Certified Administrative Medical Assistant with Billing and Coding


Become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and Certified Coding Associate

In the healthcare field, there is no shortage of demand for skilled support roles. This 100% online course will prepare you for a career as a medical assistant with a specialty in medical billing and coding. By course completion, you will be ready to pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam, offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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Job Outlook for Medical Assistants and Medical Billing and Coding Specialists

  • Medical administrative assistants combine two valuable skill sets in professions that are growing quickly, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data indicates job opportunities for medical assistants will grow by 23% overall by 2028.
  • According to PayScale.com, certified medical administrative assistants earn around $37,000 per year on average. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that medical billing and coding specialists earn an average annual salary of $40,350 and work in one of the fastest-growing professions.

Medical Assistants and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist FAQs

What do Medical Administrative Assistants do?

According to NHA, medical administrative assistants primarily work in the “front office” of a medical practice or healthcare facility. Their duties may include coordinating practice correspondence, maintaining files, and scheduling appointments.

Do Medical Administrative Assistants need certification?

The healthcare environment operates on the basis of professionalism, precision and dedication to patient welfare. Medical assistant certification may be required for many jobs. Earning a CMAA establishes a medical assistant as a caring, responsible professional who has undergone a study and assessment program to validate their credentials.

In what facilities do Medical Administrative Assistants work?

Medical assistants commonly work in medical practices, such as physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities, according to the BLS.

What is the difference between being a Medical Assistant and a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist?

Essentially, these are two distinct skill sets used within a healthcare setting. However, the responsibilities of a medical assistant may include medical billing, medical coding or both. Similarly, medical billing and coding specialists may have their own job titles or may have their title combined with a medical assistant or medical administrative professional designation.

Why should Medical Assistants learn Medical Billing and Coding?

The healthcare field offers one of the leading areas of opportunities for career growth today. Within healthcare, specialized medical assistants are among the most in-demand professionals. NHA estimates that job openings for medical assistants are increasing by 9-15% each year. Matching office administration skills with medical billing and coding opens up more opportunities in both general healthcare administration and specialized medical services.

What are the requirements for a Medical Billing and Coding career?

Entry-level positions typically require the completion of a certificate or an associate degree program in medical billing and coding. Additionally, medical billing and coding professionals must understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Course Objectives

Be fully prepared to pass the CMAA exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association

Be fully prepared to pass the CCA exam, offered by the American Health Information Management Association

Learn the legal, ethical, and regulatory aspects of medical office management

Understand HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims

Learn how the CPT Category II codes and ICD-10 codes work and how to assign them in common medical billing and coding procedures

Learn medical terminology and the structures and functions of the human body

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Medical Terminology

Introduction To Medical Terminology

The Musculoskeletal System

The Cardiovascular System

The Lymphatic And Immune Systems

The Respiratory System

The Digestive System

The Urinary System

The Nervous System

The Special Senses The Eyes And Ears

The Integumentary System

The Endocrine System

The Reproductive System

Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology


Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Becoming An Administrative Medical Assistant

Managing Stress And Improving Communication

Law, Ethics And Healthcare

Improving Your Medical Office

Computers In The Ambulatory Care Setting

Telecommunications And Patient Scheduling


Medical Terminology: Word Parts, Plurals, Abbreviations

Managing Medical Records

Written Communication

Working With Medical Documents

Medical Billing And Coding: An Overview

Daily Financial Practices

The Administrative Medical Assistant As Office Manager



Medical Billing And Coding

Introduction To Medical Billing And Coding

Healthcare Law

Introduction To Health Insurance Terms

Pharmacology For Coders


CPT And HCPCS Level II Coding

Abstracting Information From Medical Documents

New Patients, Insurance Claims And EOBS

Submitting Electronic Claims And CMS 1500

Blue Cross/Blue Shield


Other Healthcare Programs

ICD-10-PCS (Optional Lesson)

Survey Of Hospital Billing

Career Roadmap For Medical Billing And Coding – Find A Job Fast