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Medical Administrative Assistant  

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.

Course Content

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

Requirements

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.

Costs

Tuition and fees are $1,399. This includes all necessary course materials.

Funding Resources

You may be eligible to receive funding for these programs. Learn about the variety of ways you can finance your education.

 

Medical Administrative Assistant Fee: $1,399.00
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3/23/2020 - 5/11/2020 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sessions: 15 M W
Location: FLCC Main Campus, Room 3217, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Canandaigua, NY 14424
To be accepted into a Medical Administrative Assistance training session, either register for the dedicated Healthcare Programs Orientation session, call 585-785-1670, or email workforce@flcc.edu for more information. Select the green Orientation button above to register for the next Healthcare Programs Orientation Session near you.

The classroom sessions will run Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00pm until 9:30pm. You will also participate in clinical externship at a local medical office.

Detailed information on the schedule will be provided at your orientation session.

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