Online Program: Medical Administrative Assistant / Office Management
100% Online Education Program -- Includes Medical Billing and Coding
The Medical Administrative Assistant / Office Management program at Newbridge College is a fully 100% online training course that gives you the opportunity to take classes online - on your schedule - from the convenience of your own computer. This online program provides the same level of education offered in a traditional classroom and prepares students to begin new careers working in the health care industry.
Medical billers and certified professional coders routinely find jobs working with medical records and documents in hospitals, insurance offices, medical practices and other healthcare businesses.
This Online Program is available through Newbridge College Distance Education.
Online Program Information and Course Description
Learn Medical Front Office Administration, Billing & Coding, Medical Record Keeping and More
The Online Medical Administrative Assistant / Office Management training program provides the training and education needed to work in a modern medical front office and take the AHIMA and NHA certification examinations. Online classes teach medical billing and coding procedures, working with patient records, managing account receivables, health care insurance claim processing and account billing and collections. Additional topics include how to process workers compensation claims, personal injury, Medicare, and Medi-Cal, and HIPAA, CMS and OSHA regulations and procedures.
The Online Medical Administrative Assistant / Office Management program is divided into ten modules. Students must successfully complete all ten modules in order to complete the program.
Program Length: 40 weeks
Courses Included in the Online Program
- Medical Front Office Administration
- Medical Coding - Diagnostic
- Medical Coding - Procedures
- Medical Insurance Reimbursement
- Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
- Medical Collections
- Electronic Health Records / Computerized Medical Billing
- Hospital and Dental Billing / Career Services
- Law and Ethics/HIPPA & Information Technology
- Medical Terminology / Anatomy & Physiology
Online Program Admission Requirements
- High school diploma (or GED equivalent)
- Command of English language
Graduates of the online program receive a diploma upon successful completion and are eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.
Accredited Online Career Training
Online programs and classes provided by Newbridge College are recognized and approved by the U.S. Department of Education and the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).
Distance Learning programs at Newbridge College are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), recognized by the Department of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency dedicated to ensuring a quality education for more than 250,000 students who annually pursue career education at 800 accredited institutions. For more information, please visit the ACCSC web site: http://www.accsc.org.
Career Opportunities and Job Outlook
Job growth in the health care industry continues to expand to meet the needs of a growing and aging population in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical billers, professional coders, and other medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations, and new job openings are expected to increase between 21% - 26% through 2020.*
The Medical Administrative Assistant / Office Management online training program offered through Newbridge College provides the education and training required to begin working in a variety of medical, healthcare industry and business office positions. Graduates of this program routinely find jobs working in hospitals, clinics, private medical offices, public health facilities, insurance offices, business offices, educational facilities and more.
Medical records and health information technicians typically work in pleasant and comfortable offices and spend many hours working in front of computer monitors. This is one of the few health-related occupations in which there is no direct hands-on patient care.
Most medical records and health information technicians work full time. In healthcare facilities that are open 24 hours a day, technicians may work evening or overnight shifts. About 15 percent of technicians worked part time in 2010.
About Newbridge College
Established in 1976, Newbridge College is a career college and vocational school providing traditional on-ground education and online training for health care careers. At Newbridge College, we are dedicated to helping students succeed by providing training for health care and business careers with a strong outlook for future growth and employment.
For more information regarding graduation rates, gainful employment information and other important information, please visit www.newbridgecollege.edu/disclosures.htm.
*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2020. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.