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Medical Assistant

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Welcome to our Medical Assistant program in Oklahoma City. And thank you for choosing MTC. 

MTC’s Medical Assistant program is offered in our Oklahoma City campus. The Medical Assistant program at MTC is designed to offer quality training that offers the best theoretical, and clinical training to help our students become  Certified clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) upon successful completion of this Medical Assistant program and passing National Certification Board Exam.  Our program is both inexpensive and short in duration compared to other programs in our state.

Course Description:

This Medical Assistant course is designed to incorporate classroom instruction including lectures, role playing, videos and testing. In addition, the program also incorporates skills training in the skills lab, and clinical externship. At the end of this training the students should master the knowledge, and skill development that is required to prepare, and pass National Certified Medical Assistant Exam, and gain employment at entry level as a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant. As Certified Medical assistant you will work with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professional to render care to newborns, children and adults. You will become part of the health care team, involved in treating patients throughout lifespan from, neonates to pediatrics to geriatrics.

This course Emphasis on:

  1. Communication and interpersonal abilities.
  2. Infection control.
  3. Demonstrate a blend of varied skills including administrative.
  4. Technical Skills and clinical skills.

Total Training hours for this program = 355 hours

Class =210 hours

Skills Lab = 38 hours

Clinical =104 hours

Clearance and graduation= 3hrs

Prerequisites:

  1. Minimum High School Diploma or GED or higher
  2. Background check
  3. TB Skin Screening Test
  4. Drug Test
  5. Mentally and physically able to complete and pass this course

Course Goals and Objectives

  1. Introduction to Medical Assisting
  2. Ambulatory Care Administration
  3. Coding and Medical Billing Procedures
  4. Medical Office Administrative Functions
  5. Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
  6. Assisting with Medications
  7. Assisting with Medical Specialties
  8. Diagnostic Procedures
  9. Assisting with Surgeries
  10. Career Development

Medical Assistant Requirements

  1. Fill out an Application
  2. High School diploma, GED or higher.
  3. Drug Test
  4. Provide two forms of identification. One must be a government issued ID with a photograph, such as current State Identification card or Driver’s License. the other ID must be a copy of your social security card.
  5. Pass Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) background check.
  6. A signed copy of an affidavit of lawful presence stating citizenship or alien status.
  7. Scrubs for attending clinical training. (Solid color. Black is mostly preferred)
  8. TB Skin screen test results will be required before attending clinical. If your TB skin screen test is positive, you will be required to bring a negative TB Chest X-Ray.

Medical Assistant Training Cost

MedNoc Health Training College shall charge the following fees for Medical Assistant Training Cost. The fees must be cleared in full before the second week of class. Student will not be issued with any academic documents or completion certificate until all fees are paid in full. If fees are not paid in full, even if the student drops before completing the program, the student still owes MTC and will be required to pay fees in full. If student leaves the program with unpaid balance, the remaining balance shall be turned to the collection agency and legal action will be taken for garnishment order. All folders and Text books issued to students must be returned before the testing day or before the issuance of completion certificate. Note that you will be renting these materials and must be returned. Failure to return the book you will be charged $ 200.00

Tuition, usable materials Books, Study materials, Folders and files, Name Badge: $2,990.00
National Medical Assistant Certification Exam, and Clinical Skills: $200.00
Laboratory fees $150.00
Class supplies $70. 00
OSBI Background check $20.00
TB Skin Screen Test $20. 00
Drug Test $50. 00
Total Cost: $3,500.00

*** Payment plan can be made with the Vice President. However the whole balance must be cleared and paid in full before the student is allowed to take National Certification Examination. No records will be issued to the student if he/she has a hold on fees.

***If fees are paid in full by the end of the second week, you will be dropped from the program and no refund will be issued.

 ***Uniform (Scrubs) is needed for lab skills and clinical. This can cost up to $100.00

 Withdrawal/Incomplete/ Dropped by the program director

  1. Student/Trainee has the right to withdraw from this program at any time.
  2. If the student/Trainee withdraws from this class during the first day of class, the student will only be charged $200.00 for the processing of the application and other materials provided to the student/trainee. The rest of the money/fees paid by the student to MTC shall be refunded in full to the student by a check within 7 business days.
  3. If a student drop after the second day of school, he/she must pay the full tuition for training, books must be returned and any other materials issued to the student. Failure to return books the student will be charged $150.00 in addition to tuition and other fees. Fess that is not paid after one month will incur 5% monthly and plus the collection or legal fees.
  4. If the student drops after the second day of class, there will be no refund. Unless the student was sick and had very extreme reasons e.g. death in the family, hospitalization or Jury duty that prevented the student from successful completion the class. Physician or court document documentation shall be required. If the student hospitalization led to the withdrawal from the program, he/she will be allowed by the program director to complete the training by joining the upcoming class.
  5. If the student is withdrawn or dropped from the program by the program director due to behavior or discipline or failure to follow the policy or nonpayment issues, no records will be issued to the student/Trainee including skills checklist.
  6. The student/trainee shall be required to pay all the fee balance before the scheduled completion of the course which the student/trainee was enrolled. Failure to pay, the remaining balance shall be forwarded to the collection and legal action will be taken for garnishment.

 

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), National Healthcare Association (NHA) National Certification Exam

 After you finish your Medical Assistant training at MTC, you will be required to take the National Certification Exam to be Nationally Certified through National Healthcareer Association (NHA. The exam will be offered at MedNoc. Medical Assistant Certification Each candidate for the CPT certification must:

  1. Must be 18 years of age.
  2. Prove of completion of Medical Assistant Training in the last 5 years
  3. Must have high school diploma, GED or higher.

 Examples of acceptable documentation include but are not limited to the following:

  • Copy of High School Diploma
  • Copy of High School Transcript with graduation date
  • Letter from a school official on letterhead indicating school and graduation date
  • GED Diploma/Results
  • Foreign Diploma (Education Evaluation required, visit NACES for more information)

Exam Details

  • Testing will take place at MedNoc Health Training College or at a PSI Testing Center near you.
  • Tests may be administered online or on paper.
  • You will need to present valid identification.
  • Test must be completed in one continuous session.

CCMA Certification Exam Details:

  • 150 scored questions, 30 pretest questions
  • Exam time: 3 hours
  • For each our NHA exams 390 out of 500 is a passing score. We use a scaled scoring system

What does a medical assistant do?

The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled allied health care professional that specializes in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory health care setting. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices.

Common duties of a medical assistant include administrative and clinical tasks such as:

• Checking patients in and out upon arrival and departure
• Answering phone calls and questions
• Assisting providers with exams and procedures
• Administering injections or medications
• Working in the electronic health record (EHR)
• Performing EKG, phlebotomy, and laboratory procedures
• Taking patient vital signs

Medical Assistant Jobs

After you have graduated from MTC Medical Assisting program, you will be qualified and ready to work as an:

  • Medical Office Assistant – Office medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health practitioners. They work alongside doctors, nurses and other workers found in medical settings. They generally work full time, and because many healthcare facilities are open at night and on the weekends, medical assistants are often required to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings and weekends.
  • EKG Technician – An EKG (Electrocardiogram) tech will interact with patients and administer EKG tests, as well as interpret the results. This role is typically needed in hospitals, physicians’ offices or other facilities that perform diagnostic testing alongside doctors and nurses. Good communication skills are an essential tool to have because EKG technicians deal with patients all day. The tests are also performed on patients who are nervous, so it helps when technicians have a caring and compassionate nature to serve as a calming presence for the patient.
  • Phlebotomy Technician – A phlebotomy tech will collect and test patient blood samples. This includes obtaining medical history and taking vitals. Phlebotomy technicians may also collect and process other clinical specimens in hospitals, physicians’ offices or independent labs. Because phlebotomists are exposed to blood-borne contaminants and diseases, they must possess a high level of expertise and be extremely cautious while getting samples. The environment and collection instruments need to be completely sterile.
  • Unit/Ward Clerk in hospital – This role will manage the administrative tasks on the clinical side and help medical staff. The people in these positions often function as medical secretaries or administrative assistants. As the first point of contact to a patient, it is important that this person is warm and welcoming. The clerk greets patients when they first arrive at the location, receiving their medical records and entering their information into systems and requests.
  • Claims Examiner – Claims examiners predominantly validate health insurance claims. They help protect the company from fraud while simultaneously ensuring that patients get the required medical care. Part of the claims examiner’s role includes determining whether further investigation is needed. If an examiner decides a filing is just, it is paid and processed. If the treatment is deemed unnecessary, it is referred to an investigator.
  • Adjuster/Processor for insurance companies – When insurance information isn’t black and white, medical insurance claims adjusters/processors decides whether an insurance policy covers a particular medical procedure. This requires an understanding of medical lingo and a degree of comfort with explaining misconceptions or misinformation about the coverage a particular policy provides to a patient. A processor makes sure that the patient has filled out all of the forms completely and fills in any blanks by contacting the patient. This role is also responsible for verifying that the procedure took place.

Why earn a medical assistant certification?

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, which are expected to grow around 7 percent.
Online job postings suggest an even more robust growth in MA employment than the BLS. Research by Gray Associates suggests in 2012 and 2013, MA job postings increased at least 9% each year. In 2014, postings increased 15% and a high annual growth rate continued in 2015.
Having a nationally accredited certification, like the CCMA, can help you stand out. Certification may also be required or preferred for certain job opportunities in the profession.
Many organizations are now offering career laddering opportunities for medical assistants with elevated responsibilities and pay. Elevated roles may include those of a scribe, health coach, patient navigator, population health manager and patient care coordinator.

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