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Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR


Prepare for a better job in the high-demand healthcare field

The University of Central Missouri's Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR certificate program includes training on exEMRx, an industry-standard, government-certified EHR (electronic health record) software program. The class is self-paced and completely online, offering flexibility for busy adults while also providing vital hands-on experience. Students will be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exams after graduation. After completing the course, students will receive two exam vouchers to be used toward these credentials (a $210 value). Medical administrative assistants with this expertise are in high demand with more than 64,000 new jobs expected nationally by 2024. Average salaries are $34,000 annually. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $3,499
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Online, self-paced course

Contact hours icon    260 hours  Prerequesites checklist icon   18 years of age or older, high school diploma or GED or pass the Career Step Pre-Training Assessment Test


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Through this recognized Career Step program, you will have access to three instructor support teams -- student support, technical support and graduate support. Our curriculum was developed by industry professionals with years of experience and is also approved by the National Healthcare Association. Medical administrative assistants are a critical part of the healthcare team with duties including creating and updating patient records, managing day-to-day operations of a medical facility, scheduling appointments, verifying patient insurance, completing and submitting insurance claims, preparing correspondence between medical providers and patients and providing quality customer service to patients.

What you will learn

  • Computer fundamentals including Microsoft Office training
  • Working as an EHR office professional
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Healthcare structure and organization
  • Medical laws and ethics
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Healthcare documentation and reimbursement
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Medical language
  • Medical office procedures including records and office management



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