UC Clermont

Physician Practice Management : Online


Why study Physician Practice Management : Online?

This certificate helps prepare students to sit for the Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®) credential. This credential is a logical next step for those with experience in healthcare and other areas who are ready to advance their careers in physician practice management. Current practice managers will also benefit from this certification with increased knowledge and validation of their knowledge and experience in this skilled profession.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. Interested students should meet with a UC Clermont College Advising staff member for appropriate advising. Please note: In order to obtain this certificate, 50 percent or more of the required coursework must be taken from UC Clermont.

A physician practice manager has both expansive and detailed responsibilities involving management of the revenue cycle, health information, human resources and office technology.

CPPMs have a good understanding of:

  • Health care regulations and processes
  • Fraud, abuse and corporate compliance
  • Quality in health care
  • Medical office accounting, physician reimbursement and revenue cycle management
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing and business relationships
  • HIPAA and data security
  • Health IT, EHRs and office technology

Graduates of this certificate may pursue manager positions in small, mid-size and large physician practices as well as hospital-owned physician practices, ambulatory care centers, surgical centers and more. Current physician practice managers may benefit from this certificate with increased knowledge and validation of their knowledge and education.

The following information is provided to you per U.S. Department of Education regulations:
The Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for this certificate program are found at O*NET OnLine.

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). View this program’s most recent disclosure information including program costs, median loan debt at program completion, normal time to completion and normal time to completion rates, and job placement rate (if reported).

This certificate is approved for financial aid, dependent on student eligibility. Course scheduling is flexible as students may attend full time or part time with admission into the certificate program in any semester (fall, spring or summer).

For specifics regarding the CPPM certification, visit the AAPC certification webpage.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319

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Program Code: 34CRT-PPM-C1-.PPM-DL