What do you enjoy most about working for MedComm?
The people with which I work and the fact I never get bored.
How does MedComm make you feel valued as an employee?
Management does really care about who I am and not just what I can do for them.
How long have you been working at MedComm?
Since October, when MedComm took over the AMS employees. I’ve been with AMS since Feb 2002, so all together, 15 years.
What professional values are most important to you?
Performing duties to the best of my ability, understanding that what I do affects a patient’s medical history and a provider’s reimbursement.
During your tenure with MedComm, how have you developed in your career?
When I first started with AMS and continued into MedComm, I was primarily follow-up or AR. Today I am working towards my CPC license (currently working on my Anatomy class). I’ve been coding for almost a year; predominantly GI and OB coding for anesthesia, however I have recently begun training on all anesthesia claims.
During your tenure with MedComm, what are 3 career lessons you’ve learned?
1) Business mergers are not as scary as I first thought.
2) Dedicated hard work pays off.
3) I’m not too old to start something new.
What is the most important aspect of your job?
What is your personal mantra?
Never use the phrase “that’s not in my job description.”
You’re happiest when…?
I’m on a North Carolina beach with my family.
Name 3 interesting things about you that your co-workers might now know.
1) I’ve been an avid Buckeye (I’m a ’92 graduate) and Dallas Cowboys fan since I was in middle school and probably know more about the game than my brothers.
2) I am from Annapolis, Maryland (which is the reason for being a Cowboy fan – Roger Staubach played for the Naval Academy).
3) My grandfather (just turned 97) was born in Bordeaux, France, came to the U.S. at age 19 because my great-grandfather (American) did not want him fighting in WWII for the French. He is listed as deceased in the Smithsonian as he is one of only 2 surviving pilots from Torpedo 8. (When his squadron went up on their fatal mission, he was in the infirmary due to trying to steal fruit from a farmers field, he jumped a fence and caught his large knife on his belt which caused him to lacerate his thigh). He and his squadron are on the cover of a very old Life Magazine. He’ll tell you to just Google him. Oh, and I cannot speak French, much to his dismay.