American National University

Medical Office Has Supervised Five South Bend Campus Externs

Michiana Anesthesia Care, PC was named as a Distinguished Community Employer by the South Bend Campus.  This physicians’ group practice of 36 doctors in four medical facilities is the foremost provider of anesthesia care and is focused on providing patients with full access to the highest quality of care.

It was fitting that Chris Haller, billing manager, accepted the plaque for her involvement with the medical billing and coding program.  Chris has served on the campus advisory boards, has participated in our Spring Beauty Bash, and supervised five of the campus’ medical billing and coding externs: Mary Pierce, Tami Sigman, Amanda Dosmann, Brenda Large, and Brenda Smith.  Ms. Haller took one extern on board as a temporary employee and she now anticipates hiring in the near future.  Ms. Haller said, “Everyone who has completed our billing externships demonstrated outstanding leadership, strong knowledge of basic billing and coding skills, and in general, all have been fabulous.”   The externs came well organized, well equipped to perform the job, with a dedicated work ethic and a serious determination.

Brenda Smith, a recent graduate, wrote in her thank you letter to Ms. Haller, “I have enjoyed working in your office.  You treated me with respect and kindness, and you were extremely helpful in teaching me the job responsibilities.  Your willingness to support American National University’s education program should be recognized, as it has allowed me to gain real-time experience working in my field of study.”

“The level of academic preparation from American National University is exceptionally good,” said Ms. Haller.  “[The externs] are not just educated in their field of study, but also prepared for the real world. You can teach the technical skills, but it is very difficult to teach the soft skills and National students come with the professional personality to deal with the clients, the insurances, and the high demands in a fast paced practice group.” 

John Herman, Campus director and Chris Haller, billing manager of Michiana Anesthesia Care PC.

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