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.

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Curriculum

Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning 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.

Allied Health Careers

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 Terminology

Medical 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.

Body Systems 1

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.

Body Systems 2

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.

Disease Processes and Surgical Procedures

An overview of the terminology related to major chronic and infectious diseases as well as surgical treatments for those diseases.

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Program Details

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)

Being here made me feel a part of something and I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like this, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment.

— Susan Donaldson, Recent Graduate

Tuition

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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Career Outlook

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.

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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 23% growth rate in medical office careers by 2024.

FAQs

What certification is available for the Medical Office Assistant Diploma Program?

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.

What features should I look for in Madison’s Medical Office Assistant Course compared to other schools’ programs?

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.

Is this Medical Office Assistant course all online or do I get books?

The program textbook is shipped to the student. Learning guides are for this course are available online and as printed booklets.

State Requirements

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.

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Achieve your goals! Start now by preparing for exciting medical office careers at Madison School of Healthcare. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants (January 13, 2016).