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Medical Administrative Assistant Program Overview

Medical administrative assistants are perform similar duties to the administrative assistants you might find in a traditional business setting. Medical administrative assistants, also called medical secretaries, work at the front desks of health care facilities across the country.

But because they're working in the health care field, medical administrative assistants also need specialized knowledge about the type of practice in which they work. They need to understand the intricacies of America's health insurance system as they are often responsible for processing patient insurance and Medicare claims.

In short, medical administrative assistants are essential to an efficient and profitable medical practice.

Everest's Medical Administrative Assistant program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position as a medical administrative assistant in a variety of health care settings. After graduating from this program, you'll be able to:

  • Take patient vital signs
  • Process insurance claims
  • Understand essential medical terminology
  • Maintain all files and patient records
  • Prepare and process insurance claims including HMOs, PPOs and workersÂ’ compensation claims
  • Understand disability income insurance and legal issues affecting insurance claims

Note: Program schedules and availability vary by campus.

Medical Administrative Assistant Courses

Everest's Medical Administrative Assistant courses are designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to work for a modern medical practice. Program courses cover generalized office skills as well as subjects and issues specific to health care.

As a student in Everest's Medical Administrative Assistant program, you will have an opportunity to study such subjects including:

  • Basic Principles of Accounting
  • Computer Applications
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Communications
  • Medical Transcription

These administrative, business, medical and communication courses will provide you with a well-rounded background to meet the needs of today's ever-changing health care industry. You will gain valuable skills, enabling you to become a vital link between patient and doctor.

Note: This Medical Administrative Assistant program description is not necessarily reflective of every Medical Administrative Assistant program offered across all Everest campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the Medical Administrative Assistant program near you.

Medical Administrative Assistant Careers

As a graduate of Everest's Medical Administrative Assistant career training program, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to compete for entry-level jobs in this growing field.

Strong clinical and administrative skills can provide you with employment opportunities in medical and dental offices, clinics, long-term health care facilities, insurance companies, hospitals and home health agencies.

The duties you perform will vary from location to location. But typical responsibilities include:

  • Answering and directing phone calls
  • Scheduling appointments, surgeries and consultations
  • Maintaining medical records and other files
  • Greeting visitors
  • Taking payment for visits
  • Filling out and filing medical insurance claims
  • Routing medical test results to the appropriate staff
  • Electronically transmitting medical records and correspondence
  • Tracking supply inventories and ordering new supplies as needed

Note: Program availability, version and schedules vary by campus. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about which medical administrative assistant programs are available.

*Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6013.00

Financial Aid

Everest helps students reach their educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways, including institutional grants and scholarships.*

Students are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are included at no additional cost and include:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on your loan servicer
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment

Contact ECMC Solutions, Everest’s loan counseling partner, by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit its website to email or web chat: http://www.ecmcsolutions.org/.

Scholarships and Grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Everest and WyoTech schools owned by Zenith Education Group who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 or click here to learn more.

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