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 give her insights and address these specific CMOM FAQs. Whether you are just starting out on your career journey or thinking about your next career move, read on for insider tips to get you CMOM-ready.
Why do I need the CMOM training?
If you're already an office manager, it is very important to get this credential because in my personal experience and observation, so many office managers have been promoted from within. They have loyalty and longevity, and are promoted based on job capability and abilities, but they really do not get the education that they need to run a multi-million-dollar practice that is heavily regulated with government regulations and very challenging revenue opportunities.
It’s very important that a medical office manager is highly trained and educated in different areas of financial management, human resources, and managed care contracts, in order to be able to fully manage a medical practice.
How can I justify the CMOM training to my manager?
It's very important to educate the physicians on what is learned in this class because so many doctors nowadays are trying to run the practice themselves or they ask a spouse to come in and help. The spouse didn't necessarily sign up to help manage the practice. So, this is an important duty that can be taken off a physician, physician’s spouse, or a family member, and kept in-house. This is what we need to communicate to the doctor as the importance for taking this course.
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Read the full list of CMOM FAQs and get insights directly from Linda D'Spain on how to advance your career with a CMOM certification. Linda D'Spain has more than 20 years of hands-on experience in medical practice management. She has worked with PMI for over 10 years, teaching medical office professionals a variety of skills for continuing education and career development.
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