Clinical Medical Administrative Assistant Certification

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Clinical Medical Administrative Assistant Certification

(Combo Exam includes 4 Certification: CMAC, PTC, ETC and MAAC)

Abbreviation of Certification: CMAAC

Fee charged for the exam: $199.00 (Study Material Included)

For more information, please view the Certification Program Outline  and Exam Blueprint.

Description and purpose of test

The Clinical Medical and Administrative Assistant Certification exam was designed for those professionals who have the clinical skills necessary as a clinical medical assistant, but also have the skills of an administrative assistant. This busy professional can go from the front office answering the phone to assisting the doctor by taking vitals and drawing blood for prescribed tests.

A CMAAC may perform some or all of the following duties. However, they are not limited to just these responsibilities:

  • Drawing blood*
  • Taking vitals
  • Recording patient visits
  • Charting a patient’s history
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Performing an EKG*
  • Update and file patients’ medical records
  • Fill out insurance forms
  • Arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Perform tasks less specific to medical settings: such as answering telephones, greeting patients, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, and handling billing and bookkeeping
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 240 questions:

The breakdown is as follows: Phlebotomy, EKG, Anatomy and physiology, law and ethics, safety/infection control, medical office/patient care, healthcare systems, and administrative inclusive of billing/coding.

Allotted time for examinees is 4 hours and 15 minutes.

*The AMCA recommends a minimum of 30 venipunctures, 10 capillaries and 10 successful EKG’s, upon completion of a clinical program. The laws and regulations pertaining to minimum requirements and the allied health industry vary by state. It is highly recommended that test candidates familiarize themselves with their particular states rules and regulations regarding certification requirements.

(The educational program shall include, at a minimum, 600 clock hours of instruction and shall encompass training in the administration of intramuscular and subcutaneous injections and instruction and demonstration in; pertinent anatomy and physiology appropriate to injection procedures; choice of equipment; proper technique, including sterile technique; hazards and complications; and emergency procedures. N.J.A.C. 13:35-6.4)

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