Online Career Training

Medical Office Assistant

Become a Certified Medical Office Assistant

After completing the Medical Office Assistant course, students will be able to:

  • Outline the typical responsibilities of a medical office assistant, describe the personal and professional ethics required for success in this profession, and explain how medical office assistants are impacted by HIPAA and other healthcare related regulations.
  • Describe how a medical front office is typically managed, focusing on administrative processes and procedures.
  • Explain the procedures to follow to create and maintain accurate medical documentation, especially with regards to patient records, procedural and diagnostic coding, insurance claim forms, and other healthcare documentation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical insurance by outlining typical claims processing procedures and explaining the difference between government and commercial health insurance plans.
  • Using standard medical terminology, explain the structures and functions of the human body, including the senses and body systems
  • Identify and describe the medical office assistant’s role in standard patient interactions in the medical office, including in office diagnostic tests and procedures, specimen sampling, medication administration, and the preparation of patients for examination.
  • Describe universal precautions and explain how to maintain a safe environment in the medical office, even during emergency situations.

About the Certification

This course will prepare you for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Why did we choose NHA as our certification partner?

  • NHA has certified more than 450,000 allied health professionals in the last 25 years.
  • NHA is meeting the demand for credentialed professionals by offering The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) nationally accredited certifications.
  • The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credential from the NHA can give you a competitive advantage in your field, as it is nationally recognized by many employers and can help open the door for more job opportunities, higher pay, and job security.
  • NHA exams are administered at hundreds of locations nationwide to make the medical billing and coding certification exam experience convenient for you.
  • NHA offers innovative certification preparation options that feature online practice drills, detailed test plans, review questions, case studies, and progress-tracking to help you assess your level of readiness for certification.
  • NHA offers customized continuing education and recertification solutions to make sure you maintain your credential throughout your career.
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How It Works

Students can enroll and get started anytime. Here is how your online Medical Billing and Coding Course will work:
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Sign up and gain immediate access to your first set of online course materials

Including ebooks, lesson texts, and hours of HD video training featuring experts in the field, explaining the most important concepts in detail.

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You will have access to our team of mentors to help guide you through the course

Here to answer any questions that you might have along the way, you’ll have the full support of our faculty as you train for a new career.

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Proceed at your own pace with convenient access to your online course, anytime, anywhere

There are no due dates or deadlines to worry about. You have up to two years to complete your course at no additional charge.

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Students will be given specialty career support at the end of your course

This includes assistance with interview preparation, resume writing, and job searches, everything you need to know to start your new career in this field.

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After completing the course curriculum, you Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam offered by the NHA.

The cost of the study materials and the exam are all covered by the school (a $180 value, yours free with enrollment).

Healthcare careers are in high demand. Check out the job outlook for medical billing office assistants. If you're serious about training for a new career that you can be proud of, we want to help. Call 1-800-239-9275 or enroll online today.

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Madison Shetter
it was a really good course
dorothy ann giunta
I love this class very much. The people are nice. My mentor Christine made me feel good about my experience.