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News Archives: Medical Assistant

Healthcare Worker Shortage Projected to Grow

Posted: December 26, 2018

Healthcare Worker Shortage
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With baby boomers living longer and requiring health services, there is more of a need for healthcare professionals. And it’s not just doctors and nurses who will fulfill the demand; support staff is more crucial than ever. There is already high demand for professionals like Medical Assistants, Certified Nurse Aides, and Phlebotomy Technicians, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand will be faster than average for all three professions through 2026.

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What You Need to Know About HIPAA if You’re a Medical Assistant

Posted: August 7, 2018

Medical Assistant and HIPPA
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When you begin your training as a medical assistant, you need to pay really close attention to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA makes sure patients get the insurance coverage they’re entitled to and improves how patient information is handled in the healthcare world. It’s also the law across the whole country. Here’s what you need to know about HIPAA if you’re a medical assistant.

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The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Medical Assistant

Posted: May 29, 2018

Becoming a Medical Assistant
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There are pros and cons to any job. If you are considering a medical assistant career, make sure you weigh your options and look at the good and not-so-good. Medical Assistants often love what they do but is this career right for you?

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Why Is Proper Specimen Collection So Important?

Posted: April 24, 2018

Proper Specimen Collection
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When a patient is diagnosed and treated, the lab tests that doctors run play an important role in helping patients get better. Effective health plans depend on the accuracy of those test results. To ensure that accuracy, it is vitally important for all healthcare workers to handle specimen collection with the greatest care.

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Is It Difficult to Learn Medical Billing & Coding?

Posted: October 31, 2017

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Is medical billing & coding hard? That’s the kind of question you might ask as you consider this healthcare career. It can be super scary to try something new, especially if it’s unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. But like most things that seem like a challenge at first, it may be worth it in the end. Here’s what you’ll want to know about learning Medical Billing & Coding.

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Patient Protection: 5 Safety Rules That Medical Assistants Must Follow

Posted: April 11, 2017

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Did you know that in the United States alone, more than 250,000 people die every year from medical errors? If you become a medical assistant, your most important job will be to guard against these deadly mistakes. But it’s not the only one. Provide clean, healthy, effective care to all of your patients by paying close attention to these safety rules.

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