Trending Medical Certification Programs In 2021


Medical office specialists work in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organizations. Their duties include keeping medical records, greeting guests, handling billing procedures and maintaining the front office. There are many different names for medical office specialists, including medical billing and coding specialists, medical office assistants and medical secretaries. They have similar duties, and educational programs may overlap. Individuals who aspire to the profession can enroll in a medical office specialist certificate program.

Students enrolled in a medical office specialist certificate program develop basic computer, keyboarding, business and filing skills. They also learn about various medical diseases and treatments, medical terminology, patient intake procedures and medical record-keeping techniques. Most programs offer training in medical coding, which allows individuals to transform medical procedures into codes for billing and insurance purposes. Voluntary certification is available in this field.

Track One Course Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA) 10 week certification course The Medical Administrative Assistant is a versatile professional. The duties that medical assistants perform vary not only from office to office, but even within the same office. Medical assistants perform routine duties within the offices of many types of health professionals including physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists, and more.

Certificate programs for aspiring medical office specialists and medical office assistants often contain courses that are practical in nature and provide specific step-by-step training in medical coding, record-keeping and filing procedures. Some specific examples of common courses include:

  • Medical terminology

  • Introduction to computers

  • Medical billing procedures

  • Medical coding

  • Law and ethics in medicine

  • Business communication

  • Medical diseases and treatments

  • Customer relations

Track Two Course Medical Billing and Coding Automation Certification (CEHRS, CBCS) 16 week certification course This is a lecture/lab course in which topics are presented by the instructor, hands-on activities are explained, and assigned activities are completed by students both during lab periods and outside of class. Objective and lab activity quizzes may be given weekly, and there are comprehensive final exams and certification exams to become certified as an Electronic Health Records Specialist and a Certified Medical Biller and Coder. With this course, students will learn:

  • Healthcare industry regulatory and legal compliance

  • How to use an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system

  • The requirements of a Certified EHR system.

  • How to manage patient appointments and other requests within the EHR

  • About professional behavior in the medical setting.

Track Three Course Medical Office Specialists (CMAA, CEHRS, CBCS) 26 week certification course This certification course is for students who do not have a CMAA (Track 1) yet would like to become certified in CEHRS and CBCS. CMAA or 5 years previous experience is required to learn Track 2 courses. This track of offers the benefits of both track 1 and 2 but at a lessor cost to you. By bundling, you the student saves tuition costs. You will learn:

  • About ethics: medical & Professional

  • Phone etiquette in a medical setting

  • To schedule appointments

  • Medical records: Electronic & Paper

  • Privacy in the medical office

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Healthcare industry regulation

  • Legal compliance

  • How to use an EHR system

  • Requirements of a certified EHR system

  • How to manage patient appointments

  • About health insurance

  • About medical billing

  • About coding regulatory compliance

  • About claims processing

  • How to perform documentation auditing for diagnostic and procedural coding

  • Prepare for an entry level position as a medical biller and/or coder in an outpatient setting

"Tuition Includes Books and Certification exam fees for all three tracks!"

The "Medical Administrative Assistant" is a versatile professional. The duties that medical assistants perform vary not only from office to office, but even within the same office. Medical assistants perform routine duties within the offices of many types of health professionals including physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists, and others. Course Outline:

  • Becoming a Successful Student

  • The Healthcare Industry

  • The Medical Assisting Profession

  • Professional Behavior in the Workplace

  • Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior

  • Medicine and Ethics

  • Medicine and Law

  • Computer Concepts

  • Telephone Techniques

  • Scheduling Appointments

  • Patient Reception and Processing

  • Office Environment and Daily Operations

Electronic Health Records Certification


One of the most important tasks in the practice of medicine is managing information. Whether it's about a patient or about the latest developments in treating disease. An Electronic Health Record is a computerized lifelong heathcare record for an individual that incorporates data from all sources that provide treatment for an individual. The days of paper files are coming to an end, jump on board this growing field. Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records

  • Transitioning to an Electronic Health Record and the Need for Clinical

  • Electronic Health Records in the Physician Office

  • Electronic Health Records in the Hospital

Electronic Billing and Coding Certification


This course offers each student the basic knowledge and skills needed to understand Insurance Billing and Medical Coding. Beginning with CPT/HCPCS coding and modifiers. Later in the course you'll learn ICD-9-CM and a look at the future of coding ICD-10-CM and PCS. Students will learn the Correct Coding Initiatives, Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, symbols, acronyms, and conventions used in coding. Principal vs. Primary Diagnosis, and DRG assignment. Insurance Billing with in Practice Management software. Billing for Professional services and supplies, and a look at Hospital Billing. Course Outline:

  • Learn the Role of the Insurance Biller and Medical Coder

  • Learn CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS coding

  • ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS overview

  • Learn the claims and revenue cycle

  • Learn to practice ethical decision making

  • Complete CMS-1500 claims forms (clean claims)

  • Overview of UB-04 Claim form

  • Private, third party, government programs, workers comp, and disability

Instruction will include:

  • Lecture

  • Discussion

  • Powerpoint

  • Hands on Application

  • Internet/software Application

** This course utilizes Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office 11th Edition, By Marilyn Fortney - Textbook and Workbook with Virtual Medical Office and additional resources through the internet utilizing the Evolve Website.



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