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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2009/02/25 - Practice Management Institute (PMI) today announced that all three of its certification programs for medical office professionals have received recognition by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.
The Certified Medical Coder, Certified Medical Insurance Specialist, and Certified Medical Office Manager certifications, administered by PMI, are listed along with other health care career certifications on the Career Voyages government website.
The Career Voyages website is the result of collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs. PMI’s certifications appear in the health care section.
PMI’s certifications are also listed on CareerOneStop, a Department of Labor-sponsored site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy. The direct link to the certification resource on the CareerOneStop website.
Additionally, PMI has received confirmation from a source at the Department of Labor that its three certifications will appear later this year in the 2010-2011 edition of the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, and on the main DOL website.
“The recognition of PMI’s three certifications by the Departments of Labor and Education further validates PMI’s certification programs,” said Douglas W. O’Dell, President and CEO of PMI. PMI has certified more than 13,000 medical office professionals across the country.
The Certified Medical Coder credential has received recognition by employers such as the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and payers like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS cited PMI as an example of an acceptable certification for its Intermediary Provider Customer Service Program, part of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act.
“Our goal is to help supply physicians with a well-qualified pool of professionals to keep them compliant and help maintain proper reimbursement,” said O’Dell.
Practice Management Institute® (pmimd.com) is the training, networking and credentialing source for medical office professionals. For more than 25 years, physicians and their staff have looked to PMI for skills that contribute to a more efficient, profitable and compliant office. Classes are hosted in 300 of the nation’s leading hospitals, medical societies and colleges. PMI awards certification by exam to accomplished medical office coding, reimbursement, and management professionals. In all, more than 13,000 medical office professionals have earned their credentials through PMI.