Physician Practice Management Certification Program – CPPM® Prep

Are you interested in furthering your business career in the healthcare industry? UC Online’s Physician Practice Management Certification program can help you gain the knowledge you need in a Physician Practice Manager role and prepare for the Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®) exam.

What is a Physician Practice Manager?

A physician practice manager is a business professional who works in a small medical practice developing business strategies, managing budgets, and overseeing day-to-day operations (such as scheduling, billing, and collections).

Certified Physician Practice Managers Demonstrate:

Managing a physician’s office requires a wide range of business skills. The responsibilities and knowledge of a Practice Manager are broad and require detailed management of multiple processes. Practice managers, in general, are expected to implement policies and procedures that keep the medical office running smoothly. The specific responsibilities of a Practice Manager may vary from office to office.

Practice Managers usually show expertise and knowledge in the following:
  • An understanding of the revenue cycle
  • Knowledge of compliance regulations, human resources, and health information
  • An understanding of marketing and business relationships
Responsibilities of Practice Manager may include:
  • Improving overhead and implementing new business processes to create efficiency
  • Ensuring business goals are met within budget
  • Hiring and training new employees
  • Setting staff schedules
  • Overseeing daily operations of front office staff
  • Ensuring compliance with certification guidelines like OSHA and HIPAA
What is a CPPM Certification?

The Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) credential helps business professionals in the healthcare industry who are looking to advance their careers. Taking the CPPM® exam is the logical next step for individuals who want to advance their careers in business and move into a physician practice management position.

The CPPM exam is a 200 multiple choice question (proctored) exam that takes more than five hours to complete and is offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), the nation’s largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders and medical coding jobs.

This credential may help demonstrate expertise in corporate compliance, marketing, human resource management, and physician reimbursement – all skills and knowledge which are important for success in a Physician Practice Manager role.

How UC Online’s Physician Practice Management Certification Can Help

UC Online’s faculty provides you with insights to help you prepare for the CPPM® exam and the knowledge to succeed in a Physician Practice Manager role. Our curriculum builds your knowledge as a business professional in the healthcare industry with courses that include: Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Compliance, and Fundamentals of Human Resources.

For more information about UC Online’s Physician Practice Management Certification read our blog post, Is a Physician Practice Management Certificate Program Worthwhile?, or visit our Physician Practice Management Certification program page – to learn more.

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