Medical Administrative Assistant Certification

NAHCE College of Allied Health is the foremost Allied Health Certification school in the country. Our Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Training Program offers working adults affordable and convenient online courses while delivering an excellent opportunity to increasing income potential and expand career possibilities. After program completion students earn the NAHCE Medical Administrative Assistant Certification and will be qualified to take the National Healthcareers Association's CMAA National Certification exam.

Online Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Training Program

Medical Assistant Administrative Specialist Certification

Medical Administrative Assisting

Medical Administrative Assistants provide an essential service to hospitals and physician’s offices, ambulatory surgical centers (ASC)s and hospital outpatient facilities. Most work closely with hospital administrators and laboratory services. Medical Administrative Assistants often fill out insurance forms or code patients’ medical information. They often answer telephones and schedule patient appointments and buy supplies and equipment for the office. Medical Administrative Assistants may work closely with hospital administrators and laboratory services. Medical Administrative Assistants take and record patients’ personal information. They must be able to keep that information confidential and discuss it only with other medical personnel who are involved in treating the patient.

Electronic health records (EHRs) are changing medical assistants' jobs. More and more physicians are adopting EHRs, moving all their patient information online. Every time a patient receives professional health care the service provider must document the services and translate the information into a billing claim to ensure the practice receives reimbursement for the work the performed. Medical Administrative Assistants learn the EHR software that their office uses. They are often responsible for abstracting the the patients personal information from documentation and use classification software to assign the appropriate clinical codes. Responsibilities would also include organizing and managing health information databases and registries for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and to assure the accuracy, security and confidentiality of the patients health information.

Medical assistants held about 560,800 jobs in 2012. Most of these assistants work in physicians’ offices and other health care facilities. In 2012, more than half of all medical assistants worked in physicians’ offices.

The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of health care providers, could lead to an increased need for Medical Administrative Assistant to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the health care industry.

Prospects will be best for those with a Medical Assistant Certification. As EHR systems continue to become more common, Medical Administrative Assistant with computer skills will be needed to use them. Most Medical Administrative Assistant work in hospitals or physicians’ offices. Others work in nursing care facilities or for government entities.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage for medical assistants was $29,370 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,080, and the top 10 percent earned more than $41,570.

Adapted in part from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Medical Assistants (visited January 20, 2015).

Certified Medical Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistant Online Program

Our Online Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Training Program is an ideal opportunity for motivated and competent individuals ready for a an exciting new career change in the rewarding field of medical assisting.

The NAHCE Online learning platform is conveniently available to use at your leisure 24 hours a day. The program is packed full of media-based activities and exercises, educational videos, simulations, class discussions and interactive activities powered by the with the most intuitive and easy to use learning system available today.

  •  Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  •  Students can access all their course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  •  NAHCE Online CMAA Learning Platform with Ebook.
  •  Preparation for Certification boxes provide guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the NHA (CMAA), CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), and CMAS Certification examinations.
  •  Combines the right mix of rich functionality and intuitive ease of use to enable rapid and complete clinical and clerical documentation.
  •  Concept Check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material with unlimited practice before exams and quizzes.
  •  Focal Points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
Certified Medical Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistant Required Courses:

Course : Title
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • The Profession of Medical Assisting
  • Types of Medical Practice
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Practice, Including HIPAA
  • Communication with Patients, Families, and Coworkers
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Office Work
  • Using and Maintaining Office Equipment
  • Using Computers in the Office
  • Managing Correspondence and Mail
  • Managing Office Supplies
  • Maintaining Patient Records
  • Managing the Office Medical Records
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Scheduling Appointments and Maintaining the Physicians Schedule
  • Patient Reception
  • Patient Education
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Health Care Insurance Billing Procedures
  • Medical Coding
  • Patient Billing and Collections
  • Accounting for the Medical Office
After successful completion of this study course students have the ability to participate in the Health Education Externship and Capstone to perform skills required of a practising Medical Administrative Assistant. Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCE sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE's Career Center.
Optional Prerequisite:
(3 Credits) This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:
  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular

Medical Administrative Assistant National Certification

NAHCE Medical Assistant Administrative Certification tells your employer that you have receive the highest standards of Medical Administrative Assistant education and have met the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. Our graduates receive the highest levels of credentials recognition required to pursue jobs in the high demanding field of Medical Assisting. After program completion your Medical Assistant Administrative Certification will be a stand-alone educational credential. It will also be an earned academic credit towards other Certification or degree programs.

NAHCE is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Health Career Association, Inc. After program completion, students will be qualified to take the National Healthcareers Association's Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant National Certification exams.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor states that The National Commission for Certifying Agencies, part of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, accredits the following Certifications for medical assistants:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant CCMA from the National health career Association (NHA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant CMAA from the National health career Association (NHA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants(AAMA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from American Medical Technologists
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from the National Center for Competency Testing

NAHCE is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Healthcareers Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCE Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • NAHCE Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Medical Administrative Assistant Program or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Medical Administrative Assistant for a minimum of 2 years.
Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Administrative Assistant Tuition and Financing

All Tracks Online Learning Platform
Cost Per Credit $54
Number of Major Credits 12 credits
Tuition Cost

All associated fees are included in the price of tuition. EBooks and optional textbook hard copies purchased separately.

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