Medical Administrative Assistants provide an essential service to hospitals and physician’s offices,
ambulatory surgical centers (ASC)s and hospital outpatient facilities. Most work closely with hospital
administrators and laboratory services. Medical Administrative Assistants often fill out insurance forms
or code patients’ medical information. They often answer telephones and schedule patient appointments
and buy supplies and equipment for the office. Medical Administrative Assistants may work closely with
hospital administrators and laboratory services. Medical Administrative 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 Medical Assistings' jobs. More and more physicians
are adopting EHRs, moving all their patient information online. Every time a patient receives
professional health care the service provider must document the services and translate the information
into a billing claim to ensure the practice receives reimbursement for the work the performed. Medical
Administrative Assistants learn the EHR software that their office uses. They are often responsible for
abstracting the the patients personal information from documentation and use classification software to
assign the appropriate clinical codes. Responsibilities would also include organizing and managing health
information databases and registries for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and to assure the
accuracy, security and confidentiality of the patients health information.
Medical Assistings held about 560,800 jobs in 2012. Most of these assistants work in physicians’
offices and other health care facilities. In 2012, more than half of all Medical Assistings worked in
The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population
will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement
from insurance companies. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records
(EHRs) by all types of health care providers, could lead to an increased need for Medical Administrative
Assistant to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the health care industry.
Prospects will be best for those with a Medical Assisting . As EHR systems continue to become more
common, Medical Administrative Assistant with computer skills will be needed to use them. Most Medical
Administrative Assistant work in hospitals or physicians’ offices. Others work in nursing care
facilities or for government entities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage for Medical Assistings was $29,370
in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that
amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,080, and the top 10 percent
earned more than $41,570.
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This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine
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rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems:
blood and lymphatic
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the healthcare industry is expected to have the fastest employment growth in the next years. the constantly growing demand for specialized professionals in the medical sector offers stability, advancement, and good pay outlook. highly trained medical administrative assistants are in need. explore what is required to become a certified medical administrative assistant (cmaa), and if this is the right career choice for you.
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