Blackstone’s Online Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

Medical office assistant training from Blackstone Career Institute offers you the quality education needed to prepare for a fulfilling career in this flexible and highly popular employment field. Our medical office assistant training offers a working knowledge in real-world administrative skills, including an online simulated practice program using the same software used in most medical offices. Upon medical office assistant course completion, you will have the skill set needed to secure a job working as a medical office assistant.

Job Outlook

The expansion of the health services industry from technological advances in medicine and a growing and aging population creates an increasing need for those who want to work as a medical office assistant. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of medical office assistants employed in the United States is expected to grow up to 29% through 2026.

As with many careers, the earning potential of a medical office assistant varies depending on factors such as experience, skills and geographic location. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, medical office assistants can earn up to $45,310 annually. It also lists the middle 50 percent of medical office assistants earning $31,540.

Become Certified

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s Medical Office Assistant training program are qualified to sit for the National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exam administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certification provides further assurance of skills and knowledge to employers.

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Included in Your Medical Office Assistant Program

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant is the most comprehensive text available for medical office assistant training. This e-book edition provides current, reliable content in an engaging format, offering
unparalleled coverage of the practical,real-world administrative skills needed in any healthcare environment. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 9.

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No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

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Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant is the most comprehensive text available for medical office assistant training. This e-book edition provides current, reliable content in an engaging format, offering unparalleled coverage of the practical, real-world administrative skills needed in any healthcare environment. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 9. Textbook: Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant, by Alexandra P. Young. ISBN: 9780323221030.

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Computers in the Medical Office (CiMO)

The e-book Computers in the Medical Office provides a hands-on approach to learning one of the most popular medical office billing and practice management software packages available. The ebook comes with online access to a MediSoft V19 simulated practice program so that you can practice your skills using the same software used on the job. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 14. Textbook: Computers in the Medical Office, by Susan Sanderson. ISBN: 9780073402130.

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions

This online reference is yours for a full year! You will have access to more than 56,000 terms and definitions, more than 42,000 audio pronunciations, anatomical videos, and over 5,600 images.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $356

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free. Take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Payment Plan (TAPP) to earn your Medical Office Assistant Certificate. Save up to $356 today!

Save On Your Tuition

enroll

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

The Medical Office Assistant program curriculum prepares you for entry-level employment and certification medical office assistant. Our medical office assistant course covers the fundamentals of medical terminology, the duties of the medical office assistant, the role of the medical office assistant in providing patient care, professional development and medical ethics, English usage, and finding a job in healthcare.

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Program Goals and Objectives

The Medical Office Assistant program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Medical Office Assistant.

  • Analyze medical terms to determine their meaning.
  • Describe the duties of a medical office assistant.
  • Identify common health insurance systems used in the medical office.
  • Explain the difference between a healthcare record and medical report.
  • Describe the medical office assistant’s role in managing prescriptions and prescription drugs.

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Unit 1 - Blackstone's Skills for Success

  • Discover How You Learn
  • Find a Place to Study
  • Learn How to Study

Unit 2 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Introduction to Computers
  • The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Electronic Communication

Unit 3 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Prefixes
  • Roots and Suffixes
  • Body Structure

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Integumentary System
  • The Respiratory System

Unit 5 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Parts of Speech
  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Written Communications

Unit 6 - Time & Stress Management

  • LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Choosing Your Priorities
  • Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Interruptions, the #1 Time Thief
  • TimeLogs
  • TimeTips
  • Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Stress Management

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Nervous System

Unit 8 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • The Endocrine System
  • Eyes and Ears
  • Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • The Reproductive System

Unit 9 - Administrative Medical Assisting 1

  • Becoming a Successful Student
  • The Healthcare Industry
  • The Medical Assisting Profession
  • Professional Behavior in the Workplace
  • Medicine and Ethics
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Medicine and Law

Unit 10 - Administrative Medical Assisting 2

  • Computer Concepts
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Patient Reception and Processing
  • Office Environment and Daily Operations
  • Written Communications and Mail Processing
  • Medical Records Management
  • Health Information Management
  • Privacy in the Physician’s Office

Unit 11 - Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Professional Development
  • Medicolegal Ethics
  • HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 12 - Administrative Medical Assisting 3

  • Basics of Diagnostic Coding
  • Basics of Procedural Coding
  • Basics of Health Insurance
  • The Health Insurance Claim Form
  • Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting

Unit 13 - Administrative Medical Assisting 4

  • Banking Services and Procedures
  • Management of Practice Finances
  • Medical Practice Management and Human Resources
  • Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service
  • Assisting with Medical Emergencies
  • Career Development and Life Skills

Unit 14 - Medical Office Practice 1

  • Introduction to Health Information Technology and Medical Billing
  • Introduction to Medisoft
  • Scheduling
  • Entering Patient Information
  • Working with Cases

Unit 15 - Medical Office Practice 2

  • Entering Charge Transactions and Patient Payments
  • Creating Claims
  • Posting Payments and Creating Patient Statements
  • Creating Reports
  • Collections in the Medical Office

Unit 16 - Medical Office Practice 3

  • Appointments and Registration
  • Cases, Transactions, and Claims
  • Reports and Collections
  • Putting it all Together

Unit 17 - Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Communication
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Team Building

Unit 18 - How to Find a Job in Healthcare

  • Job Search Correspondence
  • The Job Search
  • Job Interviews

Meet Your Medical Office Assistant Instructor

Kimberly Rossi-Murphy, Medical Office Assistant Consultant

B.S. in Health Planning and Administration, R.N., Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
Triage Nurse – Children’s Clinic at LVHN

Kimberly graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1980 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Planning and Administration. After Penn State, she enrolled in the Registered Nurse program at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated with an Associates degree in Nursing and was licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by 1984. She worked for the Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA after licensure. While there, she worked with the first transplant team in the nation lead by Dr. Thomas E. Starzl.

In 1985, she moved to New Jersey and began working as a nurse in the ER, ICU, and CCU until 1989. In 1989 she moved again to her current home of Allentown, PA. There she was employed as a supervisor in a residential nursing facility until 1993, when she took a job with Kimberly QualityCare providing in home nursing care. In 1995, Kimberly worked as an occupational nurse for a chemical company. There she managed compliance and employee safety.

In 2013 she transitioned back into direct patient care by taking a position with a large network of urgent care facilities. After three and a half years as a nurse on the floor, she was promoted to the position of a quality assurance inspector. She was responsible for urgent care centers within her territory being up to the standards of the state and the company at all times. Ultimately, the strain of travel and the desire to be home more lead her to her current position with the Children’s Clinic of Lehigh Valley Hospital.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Medical Office Assistant Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

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Material Included in Your Medical Office Assistant Program

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant is the most comprehensive text available for medical office assistant training. This e-book edition provides current, reliable content in an engaging format, offering unparalleled coverage of the practical,real-world administrative skills needed in any healthcare environment. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 9.

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No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

medical office book 1

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant is the most comprehensive text available for medical office assistant training. This e-book edition provides current, reliable content in an engaging format, offering unparalleled coverage of the practical,real-world administrative skills needed in any healthcare environment. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 9. Textbook: Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant, by Alexandra P. Young. ISBN: 9780323221030.

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Computers in the Medical Office (CiMO)

The e-book Computers in the Medical Office provides a hands-on approach to learning one of the most popular medical office billing and practice management software packages available. The ebook comes with online access to a MediSoft V19 simulated practice program so that you can practice your skills using the same software used on the job. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 14. Textbook: Computers in The the Medical Office, by Susan Sanderson. ISBN: 9780073402130.

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions

This online reference is yours for a full year! You will have access to more than 56,000 terms and definitions, more than 42,000 audio pronunciations, anatomical videos, and over 5,600 images.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and receive up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Medical Office Assistant Resources

Network and enhance your professional knowledge. Find sites and organizations that specifically relate to Medical Office Assistant careers. Learn how to become a Medical Office Assistant today!

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State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

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Medical Office Assistant Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable rate. Everything you need to complete your Medical Office Assistant Certificate training is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that works best for you and learn how to become a Medical Office Assistant today!

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FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

A helpful resource for students to learn more about our fantastic reputation among online Medical Office Assistant Programs. Obtain your Medical Office Assistant Certification at Blackstone Career Institute.

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition?

Please click here to view tuition for our Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more about taking our online courses with certificates through financial assistance here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online certificate programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like amazon or chegg.com.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Medical Office Assistant program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Medical Office Assistant Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 24 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Medical Office Assistant Certificate program is Kimberly Rossi-Murphy. To learn more about Kimberly, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online certificate programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Does this course lead to certification?

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s Medical Office Assistant training program are qualified to sit for the National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exam administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certification provides further assurance of skills and knowledge to employers.

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online certificate programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online certificate programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Medical Office Assistant?

Healthcare employment opportunities for medical office assistants offers a wide range of opportunities. As a medical office assistant, you can choose from jobs in a large or small medical practice, clinic, medical laboratory, or hospital. Some choose to work in offices of other health professionals, such as chiropractors and podiatrists. Other establishments that seek medical office assistants include outpatient care centers, public and private educational services, ambulatory healthcare services, state and local government agencies, diagnostic laboratories, and nursing care facilities.

The increasing number of patients and hospital admissions explains why medical assistant jobs are on the rise. Service-oriented positions in the medical field continue to provide about half of the employment opportunities in the United States. Rapid growth in the number of group practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities will result in an increasing need for support staff, such as educated medical office assistants, to provide quality care for the rising number of patients. Begin your journey toward a rewarding medical office assistant salary by enhancing your education with Blackstone Career Institute.

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Overview

Blackstone’s Online Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

Medical office assistant training from Blackstone Career Institute offers you the quality education needed to prepare for a fulfilling career in this flexible and highly popular employment field. Our medical office assistant training offers a working knowledge in real-world administrative skills, including an online simulated practice program using the same software used in most medical offices. Upon medical office assistant course completion, you will have the skill set needed to secure a job working as a medical office assistant.

Job Outlook

The expansion of the health services industry from technological advances in medicine and a growing and aging population creates an increasing need for those who want to work as a medical office assistant. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of medical office assistants employed in the United States is expected to grow up to 29% through 2026.

As with many careers, the earning potential of a medical office assistant varies depending on factors such as experience, skills and geographic location. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, medical office assistants can earn up to $45,310 annually. It also lists the middle 50 percent of medical office assistants earning $31,540.

Become Certified

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s Medical Office Assistant training program are qualified to sit for the National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exam administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certification provides further assurance of skills and knowledge to employers.

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Included in Your Medical Office Assistant Program

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant is the most comprehensive text available for medical office assistant training. This e-book edition provides current, reliable content in an engaging format, offering
unparalleled coverage of the practical,real-world administrative skills needed in any healthcare environment. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 9.

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No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

medical office book 1

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant is the most comprehensive text available for medical office assistant training. This e-book edition provides current, reliable content in an engaging format, offering unparalleled coverage of the practical, real-world administrative skills needed in any healthcare environment. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 9. Textbook: Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant, by Alexandra P. Young. ISBN: 9780323221030.

medical office book 2

Computers in the Medical Office (CiMO)

The e-book Computers in the Medical Office provides a hands-on approach to learning one of the most popular medical office billing and practice management software packages available. The ebook comes with online access to a MediSoft V19 simulated practice program so that you can practice your skills using the same software used on the job. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 14. Textbook: Computers in the Medical Office, by Susan Sanderson. ISBN: 9780073402130.

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions

This online reference is yours for a full year! You will have access to more than 56,000 terms and definitions, more than 42,000 audio pronunciations, anatomical videos, and over 5,600 images.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $356

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free. Take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Payment Plan (TAPP) to earn your Medical Office Assistant Certificate. Save up to $356 today!

Save On Your Tuition

enroll

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Program Details

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

The Medical Office Assistant program curriculum prepares you for entry-level employment and certification medical office assistant. Our medical office assistant course covers the fundamentals of medical terminology, the duties of the medical office assistant, the role of the medical office assistant in providing patient care, professional development and medical ethics, English usage, and finding a job in healthcare.

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Program Goals and Objectives

The Medical Office Assistant program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Medical Office Assistant.

  • Analyze medical terms to determine their meaning.
  • Describe the duties of a medical office assistant.
  • Identify common health insurance systems used in the medical office.
  • Explain the difference between a healthcare record and medical report.
  • Describe the medical office assistant’s role in managing prescriptions and prescription drugs.

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Unit 1 - Blackstone's Skills for Success

  • Discover How You Learn
  • Find a Place to Study
  • Learn How to Study

Unit 2 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Introduction to Computers
  • The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Electronic Communication

Unit 3 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Prefixes
  • Roots and Suffixes
  • Body Structure

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Integumentary System
  • The Respiratory System

Unit 5 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Parts of Speech
  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Written Communications

Unit 6 - Time & Stress Management

  • LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Choosing Your Priorities
  • Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Interruptions, the #1 Time Thief
  • TimeLogs
  • TimeTips
  • Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Stress Management

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Nervous System

Unit 8 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • The Endocrine System
  • Eyes and Ears
  • Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • The Reproductive System

Unit 9 - Administrative Medical Assisting 1

  • Becoming a Successful Student
  • The Healthcare Industry
  • The Medical Assisting Profession
  • Professional Behavior in the Workplace
  • Medicine and Ethics
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Medicine and Law

Unit 10 - Administrative Medical Assisting 2

  • Computer Concepts
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Patient Reception and Processing
  • Office Environment and Daily Operations
  • Written Communications and Mail Processing
  • Medical Records Management
  • Health Information Management
  • Privacy in the Physician’s Office

Unit 11 - Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Professional Development
  • Medicolegal Ethics
  • HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 12 - Administrative Medical Assisting 3

  • Basics of Diagnostic Coding
  • Basics of Procedural Coding
  • Basics of Health Insurance
  • The Health Insurance Claim Form
  • Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting

Unit 13 - Administrative Medical Assisting 4

  • Banking Services and Procedures
  • Management of Practice Finances
  • Medical Practice Management and Human Resources
  • Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service
  • Assisting with Medical Emergencies
  • Career Development and Life Skills

Unit 14 - Medical Office Practice 1

  • Introduction to Health Information Technology and Medical Billing
  • Introduction to Medisoft
  • Scheduling
  • Entering Patient Information
  • Working with Cases

Unit 15 - Medical Office Practice 2

  • Entering Charge Transactions and Patient Payments
  • Creating Claims
  • Posting Payments and Creating Patient Statements
  • Creating Reports
  • Collections in the Medical Office

Unit 16 - Medical Office Practice 3

  • Appointments and Registration
  • Cases, Transactions, and Claims
  • Reports and Collections
  • Putting it all Together

Unit 17 - Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Communication
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Team Building

Unit 18 - How to Find a Job in Healthcare

  • Job Search Correspondence
  • The Job Search
  • Job Interviews

Meet Your Medical Office Assistant Instructor

Kimberly Rossi-Murphy, Medical Office Assistant Consultant

B.S. in Health Planning and Administration, R.N., Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
Triage Nurse – Children’s Clinic at LVHN

Kimberly graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1980 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Planning and Administration. After Penn State, she enrolled in the Registered Nurse program at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated with an Associates degree in Nursing and was licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by 1984. She worked for the Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA after licensure. While there, she worked with the first transplant team in the nation lead by Dr. Thomas E. Starzl.

In 1985, she moved to New Jersey and began working as a nurse in the ER, ICU, and CCU until 1989. In 1989 she moved again to her current home of Allentown, PA. There she was employed as a supervisor in a residential nursing facility until 1993, when she took a job with Kimberly QualityCare providing in home nursing care. In 1995, Kimberly worked as an occupational nurse for a chemical company. There she managed compliance and employee safety.

In 2013 she transitioned back into direct patient care by taking a position with a large network of urgent care facilities. After three and a half years as a nurse on the floor, she was promoted to the position of a quality assurance inspector. She was responsible for urgent care centers within her territory being up to the standards of the state and the company at all times. Ultimately, the strain of travel and the desire to be home more lead her to her current position with the Children’s Clinic of Lehigh Valley Hospital.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Medical Office Assistant Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

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Material Included in Your Medical Office Assistant Program

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant is the most comprehensive text available for medical office assistant training. This e-book edition provides current, reliable content in an engaging format, offering unparalleled coverage of the practical,real-world administrative skills needed in any healthcare environment. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 9.

material icon

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

medical office book 1

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant

Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant is the most comprehensive text available for medical office assistant training. This e-book edition provides current, reliable content in an engaging format, offering unparalleled coverage of the practical,real-world administrative skills needed in any healthcare environment. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 9. Textbook: Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant, by Alexandra P. Young. ISBN: 9780323221030.

medical office book 2

Computers in the Medical Office (CiMO)

The e-book Computers in the Medical Office provides a hands-on approach to learning one of the most popular medical office billing and practice management software packages available. The ebook comes with online access to a MediSoft V19 simulated practice program so that you can practice your skills using the same software used on the job. An activation code will be e-mailed to you when you reach Unit 14. Textbook: Computers in The the Medical Office, by Susan Sanderson. ISBN: 9780073402130.

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions

This online reference is yours for a full year! You will have access to more than 56,000 terms and definitions, more than 42,000 audio pronunciations, anatomical videos, and over 5,600 images.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and receive up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Medical Office Assistant Resources

Network and enhance your professional knowledge. Find sites and organizations that specifically relate to Medical Office Assistant careers. Learn how to become a Medical Office Assistant today!

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State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Tuition

Medical Office Assistant Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable rate. Everything you need to complete your Medical Office Assistant Certificate training is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that works best for you and learn how to become a Medical Office Assistant today!

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$1,214

$1,442

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16 Month Autopay

$1,298

$1,442

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$79/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

24 Month Autopay

$1,442

Lowest Monthly Payments

$59/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

16 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 15 monthly payments of $79. The final payment is $54.

24 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 23 monthly payments of $59. The final payment is $26.

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FAQ’S

FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

A helpful resource for students to learn more about our fantastic reputation among online Medical Office Assistant Programs. Obtain your Medical Office Assistant Certification at Blackstone Career Institute.

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition?

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Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more about taking our online courses with certificates through financial assistance here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online certificate programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like amazon or chegg.com.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Medical Office Assistant program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Medical Office Assistant Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 24 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Medical Office Assistant Certificate program is Kimberly Rossi-Murphy. To learn more about Kimberly, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online certificate programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Does this course lead to certification?

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s Medical Office Assistant training program are qualified to sit for the National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exam administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certification provides further assurance of skills and knowledge to employers.

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online certificate programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online certificate programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Medical Office Assistant?

Healthcare employment opportunities for medical office assistants offers a wide range of opportunities. As a medical office assistant, you can choose from jobs in a large or small medical practice, clinic, medical laboratory, or hospital. Some choose to work in offices of other health professionals, such as chiropractors and podiatrists. Other establishments that seek medical office assistants include outpatient care centers, public and private educational services, ambulatory healthcare services, state and local government agencies, diagnostic laboratories, and nursing care facilities.

The increasing number of patients and hospital admissions explains why medical assistant jobs are on the rise. Service-oriented positions in the medical field continue to provide about half of the employment opportunities in the United States. Rapid growth in the number of group practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities will result in an increasing need for support staff, such as educated medical office assistants, to provide quality care for the rising number of patients. Begin your journey toward a rewarding medical office assistant salary by enhancing your education with Blackstone Career Institute.

Still have questions?

Speak with a student advisor today! We are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 EST.