Higher Education

Medical Assisting Exam Review: Preparation for the CMA and RMA Exams, 1st Edition

  • J. P. Cody College of Southern Maryland
  • ISBN-10: 1435498690  |  ISBN-13: 9781435498693
  • 456 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25
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Prepare your students for the CMA or RMA certification examinations with MEDICAL ASSISTING EXAM REVIEW. The book includes test information and preparation sections, review content on general, administrative, and clinical topics, and pre- and post-test exams for each test type. The new edition conforms to the latest content outlines from the AAMA and AMT. The accompanying CD-ROM includes over 1,600 questions and is fully customizable for individual study needs. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.

Features and Benefits

  • ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 250 graphics and photos illustrating concepts.
  • PRACTICE: All practice exam questions are delineated according to exam type—CMA or RMA.
  • REVIEW: Each practice test offers answers, scoring, and rationales. The scoring is set up to identify weak areas and direct learners back to specific chapters for more review.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Free CD-ROM with the book includes over 1,600 questions and is fully customizable to student study needs.

Table of Contents

1. The Examinations.
2. Study Techniques.
3. Test-Taking Techniques.
CMA Diagnostic Test
RMA Diagnostic Test
4. Medical Terminology.
5. Anatomy & Physiology.
6. Human Development.
7. Professional Relations.
8. Health Care Law.
9. Health Care Ethics.
10. Information Management.
11. Front Office Management.
12. Financial Management.
13. Insurance Claims Management.
14. Facilities Management.
15. Operations Management.
16. Diagnostic &Treatment Services.
17. Surgical Care.
18. Pharmacology & Drug Therapy.
19. Emergency First Aid.
20. Clinical Laboratory Science.
21. Nutrition & Diet Therapy.

What's New

  • Updated pre- and post-tests reflect the new organization of the actual exams, as well as the changes in the exam protocols.
  • Significant chapter reorganization provides a better grouping of exam topics to facilitate learning and retention of concepts.
  • New chapter on facilities management issues, with topics on safety and accessibility in the medical office.
  • New and expanded material based on exam outlines, including emergency preparedness, electronic health records, professionalism, psychology.
  • Free mobile downloads for anywhere, anytime exam practice.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Student Supplements

Medical Assisting Exam Review: Preparation for the CMA and RMA Exams (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111320357 | ISBN-13: 9781111320355)

List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25

WebTutor™ Advantage on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1435498712 | ISBN-13: 9781435498716)

Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Toolbox is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Common features of included on the WebTUTOR™ Toolbox are: flashcards, quizzes, web links, classroom notes, powerpoints, objectives, chapter outlines and reflection exercises.

List Price = $39.00  | CengageBrain Price = $39.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.25

Mobile Game Downloads  (ISBN-10: 1435498704 | ISBN-13: 9781435498709)

Practice for your certification exam anywhere, anytime with Delmar, Cengage Learning mobile downloads for iPods, MP3 players, and cell phones!

List Price = $.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $.00

Exam Practice CD  (ISBN-10: 1111535418 | ISBN-13: 9781111535414)

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

J. P. Cody

John P. Cody, MPH, MBA, CMA (AAMA), has acquired nearly 30 years of health care and adult education experience. His health care experience began while serving as a general duty Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy. During his military service, he completed training and gained experience as an emergency medical technician, medical laboratory technician, clinical and laboratory supervisor, and administrative supervisor. Shortly before being honorably discharged from the Navy, John completed his B.S. degree in Health Care Management from Southern Illinois University. Being a strong advocate of higher education, John subsequently completed a master's degree in public health administration, as well as one in business management from the University of Minnesota. Concomitantly, John has served as a professor of health sciences, program director, and academic administrator in business and allied health education. John lives with his family in East, Central Illinois.