Medical Administrative Specialist
This program provides professional development to those who will seek entry level employment as a Medical Administrative Specialist.
The Medical Administrative Specialist is employed in doctors' offices, clinics and hospitals. The graduate is qualified to contribute specialized knowledge toward medical secretarial and medical receptionist roles and/or medical transcription, medical insurance reporting, coding and billing. Duties may extend to obtaining medical histories, handling phone and recordkeeping plus contributing to medical office care.
Take on the administrative tasks of the Medical Office
Use your new healthcare career skills in varied roles at the
center of Medical Office activity
Look at roles in medical secretarial, medical receptionist,
data management and records and more office essentials
WHAT IS A MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST?
MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
This career may put you in the center of contact — in the medical office where your new skill sets will go to work supporting administrative needs, patient reception, systems of office organization, information sharing and many varied tasks.
The Medical Administrative Assistant performs both administrative and clinical duties, usually under the supervision of a physician. Administrative duties may include: maintaining medical records, scheduling appointments, answering telephones, handling billing, ordering supplies and record keeping. Clinical duties may include collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, sterilizing medical instruments, taking medical histories, recording vital signs, drawing blood, and preparing patients for examination.
This medical office training in North Carolina is built on essential knowledge pathways that include lecture and computerized application plus a supervised externship experience.
In total, there are 21 courses of study 59 credits delivered in 892 hours of rigorous study and practice that contribute to graduation. Class size is limited to 24 students. Normal completion time for day students is 11 months. Evening students plan to complete study in approximately 18 months.
Below are the courses that will be taken in the Medical Administrative Assistant training program:
Introduction to Computer Applications
Medical Terminology I
Medical Terminology II
Medical Administrative Procedures
Introduction to Pharmacology
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Medical Law, Liability & Ethics
Introduction to Medical Coding & Insurance
Claims Processing & Claims Management
Medical Administrative Specialist Externship
This program is offered at the following locations:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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QUESTIONS YOU CAN USE
When can I begin school?
Most programs start every six weeks. Get a fast start, so you’re ready to head for the job market with minimum delay. Rewards count when you can finish your day program in about a year.
Are evening classes available?
Yes, the school offers both day and evening classes to accommodate the busiest of lives
How long will it take me to complete the program?
The normal completion of this program is 12 months for day students and 18 months for evening students.
How big are the classes?
Class size varies depending on the type of class being taught; but, usually limited to 16 students in laboratory environments and 24 students in lecture settings.
What does it cost?
There’s good news! Federal sponsored grant programs and varied loan programs are available for qualified students. A professional staff will help you gain access to a plan for preparing your time and budget. The goal … to make your education affordable.
What about accreditation?
The School is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System. The North Carolina Community College System is not an accrediting agency.
Living Arts Institute @ School of Communication Arts is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. The phone number is 202-336-6780.
The College is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System. The North Carolina Community College System is not an accrediting agency.
Living Arts College @ School of Communication Arts is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. The phone number is 202-336-6780.
What test or certification do I need?
While there is no industry specific employment requirement for certification, the school recommends that you seek certification and will even assist you in pursing certification upon graduation.
How do I know if becoming a Medical Administrative Specialist is right for me?
Do you have great organizational skills? Do you have mind that can put two-and-two together? Do you pay attention to detail and want to become really computer savvy? If you answered yes to all of these questions; then you probably are ready for your adventure at one of our Medical Administrative Assistant schools in North Carolina.