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Working As A Practice Manager

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $98,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Practice Manager Do

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They may manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

Duties

Medical and health services managers typically do the following:

  • Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Develop departmental goals and objectives
  • Ensure that the facility in which they work is up to date on and compliant with new laws and regulations
  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Create work schedules
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and spending to ensure departments operate within allocated funds
  • Represent the facility at investor meetings or on governing boards
  • Keep and organize records of the facility’s services, such as the number of inpatient beds used
  • Communicate with members of the medical staff and department heads

Medical and health services managers work closely with physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, and other healthcare workers. Others may interact with patients or insurance agents.

Medical and health services managers’ titles depend on the facility or area of expertise in which they work. The following are examples of types of medical and health services managers:

Nursing home administrators manage staff, admissions, finances, and care of the building, as well as care of the residents in nursing homes. All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; licensing requirements vary by state.

Clinical managers oversee a specific department, such as nursing, surgery, or physical therapy, and have responsibilities based on that specialty. Clinical managers set and carry out policies, goals, and procedures for their departments; evaluate the quality of the staff’s work; and develop reports and budgets.

Health information managers are responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records and data. They must stay up to date with evolving information technology, current or proposed laws about health information systems, and trends in managing large amounts of complex data. Health information managers must ensure that databases are complete, accurate, and accessible only to authorized personnel. They also may supervise the work of medical records and health information technicians.

Assistant administrators work under the top administrator in larger facilities and often handle daily decisions. Assistants might direct activities in clinical areas, such as nursing, surgery, therapy, medical records, or health information. They also handle administrative tasks, such as ensuring that their department has the necessary supplies and that equipment is operational and up to date.

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How To Become A Practice Manager

Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Educational requirements vary by facility.

Education

Medical and health services managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Graduate programs often last between 2 and 3 years and may include up to 1 year of supervised administrative experience in a hospital or healthcare consulting setting.

Prospective medical and health services managers typically have a degree in health administration, health management, nursing, public health administration, or business administration. Degrees that focus on both management and healthcare combine business-related courses with courses in medical terminology, hospital organization, and health information systems. For example, a degree in health administration or health information management often includes courses in health services management, accounting and budgeting, human resources administration, strategic planning, law and ethics, health economics, and health information systems.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many employers require prospective medical and health services managers to have some work experience in either an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other healthcare facility. For example, nursing home administrators usually have years of experience working as a registered nurse.

Others may begin their careers as medical records and health information technicians, administrative assistants, or financial clerks within a healthcare office.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Medical and health services managers must understand and follow current regulations and adapt to new laws.

Communication skills. These managers must effectively communicate policies and procedures with other health professionals and ensure their staff’s compliance with new laws and regulations.

Detail oriented. Medical and health services managers must pay attention to detail. They might be required to organize and maintain scheduling and billing information for very large facilities, such as hospitals.

Interpersonal skills. Medical and health services managers discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives.

Leadership skills. These managers are often responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems. They must hire, train, motivate, and lead staff.

Technical skills. Medical and health services managers must stay up to date with advances in healthcare technology and data analytics. For example, they may need to use coding and classification software and electronic health record (EHR) systems as their facility adopts these technologies.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; requirements vary by state. In most states, these administrators must have a bachelor’s degree, complete a state-approved training program, and pass a national licensing exam. Some states also require applicants to pass a state-specific exam; others may require applicants to have previous work experience in a healthcare facility. Some states also require licensure for administrators in assisted-living facilities. For information on specific state-by-state licensure requirements, visit the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.

A license is typically not required in other areas of medical and health services management. However, some positions may require applicants to have a registered nurse or social worker license.

Although certification is not required, some managers choose to become certified. Certification is available in many areas of practice. For example, the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management offers certification in medical management, the American Health Information Management Association offers health information management certification, and the American College of Health Care Administrators offers the Certified Nursing Home Administrator and Certified Assisted Living Administrator distinctions.

Advancement

Medical and health services managers advance by moving into higher paying positions with more responsibility. Some health information managers, for example, can advance to become responsible for the entire hospital’s information systems. Other managers may advance to top executive positions within the organization.

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Average Length of Employment
Practice Manager 4.0 years
Clinical Manager 3.3 years
Practice Director 3.2 years
Top Careers Before Practice Manager
Manager 5.9%
Consultant 2.9%
Supervisor 2.9%
Top Careers After Practice Manager
Consultant 6.1%
Manager 5.5%
Director 4.6%
Owner 3.3%

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Practice Manager Demographics

Gender

Female

64.8%

Male

22.5%

Unknown

12.7%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.9%

French

7.0%

Portuguese

5.4%

Russian

3.5%

German

3.5%

Italian

3.1%

Hindi

1.9%

Polish

1.9%

Greek

1.6%

Dutch

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Chinese

1.2%

Arabic

1.2%

Telugu

0.8%

Gujarati

0.8%

Mandarin

0.8%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Carrier

0.8%

Tagalog

0.8%

Japanese

0.8%
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Practice Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

34.4%

Kaplan University

4.8%

Walden University

4.4%

Ashford University

4.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.8%

The Academy

3.8%

New York University

3.8%

Webster University

3.7%

Strayer University

3.6%

Capella University

3.5%

American InterContinental University

3.4%

Pennsylvania State University

3.4%

University of Maryland - University College

3.2%

Liberty University

3.2%

Michigan State University

3.1%

Boston University

3.0%

Indiana Wesleyan University

2.8%

University of Washington

2.8%

Grand Canyon University

2.6%

Arizona State University

2.6%
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Majors

Business

35.0%

Health Care Administration

11.8%

Nursing

11.3%

Management

6.4%

Accounting

4.5%

Medical Assisting Services

4.2%

Psychology

3.2%

Finance

2.6%

Human Resources Management

2.5%

Public Health

2.3%

Marketing

2.2%

Education

2.0%

Computer Science

2.0%

Communication

1.7%

Biology

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.7%

General Studies

1.3%

Criminal Justice

1.2%

Medical Technician

1.2%

Liberal Arts

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.3%

Masters

26.3%

Other

20.2%

Associate

11.2%

Certificate

4.2%

Doctorate

1.9%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.5%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$60,000
Min 10%
$98,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Median 50%
$160,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Highest Paying City
San Mateo, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does a Practice Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Practice Manager in the United States is $98,374 per year or $47 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $60,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $161,000.

Real Practice Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Anesthesiologist Practice Manager Premier Anesthesia of Montgomery, PC Montgomery, AL Jan 07, 2016 $250,000
Global Arbitration Practice Manager White & Case LLP New York, NY Nov 14, 2016 $215,405
Global Arbitration Practice Manager White & Case LLP New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $190,000 -
$240,000
Practice Manager APPS Associates, LLC Acton, MA Oct 26, 2016 $180,000
Dental Practice Manager Mint Orthodontics PLLC Irving, TX Feb 09, 2016 $175,386
Manager, Americas Energy Practice Arthur D. Little, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 02, 2015 $172,203
Practice Manager, Center of Excellence Enernoc, Inc. Boston, MA Oct 01, 2015 $169,832
Practice Manager, Center of Excellence Enernoc Inc. Boston, MA Nov 21, 2016 $169,832 -
$185,000
Practice Manager Systime Computer Corporation Iselin, NJ Feb 24, 2015 $168,875
B2B Practice Manager Informatica Corporation Redwood City, CA Jan 05, 2015 $165,350
Practice Manager Sap America, Inc. Reston, VA Mar 11, 2015 $160,900
Practice Manager Ciber, Inc. Norwalk, CA Nov 14, 2016 $160,000
Global Risk Advanced Analytics Practice Manager McKinsey & Company, Inc. United States Waltham, MA Mar 14, 2016 $160,000
Manager, Priviledged User Manager (PUM) Practice Edgile, Inc. Lubbock, TX Oct 19, 2015 $140,000
Manager, Priviledged User Manager (PUM) Practice Edgile, Inc. Austin, TX Oct 19, 2015 $140,000
Practice Manager Teksystems Global Services LLC San Mateo, CA Oct 04, 2015 $138,320
Practice Manager Bi-Sam Inc. Boston, MA Aug 07, 2015 $138,133 -
$165,000
Manager, Specialized Services, EPM Practice Peloton Group LLC San Francisco, CA Dec 15, 2015 $137,500
Manager, Specialized Services, EPM Practice Peloton Group LLC Chicago, IL Nov 16, 2015 $137,500
Practice Manager Kronos Incorporated Chelmsford, MA Aug 09, 2016 $136,691
Practice Manager Trinamix, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jul 12, 2015 $135,000
Practice Manager Blackbaud, Inc. Charleston, SC May 31, 2015 $119,140 -
$129,140
Manager, Oracle Practice Infovity Inc. San Mateo, CA Jan 06, 2016 $118,082 -
$128,082
B2B Practice Manager Informatica Corporation Redwood City, CA May 05, 2015 $115,378 -
$167,350
Manager, Technology Practice Burson-Marsteller LLC New York, NY Jun 01, 2015 $115,000
Practice Manager Acquia, Inc. Boston, MA Aug 01, 2016 $115,000 -
$125,000
CPQ Practice Manager EDL Consulting Ltd. Deerfield, IL Mar 18, 2015 $115,000 -
$125,000

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Top Skills for A Practice Manager

  1. Office Supplies
  2. Payroll
  3. Financial Statements
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  • Coordinated facility and equipment maintenance, monitored inventory and ordered office supplies.
  • Prepared and administered bi-monthly payroll and benefits for 35 employees accurately.
  • Review of financial statements and responsible for making fiscal decisions within budgetary restraints and making recommendations to physicians regarding business decisions.
  • Maintained patient medical record and obtained prior authorizations from insurances for testing/ in-patient care.
  • Identify areas for improvement for medical records, coding and quality initiatives resulting in increased patient satisfaction.

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  2. Massachusetts
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Delaware
  5. District of Columbia
  6. Connecticut
  7. Texas
  8. Hawaii
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