A medical practice manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the medical facility. They typically supervise all office staff, and they are usually given responsibility for those hiring decisions. The normal duties of the medical practice manager involve scheduling of patients, maintaining records and overseeing any records clerks. They will usually work to ensure that systems regarding billing and insurance interfaces are maintained as well. The medical practice manager needs strong computer skills and is expected to be fluent with all aspects of general office software, as well as specific programs that handle billing, records, and scheduling. The medical practice manager may be required to update their own training and education as various regulations regarding insurance change over time.
The medical practice manager usually must have at least an associate's degree in their field, business, or a related field. Larger practices may require a bachelor’s degree. Three to five years of work experience in medical practices is usually required, and employers often require the manager to have medical practice office certifications. Persons in this occupation should expect to work 40 to 50 hours per week during regular business hours. The practice manager must possess excellent organizational skills, as well as strong verbal and written communications skills.
Medical Practice Manager Tasks
Manage staff and oversee budget and financial functions.
Manage overall operations of the specific practice's business functions (e.g. payroll, bank accounts, accounts payable).
Implement programs and procedures to improve operations efficiency.