Physician Practice Management Certificate

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Do you have an associate degree and seek advancement in the field of healthcare? Whether currently employed in the field or have a desire to enter, the Physician Practice Management Certificate can help you get there.

As a Physician Practice Manager you may work in large healthcare practices such as hospitals or multi-specialty clinics. The certificate also provides entry to leadership roles and a path to a Bachelor of Science in either Health Care Administration or Health Information Management.

The Physician Practice Management Certificate is designed to prepare students to sit for one of two credential exams. The CPPM (Certified Physician Practice Manager) is offered by the AAPC and students are responsible for reviewing the exam requirements. The CPME (Certified Practice Management Executive - Bachelor's Degree required) is offered by the MGMA and students are responsible for reviewing the exam requirements.

The Certificate is 100% online and 21 credits of which 9 must be completed at Charter Oak. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

  • HCA 201: Healthcare Quality, Concepts and Principles

    3 credits
  • HCA 211: Healthcare Finance

    3 credits
  • HCA 401: Regulatory & Accrediting Agencies Requirements for Health Care Organization

    3 credits
  • HIM 320: Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange

    3 credits
  • HIM 405: Health Information Law, Privacy, and Security

    3 credits
  • Physician Practice Management I

    3 credits
  • Physician Practice Management II

    3 credits
  • Total

    21 credits

Outcomes & Pathways

Students who complete a Physician Practice Management certificate will be able to:

  1. explain the various types of insurance plans and reimbursement methods
  2. prepare healthcare business processes, workflow, and best practices
  3. execute fraud, abuse, and corporate compliance policies
  4. describe quality initiatives and healthcare risk management
  5. perform medical office accounting, physician reimbursement, and revenue cycle processes
  6. perform human resource management responsibilities
  7. create a marketing plan and communication plan for business relationships
  8. explain HIPAA regulations and data privacy and security measures
  9. apply health information technology, electronic health records, and health information exchange concepts to practice management
  10. use practice management software to successfully direct and organize staff and processes
  11. describe ethical considerations common to the healthcare environment

The certificate also provides entry to leadership roles and a path to a Bachelor of Science in either Health Care Administration or Health Information Management.

The Physician Practice Management Certificate is designed to prepare students to sit for one of two credential exams. The CPPM (Certified Physician Practice Manager) is offered by the AAPC and students are responsible for reviewing the exam requirements. The CPME (Certified Practice Management Executive - Bachelor's Degree required) is offered by the MGMA and students are responsible for reviewing the exam requirements.

Please review all exam requirements.

Why Charter Oak State College?

  • 100% online
  • Credit for credentials
  • Six (6) start dates
  • Expert Faculty