The Certified Medical Practice Compliance Specialist (CMPCS) certification made it's debut September 2012. The CMPCS study guide is jammed pack with information and is our largest study guide to date covering over 27 topics.
Please note: You may purchase the CMPCS study guide without being a member of POMAA however to take the CMPCS exam you must be a member in good standing. The CMPCS requires 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per year in order to stay certified. Not a member of POMAA, join here.
The CMPCS Study Guide has 144 pages of material related to many different facets of compliance within a medical office setting.
View a sample of the Certified Medical Practice Compliance Specialist (CMPCS) Study Guide including the Table of Contents below:
CMPCS Exam Information
- The CMPCS exam consists of 175 questions
- It is a timed exam where you are given 2 hours to complete the exam
- The exam consists of the following types of questions: 65 True/False, 90 Multiple Choice, and 20 Fill in the Blank
- You CANNOT start the exam and resume at a later date. YOU MUST start and finish the exam within a 2 hour period of time.
- You CANNOT go back and check your answers or skip questions and return to them later. You MUST answer all questions as they are presented to you on the exam.
The Certified Medical Practice Compliance Specialist (CMPCS) certification is a detailed and comprehensive exam covering Fraud and Abuse, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Compliance Programs, Covered Entities, Physical and Technical Safeguards, False Claims Act and much more. The CMPCS certification was designed to give those who wish to advance their knowledge in the area of medical practice compliance and is best suited for Physician Office/Practice Managers and Administrators and Billing Managers of medical practices, as well as Medical Practice Consultants. The CMPCS certification will validate your knowledge and experience as a Compliance Officer with a medical practice and is recognized on a national level.
Individuals who hold the CMPCS certification have a broad understanding and knowledge of:
- Office of Inspector General (OIG) Compliance in a Physician Practice and for Billing Companies
- Benefits of a Compliance Program
- HIPAA Privacy and Security, Fraud and Abuse, False Claims Act, Stark Laws, Anti-Kickback Laws and Self Referrals Including Penalties
- An Understanding of Covered Entities
- Physical and Technical Safeguards
- Policy and Procedure Documentation Requirements
- EMTALA and CLIA Guidelines
- Written Policies/Procedures Guidelines
- Compliance Officers Requirements
- Compliance Committee Requirements
- Compliance Training
- Enforcing Standards
- Auditing and Monitoring
- Components to Developing a Compliance Program
- Corrective Action Initiatives
- Advanced Beneficiary Notices (ABNs)
- Embezzlement and Healthcare