Free for HFMA Members
$100 for Non-members

Career level:


Recommended for:

Physician Practice

Delivery Method:

Self Study

Advance Preparation:



Must have been CSPPM certified (or recertified) between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

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Certification | Overview | Physician Practice Revenue

Certified Specialist Physician Practice Management Recertification

Certification | Overview | Physician Practice Revenue

Certified Specialist Physician Practice Management Recertification


The CSPPM recertification program is recommended for active, eligible, HFMA CSPPM certificants with an upcoming maintenance due date of May 31, 2020. Not sure when your CSPPM expiration date is? Sign in, click your profile image in the upper right corner, select My Development, and then click on the Certifications tab near the center of your page. You'll see your certifications along with their expiration date.

HFMA requires that eligible CSPPM certificants gain competence in the physician practice management arena by taking a short assessment every two years. This program provides healthcare organizations with a means to ensure that their staff has the body of knowledge necessary to meet their demands.

CSPPM recertification course outline:
  • Encounter Processing
  • Accounts Receivable: Collections, Policy, and Evaluation
  • Budgeting and Benchmarking
  • Integrated Health Systems and Managed Care

Assessment information:
This online program includes the above recertification courses and a recertification assessment. The assessment has 50 multiple choice questions and you have 90 minutes to complete it in one sitting. The passing score is 70%. If you do not pass on the first attempt, there is a mandatory 30-day waiting period. Please keep this in mind, as the deadline to complete the recertification assessment (to maintain your certification) is May 31, 2020.
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • Understand the core principles of encounter processing
  • Identify key components of the accounts receivable process
  • Explain budgeting and benchmarking

Related Courses | Physician Practice Revenue

Course | Overview | Billing and Collections

Revenue Capture and Recognition

At the end of this course, you will be able to identify the three levels of HCPCS modifiers and identify the reason why a chargemaster must be reviewed and updated regularly.

Estimated course completion time: 1 hour

Course | Overview | Denials Management

Strategies to Prevent Claims Denials

This course defines claims denial management and explains the impact of claims denials on hospitals. It highlights the benefits to hospitals of managing claims denials effectively and describes how claims denials can be managed both before and after denials take place. The course describes types of denials and discusses key strategies for preventing and correcting some common causes of denials.

Estimated course completion time: 1 hour

Course | Basic | KPIs

Key Performance Indicators in Revenue Cycle

This course will address Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and benchmarking in accounts receivables. It will review the various techniques used to measure accounts receivables.

Estimated course completion time: 30 minutes

Course | Overview | Managed Care

Overview of Managed Care

This course provides an overview of the state of managed care today and discusses how and why it has evolved. It also identifies major initiatives that are currently affecting managed care and will continue to do so in the future, as the U.S. continues to implement the reforms associated with the passage of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010. The course offers a solid foundation of knowledge that will provide necessary context for the more detailed information presented in subsequent courses in this series.

Estimated course completion time: 45 minutes