We are well into 2019 now, but I would still like to wish each of you a prosperous and successful 2019. Once again I have found myself presiding as President of the Hawthorne Chapter of Missouri AAHAM. I had the honor of serving this chapter for a few years in early 2000 and I cherish the connections and good memories made during that time. When I was appointed to preside over this chapter again, I was glad to accept and I look forward to the positive experiences to come.

I originally became an AAHAM member back in the late 1980’s and I achieved my professional Certified Revenue Cycle Executive, AAHAM certification in December of 1989. I have always been an advocate of the AAHAM certification and I have not only worked to attain my certification but I made it a job requirement for the Patient Accounts staff at Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, where I am the Group Director of Patient Financial Services…

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