Medical Administrative Assistant/Clinical Medical Assistant BUNDLE

Learn more about our MAA/CMA Program

The Medical Administrative Assistant/Clinical Medical Assistant (MAA/CMA) BUNDLE Program is designed to prepare the student to work in both the administrative (front office) and clinical (back office) areas of the physician’s office, walk-in clinic or other healthcare facilities. This program ‘bundles’ the MAA/EHRS and CMA programs. Upon completion, students are eligible to take three certification exams: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist, and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. With these credentials and certifications, the graduate understands all aspects of the clinical office and is an invaluable member of the healthcare team.

The Medical Administrative Assistant/Electronic Health Record Specialist (MAA/EHRS) works primarily in the front office and communicates with the patient, family members and all members of the healthcare team in a professional manner. This course also thoroughly prepares students by instructing them in the administrative and electronic health record skills needed by the Medical Administrative Assistant. This program also covers material dealing with medical office, medical records, management skills, client service skills and responsibilities, client education and legal/ethical issues.

The CMA is prepared to work in a physician’s office, primarily in the back office, actually assisting the doctor. These tasks may include: taking vital signs; collecting patient history; completing patient assessments; documenting the patient’s chief complaint; sterilizing, disinfecting, and assisting with minor office surgery; patient education; administering medications; phoning in prescriptions; performing EKGs, venipunctures, and collecting specimens for various laboratory tests; preparing the exam rooms and patients for examinations; performing emergency medical procedures; performing sterile dressing changes; making appointments; and disposing of bio-hazard waste properly.

The Academy of Allied Health’s MAA/CMA BUNDLE Program will prepare you to take the next step in your medical career and will help you elevate and enhance your career options. Our BUNDLE certifications (MAA/EHRS/CMA) will separate you from the field when it comes to interviewing for a position in the medical field.

Course Content

Length

Fees

Admission Requirements

Authorization

Content includes, but is not limited to:

  • Basic Medical Office Administration
  • Perform Taking of Patient History
  • Assist with Physical Examinations
  • Medical Documentation & Recording
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Nutrition
  • Knowledge of CLIA and OSHA Guidelines
  • Pediatric
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Digestive Systems
  • Integumentary Systems
  • Prenatal Care
  • Gynecology
  • Pharmacology
  • Reproductive Health
  • Minor Office Surgery
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Prepare Patients & Examination Rooms
  • Phlebotomy & Hematology
  • Blood Chemistry & Serology
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Perform Venipuncture’s& Injections
  • Catheterizations
  • Patient Education
  • Infection Control & Universal Precautions
  • Medical Vocabulary
  • Medical Terminology
  • Abbreviations & Symbols
  • Intro Anatomy & Physiology
  • Radiology
  • Urinalysis
  • Prescription Writing
  • Emergency Medical Procedures
  • CPR
  • Knowledge of Health Insurance claims
  • Developments of the Claim
  • Insurance Company Processing of Claims
  • Maintaining Insurance Claim Files
  • Safeguarding Confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Medications and Drug Calculations
  • Know Formatting Requirements
  • Learn to Submit a Medical Bill
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical History
  • Discharge Summaries
  • Examination procedures
  • Medical Reports
  • Terminology related to diseases
  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Treatment of body systems
  • Radiology Terminology
  • Pathology Terminology
  • Autopsy Terminology
  • Mental Health Terminology
  • Effective communication with the patient, family and other members of the healthcare team
  • Identify different types of Medical Institutions and Medical Offices
  • Personal/professional, Medical/Legal and Bio-ethical Standards
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records
  • Patient Flow regarding EHR/EMR (scheduling, patient registration, insurance verification, and patient referrals)
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and the HIPAA Security Rule for use with EHR/EMR
  • Execute EHR file maintenance procedures (purging, archiving, finalizing and security)
  • Eight core functions if an EHR System
  • Computer Provider Order Entry

Length of Program

The Medical Administrative Assistant/Clinical Medical Assistant program is a total of 776 contact hours consisting of 556  classroom hours and 220 hours of clinical. Total time for the course is 25 weeks for Daytime and 45 weeks for Evening classes. Day classes are available Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:30pm. Evening classes are available Monday-Thursday 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. Clinical hours will vary according to the clinical area assigned. Clinicals usually amount to 6 weeks for most rotations or until your reach your 220-hour minimum. End dates may vary depending on various office hours at your clinical site. 

Fees

  • Registration $100.00
  • Books and Materials fee $675.00
  • Tuition $5350.00
  • Technology Fee $150
  • Lab Fee $150.00

Total cost to AAHC $6425.00

Additional Cost: 

  • CPR Certification $25.00
  • Student Clinical Insurance $41.00
  • Clinical Name Badge $15.00
  • NHA Exam x 3 $405.00

Overall total $6911.00

Additional Supplies:

A current Medical Dictionary is strongly suggested for class and can be obtained from any bookstore for approximately $10. Students will need general school supplies such as:  binders, notebook, paper, pens, pencils, erasers, and highlighters. Students are required to purchase a minimum of two pair of Royal Blue (color) scrubs that must be worn at all times during clinicals. These are approximately $30.00 a pair and can be purchased at any uniform or retail store. Students are also required to purchase a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff by the third (3) week of class; these are approximately $45.00 for the kit. Uniforms will be worn six to ten (6-10) weeks after class begins. Students are encouraged to purchase a lab jacket, approximately $25.00; and any additional uniforms you may feel necessary for class/clinicals.

Financial Assistance:

The Academy is an eligible training provider for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.  Information related to eligibility for both programs is available at your local American Jobs Center.  The Academy is also approved by the Tennessee State Approving Agency for the training of veterans and their eligible dependents. In addition, the Academy offers payment plans for students admitted to its programs. Further information will be provided during the interview process. Students receiving any type of financial assistances will meet with an administrator to review their responsibilities.

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission prospective students must:

  1. Attend a Career Overview session to gain information re: programs offered and expectations
  2. Interview with Academy staff
  3. Complete entrance assessment (basic reading and math skills). Note: Results are used for advisement purposes only.  No passing score identified.
  4. Submit the following:
    1. Official high school or GED transcript
    2. Two written references
    3. A photo id
    4. Completed Program Application

Students sponsored by WIOA or any other funding source are interviewed a 2nd time by Academy staff. The purpose of the second interview is to reinforce the Academy’s commitment to the objectives of the funding source (i.e. job search and employment).

Authorization

Medical Administrative Assistant/Electronic Health Records Course is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning the quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety and fiscal responsibility.