Order OnlineAllied Professional Healthcare School offers two program levels of medical assisting education. Medical Assisting Program I prepares students for a “front office” entry-level medical administrative assistant career. Medical Assisting Program II prepares students for a “back office” medical assistant career. Find out which program is right for you.
This first program of medical assisting training teaches students how to handle the daily functions of a medical office. Important tasks such as retrieving patients’ medical history and working with insurance companies to ensure proper billing office are covered with this program.
This second program prepares students to move beyond administrative work to addressing patient care. Students will learn how to prep patients by taking x-rays, performing wound care, and even helping with minor surgeries. Students must complete the Medical Assisting Program I before taking this course.
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Start your career in a medical environment as a valued part of an office team. When you enroll in an Allied medical assisting training program, you receive everything you need to succeed – high-quality course materials and personalized student support. You can realize your goals of working in the exciting medical field with Allied by your side. Your success is our success!
Allied’s medical assisting education is divided into TWO main programs: Medical Assisting Program I covers Administrative Medical Assisting and Medical Assisting Program II covers Clinical Medical Assisting. Find out more details for each program below.
Note: The Medical Assisting I Program is composed of four individual courses and hands-on externship as described below.
Be prepared to perform administrative tasks in a medical office or facility as an administrative medical assistant. You will receive training on how to greet patients, answer telephones, schedule appointments and surgeries, update medical records, and process medical correspondence.
Additionally, you’ll learn how to manage medical health records and determine insurance coverage. Gain a comprehensive knowledge of accounting, filing procedures, and customer service by enrolling in this course. You’ll also be exposed to governmental policies that include OSHA, HIPAA, DEA and CLIA regulations.
Your Administrative Medical Assisting (Front Office) Program includes these courses:
Note: NY, ME, MN and TN students will enroll in Professional Development courses in lieu of an Externship. Please call for more details.
*Service available for program graduates
Medical Terminology Course
Textbook: Medical Terminology: A Short Course
6 required modules - each module includes overview, objectives and assignments with multiple-choice exam
Online final exam - 50 multiple-choice questions; non-proctored; 90-minute time limit
Medical Terminology orients students to the accurate uses, definitions, spellings, and pronunciations of medical terms used in the healthcare field. Students will analyze terms while learning to divide them into suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms. Emphasis will be placed on relating medical terms to the structural organization of the body. Through practical applications, students will learn to link abnormal conditions and diseases with diagnostic tests and procedures. In addition, students will be introduced to common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols.
Medical Administrative Assisting Course
Textbook: Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach
Study Guide for Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant
Virtual Medical Office, Study Guide with Online Simulation, for Adams: Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant
12 required modules - each module includes overview, objectives and assignments with multiple-choice VMO quizzes and multiple-choice module exam
Online final exam - 120 multiple-choice questions; non-proctored; 4-hour time limit
This course is designed to prepare students to perform the daily administrative functions and duties in a variety of medical facilities. A medical administrative assistant is responsible for basic office duties and ensuring that the ambulatory medical facility runs efficiently. Today’s medical administrative assistant must effectively multi-task in a variety of duties and skill-sets in order to managing the wide array of responsibilities. As such, medical administrative assistants must be extremely detail oriented and highly organized.
This course will introduce students to the duties medical administrative assistants commonly perform. Students should recognize the scope of practice in addition to the importance of the medical administrative assistant as a viable member of the healthcare team. They will be presented with effective time management and problem solving skills that will enable them to deal effectively with human behaviors in a medical environment. During this course, students will be trained to perform a variety of functions utilizing oral and written communication skills such as answering telephones, scheduling appointments, greeting patients, and obtaining basic registration information. They will be trained to develop proper techniques for scheduling surgeries, updating medical records, and handling any billing issues. Students will also be trained to enter patient and guarantor information into a computer and understand how to construct a patient’s chart. Health information management and the role of the medical administrative assistant in records management will be reviewed in detail. Students will become familiar with medical ethics and laws, such as HIPAA, and how these ethical issues affect the healthcare industry. Additionally, students will learn how to perform basic office accounting, filing procedures, banking services, practice finances, medical practice marketing, and customer service. They will be provided with an overview of procedural and diagnosis coding. Students will also review insurance claim forms, the collections process, and recognize how to determine insurance coverage, professional fees, and billing. The differences in paper and electronic medical records will be addressed. Students will work with multiple patients through a virtual medical office simulation and practice essential skill sets for providing high-quality medical administrative assistance. Finally, students will be provided an opportunity to recognize the importance of professionalism in becoming an important part of the allied medical team. The course also contains an optional module regarding medical specialty assistance and career development.
Medical Billing Technology Course
Textbook: Computers in the Medical Office
Materials: • McKesson Ambulatory Solutions, Medisoft®, McGraw-Hill Student At-Home Edition, Version 19 CD-ROM
7 required modules - each module includes overview, objectives and assignments with multiple-choice quizzes, practical-based exercises and online worksheets
Online final exam - comprehensive practical software-based exercise; non-proctored
This course teaches the skills students need to know to use Medisoft Advanced Patient Accounting, one of the leading medical billing and scheduling software programs. Taking this course should not only build students’ skills with Medisoft, but give them the know-how they need to quickly learn other medical billing software programs as well. The learning experience is enhanced with exercises in entering realistic patient information and learning how to search for information that will provide students with useful on-the-job experience.
Electronic Health Records Course
Textbook: The Electronic Health Record for the Physician’s Office with SimChart® for the Medical Office
3 required units - each unit includes overview, objectives, practice exercises and assignments with multiple-choice unit exam (unit 1 only) and EHR assignment
Online final exam - comprehensive practical EHR assignment; non-proctored; 2-hour time limit
The Electronic Health Records course is designed to introduce students to both the electronic health record and the administrative procedures that use the EHR. During this course, students will receive hands-on training experience by utilizing a “live” version of the SimChart® for the Medical Office (SCMO) web-based EHR software to perform a variety of common functions. The concepts of SCMO are broad enough to cover most EHR software programs available to medical practices. This course is rich in practical exercises utilizing the “most common” components for EHR training, such as entering patient demographics, storing and retrieving patient records, generating documents and various forms, and utilizing critical thinking skills to access and abstract patient data from the electronic health record.
Digitalized medical records are quickly becoming the standard. The adoption of EHRs will aid clinicians in decision-making for patient care by providing fast, secure, and electronic access to a patient’s medical history. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that over 90% of physicians will have the need for electronic health records by the end of the decade. This course will provide students with the training necessary to quickly and efficiently operate EHR software.
Prerequisite: Medical Assisting Program 1 (Administrative Medical Assistant Program)
Note: The Medical Assisting II Program is composed of three individual courses and hands-on externship as described below.
Train to assist the medical provider for the examination and treatment of patients as a medical assistant. Learn how to collect and prepare laboratory specimens, perform basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments.
You’ll be equipped to prepare and administer medications using proper mathematical formulas, authorize drug refills as directed by a physician, prepare and telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, perform phlebotomy, and give injections and immunizations. You’ll also receive pharmacology training as it relates to medical assisting. In addition, you’ll be trained to prepare patients for X-rays, perform electrocardiograms, remove sutures, perform wound care, change dressings, and assist in minor surgical procedures.
Your Clinical Medical Assisting (Back Office) Program includes these courses:
Textbook: Introduction to Pharmacology
9 required lessons - each lesson includes overview, objectives and assignments with multiple-choice online quiz
Online final exam - 75 multiple-choice questions; non-proctored; 2-hour time limit
This course is a comprehensive 30-hour pharmacology review. The course introduces the student to basic pharmacology principles, in addition to monographs on the common drugs and prescriptions. Students will learn to differentiate among drug classifications, terminology, spelling conventions, and pronunciations, as well as receive a thorough review of mathematics and dosage calculations. Clinical implications and contraindications are reviewed for each body system. Special considerations are also discussed in detail for children, pregnant and nursing women, the aging patient population, end-of-life care, substance abuse, herbal drug interactions, and other drug interactions.
Anatomy and Physiology Course
Textbook: The Human Body in Health & Disease
14 required unites - each unit includes overview, objectives and assignments with textbook readings, interactive online lessons and lesson quizzes and unit exams
Online mid-term exam (covers 1 - 7) - 40 multiple-choice questions; non-proctored; no time limit
Online final exam (covers 1 - 14) - 80 multiple-choice questions; non-proctored; 2-hour time limit
Anatomy and Physiology will prepare students for the specificity required to interpret medical language while working as a healthcare professional. Students will acquire an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and laboratory medicine. The student will learn how to identify, pronounce, spell, locate, and understand anatomical terminology to describe the structure and function of the body, the major organ systems, and the relations of one part to another. The nature of disease processes, including signs, symptoms, and etiology, will be presented in detail for each organ system. Interventional treatment modalities have been linked accordingly, in addition to clinical applications, research issues and trends, and related issues about health and well-being.
Medical Assisting Course
Textbook: Kinn’s The Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach
Study Guide for Kinn’s The Medical Assistant
Virtual Medical Office (VMO) for Young: Kinn’s The Medical Assistant
31 required units (divided into 12 sections) - each unit includes overview, objectives and assignments with online content, interactive lessons, video presentations and demonstrations, VMO interactive activities and quizzes (15 units), lab procedures (13 units), critical thinking assignments and multiple-choice module exam
Progress exam (covers 1 - 10) - 35 multiple-choice questions; non-proctored
Progress exam (covers 11 - 24) - 75 multiple-choice questions; non-proctored
Online final exam (covers 1 - 31) - 150 multiple-choice questions; non-proctored; 4-hour time limit
The Medical Assisting course is designed to expose students to the clinical duties that medical assistants commonly perform. The clinical medical assistant is trained to perform procedures to assist various medical providers in the care of patients. The clinical medical assistant usually works in a physician’s office, medical clinic, hospital, or in various other clinical settings.
This course highlights the medical assistant’s role in various practices, including endocrinology, geriatrics, urology, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, dermatology, proctology, gastroenterology, family medicine, radiology, general surgery, oncology, palliative care, psychology/psychiatry, rheumatology, urology, emergency care, and the clinical laboratory sciences that include microbiology and immunology studies. Diseases and disorders are discussed in-depth during this course, and the student will understand his or her role in assisting with various examinations. During this course, students will learn the methods of accurate patient assessment and how to obtain a patient history, prepare the patient for examination, and assist in physical examinations. Students will understand the importance of effective communication with patients, and practice mock interviewing skills and patient assessments. Students will recognize the importance of patient education as it pertains to the patient’s medical care. The importance of OSHA regulations and the mandates of having an exposure control plan in the medical setting will be reviewed.
In addition, students will perform a variety of non-invasive mock procedures during the medical assisting course. Students will understand the importance of acquiring vital signs for a patient’s care, perform mock vital signs, and document findings appropriately. Identifying the common instruments used, how to perform patient positioning, and draping procedures will be discussed. Students will also identify proper protocols and techniques used to respond to emergency situations, such as patient triage to assess the severity of a medical emergency. Upon successful course completion, students will be American Heart Association BLS certified. This course is an excellent opportunity for students to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform all of the duties required for entry-level positions in medical assisting.
Externship opportunities are available for both Medical Assisting Programs (I & II) upon successful completion of course requirements. The externship provides hands-on experience in a medical facility. In this externship, you will practice apply your education to real world situations.
After you have finished Medical Assisting Program I&II as well as completed your hands-on externship, you will receive your Certificate of Completion from Allied Schools. In addition, you will also be prepared to take these certification exams:
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Note: Programs not available to students in NH. Please call for other career training options.
*The Medical Assisting Program II (Back Office) Program and associated Externship are no longer available to ME, MN, NY and TN students. Please call for more details.
Order OnlineBecome a vital member of a medical office team! Learn the skills necessary to interact with patients and manage day-to-day administrative and clinical duties. Start an exciting new career in a growing medical industry. Check out possible career options below.
What Does an Administrative Medical Assistant Do?
Administrative medical assistants greet patients to the facility, have them fill out the proper forms, check medical history, schedule appointments and make sure the office runs smooth.
What Does a Clinical Medical Assistant Do?
Clinical medical assistants are responsible for preparing patients for examination prior to the doctor’s assessment. They take patients’ vital signs and ready them for the doctor’s arrival.
The healthcare industry is expected to have more growth than any other industry in the next decade. Due to a growing and aging population, the number of new medical facilities is projected to increase to accommodate greater patient needs. This will result in a higher demand for qualified individuals to work in the front and back areas of medical offices and healthcare facilities nationwide to oversee essential administrative and clinical operations. Individuals with a wide range of skills will have the greatest opportunities for employment. That’s where Allied can help!
Allied offers flexible, no-interest payment plans that enable you to start your medical administrative assistant online training with an affordable down payment. We will work with you to determine the best payment option available. The medical assisting online course gives you the flexibility to complete your assignments on your own time. Balance your studies with family life. You can choose when to study, and advance your career on your own schedule.
Allied’s medical assisting programs provide you with well-rounded training to succeed in any medical facility. Get started today and learn the tools and techniques to provide solid administrative and clinical support in healthcare settings nationwide. Call (888) 501-7686 or click below for more information.