Certified Medical Administrative Assistant With Medical Billing And Coding
Become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
Nationwide, healthcare is one of the fastest growing fields for new jobs. This 100% online course will prepare you for a career in healthcare as a medical assistant and billing/coding specialist. By course completion, you will be ready to pass the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exams, offered by the National Healthcareer Association.
Online Medical Administration, Billing and Coding Training
Job Outlook for Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical administrative assistants combine two valuable skill sets in professions that are growing quickly, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data indicates job opportunities for medical assistants will grow by 23% overall by 2028.
- According to PayScale.com, certified medical administrative assistants earn around $37,000 per year on average. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that medical billing and coding specialists earn an average annual salary of $40,350 and work in one of the fastest growing professions.
Medical Administrative Assistant FAQs
According to NHA, medical administrative assistants primarily work in the “front office” of a medical practice or healthcare facility. Their duties may include coordinating practice correspondence, maintaining files and scheduling appointments.
The healthcare environment operates on the basis of professionalism, precision and dedication to patient welfare. Medical assistant certification may be required for many jobs. Earning a CMAA establishes a medical assistant as a caring, responsible professional who has undergone a study and assessment program to validate their credentials.
Medical assistant commonly work in medical practices, such as physicians’ offices, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities, according to the BLS.
Essentially, these are two distinct skill sets used within a healthcare setting. However, the responsibilities of a medical assistant may include medical billing, medical coding or both. Similarly, medical billing and coding specialists may have their own job titles or may have their title combined with a medical assistant or medical administrative professional designation.
The healthcare field offers one of the leading areas of opportunities for career growth today. Within healthcare, specialized medical assistants are among the most in-demand professionals. Matching office administration skills with medical billing and coding opens up more opportunities in both general healthcare administration and specialized medical services.
Entry-level positions typically require completion of a certificate or an associate degree program in medical billing and coding. Additionally, medical billing and coding professionals must understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
- Be fully prepared to pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
- Be fully prepared to pass the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
- Learn the legal, ethical, and regulatory aspects of medical office management
- Understand HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims
- Learn how the CPT Category II codes and ICD-10 codes work and how to assign them in common medical billing and coding procedures
- Learn medical terminology and the structures and functions of the human body
I: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
THE LYMPHATIC AND IMMUNE SYSTEMS
THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
THE URINARY SYSTEM
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
THE SPECIAL SENSES THE EYES AND EARS
THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM
THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES, NUCLEAR MEDICINE, PHARMACOLOGY
II: CERTIFIED MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
BECOMING AN ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT
MANAGING STRESS AND IMPROVING COMMUNICATION
LAW, ETHICS AND HEALTHCARE
IMPROVING YOUR MEDICAL OFFICE
COMPUTERS IN THE AMBULATORY CARE SETTING
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND PATIENT SCHEDULING
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: WORD PARTS, PLURALS, ABBREVIATIONS
MANAGING MEDICAL RECORDS
WORKING WITH MEDICAL DOCUMENTS
MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING: AN OVERVIEW
DAILY FINANCIAL PRACTICES
THE ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT AS OFFICE MANAGER
III. MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INSURANCE TERMS
PHARMACOLOGY FOR CODERS
CPT AND HCPCS LEVEL II CODING
ABSTRACTING INFORMATION FROM MEDICAL DOCUMENTS
NEW PATIENTS, INSURANCE CLAIMS AND EOBS
SUBMITTING ELECTRONIC CLAIMS AND CMS 1500
BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD
OTHER HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS
ICD-10-PCS (OPTIONAL LESSON)
SURVEY OF HOSPITAL BILLING
CAREER ROADMAP FOR MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING – FIND A JOB FAST
Nancy Smith has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her clinical experience includes working as a medical assistant for a network of rural health clinics, and as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, and medical records auditor. She worked as a medical office manager for ten years, where she recruited and trained all medical assistants. Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in vocational education and has developed and taught medical assistant programs.
LaTisha Cottingham has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has six years of teaching experience in the field of medical billing and coding and Medical Assisting. Currently she is employed as an HIM Analyst for a long-term care establishment that is based out of Alabama.
Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems, a master’s degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.