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Barbara good named to national board.


Barbara Good, Physician Practice Advocate for the West Virginia State Medical Association, located in Charleston, WV, has been selected to serve on the Practice Management Institute (PMI) 2012-2013 National Advisory Board.

Advisory board members provide directional support and resources to PMI in the areas of policy, planning, evaluation, development, and public relations. Ms. Good will serve on the board for a period of two years.

"Ms. Good will be an integral part of PMI's overall planning process, advising and participating in the evaluation and development of programs that support PMI's 15,000 certified professionals across the country," said Douglas O'Dell, president and CEO of Practice Management Institute. "We are extremely excited to tap into her talents."

Chosen from among hundreds of potential candidates, Ms. Good is recognized by PMI for her exceptional commitment to education and advanced learning scenarios in support of the physician and medical office staff member.

PMI is a leading educational and credentialing organization for medical office professionals. Its four certifications and 40 training programs focus on coding, reimbursement, compliance and productivity issues.

"I look forward to being a part of the PMI National Advisory Board as we seek new ways to provide the best in educational opportunities for physician practices," Good said.

Good said she has been delighted with the West Virginia State Medical Association's affiliation with PMI. "Our partnership has enabled us to bring CMOM (Certified Medical Office Manager) and CMC (Certified Medical Coder) certification programs, as well as other valuable and necessary educational programs, to West Virginia physician practices."

During the past year, the WVSMA has offered a number of classes, including the CMOM Certification, CMC Certification, Mastering E/M Coding and 2012 Coding and Medicare Update.

Always reaching higher, Good said, "Our next goal is to be the first State Medical Association to offer the CMCO (Certified Medical Compliance Officer) certification in a classroom setting."

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Title Annotation:General NEWS; Practice Management Institute National Advisory Board
Publication:West Virginia Medical Journal
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2012
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