Merger Of PMI and The CMC Group to Form PMI Professional Resources, LLC

San Antonio, TX, January 16, 2007 --( PMI Consulting Services, Inc., a part of the Practice Management Institute (PMI/Assistex, Inc.), completed a merger with The CMC Group on January 2, 2007. The merger expands the PMI products and services line and brings an impressive array of CMC Group developed products to the national marketplace.

“The merger provides PMI a significant boost to our faculty and content,” commented Douglas O’Dell President/CEO of PMI. “We have definitely enhanced our respected faculty and services through the addition of the CMC Group,” said O’Dell.

The merger creates a new entity for PMI/Assistex. PMI Professional Resources, LLC will be co-branded during the next 18-24 months to ensure there is no loss of recognition for The CMC Group brand, which is highly regarded in the market place as an authority on Coding, Practice Management, Compliance and Legal Issues.

By adding The CMC Group to the Assistex. Inc. family, PMI gains more than 100 in-house titles/products, considered by many in the industry to be among the best reference materials available. In addition, PMI adds more than 1000 clients who have participated in educational sessions, consulting services or purchased products from The CMC Group over the past three years. “PMI Certified Professionals and clients will have access to a vastly enhanced array of products and strategic thinkers through this merger,” stated O’Dell.

In addition to the formation of the new company, Sean Weiss and Peter Keohane J.D., join the PMI faculty as Director of Professional Development and Director of Curriculum Development respectively. 

About PMI:
Practice Management Institute (PMI) is a leading provider of continuing education for medical office professionals. PMI offers a broad curriculum of educational seminars, workshops and certification programs that address all areas of medical office management. Reimbursement and business management topics, along with specialty programs are presented in 400 of the nation’s leading hospitals, health care systems, medical societies and colleges. For nearly 25 years, physicians have relied on PMI to provide the latest information on managing an efficient and compliant practice. PMI has certified more than 11,000 professionals through their three professional credentials, CMC, CMIS, and CMOM.

About The CMC Group:
The Comprehensive Medical Consulting Group (CMC) is a health care publishing, consulting, educational, and legal research firm providing services nationwide and internationally to medical practices, hospital networks, outpatient hospital facilities, home health care agencies, government agencies and teaching institutions. The CMC Group was founded by Sean Weiss and Peter Keohane J.D.

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