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Medical Administrative Assistant

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Medical Administrative Assistant

Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day-support. In the Administrative Medical Assistant course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel.

Hours

265

Access Length

12 Months

Delivery

Self-Paced

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$1,645.00

Course Overview

Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day-support. In the Administrative Medical Assistant course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel. 

This course prepares the student to take the following certification exam:

  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant
Students will:
  • Identify parts of the human body.
  • Describe the basic function of each body system.
  • Utilize medical terminology in written and spoken communications.
  • Define medical terminology commonly found in the medical record.
  • Prepare and maintain the medical record.
  • Prepare and maintain the appointment schedule.
  • Demonstrate proper telephone handling techniques.
  • Compose and prepare medical correspondence.
  • Transcribe a dictated medical report.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing financial transactions for the medical practice.
  • Complete basic insurance forms, including the use of ICD-9 and ICD-10.
  • Assist with office emergencies.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting, part 1

In this lesson, we will learn the basic roles of an administrative medical assistant, communication basics, and explore legal compliance in medical offices.

Lesson 2: Introduction to Medical Assisting, part 1

In this lesson, we will learn about ethics in healthcare, explore proper medical terminology, and identify best practices when coaching patients.

Lesson 3: Fundamentals of Ambulatory Care, part 1

In this lesson, we will explore the front end operations of a healthcare facility, including written communications, telephone techniques, and patient processing.

Lesson 4: Fundamentals of Ambulatory Care, part 2

In this lesson, we will continue the review of front end operations by reviewing patient records, principles of pharmacology, and maintaining safe equipment and supplies.

Lesson 5: Coding and Medical Billing

In this lesson, we will review the medical assistant’s role in medical coding and billing. Procedures for diagnostic coding and medical billing claims procedures are also covered.

Lesson 6: Advanced Ambulatory Care Administration

In this lesson, we will learn more advanced front office procedures, such as accounts receivable and accounts payable. We will also discuss advanced roles in administrative medical assisting, such as medical office management.

Lesson 7: Assisting with Medical Specialties

In this lesson, we will learn about the administrative medical assistant’s role in handling and responding to medical emergencies.

Lesson 8: Job Seeking

In this lesson, we will learn about how to apply for and find a job in the field of administrative medical assisting.

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the following certification exam:

  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant

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