Medical Office Management
The Medical Office Management program is committed to meeting the needs of the medical community by providing well-qualified employees who understand the principles of medical office work.
Tyler Junior College offers options for a career in the medical office field:
- Medical Office Management Associate of Applied Science
- Medical Office Management Certificate of Proficiency
- Medical Insurance Coding Specialist Certificate of Proficiency
- Career advancement through individual courses that provide opportunities for lifelong learning in a changing medical environment
Medical office professionals perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of medical administrative procedures. They are responsible for a variety of duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. Depending on acquired skills and education, duties can include the following tasks:
- Office assistant - Greet and check in patients, answer telephones, schedule appointments, update medical records, and collect co-pays.
- Patient account representative - Post charges and payments, handle collections, schedule appointments, arrange for hospital admissions and lab.
- Medical information specialist - Update and file patient medical records.
- Insurance specialist - Complete insurance forms, obtain pre-authorizations, handle billing and collections.
- Coding specialist - Code surgeries and procedures, reconcile claims, and conduct appeals.
- Office manager - Act as liaison between physician and staff, order supplies, prepare statistical reports, review personnel performance and work schedules.
- Janet Booth
- Tammy Burnette
- Loretta Swan
- Jeanette White
- Judy Young