How much does a medical office manager make?
According to Indeed.com, the average medical office managers salary in the United States is just over $66,400. 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 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 does a medical office manager do?
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.
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 136,200 new jobs by 2032, equating to 28% 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.
Does this course prepare me 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 MO-200 and MO-201 (Excel) and MO-100 and MO-101 (Word); the fees for the Microsoft exams are not included with this course.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Can I register for courses 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.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 18 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the 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 help you 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?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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