Healthcare Office Manager
Study From Home
GET TRAINED & NATIONALLY CERTIFIED in a few days. National Certification Included in Tuition.
New Career Training Institute’s accelerated home study Healthcare Office Manager program features a blended 300-hours of online lecture or paper-based study material in the comfort of your own home, and mentoring to prepare you for a new career.. National Certification Included in Tuition.
How long does it take to complete this program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace.
*Average completion time for this program if you study on a full time basis is about 4 weeks
*Average completion time for this program if you study on a part time basis is about 8 weeks
Complete your course work online, through the mail, or in combination.
You can study either via the paper-based or the online method: Click here for a full breakdown of how it Works
In any doctor’s office or hospital, there is always an office manager working behind the scenes to make sure business operations run smoothly. This individual is often the first to arrive and the last to leave, and serves as the point-person for inquiries. The office manager typically coordinates the hiring and managing of support staff, manages relationships with vendors and suppliers, and may even help make bank deposits or take care of other financial matters.
Duties and responsibilities of a Healthcare office Manager are significantly different than office administration roles. It also covers HIPAA understanding, which is of critical importance in this role.
Medical office professionals perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of medical administrative procedures. They are responsible for a variety of duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. Depending on acquired skills and education, duties can include the following tasks:
- Office assistant – Greet and check in patients, answer telephones, schedule appointments, update medical records, and collect co-pays.
- Patient account representative – Post charges and payments, handle collections, schedule appointments, arrange for hospital admissions and lab.
- Medical information specialist – Update and file patient medical records.
- Insurance specialist – Complete insurance forms, obtain pre-authorizations, handle billing and collections.
- Coding specialist – Code surgeries and procedures, reconcile claims, and conduct appeals.
- Office manager – Act as liaison between physician and staff, order supplies, prepare statistical reports, review personnel performance and work schedules.
Here’s what you will learn in the Healthcare Office Manager program at The New Career Training Institute
- Medical insurance 101
- Medical ethics
- Electronic health records
- Managing the office
- Medical terminology
- Record and file management
- Introduction to anatomy
- Preparing various claim forms
- Diagnostic and procedure coding
- Medical records
Office managers are generally in charge of ordering and maintaining business supplies and equipment, and managing the office budget. He or she may also coordinate the schedules of executives and assign departmental resources to projects. In many healthcare organizations, the office manager may take on additional duties such as conducting new-employee training and orientation, coordinating contracts and liaising with payroll.
Most office manager positions are 9-to-5 jobs; however, like many careers within the healthcare industry, they can also be fast-paced and hectic. If you’re in charge of a large practice or a hospital with facilities, the pressure can be significant. Keeping a cool head while being able to multi-task and manage different personalities is very important. Office managers generally have a structured work environment with clearly defined duties.
Job Outlook for Office Managers
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the employment of office managers should increase 7 to 13% through 2018. Competition can be tight for office manager positions in healthcare, as there are often more applicants than there are openings. Office managers with strong communications, leadership and team-building skills – and those with an understanding of the challenges of healthcare management – will have the upper hand in landing the most desirable jobs.
Specifics About the Course:
- Classes are divided into two components: Home study learning /lecture and Clinical Lab experience
- Learning /lecture – is done at your own pace on your schedule (approximately total 300 hours).
- Clinical Lab experience – Students are required to complete hands-on practical training at a pre-approved clinical setting.
- Course Materials – are included.
- Tutoring – One-on-one communication with your instructor.
- Exam Preparation – FREE CERTIFICATION PREPARATION prior to students taking their certification exams.
- Certification Exams are administered on site at clinical lab session.
- Clinical Class size – Class sizes are kept small to maximize instructor to student learning.
- Payment – affordable, interest free, low monthly payment plans.
- Tuition $799
- Separate Registration Fee $260
- Completion Time: The length of this program is (approximately 300 hours).