Overview

Program Tuition: $2,000.00

 

This program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office and prepare students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. This course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.

The purpose of the Clinical Medical Assistant Master program is to prepare students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office and manage electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems while maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements. This course covers the following key areas and topics:

 

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office - assisting the physician with patient related care
  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing
  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues
  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit
  • Review and administration of medications, allergies & other pharmacology related items
  • Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG
  • Importance of the medical record as a legal document
  • The effect of confidential communication laws, the release of information and HIPAA
  • Provides a “real life” EHR experience using Medcan software to perform health information tasks
  • Skills required to use and EHR to manage patient visit information including the examination, assessment notes and treatment plans.
  • Importance of data accuracy, consistency, completeness, and security of information

Certification

There are several National Certification exams that are available to students who successfully complete this program:

  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Exam
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam

Note: In order to apply for the AMT RMA exam, students must have their official transcript from the University showing graduation from an MA program. MA program must have a minimum of 720 hours of instruction and include an externship of a minimum of 160 hours.

 

Note: National Certification exam voucher/fee is not included in this course program for MyCAA.

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