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CMOM Course Overview with PMI Faculty Member, Linda D’Spain

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Jun 22, 2021 2:51:28 PM

Here at PMI, we receive a lot of questions from prospective students about the Certified Medical Office Manager course and exam. They want to know things like how much experience and knowledge is needed to begin the course and tips on how to study for and pass the exam. So, we asked PMI faculty member, Linda D’Spain, to address some common questions about the certification course. 

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Topics: Practice management, CMOM, PMI Certification, medical office certification, Certified Medical Office Manager

Why Do I Need CMOM Training & How Can I Justify It to My Manager?

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Jun 11, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Two of the most common questions PMI receives about the Certified Medical Office Manager credential are, "Why do I need a CMOM certification?" and "How can I get buy-in from my provider/supervisor?"  We asked PMI faculty member, Linda D’Spain, to share her thoughts and address these specific CMOM FAQs. Whether you are just starting out on your career journey or thinking about your next career move, watch the video or read on for insider tips to get you CMOM-ready. 

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Topics: CMOM, PMI Certification, medical office certification, Certified Medical Office Manager, cmom certification, CMOM FAQs

Best Practices for Recruiting Front Desk Medical Staff

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Jun 7, 2021 9:19:47 AM

As medical practices bounce back from the pandemic, many are finding it challenging to recruit and hire great employees, including front desk staff. Don't put this off! It takes time to find the right fit, and as patient flow picks up, you need to be ready!  Here are some recruitment best practices for Medical Office Managers to help you attract the best talent.

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Topics: Practice management, CMOM, Certified Medical Office Manager, medical office, medical office manager topics, medical practice issues, staff recruiting

4 Reasons Why It’s Time to Get a CMOM Certification

Posted by Practice Management Institute on May 26, 2021 4:18:01 PM

As the pandemic fades, medical practices are adapting to a different work climate post-pandemic. You could say the “next normal” is far from normalcy as medical office managers struggle to hire and retain employees and continue to work through ongoing challenges like getting patients back to receive services, managing a reduction in cash flow, and watching for post-pandemic reimbursement and business process revisions.

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Topics: Practice management, CMOM, medical office certification, Certified Medical Office Manager, medical office leadership

Certified Medical Office Manager: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Practice Management Institute on May 23, 2021 10:34:40 PM

One of the most popular training and certification programs PMI offers is the Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM)(R). This curriculum helps office managers take charge of their practice, better manage risk, motivate employees, and improve the financial outlook in a medical office.

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Topics: CMOM, PMI Certification, medical office certification, Certified Medical Office Manager

Tips for Better Revenue Cycle Management in a Medical Office

Posted by Practice Management Institute on May 12, 2021 6:44:51 PM

How would you characterize the success of your medical office? Is it a steady flow of patients, low denials, providers that take an active role in the business, a great clinical and administrative team? How about the financial health of the practice? It’s hard to guide the ship in the right direction when you are too busy plugging holes in the galley.

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Topics: Practice management, Practice cash flow, medical practice issues, financial management

How to Negotiate Payer Contracts: Expert Insights for Your Practice

Posted by Practice Management Institute on May 10, 2021 6:22:38 PM

Contract review is a delicate dance but doing your homework and negotiating for a better deal helps to achieve a better outcome, says healthcare attorney, Heidi Kocher, JD, MBA, CHC, of DC-based Law Firm, Liles Parker. Before you start the negotiation process, here are a few things to consider.

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Topics: Practice management, contract negotiation, payer contract, carrier contract, value proposition, carrier contract guidelines, Heidi Kocher, medical practice benchmarking

How to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in Medical Office Workplace Culture

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Apr 20, 2021 7:26:03 PM

Lots of healthcare organizations say their core values reflect a diverse and inclusive workplace but fall flat in implementation. A diverse workplace must be welcoming of all individuals, no matter their ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation. More than a mission statement, everyone in your medical office plays an active role in its successful integration. In this post, we discuss what it takes to create a strong workplace culture of diversity and inclusion and why you must elevate its presence in your medical office.

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Topics: Practice management, medical office manager topics, medical practice issues, diversity and inclusion

Enough Is Enough: 5 Tips to Stop Burnout in Your Medical Practice

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Apr 2, 2021 1:07:56 PM

Mix together long hours, hectic schedules, heavy caseloads, COVID-19 chaos, and office politics, and you get a toxic recipe for medical practice burnout. Don't ignore these signs! Medical office managers can reduce the effects of stress and burnout with strategies that support providers and staff. Learn best practices to avoid burnout, protect your practice, and increase patient satisfaction.

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Topics: Practice management, time management, medical office manager topics, medical practice issues, medical office staff, administrative burdens

PMI & Gastrologix Begin National Medical Practice Training Initiative

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Mar 8, 2021 9:19:38 AM

Practice Management Institute (PMI) and Gastrologix have partnered to develop a Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM)® certification specific to the specialty of Gastroenterology. This joint effort will provide affordable medical practice specific training and credentialing opportunities for the Gastrologix membership throughout the country. 

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Topics: value proposition, medical practice benchmarking, CMOM, PMI Certification, medical office certification, Certified Medical Office Manager, medical office

PMI Instructor Linda D'Spain Shares Frightening Encounter

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Nov 25, 2020 12:35:25 PM

Practice Management Instructor/Consultant Linda D’Spain is on the mend. Last summer she suffered a serious fall that fractured her pelvis. A casualty of warfare, she might say. But not the type you would think.

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Topics: emergency preparedness

Reimagining E/M Office Visits for 2021 and Beyond

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Oct 30, 2020 3:17:43 PM

The CPT® Evaluation and Management (E/M) office visit codes (99201-99215) are the most-commonly billed codes in medicine, representing nearly a quarter of Medicare Part B spend annually. Changes to the visit codes for office visits become effective January 2021. They include extensive E/M guideline additions, and revisions.

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Topics: E/M coding

Managing Disruptive Employees in a Medical Office: 9 Behaviors to Watch

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Sep 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You didn’t sign up to play referee or counselor to adults that don’t get along. But personality conflicts and unprofessional behavior in the workplace should not be taken lightly. It can destroy your medical office productivity, morale, and send good employees packing.

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Topics: Practice management, CMOM, PMI Certification, Certified Medical Office Manager, medical office, medical office manager topics, cmom certification, difficult personalities

Medical Office Managers: Do You Know Your Legal Obligations in Relation to the Coronavirus Pandemic? Five Steps to Safety

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Mar 18, 2020 6:28:06 PM

The rapid spread of the coronavirus across the U.S. and many parts of the globe has drawn quite a bit of attention to employee safety. As business leaders look over their employee policies and procedures, they may begin to wonder about legal risks that a pandemic may expose them to. Medical offices are no exception. OSHA requires every employer to have policies and procedures to address the pandemic spread of viral illnesses such as the flu or coronavirus. A review of your policies and response plans now is essential.

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Topics: medical office certification, Certified Medical Office Manager, medical office manager topics, medical office compliance

Keys to More Productive Practice Management

Posted by Practice Management Institute on Mar 11, 2020 1:49:36 PM

If you’ve worked in a medical office a while, then this staggering statistic may not surprise you: in 2017 medical paperwork in the U.S. costs $812 billion! Administrative paperwork has always been a necessary evil. Value-based care programs have elevated the paperwork conundrum to new levels.

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