The Benefits and Value of Medical Assistants in the Healthcare Community

Interview with Tammy Tiller-Hewitt, CEO of Tiller-Hewitt HealthCare Strategies From her humble beginnings right out of high school as a physician liaison, Tammy Tiller-Hewitt has since built on her education and experience to found a successful healthcare strategy company. Because Tiller-Hewitt has spent her entire career within the healthcare industry, she has first-hand knowledge of […]

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Medical Assistant Resume & Interview Tips

An Interview with Tiffani Murray, Human Resources Consultant/Strategist and Author A driving voice in the field of human resources strategy, Tiffani Murray has over ten years of experience informing job seekers with resume writing techniques and career advice. Through her work with placing candidates within the healthcare industry, she has keen insight into what medical […]

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Should You Get Your Medical Assistant Certification? Is It Important?

Interview with Duane Rough, Certified Medical Assistant and Instructor to Medical Assistant Students In the field, Duane Rough is a certified medical assistant (having earned an American Association of Medical Assistant certification), working with physician at one of the leading orthopedic and fracture specialty treatment centers in the Pacific Northwest. As an instructor, Rough teaches […]

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Building a Safer Healthcare System with Automated Drug Dispensaries

Interview with Sally Rafie, Assistant Professor and Pharmacist Specialist in Medication Safety “Pharmacists are the medication experts and can often manage medications more effectively than other provider types. Each health care professional has a niche within the patient care team and this needs to be recognized by insurance companies, including the government.” – Sally Rafie(@choose_control), Assistant […]

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Why America is Getting Fatter: The Scary Truth about Obesity

According to the Center for Disease Control, 34.9% of U.S. adults are considered medically obese—that’s 78.6 million people in this country! But do you know how bad obesity is for the body? With the life-threatening illnesses and complications that come from being overweight, it’s no wonder that the “obesity epidemic” in the United States is […]

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Why America is Getting Fatter: The Scary Truth about Obesity

According to the Center for Disease Control, 34.9% of U.S. adults are considered medically obese—that’s 78.6 million people in this country! But do you know how bad obesity is for the body? With the life-threatening illnesses and complications that come from being overweight, it’s no wonder that the “obesity epidemic” in the United States is […]

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Medical Assistant Licensure

“License” and “certification” are sometimes used interchangeably; both refer to a professional credential for medical assistants. Read on to learn whether or not a license is required and how to go about earning this credential. Do I need a medical assistant license to pursue a career? The short answer is no. Medical assistants are not required […]

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Cyberchondria: What is it?

Cyberchondria is the unsubstantiated escalation of a patient’s concern about health, based on their personal online research and websites’ information about illnesses. The word comes from a combination of cyber-, to indicate technology, and -chondriac, from hypochondriac, which is an anxiety from believing you have a serious illness without having your symptoms diagnosed by a […]

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You Know You’re a CNA/PCT When…

The duties they provide range from assisting patients with walking, bathing and eating to managing patient records. CNAs and PCTs work hard, and often find themselves easily relating to each other with their on-the-job stories and unique patients. Here are just a few ways you know you’re a CNA or PCT. Someone complains about their 8-hour shift, you […]

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Qualities Hospitals Look for when Hiring

Instead hospitals, medical facilities, dentist offices, and pharmacies look for someone who is qualified and who has the qualities the will help provide efficient healthcare and make their patients feel better. While the responsibilities of each job will vary, we’ve put together a list of qualities that medical assistants, CNAs, dental assistants, and pharmacy technicians who […]

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7 Common Medical Billing Errors

Medical billing errors might mean that a patient’s treatment is coded as a procedure that is not covered by insurance, so they are left with a hefty bill.   We’ve compiled some common medical billing errors and medical coding errors, so you can get an idea of where issues usually arise in this profession. Upcoding: This error […]

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Advances in Medical Billing and Coding Software

As our personal and professional technology is constantly evolving, it makes perfect sense that there are advances in medical billing and coding software. Software Advice, a service that matches a customer’s needs with the appropriate software, recently evaluated a random selection of interactions with customers who were in the market for medical billing software. Software Advice […]

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You Know You’re a Medical Assistant When…

The duties of medical assistants can vary based on the facility they work in, but a typical job description includes everything from assisting the physician with patient examinations to recording a patient’s medical history.  The hard work of medical assistants should not go unnoticed- they deal with everything from blood and bruises to scheduling and shift changes. […]

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Medical Assisting Scholarships

Here is some information on examples of medical assistant scholarships and scholarships that may be available to eligible students studying medical assistant related programs. Maxine Williams Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is named after the woman who founded the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), funded by donations and the AAMA, and is available for qualified medical […]

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