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Exclusive interview with David Nilasena, Chief Medical Officer, CMS Dallas office ⇒
By DAVID Nilasena, MSPH, MS | 9/8/2017 | BC Advantage Magazine


Providers bundling equipment purchases to save money, improve care ⇒
By Alex Kacik | 9/7/2017 | Modern Healthcare


Easy tips for physicians to reduce billing errors ⇒
By Keith Loria|8/2/2017 | Medical Economics




Online Training for Non-Clinical Staff is Key to Practice Survival in Rapidly Changing Healthcare Climate
Monday, July 31, 2017


Using EHR Medical Coding Shortcuts May Put Physicians at Higher Audit Risk and Increase Billing Denials
Monday, June 26, 2017


$68 Billion in Medical Billing Errors Puts Physicians’ Livelihood in Jeopardy
Monday, May 15, 2017


University Health System Named the Practice Management Institute 2016-2017 Outstanding National Host Partner
Thursday, May 11, 2017


Practice Management Institute Announces Regional Conference in Dallas June 22 and 23
Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Virginia Medical Office Managers and Reimbursement Staff Will Participate in Specialized Training Classes in January
Monday, December 12, 2016


First CMOM-POD Graduating Class Pinned During the AAPPM Fall Conference in San Antonio
Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Practice Management Institute’s Conference Keynote Will Put Medical Office Staff in Physician’s Shoes to Address Communication Barriers and Motivate Providers to Meet Documentation Requirements for Emerging Reimbursement Models
Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Award Recipients Honored Today at Practice Management Institute’s National Conference for Medical Office Professionals in New Orleans
Monday, June 6, 2016


Practice Management Institute and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management to Launch New Certification Program for Podiatric Practice Managers This Month
Thursday, April 28, 2016


New Orleans French Quarter Hotel to Host the Practice Management Institute will Present its National Conference for Medical Office Professionals in New Orleans June 1-3
Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Practice Management Institute Announces Fall dates For Its 2015 National Conference in Las Vegas
Monday, June 8, 2015


Memorial Hermann Medical Group Partners with Practice Management Institute to Facilitate High-Level Training for its Practice Managers
Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Twin County Regional Healthcare, Inc. Backs Practice Management Institute’s CMOM
Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Practice Management Institute Announces 10th Annual National Conference for Medical Office Professionals in May
Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Practice Management Institute Announces 2013-2014 Outstanding National Service Award
Friday, October 24, 2014


PMI Partners with PRIVIA Health
Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Houston Tenet to Bring PMI Continuing Education to Employees
Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Practice Management Institute, in Partnership with MedChi, Announces Expansion of CME Courses
Tuesday, August 26, 2014


PMI and the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland Launches Partnership
Monday, August 4, 2014


PMI announces the National Conference for Medical Office Professionals in November
Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Host Client First to Earn All Four PMI Credentials
Monday, July 28, 2014


Award Recipients to be Honored this month at Practice Management Institute’s National Conference for Medical Office Professionals
Friday, May 2, 2014


Practice Management Institute Urges Providers to Continue With ICD-10 Implementation Efforts Despite One-Year Reprieve
Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Practice Management Institute and Southwestern Michigan College Launch ICD-10 Training Classes and Coding Certification for Medical Office Professionals
Thursday, March 6, 2014


Practice Management Institute Announces the Promotion of Michael Moore to Vice President of Business Development
Friday, February 14, 2014


Practice Management Institute Announces New President and CEO
Monday, February 10, 2014


Dr. Patch Adams to join Practice Management Institute for its 2014 Conference in Chicago
Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Practice Management Institute Awards 2012-2013 Outstanding National Host Client to Dennis Nordquest of Akron, OH
Friday, November 22, 2013


Practice Management Institute and the Medical Society of Delaware Roll Out Medical Office Training Classes to the State as Part of a New Training Partnership
Friday, October 25, 2013


Practice Management Institute Faculty to present 5 sessions at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego
Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Practice Management Institute Advises Physician Offices to Verify Compliance with HIPAA Omnibus Rule Prior to September 23 Enforcement Deadline
Thursday, August 1, 2013


Practice Management Institute Faculty Member, Audrey Coaxum, Will Present at the Florida Society of Rheumatology Annual Conference in Orlando in July
Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Medical Office Coding Classes by Practice Management Institute Begin Next Month in Connecticut Hosted by The Hartford and New Haven County Medical Associations
Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Practice Management Institute to Provide Medical Office Staff Training Classes in Charleston, SC in Partnership with the Charleston County Medical Society
Monday, March 11, 2013


THE TEXAS MEDICAL GROUP MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE LAUNCH TRAINING PARTNERSHIP FOR MEDICAL OFFICE STAFF
Friday, March 1, 2013


Practice Management Institute Celebrates 30 Years at its National Conference in New Orleans May 29-31
Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Practice Management Institute to talk to physician staff about ICD-10 Preparedness in San Antonio December 9
Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Practice Management Institute Faculty to present two sessions at the American College of Rheumatology Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, October 25, 2012


Practice Management Institute Gains CME Approval for Six Continuing Education Programs
Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Practice Management Institute Faculty Member, Audrey Coaxum, to Present at the Texas Medical Group Management Association’s Fall Conference
Thursday, August 9, 2012


Practice Management Institute to Present 8th Annual Conference in Las Vegas
Friday, July 6, 2012


Award Recipients Honored at Practice Management Institute’s National Conference for Medical Office Professionals
Friday, June 22, 2012


Birmingham Medical Office Managers to Study for Specialized Certification at Baptist Health Centers This Month
Thursday, June 21, 2012


PMI’s Medical Compliance Officer Certification Offered to West Virginia Medical Office Professionals
Thursday, May 24, 2012


Practice Management Institute Faculty Member to Present at the North American Telugu Association Convention 2012 in Houston June 30
Friday, May 4, 2012


Sarah Fontenot Joins the Faculty Team at the Practice Management Institute 2012 Conference in San Antonio this June
Thursday, May 3, 2012


Practice Management Institute and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society partner to offer Category 1 Continuing Medical Education for Physicians
Friday, April 20, 2012


Practice Management Institute Curriculum tapped for Massive Houston-area Training Initiative
Thursday, April 12, 2012


Practice Management Institute announces new 2012-2013 National Advisory Board
Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Practice Management Institute sets the date for its 2012 national conference in San Antonio
Thursday, December 15, 2011


Practice Management Institute and the West Virginia State Medical Association to host webinar training sessions for West Virginia medical offices
Thursday, November 3, 2011


Practice Management Institute and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society Address ICD-10 Transition in Continuing Medical Education Workshop This Week
Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Practice Management Institute extends training reach via Webinar-based certification classes for medical office staff
Tuesday, September 20, 2011


PMI's Medical Compliance Officer Certification gives Health Care Professionals Competitive Edge
Friday, March 11, 2011


Practice Management Institute and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists launch training initiative for medical office staff
Friday, March 4, 2011


Practice Management Institute recognized by Greenville Technical College for excellence in education
Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Practice Management Institute and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists launch new health care training initiative for medical office staff
Monday, February 14, 2011


Judy Capko to deliver keynote presentation at PMI's 2011 Conference for Medical Office Professionals in New Orleans June 1-3
Thursday, January 27, 2011


Practice Management Institute and the American Medical Billing Association launch new training initiative for medical billers throughout the U.S.
Thursday, August 12, 2010


Audit Letters from RACs are increasing. Practice Management Institute to address growing incidence of automated audit letters arriving in physician practices
Monday, July 19, 2010


Nancy Maguire to deliver keynote presentation at Practice Management Institute's Las Vegas Conference for Medical Office Professionals in October
Thursday, July 15, 2010


Practice Management Institute introduces Total Access program for convenient, affordable, ongoing access to staff training
Friday, May 28, 2010


Practice Management Institute to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services educate Medicare Providers
Monday, May 10, 2010


Practice Management Institute to host health care reform "Town Hall" panel for providers and staff on May 20 at its National Conference for Medical Office Professionals in San Antonio
Thursday, May 6, 2010


Practice Management Institute Educational Content to be featured on The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center's Guide for Referring Physicians Web Site
Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Emphasis on Healthcare Privacy and Security This Week
Monday, April 12, 2010


Practice Management Institute and the West Virginia State Medical Association launch new health care training initiative for medical office staff.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010


UT Southwestern Medical Center to incorporate PMI certification training for its medical office professionals in 2010
Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Practice Management Institute Expands Training and Certification Offerings in Michigan in Support of the State's Aggressive Occupational Retraining Efforts
Thursday, June 4, 2009


Indiana Department of Workforce Development approves Practice Management Institute's CMC to State Education and Training Choices System
Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Newly created college partnership launches a new health care training and certification curriculum to help workers keep skills current in today's highly competitive job market
Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Practice Management Institute Hosts Medical Practice Marketing Strategies Audio Conference on March 26
Friday, March 6, 2009


Practice Management Institute Certification Programs Earn Recognition by Government Employment and Education Agencies
Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Audio Learning Center launched for medical office professionals seeking convenient, affordable training
Friday, September 19, 2008


The University of Texas Southwestern Recognizes CMC Credential
Friday, August 8, 2008


Practice Management Institute Advisory Board Member Accepts New Position
Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Practice Management Institute sets the date for its 2009 national conference in San Antonio
Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Five new online classes for medical office professionals to debut at pmiMD.com
Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Practice Management Institute® launches new physician office training initiative with Arcadian Health Plan
Friday, June 13, 2008


CHRISTUS Southeast Texas PHO Hospital Operations Manager Named to National Board
Monday, June 2, 2008


LSU Instructor named 2007 Outstanding College Associate Instructor of the Year for Practice Management Institute
Monday, June 2, 2008


Practice Management Institute® launches new Job Bank to help physicians and job seekers connect
Monday, May 5, 2008


Rose Moore recognized by Practice Management Institute ⇒
Thursday, May 1, 2008
The Medical Society of Virginia Medical News

Medical Society Employee Named Top Associate Instructor for 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008


Practice Management Institute to expand its Associate Faculty program with new director
Monday, March 24, 2008


300 Medical office professionals expected to attend the Practice Management Institute national conference in San Antonio
Thursday, March 13, 2008


Practice Management Institute adds 10 new courses for medical office professionals to its Online Learning Center
Thursday, March 6, 2008


Practice Management Institute and Louisiana State University Shreveport Division of Continuing Education launch new health care training series for medical office staff
Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Medical office coding and management professionals vie for $12,000 in scholarships to be awarded in 2008 as part of a national education awareness campaign for physician staff.
Monday, February 25, 2008


Hancock Physician Network
Thursday, January 31, 2008


The Not-so-new Kid on the Block ⇒
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
BC Advantage Magazine

The Value of a Coding Education ⇒
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Family Practice Management

Coding Credentials for your staff: Why and How ⇒
Friday, February 6, 2004
Medical Economics

$68 Billion in Medical Billing Errors Puts Physicians’ Livelihood in Jeopardy

MAY 15, 2017 -- As many as 80 percent of all medical claims submitted to insurance carriers contain mistakes estimated at $68 billion (1). Approximately 55 percent of evaluation and management (E/M) claims are incorrectly coded resulting in $6.7 billion in improper Medicare payments.(2) Providers looking to avoid lost revenue and serious consequences are raising the training standards of its administrative staff seeking out those who have completed specialized training and certification offered by Practice Management Institute (PMI).

Watchdog agencies, enforcement, and penalties are on the rise, creating a high-risk environment for physicians. Tighter screening measures adopted by the Affordable Healthcare Act have resulted in 17,000 providers losing their license to bill Medicare (3). Doctors have ultimate responsibility for all claims billed under their unique provider number, and a physician’s signature on any claim is held as verification of the accuracy and legitimacy of each claim (4).

Increased scrutiny has prompted doctors and healthcare facilities to require their employees to become certified. From an enforcement perspective, staff who knowingly submit fraudulent claims for payment can be held liable (5).

David Womack, President and CEO of PMI, says, "It’s critically important that providers have well trained staff. The physician needs to have confidence that their personnel are running the business correctly so they can focus on quality patient care.”

Physicians dedicate their careers to quality patient care; most have had little exposure to the increasingly complex world of medical claims management. They rely on their billing and administrative staff to stay on top of the guidelines set forth by Medicare and third parties. PMI helps providers adopt higher training standards with specialized courses and certification exams that address these high-risk areas of practice administration.

Womack says, "Taking steps to successfully train and certify staff in these areas means physicians are more likely to submit accurate claims and receive correct payments for their services, and ensure that practice liability is minimized.”

About Practice Management Institute (PMI):

For more than 30 years, Practice Management Institute, also known as PMI, has helped physicians, hospital systems, medical societies, and educational institutions provide comprehensive education and training to medical office staff nationwide. By offering a variety of educational programs and professional certifications, PMI helps to build competency, compliancy, and effectiveness that assures the continued success of their clients.

Since PMI’s formation in 1983, more than 20,000 individuals have earned certification in one more areas of expertise. PMI is recognized by both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Labor for training in: medical coding, third-party billing, office management, and compliance. PMI training helps ease the burden of running a successful medical practice through thorough education and up-to-date training for non-clinical staff, allowing physicians to focus on patient care to improve the experience of the patient. For more information, visit http://www.pmiMD.com.

About David Womack:

David Womack, President and CEO, has been instrumental in PMI’s continued success since 1991. He has helped PMI transition into a cutting-edge leader in medical office staff education and training while developing key relationships with healthcare organizations, hospitals, colleges, and medical societies across the country. His commitment to excellence has helped PMI become an industry leader recognized by both governmental organizations and healthcare systems across the country.

Sources:

1.    "Incorrect Medical Coding Corrupts the Core Data Used by Health Care Facilities, Has Negative Consequences Throughout Health Care Industry." Integrated Healthcare Executive. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2017. 
2.     "55% of E/M Claims Incorrectly Coded - What’s Your EMR Software Doing to Help?” HealthFusion, June 24, 2014. 
3.    The $272 Billion Swindle." The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 31 May 2014. Web. 05 May 2017. 
4.    College, From The. "Who Is Liable for Coding Mistakes?" The Rheumatologist. N.p., 01 Oct. 2010. Web. 05 May 2017. 
5.    U.S. Department of Justice Memo, "Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing” aka, the Sally Yates Memo, September 9, 2015.





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