Business Certificate Program


AOPA PRESENTS THE Business Management Certificate Program

The O&P Business Management Certificate is a comprehensive certificate granting program that offers a series of business and management seminars to provide business managers, practitioners and distributors an opportunity to explore crucial business challenges—from finance, sales and marketing to business operations, reimbursement policies and management. The improved Business Management Certificate Program is similar to non-degree continuing education programs that universities offer in conjunction with their MBA programs. The Certificate Program courses will be offered at the AOPA Assembly, online at AOPA’s website and targeted seminars throughout the country (such as the Mastering Medicare: Essential Coding and Billing Techniques Seminar).

Complete the Certificate in three easy steps:

  1. Complete the online sign-up form
  2. Select and complete four (4) required core modules and four (4) elective modules within four (4) years and pass a Module specific quiz for each program. If you have completed a course, the next step is to complete the quiz. Email Ryan for the quiz link. 
  3. Participants that successfully complete the program will be awarded a certificate of completion, in addition to being recognized at the AOPA National Assembly and the O&P Almanac.

Programming

The AOPA Business Management Certificate Program focuses on four subject areas: Finance, Management, Sales and Marketing, and Operations. To complete the program you must complete the required core module and one elective module from each of the four subject areas for a total of eight courses.

●2018 Planned Programming

FINANCE

Required Core Module:
●Basic Financial Accounting—How to Read a Financial Statement

2018 National Assembly, September 2018, Vancouver, BC
Program Available Online

Basic Financial Accounting—How to Read a Financial Statement
Offered at the 2013 World Congress, September 2013, Orlando, FL
Quiz Available Online

Elective Modules:
●Overhead Reduction Strategies

2018 National Assembly, September 2018, Vancouver, BC
Program Available Online

●The Operating Performance Benchmarking Survey: What it Can Do For You

2018 National Assembly, September 2018, Vancouver, BC
Program Available Online

Financial Health - Cash is King
Offered at the 2017 World Congress
Wednesday September 6, 2017
Sandy Howell
Quiz Available Online.

Financial Management Profitability Tools—Using Cost Accounting to Maximize Your Practice’s Profitability
Offered at the 2013 World Congress, September 2013, Orlando, FL
Quiz Available Online

OPERATIONS

Required Core Module:
Mastering Medicare: Advanced Coding and Billing Techniques
This two-day seminar is offered 3-4 times per year at locations around the country.
Future Courses for 2018
Atlanta, GA - February 26-27, 2018
Quiz Available Online.

Elective Modules:

Materials Management: The Hidden Product Cost Factor
Offered at the 2017 World Congress
Wednesday September 6, 2017
Darren Donnelly, MBA, CO
Quiz Available Online.

How to Work with Worker’s Compensation Claims Managers
Quiz Available Online

SALES AND MARKETING

Required Core Module:
Customer Service Programs—Creating a Culture of Service
Quiz Available Online

Elective Modules:

Back to Basics: Using the Classics to Make Online Marketing Easy and Affordable
Offered at the 2017 World Congress
Wednesday September 6, 2017
Christina Throndson and Jane Gordon
Quiz Available Online.

Once Upon a Time: the Value of the Patient Story
Currently offered through AOPAverity

MANAGEMENT

Required Core Module:
Making Sure Your Company is not Violating any State or Federal Laws: How to Implement an O&P Compliance Program for Your Company
Offered at the AOPA 2014 National Assembly, Las Vegas
Quiz Available Online

Elective Modules:

Effective Staff Meetings that Translate into Business Results
Offered at the 2017 World Congress
Wednesday September 6, 2017
Valerie Vastola
Quiz Available Online.

Balanced Score Cards an Essential Tool to Success
Offered at the 2017 World Congress
Wednesday September 6, 2017
Pam Lupo, CO; Elizabeth Ginzel, CPO, LPO; Tom Cattel; and Sandy Howell
Quiz Available Online.

Human Resources: How to Develop a Human Resource Program for Your Company that will Improve Employee Productivity and Loyalty, and Protect Your Company against Costly Employee Related Litigation
Currently offered through AOPAverity

Human Resources: Understanding the Essential Elements of a Performance Appraisal
Thursday, September 8, 2016-
2016 National Assembly
Boston, MA
Currently offered through AOPAverity

The participants of the Program will receive a distinguished certificate of completion once they have completed eight (8) of the Business Management Program Modules and passed a Module specific quiz. A variety of Modules will be offered of which four (4) core required and four (4) core elective must be completed.

  • Module specific quizzes will be submitted to AOPA upon completion of the course. In order to receive credit for a course, a participant will be required to pass the course specific quiz with a grade of 80% or higher. Participants will have one re-take opportunity if they do not pass the quiz.
  • There is no cost to sign-up for the program; you are responsible only for the individual courses. The total cost of earning your certificate will vary depending upon the courses you choose.