This online medical administrative assistant certification course will teach you how administrative medical assistants with medical billing and coding knowledge are versatile and valuable healthcare team members who handle a broad range of duties. You will also be prepared for national certification exams.

Job Outlook

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for medical assistants will grow at a rate of 16% through 2031, which is much faster than the average job




About the program

What you will learn

  • Medical coding terminology required for medical coding, including the structures and functions of the human body
  • Legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts central to the field, including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims
  • The main coding manuals: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II
  • How to code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body
  • The fundamentals of medical billing & coding and medical terminology
  • The fundamentals of medical terminology and ethical best practices
  • The basics of working with medical documents, medical billing, and coding processes
  • Discuss the various administrative job duties of a medical assistant
What is medical billing and coding?

Medical Billers and Coders are responsible for processing patient data including medical records and related insurance. In this position, you will code a patient’s diagnosis and then request payment from the patient’s insurance company. You will play an important role in ensuring that healthcare providers are quickly and accurately paid for the treatment they give patients.

What is the salary for a Medical Biller and Coder?

According to the AAPC 2022 Salary Survey results, non-certified medical records specialists average $46,321 per year, while certified medical records specialists average $56,290 annually — 17.7 percent more than their non certified colleagues.

Where do you work as a Medical Biller and Coder?

Medical Billers and Coders work in a variety of settings. The most common settings include hospitals, doctors’ offices, and insurance agencies. Some medical billing and coding professionals work for companies that develop medical software, and some work for education institutions that work to train other medical billers and coders. Government agencies have also been known to employ medial billers and coders including the National Center for Health Statistics and Medicaid offices. You may also have the ability to work for a reputable company from your own home.

Course Objectives

  • Learn best financial practices for a medical center
  • Master the fundamentals of medical terminology and ethical best practices
  • Understand the basics of working with medical documents, medical billing, and coding processes
  • Learn to manage patient visits, arrange follow-up care, and issue prescriptions
  • Keep track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications
  • Understand how to best read and interpret health records
  • Wide range of medical office management skills
  • Detailed overview across multiple areas in a certified medical administrative assistant, electronic health records, and medical terminology
  • Identify the professional traits that a medical assistant must possess
  • Discuss the various administrative job duties of a medical assistant
  • Recognize the importance of professional certification

Prerequisites and Requirements


There are no prerequisites to take these courses.

Certification Requirements:

In order to sit for the national certification exam, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent.


This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin anytime.

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