Medical Business Office
Do you desire to work in the healthcare field, but gravitate more toward office work? Then you might be a good candidate for HCC’s Medical Business Office Professional. This program is designed to provide the basic training and skills necessary to work in physician offices, insurance companies or hospitals. Other health care settings, the target audience includes: entry-level office staff, entry-level medical office staff, billers and coders desiring national certification.
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The Medical Business Office Professional Program will prepare you to work in the business office of a healthcare facility. These HCC courses will provide knowledge and skills that are required of clerical health care professionals. General topics include: medical terminology, patient scheduling, insurance verification, medical records, collections, accounts payable, financial reporting, and medical billing.
What are the prerequisites?
- High school diploma or GED.
- Must also have basic keyboarding and computer skills.
Medical Business Office Information Sheet
What jobs can I get?
You will be prepared for entry-level positions in hospitals, insurance companies, clinics, physician’s offices and other medical business offices.
How much will I earn?
Income will depend on what area of employment you choose, what hours you work, and your prior work experience. Entry level base salaries can range from $26,000 to $42,000 per year.
How long does the program last?
You should be able to complete the certificate as quickly as in 4-5 months.
How do I qualify for admittance:
Students should have a high school diploma or GED, and have basic keyboarding and computer skills.
Are books included in the course fee?
Books are not included in the cost of the course. Book titles will be provided and books may be purchases at HCC book stores.
What HCC campus has this program?
The program is available at HCC SE College (Rustic), HCC Southwest College (West Loop), and HCC Northwest College (Alief), on an alternating basis.
What are the Medical Business Office Professional certificate program courses?
HITT 1005 Medical Terminology I, 32 hours
POFM 1017 Medical Administrative Support, 48 hours
POFM 1027 Insurance Billing, 48 hours
HITT 1011 Health Information Systems, 48 hours