Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) national certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and receive exam vouchers after successful completion of the course and financial obligation. You will also be prepared for the Microsoft exams 77-727 and 77-728 (Excel) and 77-725 and 77-726 (Word), the fees for the Microsoft exams are not included with this course.
What does an office manager do in a medical office?
A medical office manager holds various responsibilities, including managing patient records, handling payrolls, billings, office budgets, and hiring and training administrative personnel. In this profession, you can also expect to oversee an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians.
Other potential duties include supervising the front office staff, updating office procedures, and complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), all while adapting to healthcare laws, regulations, and technology changes.
How much does a medical office manager make?
According to Indeed.com, the average salary for medical office managers in the United States is just over $53,000. However, you may be able to command a higher salary upon entering the profession by possessing a certification to prove to employers that you have what it takes to run their medical office efficiently.
This course also serves as preparation for five certification exams, including the Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), along with the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) national certification exams offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
What are the experience requirements for a medical office manager?
Employers generally prefer that applicants possess 1-3 years of experience in a medical office setting and 1-2 years of management experience. With that in mind, this course is a great way to show potential employers you have the fundamentals and skill set needed to perform the duties required of you.
What is the job market like for medical office managers?
According to the BLS, medical and health service managers' job prospects are strong, with an expected 133,200 new jobs by 2029, equating to 32% growth, much faster than average. As the need for physicians and other healthcare workers, medical procedures, and healthcare facilities grow, there will be greater demand for managers who organize and manage medical information and healthcare staff. In addition, there should also be increased demand for nursing care facility administrators as the population grows older.
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen (18) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive exam vouchers for the Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM), offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), and Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS) national certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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