Medical Administrative Assistant — Certification Program
A medical administrative assistant is trained to carry out administrative duties in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes as well as other organizations offering healthcare services. While their responsibilities are primarily administrative, administrative medical assistants may also be called upon to assist medical professionals with clinical related responsibilities such as recording vital signs, compiling patients’ medical histories and preparing patients for the physician. However, their main administrative duties centers around greeting patients, scheduling appointments, adding patient information to electronic health records systems and assisting patients in completing patient information and insurance forms. The Medical Administrative assistant will also spent time communicating with patients regarding invoices, payments and other routine matters.
Preparing for a Job as a Medical Assistant
One of the easiest and quickest way to enter the medical field is to become a medical administrative assistant. To become a medical assistant you must complete a training program, but you don't need a degree. Most medical assistants have a postsecondary education award, such as a certificate. Others have a few weeks of training leading to certification. A few learn through on-the-job training.
How to Become a Certified Medical Clinical Assistant
At the Bahamas Institute of Business & Technology, our Medical Administrative Assistant certification program is twenty-four weeks in duration. It aims to prepare students for entry-level positions in the health care industry as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant. The program covers a wide range of duties and medical terminology while preparing students ito acquire the requisite skill set to perform as administrative medical assistants and prepare them to pass the medical administrative assisting certification exam through the National Healthcare Association.
Why Become Certified
Certification validates your training and says you have the skills and knowledge to preform as a medical clinical assistant. To become certified you need to sit and pass the NHA exam
Upon completion of this program students will be able to
Medical Administrative Assistant Curriculum
Medical Administrative Assistant with Certification – Program Outline
|Course #||Course Title||Session|
|AHS101||Introduction to Health Careers||I|
|BIO215||Anatomy & Physiology||I|
|MED201||Introduction to Medical Assisting||I|
|MED250||Medical Billing & Coding||II|
|MED260||Medical Office Management||II|
|MED272||Medical Law & Ethics||III|
|MED230||Introduction of Medical Record Management||III|
|BUS279||Quality Customer Service||III|
Registration and Enrollment
This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin in any session throughout the year.
Opportunities to sit the certification exam are available year round. To register, simply complete the application form on the BIBT website and remit the appropriate fees. Please see exam fee schedule below:
|Clinical Medical Assistant||$155.00||$50.00||$205.00|
|Administrative Medical Assistant||$117.00||$50.00||$167.00|
|Billing and Coding Specialists||$117.00||$50.00||$167.00|
|Patient Care Technician||$155.00||$50.00||$205.00|
Note: Individuals who study the EKG technician program at BIBT receives one free exam voucher.
Special scheduled exam: Cost of Exam + $100 local fee