Employees Benefit from PMI/Hendrick Health Training Partnership

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Hendrick Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, has collaborated with Practice Management Institute, a leading provider of continuing education for medical office staff to offer its employees with ongoing, up-to-date training in medical coding, billing and other administrative skills.

PMI discusses their partnership with Hendrick Health.

Investing in employees through education translates into higher job satisfaction, loyalty, and overall performance, says Hendrick Health, an 11-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award. Practice Management Institute (PMI) today announced that its training partnership with the health system has reported high employee satisfaction, retention and loyalty for its physicians, mid-level healthcare providers and administrative employees.

Hendrick Health System is a not-for-profit, community-focused healthcare network located in Abilene, Texas. The system serves 19 counties in the state, helping people access a variety of cutting-edge healthcare services. As part of its community focus, Hendrick’s leadership is heavily invested in educational opportunities, which enable healthcare providers and other staff members to provide care at the highest skill levels possible.

Since 2014, experts from PMI have worked with Hendrick employees to increase their knowledge base and skill sets. Early on, focus centered on the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM transition, with clinicians learning various techniques for medical coding and provider compliance. In 2016, PMI trainers conducted 22 separate classes, with help from a partial Texas Workforce Development grant and in partnership with Texas State Technical College, to train Hendrick Health office managers in HIPAA and medical compliance. Medical coding, billing and other subjects for front office staff members were also presented.

As part of a new educational curriculum, PMI will continue to offer unique opportunities for Hendrick staff members to receive the education they need in order to be successful with medical administrative tasks. Fifteen classes will take place in the coming months, focused on medical coding, billing, compliance, management, and front office skills. Physicians, mid-level providers, office managers and office staff all stand to benefit from this incredible variety of educational opportunities.

David Womack, president and CEO of PMI, says, “We’re thrilled to partner with Hendrick Health System to fulfill its employees’ educational needs. Part of providing the best care to patients is making sure every interaction with them, from clinical visits to billing, proceeds in a way that adheres to the most up-to-date standards. We know our 2018 course offerings will help Hendrick Health achieve and maintain the highest standard of medical compliance.”

Hendrick’s dedication to improving staff competence is only part of its commitment to employee engagement and success. This and other investments in its employees have put Hendrick Health on the map as an 11-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award. Hendrick’s commitment to employee excellence helps employees across the system excel at their work and provide the best care possible to patients.

Womack says, “Hendrick Health System should be an example to other healthcare organizations, in terms of the lengths it goes to so its employees have all the tools for success. It’s exciting to be a part of the educational achievements for our Hendrick partners.”

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 its clients.
Since PMI’s formation in 1983, over 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 patient experience. For online coding and compliance training at affordable rates, visit http://www.pmimd.com/onlinetraining.
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.
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