ONLINE CERTIFIED CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CCMA)
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. The CCMA accredited certification creates career advancing opportunities to become a patient coordinator, health coach, health manager or patient navigator.
Prerequisites: Knowlegde 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 utilizing the innovative softwares Moodle.org and Bluejeans.com.
Moodle is a virtual learning environment free to download and accessible 24 hours a day. 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 view the class in session and participate in live discussions with the instructor and students. Students will use this application to “virtually attend” the class.