Medical Office Management—Clinical Specialist Online Associate Degree
The medical office management—clinical specialist online associate degree is ideal for students with a medical assisting diploma who want to broaden their medical administrative and management skills. Students must be graduates of a medical assisting diploma program that adheres to standards established by program accreditation organizations and be credentialed in good standing in medical assisting by an organization whose credentialing exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
The medical office management—clinical specialist online associate degree curriculum is mapped to the Nine Domains of Medical Practice Administration for the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) Certified Medical Manager (CMM) credential. This program prepares students for positions in support of patient care in the healthcare field. Once they have successfully complete two years of employment in these positions, they will meet the experience requirement to sit for the CMM certification examination.
Graduates of the program will:
- Assign ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes for outpatient encounters.
- Perform healthcare billing and reimbursement processes for outpatient encounters.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
- Apply basic management principles to the healthcare setting.
Course Listing (91 Credits)
ME1100 Introduction to Medical Assisting
ME1140 Medical Terminology for Health Professions
ME2250 Medical Law and Ethics
ME2260 Medical Records Management
ME2611 Healthcare Coding and Billing I
ME2612 Healthcare Coding and Billing II
ME2620 Medical Office Procedures with Software Apps
MT2050 Principles of Management
Certificate or diploma in clinical allied health required.
Or business electives (AC, EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL or OM)
EN1150 Composition I
EN2100 Speech OR
EN2150 Interpersonal Professional Communication
SC1221 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
MA2000 Quantitative Reasoning
HU Humanities Elective
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
SO1060 Foundations of Cultural Competence
CS2086 Career Path Planning
Prerequisite Course (if applicable)
CS1201 Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success! OR
CS1203 Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU
Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.