CERTIFIED MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT WITH CERTIFIED ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SPECIALIST + MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY—GES150 (Vouchers Included)
Online Medical Administration and Electronic Health Records Training
Become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialist
In today’s technology-centered healthcare system, medical administrative assistants use electronic health records EHR) systems to track and manage patient care information. This 100% online course will train you for a career in healthcare and prepare you for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records (CEHR) certification exams.
Instructor: Carline Dalgleish, Lydia S. Stewart, Stacey O'Brien, Sharon L. Blackford, Rachael Delekta, Nancy Smith, Jennifer Della'Zanna, LaTisha Cottingham, Hilary Khouri, Bunny Reeves (ed2go Instructors)
Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you will need a high school diploma or GED to take the CMAA and CEHRS exams.
12 Mos / 354 Course Hrs
12 Mos / 354 Course Hrs
$2,745.00 (Exam Vouchers Included)
Job Outlook for Medical Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialists
- Medical administrative assistants are one of the most in-demand support roles in healthcare, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data indicates job opportunities for medical assistants will grow by 23% overall by 2028, which equates to over 150,000 new jobs.
- Medical Records Technicians/Specialists will see similarly job growth. According to CareerExplorer.com, job opportunities for medical records specialists are expected to grow up to 13.5% by 2026.
- In working with healthcare providers and professionals, NHA has seen a growing need for medical administrative assistants to work with EHR systems. According to PayScale.com, such highly qualified EHRS specialists can expect to earn $49,000 per year, on average.
Medical Administrative Assistant/EHR Specialist FAQs
HOW DO MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS USE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEMS?
According to the NHA, medical administrative assistants can enter information into EHR systems. In many cases, medical assistants who take on this responsibility help doctors see and treat patients more efficiently and may help reduce errors in medical procedures and their documentation.
WHAT DOES ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS WORK INVOLVE?
EHR work is focused on the electronic documentation of the patient’s care and condition. EHR Specialist job activities might include:
- Auditing patient records for compliance with government or insurance requirements
- Abstracting clinical information for reporting purposes
- Performing basic coding for reimbursement claims
- Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
- Reviewing patient records for completion and accuracy
- Collecting patient information for demographic and insurance reports
- Discussing patient information with physicians and insurance professionals
IS CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT FOR A MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT?
Getting certified validate one’s skill set and dedication to a healthcare career. Similarly, getting a focused certification like the CEHR proves one’s specialized skills and ability to handle a broader set of responsibilities in a healthcare facility. The NHA also notes that many healthcare organizations now require certification for career paths that lead to promotion.
- Prepare to take and pass the NHA’s CMAA and CEHR exams
- Gain specialized skills needed to contribute to a healthcare team in an ambulatory setting
- Learn the principles and practices of ethical behavior, therapeutic communication, patient privacy laws, medical terminology, and administrative procedures
- Gain hands-on experience using real EHR software
- Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule
- Summarize the basic guidelines for the administration of injections
- Managing patient visits, arranging follow-up care, and issuing prescriptions
- Establish the appropriate EHR for a healthcare practice
- Track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications
- Communicate with patients and report public health information
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