcare professionals perform a range of clerical duties and responsibilities including maintaining medical facility records, recording patient data into computers, scheduling patient procedures or appointments, and processing medical billing and insurance claims.

The associate of science degree program provides students the opportunity, along with their occupational skills, to develop essential basic skills for continued learning and career development through general education courses that include: mathematics; written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities.

The program prepares students to successfully complete the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certification test.

Associate of Science Degree Learning Objectives

The Medical Office Professional program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computer skills, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical office procedures, communication, psychosocial skills, office procedures, insurance, and ancillary coding procedures with continuous practice in the school labs.


Medical Office Professional Roles

  • Accounts receivable and payable
  • Billing and fee collection
  • Payroll and taxes
  • Records management
  • Insurance claims processing
 
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes. 

 

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

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