The stakeholders of healthcare are many. They are namely payers, providers, provider organizations, employers and consumers. Although, specific stakeholder requirements are different, they are, for the most part, seeking the same results. These end results include: value, quality, accountability, safety and cost efficiency. To achieve these end results, organizations are constantly innovating through the implementation of new strategies. HealthCare management is evolving into one of the most important strategies. Stakeholders have agreed that healthcare management implementation must be outcomes and data driven so that it can provide information for decision making. HealthCare management is implemented through multiple functions. These include, utilization management, discharge planning, case management, disease management, population management and wellness management. These functions are sometimes executed on their own, and sometimes executed as an integrated effort. No matter what function is being implemented it must be driven by outcomes management . Outcomes management produces information to evaluate performance, and make necessary adjustment to obtain planned results.
Upon completion of the certification requirements, duly certified members of AIOCM may specifically use the letters: "CMC," "UMC" and "CAPC" following their names in professional correspondence, on business cards and in curriculum vitae. "Case Manager Certified" is abbreviated as "CMC." "Utilization Management Certified" is abbreviated as "UMC," "Clinical Audit Professional Certified" is abbreviated as "CAPC." Specific certification in other areas of healthcare management is continuously being scheduled and evaluated. Other certifications may be offered by the Institute to meet the needs of the industry.
Our services are directed toward the Healthcare related managers in many industries and across multiple programs. These include:-
Application Fee $ 50.00
Examination Fee $ 75.00
Annual Membership Fee (General Membership) $ 75.00
Re-Certification Application Fee $ 50.00
AIOCM has developed two processes for certification. These are: the Standard Process and the Portfolio Review Process.
THE STANDARD CERTIFICATION PROCESS: The standard certification process involves the applicant meeting the general education, professional experience, education in the specific area, ethical requirements, and the passing of an examination administered by the AIOCM. General education, general professional experience and education are assigned eligibility points and the applicant is required to score a minimum number of points in the three categories. The applicant must also pass an exam administered by AIOCM.
Those exceptionally experienced candidates who do not meet the eligibility points under the standard procedure may apply under the portfolio review process.
THE PORTFOLIO REVIEW PROCESS: AIOCM is supportive of alternative ways to qualify professionals to meet the certification requirements. This is achieved through the Portfolio Review Procedure. This procedure allows a professional to assemble a portfolio of their education, training and experience for evaluation by AIOCM. AIOCM seeks to establish that the professional has had a solid foundation on which to build their skills. Under this procedure, applicants will be considered from professionals with over 10 years of related professional experience.
Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of their educational background, work experience, and relevant education in outcomes care management for evaluation by AIOCM. The applicant will also be required to submit a statement indicating why the applicant will make an effective certified member in the specific function and how the applicant's past education and experience have prepared the applicant to be effective and two personal references. The applicant must also pass an examination administered by AIOCM.
Applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be required to validate their knowledge by taking an examination administered by AIOCM. The examination is comprehensive and covers the knowledge required in the specific area of certification. Applicants have the option of completing the examination requirements before or after the submission of an application. The examinations are administered in various cities throughout the United States. If applicants have special needs that may prevent them from taking the examination, they must inform AIOCM. Reasonable steps will be taken to accommodate the requests.
Re-certification is required every two years. Re-certification is a process whereby the certified professional demonstrates ongoing efforts to maintain and enhance the ability to perform in an informed and competitive manner. Because outcomes healthcare management is an emerging specialty and because major changes are happening rapidly in the healthcare industry, re-certification is necessary every two years. To maintain this certification, the applicant must:-