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A Medical Administrative Assistant is a versatile professional. The duties that are performed vary not only from office to office but even within the same office. Medical Administrative Assistants perform routine duties within the offices of many types of health professionals, including physicians, chiropractors, cardiologists and others. In addition, individuals can accomplish various jobs in the hospital environment, and some are employed by freestanding emergency centers and surgery centers.
Opportunities for Certified Medical Administrative Assistants are growing because of the constant change within the medical profession and the surge of cross-training, which means that one individual is trained to do a variety of duties.
Certified Medical Administrative Assistants greet patients as they arrive, obtain basic registration information, assemble patient’s medical records, office accounting, filing, handle all correspondence and scheduling of outpatient procedures, consultations and appointments. In addition, they must have a basic knowledge of procedure and diagnostic coding, the ability to complete insurance forms and to determine insurance coverage and limitations for the patient.
This certification program will teach you the practical real-world skills essential for success in the healthcare field. This completely inclusive course consists of Medical Terminology, Medical Front Office Skills, EHR/EMR for the Medical Office and the Administrative Medical Assistant. You will learn MedTrak electronic records system used in many medical offices. In addition, upon completion of all courses, you will sit for your CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) Examination and Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) through the National Healthcareer Association.
Certified Medical Office Specialist
This course requires the following classes:
● MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY- (16 weeks)This course is offered both locally in the classroom setting or students can participate in the online class. Locally, classes are held once a week for 1.5 hours. Online students will be assigned an online instructor available to answer questions. Whether taking in the classroom or online, homework is e-mailed into your instructor and all exercises, activities and chapter tests are taken online.
● CMAA- (16 weeks) This course will teach you everything you need to successfully pass the CMAA exam through the National Healthcareer Association. Classes are held once a week for 3 hours. You will learn health information in the medical office, billing and coding procedures, financial and practice management and administrative duties. In addition, we take you through the “virtual medical office” to help you develop critical thinking and decision-making skills that you will need on the job. This program gives you the opportunity to practice “real” medical assisting skills before you start working in the real world. You will perform actual administrative duties like managing patient scheduling in a multi-doctor practice, complete actual medical office forms, practice taking phone messages, and transcribing doctor’s notes as well as gaining experience with the actual medical office software MedTrak. You will learn HIPAA compliance and hands-on practical use of this program from both the administrative and clinical perspective. This course is designed for those already in medical office administration or those looking to enter the medical front office field as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, Transcriptionist or Medical Coder.
● MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL (36 weeks) - This course includes Medical Office Specialist course (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) as well as all of the Medical Billing & Coding with CPC, leaving you with 3 national certifications. It also includes our program at a discounted rate. The program begins with Terminology/A&P and CMAA and then you begin the Coding program at week 17. The discounted program can be found on the enrollment form labeled Medical Professional and would include the books provided below as well as for the coding course:
BOOKS INCLUDED ARE:
Medical Terminology and Anatomy for ICD10 Coding
Electronic Health Records: Understanding the Medical Office Workflow
Kinn's Medical Administrative Assistant Pageburst online modules
All applicants must be 18 years of age. A high school diploma or GED equivalent is also required, it is not necessary to provide this for entrance into the program; however a job after the program will be contingent upon a high school diploma or GED.
GI Bill Recipients Only:
Credit For Prior Learning (38 CFR 21.4254(c)(3). The school maintains a written record of the previous education and training of the GI Bill recipient and grant credit appropriately, with the training period shortened proportionately.
Due to the intensity of this course, the attendance policy set forth by the Academy of Medical Professions is strongly enforced. Missing a local lecture must be preapproved by the instructor.
Please be aware of the difficulty of this course. The time and effort that must be put into this program in order to graduate in 16 weeks if taking the program all together at once and will require a number of study hours and homework time per week.
MOST STUDENTS require 8 months to complete. There are no financial penalties for going longer, and this is encouraged. OUR GOAL: NO STUDENT LEFT BEHIND.
1. You may terminate the Enrollment Agreement or training at any time. If you do so, you must inform the school, not the instructor in writing. Termination will become effective upon receipt of the written notice. Refund will be based on notification week corresponding with your course assignments/week associated with start date of the program.
2. If you terminate within three days of enrolling, provided you have not commenced training, you will receive a refund of the money paid to the school, minus $450 for the course books and reference books, unless they are returned unused. The $300.00 application fee in nonrefundable . If no unused books are returned, the total subtracted from the refund will be $750.00. If all materials are returned, only the application fee will be subtracted.
3. If you terminate within the first 3 weeks, you will receive a prorated refund equal to the unused portion of monies received from your last day of attendance, or week corresponding with your course assignment, less the application fee of $300.00 and the book fee of $450.00 for course books. If you terminate any time after week 3, there will be no refund. If you are paying a payment plan, the balance will be effective as of drop date, 30 days to pay in full or sent to collections.
GI Bill Recipients Only:
Pro Rata Refund (38 CFR 21.4254(c)(13), 21.455). We will refund the unused portion of prepaid tuition and fees on a pro rata basis. The exact proration will be determined on the ratio of the number of days of instruction completed by the student to the total number of instructional days in the course. Any amount in excess of $10.00 for an enrollment fee or registration fee will also be prorated.
The goals of our certification programs are to provide job-specific training to enable students to be job-ready with our 16-week or 20 week online programs.
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