What do you enjoy most about working for MedComm?
I enjoy the flexible work hours the most.I have a very busy schedule and the opportunity to have flexible work hours is a lifesaver.In addition I very much enjoy doing A/R. I love my job and that is a huge plus.
How does MedComm make you feel valued as an employee?
Carla Carter’s door is always open and that makes me feel that what I might need to discuss is important. It makes me feel valued as an employee and as a person. She listens as does Todd Walker. Medcomm cares very much about their employees. Management asks for our input and that means a lot.We have meetings to discuss what is new and to get employee feedback. One such meeting was Breakfast With The Bosses.
I respect that management takes the time to communicate with us and values our opinions. My manager, Candice Aryitey, is a great team manager and has given me great reviews as well as constructive criticism to help me grow. Those reviews make me feel very valued. Candice is very personable and kind. She makes me feel valued when she asks my opinion and gives positive feedback on my work. She is quick to thank the whole team for their hard work. MedComm is a family atmosphere and that makes me as well as other employees feel valued.
How long have you been working at MedComm?
Just a little over five years.
What professional values are most important to you?
Respect, Courtesy, Integrity, Honesty, Team effort, Good communication, Good attendance %, Continuing education. A job well done with a tenacious effort to be the best that I can be.
How has MedComm helped you in your career development?
Medcomm has helped in my career development by helping me learn new skills in all areas of A/R. I work in the specialty practices which is very interesting to me and has been a great learning experience. All new educational experiences help in career development. I have been on different systems such as Aprima and PPM, both have imparted new knowledge and skills. Our team has had scheduled days with our manager, Candice, to do one-on-one training. She takes time to get our questions answered which helps expand our knowledge level thus assisting our career development. The knowledge gained in all areas of my work over the last five years has been monumental and rewarding.
What are 3 career lessons you’ve learned at MedComm?
Respect, Good communication with management & Multi-tasking, also the importance of being HIPAA Compliant. These are 4 things but I could go on.
What is the most important aspect of your job?
I do the back end A/R which is “detective” work. I feel the most important aspect of my job is to identify issues and do the research to resolve them in a timely fashion. Also, a part of my job is to identify trends, meet our benchmarks, and generate revenue. I strive to serve our client to the very best of my ability. It is also very important to me to have good communication with our client, management and my fellow team members. All of these things have equal importance to me.
What is your personal mantra?
What does not kill me will make me stronger.
You’re happiest when…?
I am with my grandsons, who are very precious to me.
Name 3 interesting things about you that your co-workers might now know.
One thing, my genealogy: Richard Nixon is a distant relative.Nick Sabin is a distant relative. My paternal grandfather’s cousin was Governor Rhodes. That same Grandfather worked for William Randolph Hearst as a reporter in California before and during the depression. He went on to later own his own small town newspaper while his wife, my dear grandmother and hero, owned and operated several family restaurants.
She was a woman ahead of her time. On my mother’s side, two governors of Ohio, son and father, Thomas Bartley and Mordecai Bartley are my great-great grandfathers. I have a letter written to my great-grandmother by Governor Lausche letting her know the pictures of Thomas and Mordecai were being hung in the Ohio State House Rotunda. My family genealogy is quite interesting. Our ancestry on my father’s side has been traced back to one of the first families who settled in Virginia having come over from England.
We found the ship records while tracing our ancestry. While at the same time my paternal ancestors walked that land, an Indian tribe, the Powhatans, walked that same area. On my mother’s side we have traced our ancestry back to the Powhatan tribe and Pocahontas. Both sides of the family ancestors, unrelated to each other at that time,walked the same land at the same time and many decades later certain ones of the ancestors of those ancestors were joined through marriages. My cousin and uncle spent years of research on the family genealogy including a trip to Utah to search through the genealogy library. After all the years of research was complete my uncle put our family history in book form for all family members to have a copy of.