The Physicians Office Assistant ProgramThis program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. A great course for physicians medical office professionals!
This Physicians Office Assistant with Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM) training program combines two in-demand healthcare certifications with important front office Microsoft end user computer skills. Key areas include:
Medical Administrative Assistant National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification
Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM) National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam certification
The Physicians Office Assistant Profession
Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctors offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34% by 2018.
The Electronic Health Record Management Profession
Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nations healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.
This program prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. It provides students a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
History and background of the medical assisting profession
Interpersonal skills, medical ethics, and basic medical law
Telephone techniques and skills for scheduling appointments
Basics of insurance billing and coding
Medical records management and management of practice finances
*Disclaimer: An externship is not guaranteed. All students must apply to the program and complete any prerequisite criteria before being accepted. Positions in the externship program are contingent on availability at each location. We will assist students in setting up their own externship when other options are not available.
Physicians Office Assistant Education Requirements and Certification
HET PROGRAMS PO + EHRM/Externship/MOS 7
Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).
What are my payment options?
Click the Financing link at the top of this page for financing information.
What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
Electronic Health Records Management professionals should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam.