Medical Administrative Assistant
Online Certificate Program

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Become the Pro the Entire Practice Relies On

With this certificate program, you can prepare to become a medical administrative assistant, and master skills critical to office administration in a medical facility or other healthcare environment. The entire program is 18 credit hours, which can be completed in less than a year. You’ll learn important medical office functions, medical coding, insurance procedures, electronic records management and financial practices. Additionally, you will gain access to the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) portal used to practice, prepare and sit for the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Exam – allowing you to become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).

Expect More from UA Grantham

More affordability: UA Grantham has one of the lowest tuition rates in the U.S.1.

More start dates: Most courses in this program start monthly. It's easy to get started whenever you're ready.

More credibility: UA Grantham is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Build a Foundation for the Future

Your medical administrative assistant training provides a solid foundation in basic medical office functions, financial procedures and risk management for back offices. Completion of the program prepares you to sit for the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA). In fact, the final Capstone course requires students to travel to the testing site to complete the Certification Exam.

Information and practice materials are available on the Association’s website: Fees associated with the NHA practice materials, practice exams, and one attempt at the CMAA are covered as part of the program.

Program Outcomes

  • Illustrate the role and function of different types of healthcare facilities and environments
  • Utilize medical terms and abbreviations that are commonly used in health information management systems
  • Articulate understanding of local, state and federal regulations, including OSHA standards and HIPAA’s rules for protected health information and ethical practices
  • Apply diagnosis coding skills for records management
  • Complete the CMAA Certification through National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

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