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Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate

Medical office assistants perform administrative tasks to keep the offices of health practitioners running smoothly. The duties of medical assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty. In small practices, medical assistants usually do many different kinds of tasks, handling administrative and clinical duties and reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner. Those in large practices tend to specialize in a particular area, under the supervision of department administrators. The Medical Office Administrative Assistant program focus is on the administrative duties.

Medical office administrative assistants update and file patients’ medical records, fill out insurance forms, and arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services. They also perform tasks less specific to medical settings, such as answering telephones, greeting patients, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, and handling billing and bookkeeping.

Medical office administrative assistants deal with the public; therefore, they must be neat and well groomed and have a courteous, pleasant manner and they must be able to put patients at ease and explain physicians’ instructions. They must respect the confidential nature of medical information.

Curriculum

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
AH110 Medical Terminology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CIS110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
AH112 Pathophysiology for Allied Health 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
MOAA120 Medical Office Administrative Assistant 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MOAA130 Medical Coding I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MOAA210 Medical Coding II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MOAA212 Insurance for the Medical Office 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 22

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