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PAHCOM recognized the ever increasing need for a program that would provide recognition to individual office managers having knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to successfully manage the Health Information Technology inherent in today's ever-changing medical practices. As a result, the Health Information Technology Certified Manager for Physician Practice (HITCM-PP) program was established.


  • Exam Format, 
    Content, & Locations
  • Qualifications, 
    Application, & Preparation
  • Congratulations 
    & Recertification


  • 200 questions (multiple choice)
  • 3 hours are allocated to complete the exam
  • Proctored either at an online partner testing center or in person at the Annual PAHCOM Conference

Exam Content

  • EHR Evaluation and Selection
  • EHR Implementation
  • EHR Incentives
  • Health Information Exchange
  • HIT Opportunities
  • Population management
  • Privacy and Security
  • Technology standards and components



  • Three years experience in a patient care environment
  • 12 college credit hours in business/healthcare (or commensurate experience)
  • PAHCOM membership


  • All applications are online here
  • Exam fee is $385 (If for some reason you do not pass the first time, you can re-take it at no cost to you within one year of your application date)



  • Congratulations on your new certification! PAHCOM will congratulate you by listing your name here. The congratulations page lists the most recent ten HITCM-PPs.
  • All active HITCM-PPs are listed here for verification and recognition.
  • New HITCM-PPs will receive a congratulations package in the mail including:
    • Health Information Management Certified Manager for Physician Practice Certificate
    • Letter to you practice commending you on your accomplishment
    • Press release ready for you to share with your local media contacts
    • HITCM-PP lapel pin
    • 3.5" CMM sticker (good for indoors or out/bumper/etc.)


  • Certified members must maintain continuous membership and recertify every 24 months.
  • Recertification requires continued education