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Medical Administrative Specialist Program Degree Online

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Medical Administrative Specialist in a medical setting.
If you want to work in a clinical setting and your strength is being organized, consider becoming a Medical Administrative Specialist

Online 18-Month* Accelerated Medical Administrative Specialist Program

Medical Administrative Specialists, also known as Medical Secretaries or Information Technicians, handle the administrative duties at a medical office. In addition to general clerical duties, such as patient scheduling and correspondence, these professionals may keep records, handle insurance, conduct billing and coding, or transcribe medical reports. They greet patients but do not provide them with patient care.

The Medical Administrative Specialist Associate’s Degree program is designed to prepare you for a career as an entry-level Medical Office Specialist. You are given the option to specialize in either a medical coding or transcription concentration. Graduates will be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) certification exam administered by American Medical Technologists (AMT), which would allow them to become a Certified Medical Administrative Specialist if passed.

Next Start Date: Jul 1stMedical Administrative Specialist Beal University - Bangor - Main School 99 Farm Road Bangor ME USA 04401 If you're organized, adept and interested in health care, then you would be of benefit in a Medical Office settings. With Beal University's Medical Office Specialist Associate's Degree program, you'll choose to specialize in either a medical coding or transcription concentration, both of which are valuable skills to have. Pursue your new career at Beal University today. University

The best way to see if Beal University is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on the Medical Administrative Specialist Associate’s Degree program, class schedules, and financial aid options so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Get more info or Book a Tour.

What is a Medical Administrative Specialist?

During the Medical Administrative Specialist Associate’s Degree**, you’ll learn how to use technology to develop communication skills, higher-level thinking skills, medical terminology, and the advanced use of business software applications.

With a flexible online schedule, smaller class sizes, and accelerated programs, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation.

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This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Medical Office Professional career readiness score now >>

Career Opportunities and Medical Administrative Specialist Average Salary

As a Medical Administrative Specialist, you can work in a variety of healthcare settings, including private medical practices, clinics, public health departments, or out-patient departments of hospitals.

With a Medical Administrative Specialist Associate’s Degree, you can apply for Medical Administrative Specialist jobs such as:

  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Biller
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Unit Secretary
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Patient Representative
  • Billing Coordinator
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Billing Technician
  • Registration Representative
  • Patient Access Associate

Job Market and Medical Administrative Specialist Salary Outlook

Medical Administrative Specialists perform administrative duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. They may include scheduling appointments, answering phones, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

Paths to Success in Medical Administration

Additionally, Medical Administrative Specialists may:

  • Provide secretarial support to clinical staff
  • Obtain a pre-certification required by healthcare insurers or managed care providers
  • Conduct billing and coding
  • Inform patients of costs for care being provided, and guide them to appropriate resources for further information
  • Type routine correspondence and reports from dictation or handwritten copy
  • Answer telephones, screen callers, relay messages and greet visitors
  • Complete insurance or other claim forms
  • Greet visitors, determine the purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff

There is also a technical component to the job, as Medical Administrative Specialists operate office equipment such as voicemail messaging systems. They also use software applications for word processing and creating spreadsheets, and for preparing reports, invoices, financial statements, letters, case histories, or medical records.

Medical Administrative Specialist Degree: Curriculum Overview

As a Medical Administrative Specialist student, you’ll take courses such as:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pathophysiology with Pharmacology
  • Medical Coding (CPT, ICD-9, ICD-10, & Advanced Coding)
  • Medical Ethics & Law
  • Quickbooks for the Administrative Professional
  • Computer Applications for the Medical Office
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Electronic Information Systems in Healthcare
  • Keyboarding
  • General Education Courses

Why to choose Beal University to get certified?

Support for Online Students: Tools and Resources

Beal University designed the Business Administration programs with a student-centric approach to allow the freedom of remote learning. Students will not feel alone, though. Beal’s support system is there to help students succeed within the program, and into their professional careers.

Students will not have to worry about missing out on a traditional learning experience. Group projects, discussion questions, and integrative assignments create an interactive curriculum. Subsequently, this provides a hands-on experience. In addition to this, students can still access campus services such as the writing center, library services, technical support, and career services.

Certifications Make You Employable

Upon completion of the Medical Administrative Specialist Associate’s Degree program, you’ll be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS)(AMT) Certification, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)(AAPC), Certified Coding Associate (CCA)(AHIMA), and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)(AHIMA) exams. Earning your certifications opens the door to your new career as a Medical Administrative Specialist.

Financial Aid Options for Aspiring Medical Administrative Specialists

If you’re interested in enrolling at Beal University, a Financial Aid Adviser can discuss funding options with you and guide you through the process of applying for Financial Aid if necessary. To get started you can schedule a visit to come in and speak with a Financial Aid Adviser or request more information.

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* Program length when completed in normal time.

** Does not include California