As an employer, I strongly value education and support all my staff for continued learning and updating so we can all work as a team and speak the same language! I am so grateful to PMI for really changing my life professionally as well as personally I can work smarter not harder and have more free time with my family!
Linda D Parsi, MD, MBA, CPEDC, FAAP
As an instructor, I have taught and certified hundreds of new people over the past several years. Those who entered the job market with a national certification were hired because of the validation that the certification gives. Having a certified coder in the office who is on top of these changes helps to keep the office in compliance and the money coming into the office. I like to look at the average days in AR for a provider’s claims. If claims are not being paid it is often due to inaccurate coding.
Libby Purser, CMC, CMIS, CMOM
Dallas Diagnostic Association
PMI has played a key role in educating the medical office staff in Maryland over the last 9 years. I believe the type of education PMI provides has prepared our medical practices for the daily challenges in the ever-changing world of healthcare. Knowledge is power and PMI brings a wealth of resources to our physician offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Jama Allers, Practice Consultant
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
In today’s healthcare environment there are many issues and mandates which are not being addressed by physician employer groups. Practices must invest in their staff’s educational knowledge. Physicians are compromised, from a medical, as well as a financial perspective, through their lack of understanding of the importance of maintaining an educated staff on healthcare issues. Most of the programs, webinars, and seminars by other organizations are lackluster and fail to bring a true return on the cost of these programs. Hence, I find some understanding of the hesitancy of physician practices to invest in those programs. PMI’s curriculum, however, is the exception. The variety of educational methods, whether in the classroom setting, webinars, or through Total Access, are not only very cost-effective but will provide the practice’s employees with the tools, educational resources and abilities to add value to their physician’s practice.
Houston Eye Associates
Physicians must have confidence in the employees they hire and the information they receive from those employees, whether it be their managers, compliance officers, coding specialists, or insurance specialists. These are the people that enable them to keep a practice viable and profitable. Having certified employees enables physicians to concentrate on their real responsibility---treating patients!
Barbara Good CMCO, CMC, CMOM, CMIS
Physician Practice Advocate
West Virginia State Medical Association