Chicago Medical Billing Company RMK Holdings Partners with Chicago Area Students

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Chicago based healthcare revenue cycle management and medical billing company RMK Holdings encourages partnering with education leaders to enhance diversity and meet business goals.

"Embracing diversity leads to effective communication and better teamwork," says Sunni Patterson, President/CEO of RMK Holdings.

RMK Holdings Inc. is committed to building a richly diverse workforce and its partnerships with leading community education partners, Coyne College and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Stuart School of Business, supports this goal. As one of the premier healthcare revenue cycle management, medical billing and collection service firms for doctors and physician groups in the country, RMK Holdings and school officials know that externships provide students with real world business experience. However, the company also benefits.

Coyne College Partnership

“Not only do we help the students, but the schools and students really help our business,” says Sunni Patterson, President/CEO of RMK Holdings. “It’s a true win-win if there ever was one, especially when we can fill an open position with talent from the extern pool.”

Coyne College offers a diploma program for Medical Billing and Coding at its downtown Chicago campus. The program combines specialized skill instruction with hands-on training to help graduates become valuable assets for any office medical team and prepares them for certification in their chosen field.

Russell Freeman, President of Coyne College, adds, “Coyne College recognizes the benefits that RMK Holdings' externships offer our medical billing and coding students, and we encourage those students to seek participation. An externship helps provide a well-rounded education that complements our comprehensive, hands-on programming with some essential real-world experience.”

The results support the resounding success of the Coyne/RMK partnership. Between April 2010 and July 2012, twenty Coyne College students completed an externship and six of those students were then hired by RMK Holdings.

Illinois Institute of Technology ACE Student Partnership

After completing the first year of the ITT Professional Learning Program (PLP), which is a six week spring internship exposing international students to core business areas and workplace culture, RMK Holdings partnered with ITT’s ACE (Advancing Career Education) program.

Facilitated at IIT’s Stuart School of Business, ACE:

“Provides students with a substantial project that immerses them in a U.S. workplace and helps them better understand cultural differences, build familiarity with the way work is done in the U.S., and prepares them with transferable skills for internships and job interviews.”

RMK Holdings’ role in the partnership includes a minimum requirement of 70 hours of project work, providing consistent supervision as well as adequate workspace and resources. As a mentor, RMK Holdings will allow shadowing, offer training and help partner students discover how business works in the U.S.

“This fits right into the diverse and embracing nature of the culture at RMK,” remarked Patterson. “Because the ACE program is aimed at acclimating students into the U.S. business world, it’s an intricate work immersion experience that will be all the more rewarding. “

About RMK Holdings, Inc.

RMK Holdings Inc. has a 25-year plus track record in healthcare revenue cycle management inclusive of medical billing and collection services for doctors, physician groups, and healthcare organization. RMK effectively and systematically increases existing cash flow processes an average of 17 to 40 percent reducing overhead, decreasing claim payment turnaround time, and increasing revenue volume. RMK’s customized plan also safeguards trusted images and positive patient relations. To learn more about RMK, its service suite, and affiliated companies, please click here or drop an email to

About Coyne College

Coyne College has more than 110 years of experience in educating and preparing students for brighter futures through hands-on, dedicated career training. Located on two campuses in downtown Chicago, Coyne offers individualized instruction, flexible class schedules and large, furnished labs. Coyne offers diploma and associate degree programs in a variety of fields including Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Electrical/Electronics, and HealthCare. To learn more, please click here or call (800)707-1922.

About IIT Stuart School of Business

ITT Stuart School of Business offers intellectually rigorous business education at all levels, from baccalaureate to doctoral. IIT Stuart is committed to educating tomorrow's global innovators through the unique concept of strategic competitiveness. Core components, including creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, incisive decision-making, and leadership, are interwoven throughout each of our programs. At IIT Stuart, our faculty are developing the next generation of global innovators - individuals who are proactive, insightful, and capable of meeting tomorrow's challenges head-on. To learn more about ITT Stuart School of Business, please click here or call (800) 699-6958.

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