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CE Unveils New Healthcare Management Certificate Series

CE Unveils New Healthcare Management Certificate Series

July 31, 2007 – Collin College’s Continuing Education is rolling out a new certificate series for a lucrative career in healthcare.

The Practice Administrator Certificate Series totals 196 hours and will prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to take the Certified Medical Manager (CMM) examination.

Practice Administrators oversee the daily operations of various healthcare environments including physician offices, outpatient clinics, surgery centers and more. These administrators manage and direct the duties of both clinical and non-clinical staff, track financial performance and expenses, supervise coding, billing and collections, manage human resources, marketing, contract negotiations and more.

Prerequisites for the series include at least 12 hours of college credit hours in business management.

After completing the certificate series and the CMM examination, the level of certification depends on the individual’s previous healthcare experience. An applicant must have at least three years of healthcare experience to qualify for full CMM designation. A Certified Medical Manager -- Apprentice designation is given to those with less than three years of healthcare experience.

The Practice Administrator Certificate Series includes courses in medical terminology, healthcare ethics, medical coding and billing, contract negotiation, conflict resolution and others.

For more information, call 972.599.3117 or visit the Continuing Education website at

Collin College serves more than 41,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.