Online Diploma in Medical Office Assistant Training
The demand for qualified medical office assistants is expected to increase as the population ages, the need for medical services rises, and the number of people who have access to insurance coverage surges. As part of Madison’s Medical Office Assistant training program, you’ll learn how to schedule appointments, maintain patient records, perform billing and coding duties, and manage financial accounts. Once you complete our flexible and affordable online program, you’ll have skills that can contribute to a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. Graduate in as few as 4 months.
Certification Training and Exam Package
Our Medical Office Assistant online program helps prepare you to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Your tuition covers all of your program fees, including the proctored Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam delivered by the National Healthcareer Association – a $180 value.
Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career ProgramLearning at Ashworth
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.
Lesson Group 2 – Medical and Body Systems TerminologyMedical Terminology
Introduction to basic medical terminology and word formation; identification of the four major word parts of medical terms; building, defining, and analyzing medical terms.
Discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems; identification of associated terms, conditions, and abbreviations.
Discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and reproductive systems, the specialties of gynecology, obstetrics, and neonatology, and the anatomy of the eyes and ears; identification of associated terms, conditions, and abbreviations.
An overview of the terminology related to major chronic and infectious diseases as well as surgical treatments for those diseases.
The Medical Office Assistant training program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry‐level work performing the administrative and clinical functions of a medical assistant. Students learn how to schedule appointments, maintain patient records, perform billing and coding duties, assist physicians with examinations, prepare patients for laboratory and diagnostic imaging procedures, and administer medications. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Your Medical Office Assistant Training Course Includes:
- CMAA certification-aligned medical assisting textbook and learning guides
- Medical dictionary
- Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
- Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer
- Membership in Madison School of Healthcare’s online student community
- NHA Medical Administrative Assistant certification exam test-prep resources
- NHA certification exam (cost included in program tuition)
The online classes inspired me to be able work at my own pace. When I had a question about a subject I was having a hard time with, or needed more instruction on how to do it, they were there to support me every time.
— Debbie Hayden, Recent Graduate
If costly tuition has been keeping you from pursuing education and a career as a medical office professional, think again. Online medical office assistant training tuition at Madison School of Healthcare is affordable and flexible. In addition, your fee for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam delivered by the National Healthcareer Association is covered by your tuition.
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As the population ages, doctors will need to hire more people in medical office careers to perform routine clerical and organizational duties to keep their practices running smoothly. Hospitals, surgical facilities, clinics, physical therapy centers and many other healthcare facilities will also need to meet this demand, which explains why medical assistant jobs are on the rise. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates a 23% increase in medical assistant jobs by 2024. That’s an increase of 138,900 jobs. Patients appreciate those in medical office careers who can keep accurate records, schedule office visits and exams.
|The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 23% growth rate in medical office careers by 2024.|
Madison School of Healthcare’s Medical Office Assistant career diploma program graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative (CMAA) exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Credentials like this are often nationally recognized by many employers and can help open the door for more job opportunities or advancement.
It’s important that the medical administrative assistant training you choose includes the latest information on front office practices, claims processing, patient scheduling software, and medical record documentation. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know; a program that’s focused on the medical office skills you need to start your career. Your program should include lessons on medical terminology, HIPAA compliance, electronics claims processing, and both ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding practices. You also want a program that compares and contrasts government and commercial health insurance plans.
The program textbook is shipped to the student. Learning guides are for this course are available online and as printed booklets.
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.