Medical Administrative Assistant

Administrative professionals play an important role in the efficient delivery of healthcare services. Medical administrative assistant duties often require specialized knowledge and skills. Medical administrative assistants use a variety of organizational skills, industry-relevant knowledge and technology to efficiently manage the front office of a healthcare service provider. They are often employed by medical facilities, physicians’ practices, hospitals and nursing homes. While medical administrative assistant duties vary by employer, professionals in this field typically perform a variety of tasks to support the medical team with administrative functions and care of patients. They may use their medical administrative assistant training to update medical histories, transcribe treatment notes, arrange for patient hospitalization, process insurance forms and oversee inventory of office and medical supplies. In some practices, a medical administrative assistant may be the first contact a patient has with the medical team. Professionals in this role might be responsible for greeting patients and visitors, answering telephones, scheduling appointments, managing email inquiries and answering questions.

Prerequisite: Successfully completed Medical Administrative Assistant certification course from any government licensed institute.

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