PAHCOM Shares Knowledge!
Founded in 1988, PAHCOM is a national organization dedicated to promoting professionalism in physician office practice management by providing professional development opportunities including continuing education, networking, online tools & resources, and nationally recognized certification (CMM) for health care office managers.
PAHCOM supports more than 3000 solo physician and small group physician practices across the United States through successfully executed communication of best practices, industry standards, educational opportunities, ease of collaboration among practice managers, and distribution of information from fellow leaders in the industry including federal partners, quality corporate solutions providers, and associations/societies. It is through these partnerships that we are able to provide medical practices with the tools they need to increase efficiencies, compliance, profitability, and ultimately, improve patient care in our communities.
PAHCOM is the single most effective means for small group or solo physician practice managers to obtain support and strengthen their professional growth. The focus on small business management principles separates PAHCOM from other health care associations that serve large clinics and hospitals. Recognizing that our membership is confronted with a myriad of increasingly complicated regulatory and reimbursement challenges on a continual basis, PAHCOM has structured an effective and efficient network of resources that provide guidance and assistance to each and every member.
No longer do small group and solo physician practice managers need to struggle alone. PAHCOM is there to share knowledge and lead the way to professional excellence. Physicians need to hire competent medical managers; PAHCOM membership is the standard physicians use to measure that competence.
Belonging to PAHCOM is more than just joining an association. It's getting access to truly competitive products, award-winning networking service and the convenience of knowing where to turn when an urgent situation arises.
Basically, the bottom line is this... Any health care association can take your money and provide you with a membership card. But it takes an organization started by health care professionals who understand medical administration and employ people with medical management experience to understand the challenges you face in today's complicated regulatory environment. The structure of the Association has utilized the advantage of its member sensitive orientation to develop local chapters wherever there are members who are motivated toward further education and networking. The local chapters, while still active with national concerns, have the ability to customize their networking on local health care issues. They can, therefore, coordinate the solution to local problems much more effectively by designing training conferences, holding local meetings, and networking with hospitals, medical associations, medical societies, and vendors in the local area.
The development of the Certified Medical Manager (CMM) program is an indicator of the membership's motivation toward professional recognition of their vocation. The program was developed with strong member participation and set high standards for attaining certification status. The comprehensive three-hour examination covers eighteen areas identified as crucial to the smooth operation of a physician practice: Billing and Collections, Coding Analysis, Communications, Compliance, Conflict Management, Employment and Payroll, Financial Planning, Health Care Law, Human Resources, ManagedCare, Managing and Leading, Practice Accounting, Practice Marketing, Practice Structure, Risk Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Third Party Reimbursement, and Time Management.
Effort is focused on opening the communication links of such practices with each other as well as other health care providers such as hospitals, medical associations, medical societies, vendors and so forth. The motto "PAHCOM Shares Knowledge" states very concisely the purpose of the Association. The continuous pursuit of excellence in the management of physician office practices is the overriding long term strategic goal of PAHCOM.
Join PAHCOM now and become part of the solution for a better health care community!
Member Benefits (a list of services that come with your membership)
About the CMM (Certified Medical Manager)
About our Annual Conference (tons of education and some fun too)
Education Calendar (training opportunities nationally)
Corporate Member Directory (vendors who have demonstrated commitment to small practice needs)
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Click the image to see a presentation about PAHCOM that was created by the Pikes Peak Chapter.