By MBProject Member, BP Fulmer, Executive Director, Commercial EDI, ACS, Inc., The MEDICAL BANKING REPORT, July/August 2007, Vol. 4, No.3
About a month ago one of my colleagues sent me an email entitled, “Looks like Medical Banking is legitimate.” Obviously, the title caught my eye. My immediate thought was, “Of course it is.” So I opened the email and discovered that not only is Medical Banking a legitimate endeavor it is now being recognized by one of the worlds largest and most successful healthcare companies in the world as a corporate function with a career path.
That company is McKesson. The email I read included a link to their human resources list of open positions. It listed medical banking positions and acknowledged that McKesson is creating a “medical banking” unit. The listing heralds that medical banking is becoming a formalized corporate function and an emerging career.
A couple weeks later I had the opportunity of having breakfast with Jim Bodenbender, Vice President and General Manager of McKesson. I asked him about this bold move to create a special operating unit inside Relay Health devoted exclusively to the development and pursuit of medical banking products and market opportunities.