Certified Medical Administratiive Assistant Exam (CMAA)


To be eligible for this examination, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

All applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED

Route 1: You have successfully completed an approved training program; or

Route 2: You have at least one year of work experience in Medical Administration; or

Route 3: You have received certification as a Medical Administration Assistant from an approved national certifying agency


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Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant


A Medical Administrative Specialist serves a key role in medical office, clinic and hospital settings. This multi-skilled practitioner is competent in medical records management, insurance processing, coding and billing, management of practice finances, information processing, and fundamental office management tasks. A Medical Administrative Specialist is very familiar with clinical and technical concepts required to coordinate administrative office functions in the healthcare setting.

A Medical Administrative Specialist must have a sincere desire to help people and a willingness to learn the complexities of the health care industry. Medical Administrative Specialists work most of their time in the “front” office of a physician office, clinic or hospital. A medical administrative specialist must be outgoing, patient, and have an attention to detail. Also, this individual must be willing to learn new procedures, laws and insurance filing forms.