Medical Billing

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Student Success Stories

Medical Billing Success

Lisa Johnson
JEM Medical Billing of Utah, Inc.

It has been a year since the effects of a fast paced high stress job combined with having two busy teenage boys and an infant daughter caused me to begin to have health issues. I had to make a very difficult decision.

I walked away from a high paying corporate position and decided to stay home with my baby daughter and be more available for my family. That is when fate stepped in. My dear friend of many years who is a MD approached me to pick up his billing. I had experience working not only in his office but also working for many years with a health insurance company. I felt I had a strong background to start the business. What I lacked was the road map of how to get started and up to date standards and practices.

Starting my own billing business felt right to me so I immediately began doing research on the internet to find a practice management system and any kind of training that was available. As luck would have it I ran across Medical Billing The course was very complete and had all the information I needed to start a successful business. The staff was so helpful and supportive it made it seem almost too easy to get started.

Within a month of my friends proposal to take over his billing I was fully functioning as the medical biller for a very busy practice of 2 OB/GYN's and 2 FNP's. I have never looked back. I love my business! I could not be happier with the decision I made. I have more than replaced the income that I walked away from last year and I am available for my family!

Since starting my business I have added another provider and hired two employees. I am happy not only to be running a very successful business from my home but also to provide an opportunity to my employees to have the freedom of working from home as well. I have recently started efforts to expand my business and I hope to have 2 or 3 more clinics on board by mid next year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Medical Billing and Antek Healthware for all the support and guidance they have given to me. But most of all I would like to thank my dear friend Dr E. Keith Hansen who always believed I was capable of anything. There was never a question in his mind of if I could do the job, just when I could get started. His faith in my ability has inspired me throughout the many years I have known him. This article is dedicated to his memory, E. Keith Hansen, M.D. 1939 to 2008.