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MRCS Collaborates with Howard University and University of the District of Columbia’s PHIT4DC Workforce Development Initiative, Funded by ONC, to Offer Free Course on Revenue Cycle Management

Updated: Jun 18


[BOWIE, Maryland - June 6, 2024] Medical Revenue Cycle Specialists (MRCS) is excited to announce a new collaboration with Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) to offer an innovative, free course on Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) for the Fall 2024 semester, funded by the ONC. This partnership is part of the PHIT4DC initiative, designed to enhance healthcare education and professional development in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. 

  

The course, titled "Introduction to Revenue Cycle Management," will expand on previous PHIT4DC offerings by extending into a full-semester curriculum. This comprehensive course aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the revenue cycle process and its critical role in clinical practice, ensuring effective payment for services and supporting organizational financial health and compliance. 

 

Kem Tolliver, CEO of MRCS, and Taya Gordon, Chief Revenue Officer of H4-Technology, will lead a free two-hour module on Coding & Billing, while both Taya and Kem will teach the rest of the free, virtual course. They will bring their extensive expertise to guide students through key topics, including health insurance reimbursement policies, contracting, credentialing, and current reimbursement methodologies. 

 

Course Highlights

  • Comprehensive overview of the Revenue Cycle Management process. 

  • In-depth exploration of health insurance and reimbursement policies. 

  • Understanding of fee-for-service, risk-based, and value-based reimbursement methodologies. 

  • Application of RCM in various healthcare settings, including physician practices and hospitals. 

  • Tools for monitoring performance and outcomes of the RCM process. 

  • Awareness of regulatory entities and compliance challenges. 

  • Integration of RCM into the operations and strategic objectives of healthcare organizations. 

 

Kem Tolliver, CEO of MRCS, and Taya Gordon, CRO of H4Technology, will bring their extensive expertise to guide students through key topics, including health insurance reimbursement policies, contracting, credentialing, and current reimbursement methodologies. 


Additional Benefits

  • 4 Credit Hours: Current Howard University students will receive 4 credit hours upon course completion. 

  • Certifications: PHIT4DC students are eligible for free HIMSS and PCMH certifications. 

  • Free Course Material: Participants will receive "Revenue Cycle Management - Don't Get Lost in the Financial Maze." 


Course Duration

  • Start Date: August 20, 2024 

  • End Date: December 2024 


Registration Information

Early registration is now open. Interested students can register by emailing phit4dc@udc.edu or phit4dc@howard.edu. You can also register at https://www.phit4dc.com/application/ by selecting “Introduction to Revenue Cycle Management” under the PHIT4DC course dropdown. Upon meeting an 80% attendance rate and completing all assignments and projects, participants will receive a PHIT4DC verified digital certificate of completion.  

  

Funding For This Course 

This project is supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number ARP-PHIT-21-001 entitled Public Health Informatics & Technology Workforce Development Program grant as part of a four-year project totaling $8,905,857.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by ONC, HHS, or the U.S. Government. 


 




About Medical Revenue Cycle Specialists

Medical Revenue Cycle Specialists (MRCS) is an award-winning healthcare company based in Bowie, Maryland, specializing in revenue cycle and practice management. With over 100 years of combined experience, MRCS offers strategic insights to transform healthcare practices. Learn more at https://www.medrevenuecycle.com/ 

  


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About Howard University

Howard University is a private, federally chartered historically black research university located in Washington, D.C. Known for its rigorous academic programs and rich history, Howard University is dedicated to educating students for leadership and service. Learn more at https://howard.edu/ 

 





About the University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is the only public university in Washington, D.C., offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. UDC is committed to providing affordable, accessible, and high-quality education to its diverse student body. Learn more at https://www.udc.edu/ 

 





About PHIT4DC

PHIT4DC (Public Health Informatics & Technology Workforce Development Program) is an initiative designed to enhance healthcare education and professional development in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. Funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), it aims to equip students and professionals with critical skills in public health informatics and technology. Learn more at https://www.phit4dc.com/ 

 






About the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responsible for coordinating nationwide efforts to implement and use health information technology and electronic health records. ONC aims to improve healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency through the advancement of health IT and innovative practices. Learn more at https://www.healthit.gov/ 

 

Contact

Medical Revenue Cycle Specialists 

1500 Pointer Ridge Place, Unit 1775 

Bowie, Maryland 20716 

Tel: 301-249-8500 


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