Certified Medical Compliance Officer (CMCO)



Earn 32 CEUs from Practice Management Institute

The evolution of health care is changing the way we handle patient records, write prescriptions, bill for services, and work with physicians, hospitals and suppliers. As if all of this were not stressful enough, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is watching and commanding total compliance with current rules and regulations. Each day that passes without an effective compliance plan increases your risk of staggering fines, penalties or even criminal liability if an auditor uncovers over payments or alleged fraud.

Compliance goes beyond a paper document stuck in a file. It represents a functional, ongoing program with factors such as measuring effectiveness, proper training, review and update of policies and procedures. Your office will be held accountable for fraud and abuse risk areas that arise from new payment and delivery systems such as medical homes, accountable care organizations, bundled payments, and value-based purchasing.

Medicare and Medicaid have expanded audit contractor programs to squash fraud, waste, and abuse. RACs, ZPICs and other contractors have been authorized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to come in to your office and request dozens, even hundreds of claims, with little or no notice. Remember, even honest mistakes can trigger an audit.

Compliance expertise is among the most valuable and versatile attributes on the business side of health care. PMIs CMCO program provides candidates with tools and tactical skills needed to safeguard the office. Equally important, if you are audited, the training provides proof that your organization has taken steps to comply with applicable billing and coding rules.

CMCO is the first curriculum created specifically for compliance professionals in small physician practices, home health agencies, hospices, and DME companies. It is also well suited for consultants and those working in community mental health clinics, third-party billing companies, and other non-hospital health care environments. The CMCO credential authenticates your compliance expertise and serves as a launching pad for further growth.

Reasons to Attend:

  • CMOM certification demonstrates to providers, auditors, compliance officers, employers and business associates that you have achieved advanced knowledge and skills to excel in a practice management role.
  • The expertise gained in this program will protect providers from risks, motivate employees and improve the practices financial outlook.
  • Certification helps instill confidence when communicating with providers, third-party payers, patients and business associates.
  • Take charge of practice administrative issues so that providers can focus on quality patient care.
  • Certification improves your value to the practice and bolsters your career.

Earning Your Certification with Practice Management Institute:

Those who continue to expand their professional knowledge will have the edge in today’s ever-changing health care climate. Each Certification curriculum and exam has passed a thorough review process, ensuring that the materials are current and accurate, and testing standards are strictly enforced. PMI’s National Advisory Board and Faculty Team have real-world experience in all aspects of running a successful medical practice.

  • Certification is a currency that validates a person’s commitment to the profession.
  • Certification provides a sense of personal achievement and employer confidence.
  • Certification helps to protect the practice’s compliance efforts.
  • Physicians need educated staff with expert knowledge in handling the administrative side of their business.

Certified Professional Standards of Excellence:

Practice Management Institute’s Certified Professional Standards of Excellence were developed to promote ethical requirements and standards for its Certified Professionals. These guidelines were established and approved by the Practice Management Institute® Advisory Board for Certification Programming.

Standards of Conduct describe the actions that would reasonably be expected of a PMI Certified Professional in the performance of his/her duties. Certified Professionals are held to the highest professional standards in the medical industry. PMI Certified Professionals must agree to follow appropriate and legal guidelines according to governmental and third party payer organizations and contracts. They will support the compliance efforts and reporting system of the medical practice. They will bill only for services that are actually rendered. Services will be coded accurately and only when documentation is provided for the service. They agree to continue to learn and abide by current standards in the ever-changing business of medicine.

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