San Antonio, TX, August 13, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- PMI’s Certified Medical Coder (CMC)® credential was reviewed by The Billing Compliance Advisory Committee at UT Southwestern on June 24, 2008 and subsequently was recognized as an approved coding credential, reinforcing PMI’s position as a leading credentialing organization for medical office professionals nationwide. According to Doug Arrington, Ph.D., FNP-BC, NEA-BC, CHC and Director of Billing Compliance at UT Southwestern Medical Center, “UT Southwestern Billing Compliance Advisory Committee voted to recognize the organizations that Medicare recognized. We felt that it was essential to be consistent with CMS and to provide direction to the various hospital and clinical departments. We are very pleased to include PMI's coding certification as one of the recognized coding designations at UT Southwestern Medical Center”.
PMI’s certification programs have previously earned the respect of leading employers like The Cleveland Clinic, and payers including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)1. For more than 25 years Practice Management Institute has been one of the top providers of continuing education to medical office professionals, offering a broad curriculum of certification programs, workshops, and educational seminars. More than 12,700 professionals have earned PMI Certifications, and the number continues to increase as more physicians and their staff look to PMI to improve their skills in coding, reimbursement, and management.
Similar to PMI, the mission of UT Southwestern is to “educate the next generation of leaders in patient care” as well as “improving health care in the community”. PMI is proud to be recognized for its supporting role in educating and measuring the proficiency standards of medical coders that are so valuable to their physician employers, and thus to the medical communities they serve.
1 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Reference
Implementation of § 921 of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) – Provider Customer Service Program.
Pub. 100-20 One-Time Notification, Transmittal 113, September 12, 2004, pg. 8.