BECOME AN ADMINISTRATIVE
Certified Administrative Medical Assistant / Office Specialist
Administrative Medical Assistant work in various healthcare facilities namely the Hospitals, Clinics, Multi-provider Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, and many more areas in healthcare. The duties of Administrative Medical Assistant may vary with specialty, and size of the practice. Administrative Medical assistants mainly perform tasks in medical offices, clinics, hospitals of healthcare providers such as the physician and/or other healthcare professionals. Medical assistants may also be an intermediary between the patient and the physician.
The duties of Administrative Medical Assistant vary from facility to facility; however, the administrative duties include tasks such as managing the front office with medical reception, handling phone calls, scheduling appointments, scheduling follow-ups, assisting managing office finances, handling patient medical records by creating, storing, updating them, obtaining pre-authorization from insurance companies, using codes for billing the insurance companies, maintaining and ordering medical supplies, maintaining equipment logs, patient checking and check outs and other administrative duties as assigned by the facility.
Candidates registering for the exam must qualify in (at-least 1) of the GROUPS (A or B or C) as shown below. Training and experience may be completed within united states of america or outside united states of america.
Administrative & Clerical Skills
Managing Front Office Duties
Communication with Patients
Provide Patient Education
Enter Patient Data
Enter Specimen Data
Appointment and Follow Up Scheduling
Billing and Coding
Opening and Closing Office
Exam Test Plan
The exam content topic includes the following:
Billing and Finances
Spoken and Written Communication
Medical Front Office Management
AECA believes in continuing education more frequently so that the candidate can have a constant touch with knowledge, Candidate’s are required to attend the continuing education units / credits every year to renew their certification.
Certification is required to be renewed annually.
On submitting a renewal application the candidate will receive an email with links to CEUs that must be completed and submitted online.
Fee Schedule for Renewal
Renewal Fee: $50
Certification that are expired must apply for reinstatement.
If you wish to apply to reinstate your expired certification you may proceed by submitting a reinstatement application.
Fee Schedule for Reinstatement
Expired Less than 1 Year: $99
Expired More than 1 Year but Less than 2 Years: $199