The perfect introduction into the front office environment of the healthcare industry
The advantage of earning both your medical office assistant and billing certifications is that it opens the door to more opportunities in more advanced front-office positions. This edge allows you the flexibility to take on more specialized responsibilities like managing insurance claims, reimbursement and coding. You’ll likely also become an asset to your medical office team with your broad knowledge base and ability to assist in many departments.
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MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.
|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
“MedCerts is an excellent online school to attend. You have full 24 hours a day access to log into your classes/ 7 days a week. At your own convenience. The courses are broken down into several sections for easy learning. For example, the course that am currently enrolled in, Medical Front Office & Administration, is broken down into 4-sections for a better understanding of this entire course of study. You are given a course schedule that tells you when you should be starting the next week of lessons, if you finished up early with week 1 then you were able to go ahead and start week 2, because you are working at your own pace. I highly recommend that you give MedCerts a chance.”
According to BurningGlass Labor Insights, Medical Front Office Assistant jobs are projected to grow 22.5% over the next 10 years. While there will be high demand for qualified candidates, having the advantage of dual certifications will increase your job options.
Through our Medical Front Office Assistant and Administrative Specialist program, you’ll gain both medical receptionist training and billing and coding skills in only 21 weeks. Our program is comprised of four courses to build a thorough education and set you up for success – Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, Medical Office Procedures and Administration, Microsoft Office Basics, and Billing, Insurance and Coding.
When your program is complete, MedCerts covers your registration costs to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), sponsored through the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) and the Medical Coder & Biller Certification (MCBC), sponsored by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA). Some of the career options you’ll find with these certifications include patient services representative/care coordinator, medical office administration/assistant/specialist, medical secretary, medical receptionist and medical billing specialist.
This program meets additional approval requirements for the following state(s): Texas.
|Total Program Duration||21 Week|
“I am beyond to have found a program that not only help further your education, but the program is also flexible to accommodate your schedule. You don’t have to get your prerequisites out of the way and the program dives straight into the field you wish to build a career in.”