Medical Assistant Certification

NAHCE College of Allied Health is the nations most reputable online health care Certification school. NAHCE Medical Assistant Certification w/ Stacked Credentials Program is designed around inexpensive online courses and an ideal way for competent individuals to earn the necessary credentials to become a Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist and Certified Billing and Coding Specialist.

After program completion, students earn the NAHCE Medical Assistant Undergraduate Certificate and will be qualified to take the National Healthcareers Association's CMAA CCMA Stacked Credentials National Certification exams. Your Undergraduate Certificate is a completed educational credential.

Medical Assistant Administrative Specialist Certification

Medical Assistant National Certification Training Program

Administrative Medical Assisting

Medical Administrative Assistant 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 Assistant 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 Assistant may work closely with hospital administrators and laboratory services. Medical Administrative Assistant 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.

Clinical Medical Assisting

Clinical Medical Assistants are skilled professionals that work in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics and other health care settings. They work closely with patients and doctors in an occupation that significantly increases productivity in a clinical setting or health care office.

Clinical Medical Assistants have a wide range of roles and responsibilities. The most typical tasks consist of recording medical histories and vital signs, discussing treatment procedures to patients and preparing them for examinations and test procedures. Additionally, Certified Medical Assistants collect and catalogue laboratory specimens, implement standard laboratory tests and assist physicians during examinations. Subsequently, they are responsible for disposal of the contaminated supplies and sterilizing the medical equipment used for testing. Depending on the size of the practice, Clinical Medical Assistants are likely to become office specialist for particular tasks and procedures under the supervision of an administrator, physician or department manager. Some areas of speciality include preparing patients for x-rays, taking electrocardiograms, removal stitches, and replacing dressings. As well as, arranging and administering medications and instructing to the patients the use and dosage per the physicians directions. Clinical Medical Assistants duties are varied according to the State law of the heath care provider's location.

Quick Facts: Medical Assistants
2012 Median Pay $29,370 per year
$14.12 per hour
Entry-Level Education Postsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 560,800
Job Outlook, 2012-22 29% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 162,900
Certified Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Online Program

Our Medical Assistant Certification w/ Stacked Credentials Online Program accommodates working adults with a great opportunity to receive the highest quality online education on their study scheduled to balance life, work and another obligations.

The NAHCE Online learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities with the same personalized attention and student-teacher interaction support as a tradition classroom-based education. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.

  • �Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  • �Online CCMA CMAA Learning Platform: Prepares students for national CCMA CMAA Certification exams. Checkpoint Questions and student CD exercises correlated to the Learning Outcomes make the learning process interactive and promote increased comprehension. The variety of materials included with the program provides for multiple learning styles and ensures student success.
  • �Students can access all their course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  • �Preparation for Certification boxes provide guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the NHA (CCMA)(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 CCMA CMAA Exam online Study Guide.
  • �Certified Medical Assistant CCMA CMAA Exam online Practice Test.
Certified Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certification Required Courses:

Major
(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
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Principles of Asepsis
  • Infection Control Techniques
  • HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Blood-Borne Pathogens
  • Preparing the Exam and Treatment Areas
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Interviewing the Patient, Taking a History, and Documentation
  • Obtaining Vital Signs and Measurements
  • Assisting with a General Physical Examination
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Assisting with Examinations in the Basic Specialties
  • Assisting with Highly Specialized Examinations
  • Assisting with Minor Surgery
  • Assisting with Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation
  • Emergency Preparedness and First Aid
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Laboratory Equipment and Safety
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Collecting, Processing, and Testing Urine Specimens
  • Collecting, Processing, and Testing Blood Specimens
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Nutrition and Special Diets
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Drug Administration
  • Electrocardiograph and Pulmonary Function Testing
  • X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology
Externship:
(2 Credits) (Optional) Continuing successful completion of this study course is going to require 90 hours of medical and clinical and administrative knowledge at an approved health care setting. Each student is required to work with NAHCE's Career Center staff to locate an externship site. Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCE sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE's Career Center.
Certification

Medical Assistant National Certification

NAHCE Medical Assistant Certification tells your employer that you have receive the highest standards of Medical 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 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 Assistant Certification
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Medical Assistant Program or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Medical Assistant for a minimum of 2 years.
Certified Medical Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistant Specialization Careers

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 Assistant Administrative Specialists 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 Assistant Administrative Specialists with computer skills will be needed to use them. Most Medical Administrative Assistant Specialists 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.

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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).

Online Medical Assistant Certification Training Program Tuition Rates:

All associated fees are included in the price of tuition. Ebooks and Optional textbook hard copy purchased separately.

All Tracks Online Learning Platform
Cost Per Credit $49
Number of Major Credits 27 credits
Tuition Cost $1323.00
Externship 2 credits
Tuition Cost $108.00

Tuition Compared To The Top Online Colleges

The highest quality standards of education comparable to the top online colleges. You pay significantly less per credit at NAHCE.

Comparable Colleges Undergraduate Tuition Cost Per Credit
NAHCE $49
Cost Per Credit Comparable Online Schools $250 - $609
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2015 June Bi-Semester Start Date:
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June 26, 2015

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2015 July Bi-Semester Start Date:
July 27, 2015
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July 24, 2014

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