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CPC Medical Admin Assistant with Billing and Coding

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There is no shortage of demand for healthcare workers in San Diego County. This fully online CPC Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding course will prepare you for a career as a medical administrative assistant with a specialty in medical billing and coding. By course completion, you will be ready to pass the NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam and the AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. Additionally, exam vouchers are included to cover the cost of taking both exams. 

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  • Earn two skill sets

    Earn two distinct skillsets of medical assistant and medical billing and coding to set yourself apart from your peers

  • Learn from the best

    Classes are taught by experienced and professional healthcare instructors

  • Prepare for certification

    This course prepares you to sit for the NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam and the AAPC Certified Professional Coder exam

  • Join a growing field

    Burning Glass estimates that demand for medical assistants and other healthcare support roles in San Marcos will grow by 29% over the next decade

Program Details


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    Course Details

    • Classes held online
    • Classes are self-paced and completed in 12 months or less
    • Program fee is $3,295

    Fee Includes

    • Vouchers for the CPC and CMAA exams


    Please note: All rates are subject to change without notice.


    Course Objectives

    • Be fully prepared to pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
    • Be fully prepared to pass the Certified Professional Coder exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
    • Learn the legal, ethical, and regulatory aspects of medical office management
    • Understand HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims
    • Learn how the CPT Category II codes and ICD-10 codes work and how to assign them in common medical billing and coding procedures
    • Learn medical terminology and the structures and functions of the human body

    Course Outline

    • Medical Terminology
      • Introduction to medical terminology
      • The musculoskeletal system
      • The cardiovascular system
      • The lymphatic and immune systems
      • The respiratory system
      • The digestive system
      • The urinary system
      • The nervous system
      • The special senses the eyes and ears
      • The integumentary system
      • The endocrine system
      • The reproductive system
      • Diagnostic procedures, nuclear medicine, pharmacology
    • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
      • Becoming an administrative medical assistant
      • Managing stress and improving communication
      • Law, ethics and healthcare
      • Improving your medical office
      • Computers in the ambulatory care setting
      • Telecommunications and patient scheduling
      • Midterm
      • Medical terminology: word parts, plurals, abbreviations
      • Managing medical records
      • Written communication
      • Working with medical documents
      • Medical billing and coding: an overview
      • Daily financial practices
      • The administrative medical assistant as office manager
      • Final
    • Medical Billing and Coding
      • Introduction to medical billing and coding
      • Healthcare law
      • Introduction to health insurance terms
      • Pharmacology for coders
      • ICD-10-CM
      • CPT and HCPCS level II coding
      • Abstracting information from medical documents
      • New patients, insurance claims and EOBS
      • Submitting electronic claims and CMS 1500
      • Blue cross/blue shield
      • Medicare
      • Other healthcare programs
      • ICD-10-PCS (optional lesson)
      • Survey of hospital billing
      • Career roadmap for medical billing and coding – find a job fast

    Nancy Smith
    Nancy Smith has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her clinical experience includes working as a medical assistant for a network of rural health clinics, and as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, and medical records auditor. Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education and has developed and taught medical assistant programs.

    LaTisha Cottingham
    LaTisha Cottingham has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has six years of teaching experience in the field of medical billing and coding and Medical Assisting. Currently she is employed as an HIM Analyst for a long-term care establishment that is based out of Alabama.

    Carline Dalgleish
    Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a master's degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author

  • FAQ

    What do medical administrative assistants do?

    According to NHA, medical administrative assistants primarily work in the “front office” of a medical practice or healthcare facility. Their duties may include coordinating practice correspondence, maintaining files and scheduling appointments.

    Do medical administrative assistant need certification?

    The healthcare environment operates on the basis of professionalism, precision and dedication to patient welfare. Medical assistant certification may be required for many jobs. Earning a CMAA establishes a medical assistant as a caring, responsible professional who has undergone a study and assessment program to validate their credentials.

    In what facilities do medical administrative assistants work?

    Medical assistant commonly work in medical practices, such as physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities, according to the BLS.

    What is the difference between being a medical assistant and a medical billing and coding specialist?

    Essentially, these are two distinct skill sets used within a healthcare setting. However, the responsibilities of a medical assistant may include medical billing, medical coding or both. Similarly, medical billing and coding specialists may have their own job titles or may have their title combined with a medical assistant or medical administrative professional designation.

    Why should medical assistants learn medical billing and coding?

    The healthcare field offers one of the leading areas of opportunities for career growth today. Within healthcare, specialized medical assistants are among the most in-demand professionals. Matching office administration skills with medical billing and coding opens up more opportunities in both general healthcare administration and specialized medical services.

    What are the requirements for a medical billing and coding career?

    Entry-level positions typically require completion of a certificate or an associate degree program in medical billing and coding. Additionally, medical billing and coding professionals must understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    What services do you offer to active military, veterans and dependents?

    Please visit our military and veteran services page to learn how we can help.

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Job opportunities for medical assistants are projected to grow by 23% overall by 2028

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