The online Associate of Applied Science in Medical Administrative Assistant program teaches students about the administrative duties involved in various medical facilities including private practices, hospitals, and clinics. The curriculum teaches skills and knowledge needed in this expanded secretarial role such as skills in patient billing and other medical office functions, communication, and other professional skills that allow students to offer excellent patient services and make sound decisions regarding patient outcomes. Students learn to understand and use the language of medicine, use technology for healthcare applications, manage and prepare health records, perform diagnosis and procedure coding, and understand bookkeeping, insurance, and telephone procedures, while exhibiting ethical behavior within the healthcare setting.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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