What will I be doing as a medical office manager?
Medical office managers run the day-to-day operations of medical offices nationwide, including scheduling and coordinating appointments, verifying patients' insurance, creating and updating patients’ electronic health records, completing and submitting insurance claims, and providing quality customer service to patients. They also have experience with medical coding, producing and submitting claims to insurance companies, reviewing unpaid and denied claims, and answering patients’ billing questions.
Medical office managers are needed in almost every type of healthcare facility, including hospitals, doctors’ offices, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies, among others.
How much can I make as a medical office manager?
Salaries for medical office managers vary by employer, geographic location, and experience. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that medical office managers who perform and oversee many of the duties of medical administrative assistants and medical billers earn between $28,000 and $51,000 a year.
Medical office managers may also be able to increase their earnings by obtaining industry certifications like the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), and Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) credentials. Preparation for these exams is built into Career Step’s Medical Office Manager program so that you are ready to hit the ground running.