As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (also called a Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant), you’ll keep healthcare offices running efficiently and effectively. This is a highly-rewarding profession - and not only monetarily. Medical assistants are often the first to greet and help patients, and can help set the stage for a patient’s experience.
As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, you may perform some or all of the following tasks: Review and answer practice correspondence Operate computer systems to accomplish office tasks Answer calls, schedule appointments, greet patients and maintain files Update and maintain patient and other practice-specific information Coordinate operation reports such as time and attendance Medical assisting is one of the fastest-growing careers in America. By becoming a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), you’ll have the recognized credentials healthcare employers are searching for now. Don’t wait a moment longer to change your life — start your path to becoming a Medical Assistant!
*Source : National Healthcareers Association
The comprehensive 156 hours Medical Administrative Assistant program prepare students to function as a Medical Administrative Assistant and to take the National Certification Exam.
General courses cover basic word roots, common suffixes and prefixes, terms of medical conditions, medical terminology, healthcare diagnostic terms, customer services, computer skills, and administrative skills. Administrative Medical assistants take care of the nonmedical aspects of the practice by completing paperwork, filing records, handling insurance, performing billing and bookkeeping, answering phones, and more. This course work prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as a Medical Administrative Assistant with key emphases on details. Graduates may find suitable employment with hospitals, private practices, emergency rooms, clinics, and in the newest healthcare facilities in this modern era of health care. Upon completion of this program students will be able to check in patients at the front desk, answer the phone, schedule patients for the proper appointment, interview patients for case histories in advance of appointments, compile medical records and charts, process insurance payments, operate computer software and office equipment, transfer lab results to the appropriate clinician, maintain supplies and appearance for the office.