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What Is a Medical Manager and How to Become One

What Is a Medical Manager?

As a medical manager, you are responsible for running the day-to-day operations of a medical health services facility or health care clinic. You perform a wide range of duties, having supervisory responsibility for other medical office and nursing staff members. Your success is measured by the quality and efficiency of care provided by your facility. You develop departmental objectives for staff to achieve, and are responsible for the recruitment, hiring, and training of new team members. You are also responsible for overseeing the handling of insurance claims, including filing claims, tracking payment, and applying payments to patient accounts.

How to Become a Medical Manager

A career as a medical manager requires you have a Bachelor of Science in healthcare administration or a closely related field. Different employers may have different experience requirements depending on the size and complexity of the medical practice, and some may require a master's degree in healthcare administration. These degree programs must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CAHME also offers several voluntary certifications which emphasize skills and knowledge useful to your career.