The Administrative Medical Assistant Class Ms. Martinez

Administrative Medical Assistant Job Description

Administrative medical assistants perform clerical work in doctors' and hospital offices. It is their responsibility to keep all patient files organized and to maintain the front office. They file medical records and handle administrative duties, such as answering phones and scheduling appointments.

These administrative medical assistants are also responsible for managing insurance forms. They use their knowledge and understanding of medical terminology and insurance procedures to act as a liaison between the patient and the insurance agency.

Depending on the size of the office, administrative medical assistants may also be required to assist doctors and work with patients. Typically, these duties include taking vital signs, drawing blood and sterilizing medical instruments.

dministrative Medical Assistant Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that medical assistants could see a 23% projected increase in employment opportunities from 2014. This significant increase was due in part to an aging baby boomer population in need of medical services. Medical assistants made a median yearly wage of $30,590 in May 2015.

The BLS predicts job growth in this field will be much faster than average when compared to all occupations, which means the job prospects for those planning a career as a medical office assistant are good.

Course Overview

These courses will prepare students for entry-level employment in the front office of hospitals, private practices and clinics. Emphasis is on basic terminology, medical billing, international classification of disease, current procedure terminology, appointment scheduling, filing, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The student will practice skills in classroom activities, practical work, taking tests, preparing written reports and other documents. Students also have opportunities to improve their interpersonal skills.

The Administrative Medical Assistant Course consists of:

1. Keyboarding

Students gain competency int he touch method of keyboarding. This course is designed to increase student keyboarding skills through drill practice and reinforcement of correct techniques. Students will use word processing software to create, format, and edit personal and business documents.

2. Computers in the Medical Office - Microsoft Office 2013

3. Medical Office Administration

4. computers in the Medical Field (Insurance Billing)

5. Medical Terminology

6. * Business Calculation (Optional)

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