Monthly Archives: February 2012

Become A Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA)

Exciting Opportunities in Medical Laboratory Assisting A Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) is another fast growing and in demand career among allied health and medical professions.  Medical laboratory assistants are in demand in hospitals, major medical centers and specialized healthcare offices. Often, … Continue reading

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Medical Assistant Students Frustrated About Medical Coding Expectations

Can These Two CPT Codes Be Billed Together? Medical assistant students enrolled in medical assistant courses often have difficulties understanding the medical billing claim form and have problems understanding evaluation and management codes. We often hear from frustrated students; many … Continue reading

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A Gentle Touch a Day Keeps White Coat Syndrome Away

A medical assistant should know how and be able to provide a personal and caring touch that helps a patient feel comfortable, or at ease. This does not have to always be a physical touch, but can be as little as … Continue reading

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Working in the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare is the largest industry in the American economy and includes public and private hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, offices of physicians, dentists and other licensed practitioners, home healthcare services, outpatient care centers and other ambulatory healthcare services and … Continue reading

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Medical Assistant Day-To-Day Operations

Front Desk Duties As an administrative medical assistant working the front desk for a doctor’s office, or medical center, you will be required to pull and file medical records and patient charts, register each new patient, and verify their address, insurance … Continue reading

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Medical Assistant Information Technology (IT)

Gone are the days of clip boards and medical charts carried by the medical assistant, or nurse. Today’s medical assistants, especially certified medical assistants, are headed toward the future and need to be prepared and well trained in Information Technology … Continue reading

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The Medical Assistant Unsung Superhero

Difficult Situations In A Medical Office Dealing with people who are sick, or have health concerns and feel out of control can be difficult and stressful. Certain medical and healthcare facilities are busier than others by nature, and some experience … Continue reading

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Medical Assistant Mobility Now and Beyond

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 68.1 percent of 2010 high school graduates are enrolled in colleges or universities, which means that close to 32% of high school graduates will be entering the job market immediately, or seeking … Continue reading

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Medical Assistant With Prior Conviction Seeks Job

Phoenix posted the following question in our medical assistant forum: “My friend lives in California an considered becoming a MA. The problem is she has a criminal record. She wants to better her life now and start over. Will anyone … Continue reading

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Medical Assistants Specializing in Phlebotomy

Most certified medical assistants today are trained in the art of venipuncture and phlebotomy. While medical assistants do not draw arterial blood samples, they are able to obtain blood from a vein, usually in the arm,  do the finger sticks and … Continue reading

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