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Medical Office Management

Medical Office Management

This curriculum is offered in the evening on both the Des Plaines and Ray Hartstein Skokie campuses. The 26 credit program prepares students to provide supervisory direction in medical offices. It is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to develop solutions and provide leadership to guide the medical office through the challenge of the expanding managed care environment. Students take courses in medical billing, business and communications, computer applications, and automation and management issues in the medical office setting. The medical billing certificate courses are included in this curriculum and when those courses are completed the student may take the Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P) certification exam.

Admission Requirements
All graduates of accredited high schools or holders of General Education Development (GED) certification are eligible for admission. Persons over 18 years of age who are not high school graduates may also be admitted, if they have sufficient abilities and background to benefit from the instruction offered as determined by the appropriate College representative.

How to apply for Medical Office Management Certificate
1. Complete and submit the Oakton College Application for Admission and return the completed form to the Office of Admissions or submit an on-line application.
2. Submit the non refundable $25 application fee.

Students will not be interviewed for this program. Students may enroll during any registration period however; they should follow the sequence listed below. Students should contact Jennifer Colovos, Administrative Assistant with questions about course sequencing. Please email her at

You may wish to review the Medical Office Management FAQ

Courses for Medical Office Management Certificate
26 Semester Credit Hours Curriculum: 0289

When registering for courses watch that prerequisites have been taken. Courses must be taken in the order shown.
Student must receive a minimum grade of C in all courses.

HIT 104

Medical Terminology (should be taken first)


HIT 113

ICD-9-CM Coding for the Physician Office (formerly 117)


HIT 114

CPT Coding for the Physician Office (formerly 118)


   HIT 115**

Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: MEDICARE


   HIT 116**

Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: NON-MEDICARE


HIT 120

CPT Evaluation & Management


HIT 125

Seminar: Medical Office Billing


HIT 194

Health Informatics for Healthcare Professions




Business and Communications Component (see list of courses below)


HIT 180

Issues in Medical Office Managment
(Only offered spring semester)


HIT 185

Practicum: Medical Office Management
(Only offered spring semester)


**These courses should be taken after completing HIT 104, HIT 113 and HIT 114 Check Oakton course catalogue for required prerequisites.

Business and Communications Component - choose 6 credits from courses below:

 CAB 180

Automated Office Procedures


 CAB 184

Communications Strategies


 EGL 111

Business and Technical Writing


 MAT 111

Business and Consumer Mathematics


 MGT 117

Human Relations in the Workplace


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December 24 - January 1
College closed.

January 7
Faculty return for spring 2013 semester.

January 14
Spring 2013 semester classes begin.

January 19 noon
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements

January 21
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

February 10
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 10
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

February 18
Presidents' Day holiday, College closed.

February 24
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2012 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 9 noon
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 10
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 10.

March 11 - 17
Spring recess.

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