It's official. Paul Vanchiere and the Pediatric Management Institute have opened the Certified Pediatric Office Executive Program (CPOE) for business. While those of us in the pediatric consulting space have all been talking about doing something like this forever, Paul actually went and did it.
The initial roll out includes 20 "core courses" that teach the fundamentals of running a pediatric practice. Yours truly may have contributed a few. If you want to pass the certification, you have quizzes, a final essay, and a Capstone project to submit. One thing I like most is that the program will continue to have topics added monthly and those who want to maintain certification need to stay current with the topics. Actually, let me just cut and paste the details:
Check out the initial course listing:
Why am I excited about this? It's selfish, really - if every practice I work with had these topics under its belt, my job would be a lot easier. I won't mind if I never have to give an RVU talk again because people now understand the concept. Or to have to explain a budget or what a partnership is.