Administrative Medical Specialists possess a broad scope of knowledge
and skills that make them ideal professionals for any ambulatory care
setting, including medical practices, urgent care centers, ambulatory
surgery centers, hospital clinics, same-day surgery centers, and
dialysis clinics. Employment is also available in medical laboratories,
insurance companies, government agencies, and educational institutions.
Administrative Medical Specialists are in high demand. Employment
opportunities for Administrative Medical Specialists are projected to
grow much faster than average. Job growth will result from the increase
in medical needs of an aging population, increase in the number of
Americans qualifying for health insurance, greater volume and
complexity of medical records, and managed care’s preference for
This program offers valuable training in medical office management and
legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field,
including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing
insurance claims. You will gain hands-on, practical experience in
medical billing and coding and work with the main coding manuals:
ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. You will learn how to
code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body.
Medical Terminology is the language of medicine. You will study word
parts and the structures and functions of the human body. You will also
study disorders and medical procedures common to each body system,
including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive,
nervous, endocrine, integumentary, genitourinary, lymphatic, and
Upon completion of this program, you should be well prepared to find
your place in this rewarding healthcare career. You will also be able
to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and the
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national
certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
This program will also prepare you to sit for the Certified
Professional Coder (CPC) exam.
This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When
you register, you receive an initial twelve (12) months to complete
this program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve (12) months,
an extension of six (6) months is available at no additional cost.