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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2012/04/13 - This grant will create and upgrade jobs, improving the workforce skills of medical coding personnel in medical offices - pmiMD.com.
Practice Management Institute today announced that it will work with The Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) division of San Jacinto College to provide continuing education opportunities for medical office professionals in the Houston area, beginning this month.
San Jacinto College has been awarded nearly $300,000 from the Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund to provide training for health care careers, specifically in the area of medical coding.
The grant will create and upgrade jobs, improving the workforce skills of medical coding personnel in medical offices. PMI curriculum and credentialing courses will be utilized for a huge portion of this training.
The grant proposal by San Jacinto College is in collaboration with a consortium of 10 medical offices in the Houston area. Formed under the leadership of Kathy Hughes, executive director at the Houston Metropolitan Health Network, the collaborative group worked with the College to secure the funding with the goal of expanding and improving their employee’s skills, meeting future patient needs, and keeping their offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly.
“I am very happy that PMI is providing so much of the training for this grant! They are known as a leader in physician practice training. The feedback I’m hearing from the practices is all positive, both about the teachers and the course content,” said Hughes.
The CPD division of San Jacinto College offers programs and courses for individuals to retain or advance in their jobs, or make career transitions. The CPD division also provides training to companies and their employees to meet employers’ demands for a highly skilled workforce, while helping incumbent workers reach their potential.
Practice Management Institute® (PMI) teaches physicians and their staffs how to run a more productive, profitable and compliant medical office. Each year, more than 50,000 medical office professionals look to PMI (pmiMD.com) as a leading provider of continuing education and credentialing. These training programs have been hosted in leading hospitals, medical societies and colleges across the U.S. for 30 years.
PMI awards certification by exam for accomplished medical office professionals in the competency areas of coding, reimbursement, compliance and management. More than 17,000 professionals have earned their credentials through PMI.