• Medical Training Institute of New York
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Certified Administrative Medical Assistant

Administrative Medical Assistant

Course Overview

Our Administrative Medical Assistant program will prepare students to handle a wide range of health care services and tasks ranging from administrative practices and medical office administration procedures for the private and public sectors as well as hospitals.

The Administrative Medical Assistant program at Medical Training Institute of New York is designed to prepare students to assist medical providers by performing administrative duties in doctor’s office, Clinics and/or medical center.

The core curriculum covers a variety of subjects, including, medical practice, medical law and ethics, patient preparation, and basic laboratory procedures and tests. The courses are grouped around knowledge and skills required for clinical medical assisting

Students are required to complete a supervised clinical externship at a medical facility that includes competencies, logs and evaluations completed by the student. At the completion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the necessary skills to seek entry-level employment as medical assistants.

Program Summary

WHAT MEDICAL ASSISTANTS DO

Administrative Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

Medical assistants typically do the following:

  • Record patient history and personal information
  • Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Help physicians with patient examinations
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Enter patient information into medical records

Administrative Medical assistants take and record patients’ personal information. They must be able to keep that information confidential and discuss it only with other medical personnel who are involved in treating the patient.

Electronic health records (EHRs) are changing some medical assistants’ jobs. More and more physicians are adopting EHRs, moving all their patient information from paper to electronic records. Assistants need to learn the EHR software that their office uses.

In larger practices or hospitals, medical assistants may specialize in either administrative or clinical work.

Administrative medical assistants often fill out insurance forms or code patients’ medical information. They often answer telephones and schedule patient appointments.

Some administrative medical assistants specialize according to the type of medical office where they work. The following are examples of specialized administrative medical assistants:

Podiatric administrative medical assistants work closely with podiatrists (foot doctors). They may make castings of feet, expose, and develop x rays, and assist podiatrists in surgery

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Medical Terminology
  • Fundamentals of Ambulatory Care Administration
  • Scheduling Appointments and Patient Processing.
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Patient Accounts and Practice Management
  • Coding and Medical Billing
  • Advanced Ambulatory Care Administration
  • Assisting with Medical Specialties
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Job Seeking
  • Skills and Strategies

WHO WILL BENEFIT

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Those Considering Nursing

If your goal is to become a nurse, starting out as an Administrative Medical Assistant is a great opportunity to explore the nursing field. You'll get the chance to work alongside LPNs and RNs in a variety of healthcare settings, earning invaluable experience and skills along the way

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Aspiring Medical Professionals

Working as an Administrative Medical Assistant gives many of us our first taste of working in the medical field. You might gain inspiration to continue that career path and get a more in-depth understanding of the medical world. It's okay to share this desire with your interviewer. It shows your dedication to the field and a willingness to learn

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Job Stability

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report: Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 104,400 openings for medical assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Length of Curriculum: 450 Clock hours

The 450 clock hours of the Administrative Medical Assistant consist of 270 hours of Didactic, 80 hours of Lab, and 100 Clinical Rotation Hours.

Program Type Learning Modality Hours
Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Didactic
  • Lab
  • Internship
  • 270
  • 80
  • 100
Total Hours 450

This course is also part of our Medical Assistant —consisting of Clinical Medical Assistant and Administrative Medical Assistant —available for $8,250. Are you Interested in mastering Medical Assistant? LEARN MORE

Instructors:

Dr. Addy Turnier, MD

Program Curriculum

Curriculum Summary

DOWNLOAD CURRICULUM (PDF)
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

Part 1 Introduction to Medical Assisting

  • The Professional Medical Assistant and the Healthcare Team
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Legal Principles
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Medical Terminology
  • Patient Coaching
  • Patient Coaching
  • Healthcare Team
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Law
  • Ethics
  • List typical responsibilities of a medical assistant and describe the role of the medical assistant as a patient navigator
  • Integrate effective study skills into your daily activities, design test-taking strategies that help you take charge of your success and incorporate critical thinking skills and reflection to help you make mental connections as you learn material.
  • Identify types of nonverbal communication.
  • Compare criminal and civil law as they apply to the practicing medical assistant.
  • Explain the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and discuss HIPAA-related terminology (including covered entities, protected health information
  • List and describe the four ethical principles in healthcare.
  • Use the rules given to build and spell healthcare terms
  • Discuss the acid-base balance in the human body
  • Describe the medical assistant’s role as a coach
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

Part 2 Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assistin

  • Technology
  • Telephone Use in Medical Office
  • Scheduling Appointments and Patient Processing
  • Patient Records and the Electronic Health Record
  • Daily Operations and Safety
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Computer Lab Skills
  • HIPAA
  • EHR
  • EMR
  • Drugs
  • Describe types of personal computers used in ambulatory care facilities
  • Identify principles of ergonomics that apply to a computer workstation
  • Discuss HIPAA’s Security Rule safeguards and list examples of each type of safeguard.
  • Recognize elements of fundamental writing skills. Also, explain the guidelines for using capitalization, numbers, and punctuation in business communication.
  • Identify and explain the features of a multiple-line telephone system, and also explain how each can be used effectively in a healthcare facility. Also, discuss the use of cell phones.
  • Discuss various types of common incoming calls and how to deal with each.
  • Discuss the advantages of computerized appointment scheduling
  • Distinguish between an electronic health record (EHR) and an electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Discuss the two types of patient records
  • Recognize the physical and emotional effects on persons involved in an emergency situation
  • Describe the sources and uses of drugs.
  • Discuss drug action, including the factors that influence drug action, the therapeutic effects of drugs, and adverse reactions to drugs.
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THE MTI ADVANTAGE

  • Experience Faculty and Staff
  • 100% Medical and Healthcare Programs
  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment’s
  • State-of-the-Art Classrooms
  • All instructors are Practitioners in their field
  • Workshops to enter the Workforce
  • Guaranteed Internships/Externships (Hands on Training)
  • Affiliated with top Hospitals and clinics
  • Career Development Skill
  • Job placement Assistant

Total Program Cost:

Program Administrative Medical Assistant
Hours 450
Registration Fee $100
Tuition $3,950
Books & Technology Fees $360
Clinical & Lab Fee $460
Lab Coat & Scrubs $120
Total Program Cost $4,990

Fees

Registration Fee

A non-refundable Registration Fee of $50 was due during registration to reserve a seat.

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Clinical/Lab Fee

Clinical/Lab Fee is used to cover the cost of Liability insurance policy and student lab operations and to provide student with Liability Insurance at clinical rotation internship sites.

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Books & Technology Fees

Books and Technology Fee are used to provide students with Online Learning Resources, the learning management system, eBooks, and the student portal.

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Uniform Fee

Uniform Fee is used to provide students with school logo uniforms which include 3 sets of scrubs and one Lab coat.

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Tuition

The Administrative Medical Assistant Program is $1,663 for each of the program's three (3) quarters and a total of $4,990 for the entire program, with tuition payments due as follows:

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Quarter Hours Cost Per Quarter
1 150 $1663
2 150 $1663
3 150 $1663

Schedule of Sessions

9:00AM-1:00PM

Morning Classes

The day program will be

4 hours per day Monday - Friday

20 hours per week for approximately 23 weeks.

6:00PM-10:00PM

Evening Schedule

The Evening program will be

4 hours per day Monday - Friday

20 hours per week for approximately 23 weeks.

10:00AM-3:00PM

Weekend Schedule

The weekend program will be

8 hours per day Saturdays and Sundays,

16 hours per week for approximately 29 weeks.

Frequently asked questions about Administrative Medical Assistant

What do Certified Administrative Medical Assistant 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.
What’s the difference between a Clinical Medical Assistant and a Medical Administrative Assistant?
Clinical medical assistants primarily deal with clinical procedures and patient care, while medical administrative assistants oversee organizational tasks, such as scheduling, managing records, and checking in patients.
Do medical administrative assistants need certification?
The healthcare environment thrives on 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 assistants commonly work in medical practices, such as physicians’ offices, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities, according to the BLS
What are the daily duties of a Medical Office Assistant?
Administrative Medical Assistants tend to begin their shift early in the morning to prepare the medical office before it opens to patients. They check voicemail and email messages to identify any last-minute changes in the schedule or cancellations and coordinate with Doctors and Nurses to set their schedule for taking on new patients. They stock each of the examination rooms with essential supplies and print out the forms and paperwork that they will need for the day to facilitate the intake process and make sure that clinic staff can easily record new information about their patients