Certified Medical Office Manager

Become a Certified Medical Office Manager

Medical office managers are critical in any healthcare setting. These administrative professionals plan and coordinate support services for medical practices, healthcare facilities and clinics. This 100% online course will train you to manage the daily operations of a medical office, from scheduling appointments to updating health records. You will be prepared to become a Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) exam, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS).

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Job Outlook for Medical Office Managers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for medical and health service managers is expected to grow 18% over the next eight years, which equates to over 400,000 new jobs.

The BLS also states that the average salary for these medical and health service managers is just over $100,000. Salary can increase with specialized certifications or knowledge domains.

In addition, the BLS states that increased demand for healthcare services will be driven by a “large baby-boom population” aging and remaining “active later in life.”

Medical Office Manager FAQS

What does a Medical Office Manager do?

Medical office managers need a broad skill set to oversee different specialties in a healthcare setting. Typical duties include medical administration, electronic health records management, office coordination and more.

What are common medical administrative skills?

Medical administrative duties related to the “front office” of a medical practice or healthcare facility. These duties can range from coordinating practice correspondence, maintaining files and scheduling appointments.

What are common electronic health records skills?

The electronic health records field is focused on the electronic documentation of the patient’s care and condition. EHR job activities might include:

  • Auditing patient records for compliance with government or insurance requirements
  • Abstracting clinical information for reporting purposes
  • Performing basic coding for reimbursement claims
  • Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Reviewing patient records for completion and accuracy
  • Collecting patient information for demographic and insurance reports
  • Discussing patient information with physicians and insurance professionals

How do you become a Medical Office Manager?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals who become medical office managers usually have a background in an administrative or clinical role within a healthcare facility. Many medical administrative assistants can advance into a managerial role by gaining experience, certification and adding new skill sets to their professional profile.

Course Objectives

Be prepared to take the following certification exams: Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM), offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC); Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA); and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS), offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Gain specialized skills needed to contribute to a healthcare team in an ambulatory setting

Learn the principles and practices of ethical behavior, therapeutic communication, patient privacy laws, medical terminology, and clinical procedures

Receive a broad overview of the electronic health records (HER) systems

Gain hands-on experience using real EHR software

Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule

Discuss the importance of medical and surgical asepsis

Managing patient visits, arranging follow-up care, and issuing prescriptions

Establish the appropriate EHR for a healthcare practice

Track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications

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Introduction to Medical Terminology

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The Cardiovascular System

The Lymphatic and Immune Systems

The Respiratory System

The Digestive System

The Urinary System

The Nervous System

The Special Senses the Eyes And Ears

The Integumentary System

The Endocrine System

The Reproductive System

Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology

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Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Becoming an Administrative Medical Assistant

Managing Stress and Improving Communication

Law, Ethics and Healthcare

Improving Your Medical Office

Computers in The Ambulatory Care Setting

Telecommunications and Patient Scheduling

Medical Terminology: Word Parts, Plurals, Abbreviations

Managing Medical Records

Written Communication

Working with Medical Documents

Medical Billing and Coding: An Overview

Daily Financial Practices

The Administrative Medical Assistant as Office Manager

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

An Overview of EHR And CEHRS

Steps to EHR Implementation

The EHR Framework

HIPAA Requirements and EHR Systems

The EHR And Record Content

Patient Visit

Problem, Medication, And Allergy Lists

Examination/Assessment Notes, Graphics, And Charts

Treatment Plans, Orders, And Results

Medication Orders and Administration

Patient Communications

Coding, Billing, And Practice Reports

Research, Registries, And Reportable Events

Personal Health Records and Continuing Care Records

Certified Physician Practice Manager

Introduction to Health Care Business Processes And Workflow

Principles of Physician Reimbursement

Health Care Revenue Cycle Management

Basic Principles in Medical Office Accounting

Health Care Reform

Quality in Health Care

Electronic Medical Records (EMRS)

Modern Health It and Interoperability

HIPAA And Patient Data Security

Fraud and Abuse And Corporate Compliance

Marketing and Business Relationships

Space Planning and Operational Flows

Business Continuity