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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

HIM: Medical Office Specialist Career Studies Certificate



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Career Studies Certificate
221-285-87

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to perform a variety of medical office functions. Examples include scheduling of appointments, maintaining health records, coding clinical data, completing health insurance forms, and carrying out billing and collections functions.

Program Objectives: Employment opportunities include positions in physicians’ offices, HMOs, managed care practices, urgent care centers, and in other health-related agencies.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

Program Note: Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national certifying examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association or the American Academy of Professional Coders.

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