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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Northwest Ohio

    Angry Professional Opinion

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    I am looking for some professional opinions/advice.

    I currently work as a Compliance Auditor for an independant physician organization (120+ physicians 38 specialties). However I have the opprotunity to move to a office manager within the organization for a family practice physician. This would be give me the opprotunity to learn more of the billing aspect and management aspect of the medical field. Managment is where my goal lies I just am not sure whether moving to an office manager is the type of managment is where I should go. The office fits me well, I know the staff and work with them already, I love the variety of duties there, and it would be more money. However in 5 years in the field I have steadily moved up in ranks and am not sure if this would be taking me in the wrong direction.

    Can someone give me some advice?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default It's really a personal decision

    This is SUCH a personal decision, Mandy.

    Try the "T" technique ... Draw a line down the middle of a sheet of paper; About an inch from the top of the page, draw a line across the page (You now have your "T"). Write PLUS in the space above the line on the Left; Write MINUS in the space above the line on the right side.

    Now start writing down all the plusses and minuses of taking this new course down.
    More money? - goes on the plus side
    Dead end job? - goes on the minus side
    Step toward management goal? - goes on the plus side
    Afraid I'm not ready yet? - goes on the minus side

    Don't stop until you have exhausted all the possibilities.

    This will help you weigh your decision.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CECM

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