Medical Office Assistant

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Medical Office Assistant Training Online

Medical office assistant training from Blackstone offers you the quality education needed to prepare for a fulfilling career in this flexible and highly popular employment field! Our medical office training offers a working knowledge in real-world administrative skills, including an online simulated practice program so you can practice your skills using the same software used on the job. Upon course completion, you will have the skill set needed to secure a job working in the healthcare industry as medical office assistant.

Certification Matters

Graduates of Blackstone’s Medical Office Assistant training program are qualified to sit for the National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exam administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certification provides further assurance of skills and knowledge to employers.

Blackstone qualifies for NCCT

  • Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Study Method: E-books with online study guides and exams
  • Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-12 months, with students given the option of up to 18 months if needed. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.

Become A Medical Office Assistant

The expansion of the health services industry from technological advances in medicine and a growing and aging population creates an increasing need for those who want to work as a medical office assistant. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of medical office assistants employed in the United States is expected to grow up to 23% through 2024.

As with many careers, the earning potential of a medical office assistant varies depending on factors such as experience, skills and geographic location. According to the 2015-2016 Occupational Outlook Handbook, medical office assistants can earn up to $43,880 annually. It also lists the middle 50 percent of medical office assistants earning $30,590. Those working in general medical and surgical hospitals earned higher salaries over those working in other healthcare entities. Advancement opportunities for medial office assistants include becoming office managers or moving into administrative support occupations. With additional education, the opportunities are endless for a career in the medical office assistant field.

The duties of a medical office assistant is largely dependent on the size and location of the place of employment. In a small practice, a medical assistant may handle all of the administrative duties whereas in a larger practice, the responsibilities are more often delegated to several employees. Duties medical office assistant typically include greeting patients; answering telephones; scheduling routine appointments, surgeries, and laboratory services; preparing new patient files; ordering office supplies; handling billing and bookkeeping; preparing purchase orders; preparing and filing medical insurance claims; and arranging for hospital admissions. The result of a trained, efficient, knowledgeable medical office assistant is a smooth, well-run medical practice.

Medical Office Assistant Career Opportunities

Healthcare employment opportunities for medical office assistants offers a wide range of opportunities. As a medical office assistant, you can choose from jobs in a large or small medical practice, clinic, medical laboratory, or hospital. Some choose to work in offices of other health professionals, such as chiropractors and podiatrists. Other establishments that seek medical office assistants include outpatient care centers, public and private educational services, ambulatory healthcare services, state and local government agencies, diagnostic laboratories, and nursing care facilities.

The increasing number of patients and hospital admissions explains why medical assistant jobs are on the rise. Service-oriented positions in the medical field continue to provide about half of the employment opportunities in the United States. Rapid growth in the number of group practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities will result in an increasing need for support staff, such as educated medical office assistants, to provide quality care for the rising number of patients.

Acquire the necessary job skills to get ahead with our Medical Office Assistant training program. Questions? Call us at 800.826.9228 or enroll online today.

Medical Office Assistant Curriculum

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Unit 1: Blackstone's Skills for Success

  • Discover How You Learn
  • Find a Place to Study
  • Learn How to Study

Unit 2: Introduction to Computers, Keyboarding, and Office Technology

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • The Internet
  • Other Types of Office Technology

Unit 3: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Prefixes
  • Roots and Suffixes
  • Body Structure

Unit 4: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Integumentary System
  • The Respiratory System

Unit 5: English Usage and Written Communication

  • Parts of Speech
  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Written Communications

Unit 6: Time & Stress Management

  • LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Choosing Your Priorities
  • Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Interruptions, the #1 Time Thief
  • TimeLogs
  • TimeTips
  • Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Stress Management

Unit 7: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Nervous System

Unit 8: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • The Endocrine System
  • Eyes and Ears
  • Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • The Reproductive System

Unit 9: Administrative Medical Assisting 1

  • Becoming a Successful Student
  • The Healthcare Industry
  • The Medical Assisting Profession
  • Professional Behavior in the Workplace
  • Medicine and Ethics
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Medicine and Law

Unit 10: Administrative Medical Assisting 2

  • Computer Concepts
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Patient Reception and Processing
  • Office Environment and Daily Operations
  • Written Communications and Mail Processing
  • Medical Records Management
  • Health Information Management
  • Privacy in the Physician's Office

Unit 11:Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Professional Development
  • Medicolegal Ethics
  • HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 12: Administrative Medical Assisting 3

  • Basics of Diagnostic Coding
  • Basics of Procedural Coding
  • Basics of Health Insurance
  • The Health Insurance Claim Form
  • Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting

Unit 13: Administrative Medical Assisting 4

  • Banking Services and Procedures
  • Management of Practice Finances
  • Medical Practice Management and Human Resources
  • Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service
  • Assisting with Medical Emergencies
  • Career Development and Life Skills

Unit 14: Medical Office Practice 1

  • Introduction to Health Information Technology and Medical Billing
  • Introduction to Medisoft
  • Scheduling
  • Entering Patient Information
  • Working with Cases

Unit 15: Medical Office Practice 2

  • Entering Charge Transactions and Patient Payments
  • Creating Claims
  • Posting Payments and Creating Patient Statements
  • Creating Reports
  • Collections in the Medical Office

Unit 16: Medical Office Practice 3

  • Appointments and Registration
  • Cases, Transactions, and Claims
  • Reports and Collections
  • Putting it all Together

Unit 17: Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Communication
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Team Building

Unit 18: How to Find a Job in Healthcare

  • Job Search Correspondence
  • The Job Search
  • Job Interviews

 

Medical Office Assistant Materials

Start your path to success ... Earn your medical office assistant certificate online!

Once you enroll in the Blackstone Medical Office Assistant Training Program, you’ll receive the following course materials—all included in your tuition:

Blackstone Medical Office Assistant Online Training Study Guides

Eighteen separate units designed by Blackstone Career Institute will guide you through the Medical Office Assistant online training course. These study units are broken into smaller sections, which will allow you to better process and retain the material in the readings. Each study unit chapter includes objectives, an overview, teacher's notes, and a self-check.

  • Kinn's The Administrative Medical Assistant - E-textbook
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  • Computers in the Medical Office - E Textbook

Access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center

New Online Student Center

You will gain unlimited access to Blackstone's Online Student Center, where you can download your Study Guides, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.

In addition, Blackstone will also provide you with:

Thorough Testing

Each course offers graded examinations to assist Blackstone in assessing a student’s understanding of the concepts taught. In addition, there are many self-checks throughout the program to evaluate your progress.

Documents

Students will receive an official transcript and a certificate upon successful completion of the course in which they are enrolled. A copy of their transcript will also be on permanent file with Blackstone and is available for a nominal fee.

Ample Time

Students have up to twelve months to complete the course. If additional time is needed, a six-month extension can be purchased for $75.00.

Instant Grading

Immediate feedback is provided for all exams submitted through the Online Student Center—you will receive an electronic grade report instantly!

Support

Your success in our certificate course is important to us! Any time you need assistance, please contact us. We are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may encounter during your training.

Affordable Tuition

Our low tuition cost covers the entire course selected, including: course materials, exam evaluation services, access to the Online Student Center, and your certificate upon graduation!

Financial Assistance

Blackstone’s financial assistance programs include sponsorship, interest-free financing with low monthly payments.

All tuition plans are interest FREE! Choose affordable education on your terms. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Medical Office Assistant Tuition

Medical Office Assistant Training Cost- Enroll for $59!

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable cost. Everything you need to get started in this exciting career working in a Medical Office is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that best fits your budget and get started today!

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The Medical Office Assistant Tuition Fee Includes:

  • All instruction, exam evaluation, and grading of homework assignments
  • Access to our Online Student Center
  • Lifetime access to student forums and chat rooms
  • Full student services and support during your program
  • Latest edition e-textbooks included with your course
  • Comprehensive study guides prepared by faculty and reviewed by subject matter experts
  • Exam grade reports with references for incorrect answers
  • Automatic six month time extension-a $250 value
  • Official BCI school transcript
  • An embossed Medical Office Assistant diploma upon completion of program requirements


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section to review your financing options that include low cost payment programs, military TA and corporate reimbursement.

Methods of Payment

At BCI we want to put your mind at ease about expenses so you can focus on what really matters . . . obtaining the career education you need to get the job you want!
You may use your Visa, Discover, Master Card, or American Express to securely enroll online. You may also pay your tuition fee in full by money order, corporate check or personal check.


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International, Alaskan, Hawaiian and Canadian students are required to participate under the full payment plan only. There is an additional charge for shipping/handling of all materials. Please refer to the International Training page for requirements or call (800) 826-9228 prior to enrollment. AK, HI, Canadian and international students may be required to pay extra duties required by customs authorities at the time of receipt of study material.)
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Student Tuition Protection Policy:

We offer a generous student tuition protection policy that covers cancellations and refunds. Review our policy here.


Advance your skills so you can achieve your goals in an exciting entry level Medical Office Assistant job. Questions? Contact us at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Resources for Medical Office Assistant Careers

Career Resources include sites that specifically relate to medical office assistant careers. Find organizations to join and increase your networking abilities. Many of these organizations and associations have their own newsletters or magazines, job databases, and certification exams. You will also find links to other relevant web sites for medical office careers, as well as books, software or journals that can help as you build your professional knowledge.
Explore online resources below in the following categories:

Medical Office Career and Related Associations

American Association of Medical Assistants
American Health Care Association
National Association for Healthcare Quality
American Medical Association

Job Resources for Medical Office Assistant Careers

Medical Office Assistant Jobs and Site Updates
AHIMA JobBank
Staffpointe
Health Career Web
TopUSAJobs.com
Biohealthmatics.com
Healthcare Jobs
HealthServicesJobs.com
Absolutely Healthcare
Medical Workers.com
Medical Job Search
Advanced Medical Assistants of America
LinkedIn Job Search

Reference Sites for Medical Professions

Mondofacto
Medical Dictionary
Medline Plus

Other References Sites

American Medical Association Atlas of the Body
Discoveryhealth.com Human Body Atlas
Acronyms and Initialisms for Health Information Resources
National Library of Medicine
MedicineNet.com
Library of the National Medical Society

Books, Journals, Software for the Medical Billing & Coding Profession

Amazon.com
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association

Features
Enroll for 59!
Save up to $228*
Graduate debt-free
Includes Shipping
No Hidden Charges
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Plan A
$1214
Receive the Best Value when you PAY IN FULL
SAVINGS OF $228
ENROLL NOW
Plan B
$1298
Pay just $59 down & 15 Low Monthly Payments of $79 - with nominal $54 Final Payment
SAVINGS of $144
ENROLL NOW
Plan C
$1442
Pay just $59 down & 23 Low Monthly Payments of $59 - with nominal $26 Final Payment
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Remember: Use the promo code TAPP when you are enrolling!

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