Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical Administrative Assistants are an in-demand occupation throughout our nine-county region. According to the department of labor, this is an in-demand occupation, with a projected growth rate of 35% from 2016 to 2026, and median pay of $34,590 per year.
Students will learn:
- An overview of the healthcare industry and expectations for a healthcare 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 healthcare 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
- 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
Medical administrative assistants should have/be:
- A high school graduate, or working on a G.E.D.
- In good health. MMR and PPD immunization records must be up to date.
- Dependable, patient, tactful, and have a desire to help people.
- Keyboarding skills and familiarity with Office desktop software is highly recommended.
Tuition and fees are $1,299. This includes all necessary course materials.
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