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Medical Office Administration Overview

 

Healthcare is one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the nation.    Federal health legislation has expanded the number of patients who have access to health insurance, increasing patient access to medical care.  In addition, the aging population has increased demand for medical services.  As a result, the medical office administration field has excellent employment opportunities.

Department of Labor & Statistics

The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of the medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office patient services, and medical information.

Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance, and billing, medical-legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations.  Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry-recognized certification exams. 

A-B Tech offers the following pathways:

Employers of MOA Alumni

  • Advent Health, Hendersonville
  • All-States Medical Supply
  • Asheville Cardiology Associates
  • Asheville Surgical Center
  • Asheville Eye
  • Asheville Orthopedics Associates
  • Best Bites Dental for Children, Hendersonville
  • Buncombe County Health Department
  • Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery
  • Charles George VA Medical Center
  • Deerfield Retirement Community
  • EmergeOrtho:  Blue Ridge Division
  • Genova Diagnostics: Home
  • Givens Estate
  • MAHEC
  • Mission Hospital
  • Mission My Care Now
  • Moore Foot and Ankle Specialists, PA
  • Next Step Recovery
  • Pardee Hospital
  • Pardee Urgent Care
  • Women's Hope Center

Instructor contact information:

Delane Davis
Instructor/Coordinator
Medical Office Administration
828.398.7237
delanemdavis@abtech.edu

Misty Shuler, RHIA
Chair Administrative & Medical Systems Technologies
828.398.7485
mistylshuler@abtech.edu

Gwenn Stinnett, M.Ed, CPC, CPB, CMRS
Instructor, AMST
Administrative & Medical Systems Technologies
828-398-7678
gwennpstinnett@abtech.edu