MedPartners celebrates HIP Week 2016 with another trip to Washington, DC. This time we aren’t lobbying for ICD-10. We are being interviewed by the Department of Labor (along with LaTasha Hall, RHIT from Hutchinson Community College) who is part of the MedPartners Solutions division. As a recent graduate from a CAHIIM approved RHIT program, LaTasha found herself like many HIM professionals just starting out. She had a degree, the credentials but no experience. Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville NC thought the MedPartners Solutions program was a great solution to their coder shortage and LaTasha started there after her internship.
MedPartners is committed to students because they are the future architects of our health system. ICD-10 gave us a chance to bridge the gap between new graduates and understaffed hospitals across the USA. There is a lot of media attention right now about raising minimum wage. We can’t do anything about that, but we can and are creating more middle class jobs right here in America. Why use offshore when we have people here that want to work, worked hard to earn their degree and credentials and want to make a contribution to the US economy? #MERICA
In the famous words of Lee Greenwood, “There ain’t no doubt I love this land! God Bless the USA!”
Co-CEO & Chief Operations Officer