All Press Releases for June 14, 2008

Practice Management's Jones Earns Special Designations

Two distinguished organizations announced that Dr. Donald Jones, CFE, CHC, of Practice Management Alternatives, LLC, successfully met their strict certification criteria.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - BELLEVUE, WA, June 14, 2008 - Two distinguished organizations announced that Dr. Donald Jones, CFE, CHC, of Practice Management Alternatives, LLC, successfully met their strict certification criteria:

• The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world's leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, awarded Dr. Jones the globally recognized "Certified Fraud Examiner" (CFE) designation. And,

• The Compliance Certification Board (CCB) announced that Dr. Jones has successfully completed the Certified in Healthcare Compliance examination, thus earning the "CHC" designation.

Healthcare compliance is a relatively new industry, born out of the government's crackdown on Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Compliance professionals come from a variety of backgrounds including medical practice, law and government.

CCB President Debbie Troklus, noted, "The United States government constantly updates the laws and regulations surrounding (federal health care programs) to ensure proper conduct by providers and eliminate fraud. These new regulations demand professionals who both understand the new regulations and how to implement programs to ensure compliance within their companies."

The ACFE's Board of Regents awards its CFE designation only to select professionals who meet a stringent set of criteria, including character, experience and education. Dr. Jones has successfully met these criteria and now joins the ranks of business and government professionals worldwide who have also earned the CFE certification.

These certifications combine to give Dr. Jones a unique perspective and skill set in order to continue his work in healthcare audit and regulatory affairs.

About the ACFE - The ACFE is the world's premier provider of training and education for fraud detection and deterrence. Identified as "the premier financial sleuthing organization by The Wall Street Journal, the ACFE has captured national and international media attention. For more information about the ACFE visit

About the CCB and HCCA - Founded by the Health Care Compliance Association in 1998, the Compliance Certification Board exists to develop criteria for the determination of competence in the practice of healthcare compliance at a variety of levels and to recognize individuals meeting these criteria.

About PMA - Practice Management Alternatives, LLC, is a Bellevue, WA, based firm specializing in healthcare compliance relating to billing, coding and medical documentation.

Practice Management Alternatives, LLC, is an independent healthcare compliance auditing company with offices in Massachusetts, Florida and Washington consulting to community health centers, community mental health centers, regional hospital groups and individual practitioners regarding practice management, accreditation preparation, compliance and documentation, coding and billing for clinical services. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

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