Knowledge is power!
Subject: Office management (Study and teaching)
Medical offices (Management)
Pub Date: 11/01/2010
Publication: Name: West Virginia Medical Journal Publisher: West Virginia State Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 West Virginia State Medical Association ISSN: 0043-3284
Issue: Date: Nov-Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 106 Source Issue: 7
Topic: Event Code: 200 Management dynamics Computer Subject: Company business management
Product: Product Code: 9916100 Office Administration
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 244271378
Full Text: [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

The second CMOM (Certified Medical Office Manager) class was recently held in Charleston. The class was unique in composition with attendees including both new and experienced office managers, billers, a health plan network management representative and a pharmaceutical representative. The variety of personalities and professions in attendance made for great discussions and networking opportunities.

The PMI (Practice Management Institute) Instructor, Rose Moore, provided not only the textbook instruction, but also "hands on" examples for attendees. Rose kept the attention of the class throughout the four days of instruction.

The nineteen attendees who took the class and sat for the national certification exam must now wait for their exams to be scored and returned. Attendees were unanimous in stating they felt that the course had already been of great benefit to them in their practices. Comments ranged from "class was very beneficial and enjoyable" to "great course that elicited thoughts about practice changes and improvements" to "this will definitely make my practice more efficient and profitable" to "I learned how much I didn't know!"

Members of the September CMOM class included:

Lisa Adkins (South Charleston)

Janice Carenbauer (Wheeling)

Wendy Dobson (St. Clairsville, Ohio)

Mexic Farley (Logan)

Dorothy Farley (Beckley)

Cynthia Fontalbert (Charleston)

Kathleen Huffman (Morgantown)

Sharon Humphrey (South Charleston)

W. Howard Karnell (Wheeling)

Tammy Kimberling (Charleston)

Karen Lavery (Morgantown)

Roxanne Loughery (Morgantown)

Tracy Martin (Morgantown)

Sandy Miller (St. Clairsville, Ohio)

Regina Pritchard (Chapmanville)

Katrina Pulliam (Beckley)

Jamie Ray (South Charleston)

Sharon Remenar (St. Clairsville, Ohio)

Kelly Smith (South Charleston)

The WVSMA commends the attendees for their interest in furthering their practice management knowledge and also commends the physicians who encouraged and supported their staffs to attend the CMOM course. Another class is forming for Spring, 2011. If you are interested in the course, please contact Karie Sharp (karie@wvsma.com) or me (barbara@wvsma.com) for additional information.
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