Online Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Course Description: This 472-hour online course is designed to prepare students to work as multi-skilled health professionals, and perform administrative and designated clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examinations, drawing blood and administering medications as directed by a physician. With the integration of these two skills students will gain sufficient knowledge to perform a variety of a medical assistant tasks and to prepare individual for the National Health career Association certification examination. Most medical assistants work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities.
MedStar Billing Technology and Resources, the instructional provider, offers over a decade of experience as a healthcare transaction processing service and training provider.
According to the US Department of Labor outlook handbook, the employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. MA job postings increased at least 9% each year. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
Having CCMA accredited certification can help you stand out. MA has laddering opportunities to become a patient coordinator, health coach, health manager and patient navigator
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy is strongly recommended.
The clinical part of the course will be in the classroom setting and the administrative part is offered online only which incorporates two innovative software: Moodle.org and Bluejeans.com.
Moodle is a virtual learning environment (LMS) that is free to download and access 24/7. All documents related to the course, such as the syllabus, assignments, seatwork, homework are housed in Moodle.
Bluejeans is a video conferencing system that allows the student to log in to view the class that is in session and participate in live discussions with the instructor and students in the classroom. The students will be using this application to “virtually attend” the class.
Total Number of hours: 472
Days: T, W, TH
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM - Virtual Live Sessions
Note: NHA examination fee is not included in tuition
• ICD-10-CM and CPT can be purchased online
• Speaker Phone
• Computer / Laptop/Smartphone or Tablet
• Internet Connection
• Active Email Address
• Free Blue Jeans App (provided by the College)
• Software download of Moodle and Blue jeans (provided by the College)
Students will be contacted within one week of start date of class with access instructions
All instructors are Clinical Medical Assistant certified with at least 10 years of experience as coders and coding instructors.
Upon completion of the course students are encouraged to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification examination by the National Health career Association.