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As a graduate from our Medical Administrative Assistant program, you will be competent in all administrative and clinical functions necessary to obtain employment as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Medical Administrative Assistants perform a variety of tasks necessary to run a medical office or within an insurance or related hospital department.
In a large medical office, the medical administrative specialist will focus on more of the non-patient, office duties working more directly with the administrative team of the facility (with other medical office personnel such as receptionists, schedulers, working at the receptionist desk and scheduling appointments). In a small office, the medical administrative specialist’s job many include a greater variety of duties, including transcribing reports, composing and processing correspondence, accounting for payments and posting charges, completing insurance forms, coordinating patient care, scheduling patient appointments, recording and delivering messages, maintaining financial records, maintaining patient files, making calls forphysicians, arranging hospital admissions, and arranging physicians’ meetings/conferences.
In the fast-growing healthcare field, you will find employment as a medical administrative assistant in physicians’ offices, health clinics, outpatient facilities, medical laboratories, hospitals, health insurance companies, medical supplies and equipment businesses, and pharmaceutical companies. This program offers you the clerical, administrative and medical skills to be successful in the field and your specialized studies will include
medical terminology, anatomy and disease, pharmacology, computerized scheduling, interactive computerized billing, telephone triage, office accounting and communications, and indepth training on the Microsoft Office programs.
• Computer basics/file management
• Goal setting, note taking, problem solving, team work
• Overview of policies & procedures
• Demonstrate ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint
• Effective presentation using MS Office PowerPoint
• Four week practicum (120 hours)
• Anatomy and physiology as related to the body systems
• Associate pathological conditions with the body systems
• Patient scheduling, forms, charts
• Sterilization techniques
• General office procedures
• Billing and diagnostic codes
• Clinic and physician accounts