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Medical Office Technology Diploma

Medical Office Technology Diploma

Real Medical Office Experience, Real Life.

That’s what you can expect when enrolling in the Medical Office Technology program at Iowa Lakes. Medical offices and other facilities have a high demand for certified, skilled professionals to carry out clerical and organizational tasks. Graduates of the program may choose to work anywhere from medical clinics or hospitals to dental offices or billing and insurance services.  

You will learn the ropes of the field while working in our simulation clinic lab, featuring up-to-date equipment and computer training. You will become familiar with tasks such as scheduling appointments, data entry and organizing and managing health information and medical records. Additionally, you will learn the various classification systems to code medical diagnoses and treatment for reimbursement purposes, handle general billing and accounts, file insurance and assist with transcription. 

Acquire training in: 

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Office Management
  • Medical Assisting Pharmacology

Medical Office Technology Diploma Program Outcomes

  1. Input data utilizing a practice management system.
  2. Manage appointment schedule, using established priorities to accommodate needs of patients, providers and staff. 
  3. Maintain the electronic medical record (EMR) to provide access to accurate health information necessary for continuity of patient care.  
  4. Assign appropriate codes for medical billing and insurance. 
  5. Utilize tactful communication skills with third-party representatives to complete requirements needed to verify patient insurance eligibility, precertification and medical necessity guidelines for reimbursement. 
  6. Participate as a member of the Patient-Centered Medical Home team (PCMH). 

Program Admission requirements

  1. High school diploma or GED

  2. Completion of Iowa Lakes Community College Application for Admission; high school and prior college transcripts

  3. Basic skills assessment in writing, reading, and mathematics are done with every entering student at Iowa Lakes utilizing one of the following: ACT, ASSET or COMPASS.

  4. Students must complete an advising session with the program coordinator before being admitted to the program

  5. Arts and Science courses may be taken prior to completing medical office technology program core courses.  

  6. Core courses must be taken in sequential order and be completed with at least a “C” or “P” in classroom and clinical competencies.

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