Medical Administrative Assistant
The Medical Administrative Assistant Program
Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. health care system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34%.
This program prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. It provides students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current health care career.
Key Areas and Topics
- History and background of the medical assisting profession
- Interpersonal skills, medical ethics and basic medical law
- Telephone techniques and skills for scheduling appointments
- Medical terminology
- Basics of insurance billing and coding
- Medical records management and management of practice finances
Approximately 350 hours of online instruction.
This is a work-at-your-own-pace program. Participants have 6 months to complete this program from the student's initial program start date.
Textbooks are included
Payment Plan & Registration
Payment plans are available with 30% down. If you are interested in setting up a payment plan, please contact:
Full Payment & Registration
- An overview of the health care industry and expectations for a health care professional
- Role of the medical administrative assistant
- History of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics and medical practice specialties
- Ethical and legal issues, fraud abuse and compliance
- Office and patient communication techniques, appointment scheduling and general office duties
- Technology in the health care environment
- Basic terminology used in the medical office
- Medical records management, confidentiality of the medical record, initiating a medical record for a new client and filing reports in the medical record
- HIPAA review and patient bill of rights and confidentiality
- Financial and practice management
- Health insurance coverage, and billing and coding procedures
- Professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, accounting systems and credit arrangements
- Medical accounting, financial statements, cost analysis and budgets for the medical practice
- Specimen collection, laboratory safety and federal and state regulations
- Assisting with medical emergencies
- Career development