The Administrative Medical Assistant program prepares students to work in a medical office, clinic, hospital, public health agency, or insurance setting. Students receive advanced-level training in diagnostic and procedural coding, insurance billing, transcription, electronic health records, and medical accounting software use.
Graduates of the program may be hired as physician office managers, transcriptionists, insurance billers/coders, and receptionists.
Duties of an administrative medical assistant employee can include scheduling appointments and surgeries, preparing and maintaining medical records, ordering supplies, obtaining referral and surgery pre-authorizations, entering medical charges and remittances, preparing insurance billing, transcribing patient encounters, preparing financial reports, working with electronic health records, and credit and collection procedures.
Employees in the administrative medical assistant field must be flexible and prepared to adapt to changes that occur in the health industry, such as procedural code revision or software and equipment updates.