What does a Medical Administrative Assistant Do?
Medical Administrative Assistant work in a variety of health care settings in support of doctors and other healthcare professionals. Medical administrative assistants work in an administrative capacity to help streamline doctor and patient interaction, and focus on the general workflow of the office setting.
The day to day responsibilities of a medical assistant can include:
- Medical Coding
- Medical Billing
- EHR – Electronic Healthcare Records
- Update patient records
- Schedule appointments manually
- Patient Insurance Education
- Telephone Techniques
- Health Insurance
- Claim Forms
- Inventory of Medical Supplies & using EHR
What is medical coding?
When you visit your doctor there are certain procedures required by your insurance company for reimbursement of your doctor’s services. It is the responsibility of the doctor’s office to properly code your bill for the office visit and services performed (X-rays, vaccinations, etc.). All of this is done according to privacy laws and government regulations.
What is medical billing?
Medical coding and billing are often used as interchangeable terms. Technically speaking, medical billing is the process of submitting the properly coded bill to the insurance company for reimbursement.
Where do medical administrative assistant work?
Medical administrative assistant are found in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and doctors offices. There is a wide use for medical office specialists with opportunities across a variety of medical settings.
What do you learn in Advantage Career Institute’s medical administrative assistant program?
Students in this ACI’s learn the skills and knowledge necessary to work competently and efficiently in an administrative role in a medical setting. Students will learn how to prepare correspondence, use appropriate diagnostic and procedural coding, interact appropriately with patients, doctors, nurses, and co-workers, manage the medical office, and manage the health records electronically.
Students enrolled in our medical administrative assistant Program learn:
- Learn how to prepare correspondence
- Use appropriate diagnostic and procedural coding
- Appropriate patient, doctor, nurse and co-worker interaction
Why Advantage Career Institute’s medical administrative assistant Program?
At Advantage Career Institute our faculty and administration is committed to your success. We have a 94% Graduation Rate and 97% Pass Rate on National Certification Exams. Our affiliation agreements with major New Jersey hospitals, doctors offices and clinics provide students with future employment opportunities.