Medical Administration Assistant

What does a Medical Administration Assistant do?

What does a medical administrative assistant do, you ask? Essentially, they act as the face of the medical office and manage essential tasks and documents. This includes the following responsibilities:

Tasks to include but not limited to as responsibilities will vary depending on place of employment:
  • Greeting and checking in patients
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Processing payments and insurance claims
  • Preparing and maintaining medical records and charts
  • Complying with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations
  • Editing data and running reports

Requirements Before Starting:

  • High School Diploma
  • 18 years of age
About this Program

Ready to get certified for a job that includes empowering managerial responsibilities, a social atmosphere, and a steady paycheck with benefits? This program was designed to help you pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exams and qualify you to become a skilled medical office administrative assistant. You’ll learn to keep the front desk running smoothly, manage appointments, communicate clearly with staff, and maintain patients’ health records. If you’re ready for a rewarding, respected healthcare role, then you’re ready to sign up for this medical administrative assistant certificate program.

As a medical administrative assistant, you’ll be in charge of providing stellar customer service to patients and keeping a medical office running smoothly. That includes, among various other daily tasks, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, and submitting claims. With this program you’ll also get EHR training, which means you’ll be qualified to prepare and update patients’ electronic health records.

*Classes are currently being updated, if you don’t see a specific course call the Continuing Ed office at 712-325-3256 or view the list here

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Program Details:

  • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • Completely Self-Paced Study
  • 1:1 Live Support
  • 8 months of access to complete
  • 260 Hours of Study
  • $39,000 Median Salary