The Professional Association of Health Care Office Management was established in January 1988 to provide a support network to the managers of small group and solo provider health care practices. Smaller medical practices are significantly different from other corporate entities. In physician practices, it is the owner(s) who is required to do the hands-on work. If the doctors do not see patients, there is no revenue. Because of intensifying government regulation of the health care industry, it has become increasingly difficult for doctors to both see patients and manage the office.
PAHCOM was established to help the office manager achieve success. The single most important service provided is the development of the communications network among managers throughout the country. PAHCOM has built a state of the art communications infrastructure making it not only possible, but simple for managers to Share Knowledge across all specialties and geographies.