The PMI Department of Institutional Development and Workforce Initiatives partners with colleges and universities throughout the US to provide a robust catalog of continuing educational courses, nationally recognized certification programs, as well as our Medical Coding and Billing Academy. 

Our reason for partnering with colleges can be summed up in one quote:

 "Washington County Community College (WCCC) is delighted to be working with PMI to prepare learners for exciting career opportunities in the medical field while working to meet workforce challenges here in Maine. This exciting partnership with PMI allows us to offer relevant and rigorous coursework taught by national leading experts, specifically in the field of Medical Coding and Billing. PMI shares many of the same fundamental educational beliefs and practices around commitment to learner success, individualized learning assistance, and high standards of course content. Because of this, we are looking forward to expanded partnership around professional development and re-certification courses."

-Nichole Sawyer
Dean of Workforce and Professional Development
Washington County Community College
  

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These college relationships are so important for so many reasons, but in particular, it’s the opportunity PMI has had to connect the dots- to align hospitals and medical practices with colleges in long-lasting partnerships that lift up the healthcare industry, and in many cases, allow state-funded workforce initiatives to cover training costs.

 

TSTC-Hendrick TWC Skills Development Funds Grant Photo-1“In 2015, it was imperative that Hendrick locate a well-established, EXPERT training partner to instruct our providers in ICD-10 E&M coding.  After an extensive search and interview process, PMI was the clear choice.  Through this partnership, Hendrick and PMI were able to deliver successful ICD-10 E&M training to 182 people consisting of 40 physicians across 20 facilities in a 118 mile radius.  This week-long, specialty-specific training helped ensure Hendrick Provider Network did not lose the estimated 50% in revenue related to the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding.

Due to the success of this initial partnership, Hendrick Provider Network has continued to partner with PMI through TWC grants.  The training and certification opportunities with PMI allowed Hendrick Provider Network to build and implement career ladders for numerous employees.   In turn, these educational and career ladder opportunities have driven greater employee confidence, increased employee and physician engagement and ultimately created superior patient confidence and satisfaction in their entire healthcare team. 

As a result of our continued partnership with PMI, Hendrick has been able to provide 17 employees with CMC certification, 17 employees with CMOM certification, 8 employees with CMCA-EM certification, 35 employees with Medical Front Office Skills certification and 11 employees with CMCO certification and we look forward to our continued partnership with PMI.  Together, we can make significant strides in healthcare education which will ultimately help provide better patient care. “

 Marjohn Riney, BA, CMPE, CMCO
Operations Manager

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Here’s what other partners are saying:

 "TSTC has an amazing relationship with PMI. The PMI team have consistently over-provided training for our clients over the past 10 years. PMI instructors that we have worked with have proven to be not only experts in their field, but also reliable and courteous. Our relationship with PMI is very strong and we look forward to working with them for many years to come."

John Dosher
Executive Director

Workforce Training & Continuing Education
Texas State Technical College  
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 "For over three years, South Texas College has partnered with PMI to provide training programs that directly impact the job of medical office professionals. The quality of PMI’s programs, as well as the expertise and professionalism of their instructors, is excellent. Our students are always pleased with the programs that PMI provides. We are grateful to PMI for the opportunity to partner with them and provide these services in our community.”

Olivia de la Rosa
Director- Continuing, Professional, and Workforce Education
South Texas College
McAllen, TX  
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If your college would like more information about partnering with PMI, please contact Michael Moore at 800-259-5562, Ext. 270 or email Michael directly at mmoore@pmimd.com.