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Sawyer Achieves Certified Professional Coder Status

Shirley Sawyer, CPC, CMA, and Business Manager at Midway Medical Center, has become a Certified Professional Coder in the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).  The CPC designation is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings.  Sawyer 1 - color

To achieve the CPC status, Sawyer completed the required years of experience in medical billing, and she passed a rigorous examination that demonstrated mastery of all code sets, evaluation and management principles, and documentation guidelines.  The certification requires skills to assign the correct diagnosis, procedure, and supply codes for a wide variety of clinical cases and services.

In addition to medical billing duties at Midway Medical Center, Sawyer also supervises the reception, scheduling, and IT operations of Midway Medical Center.  Sawyer is also a Certified Medical Assistant with American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), She is the organization’s past president, and she currently serves as the Speaker of the House of the NC Society of the American Association of Medical Assistants.  Sawyer has been employed at Midway Medical Center for 18 years.

Midway’s President, Dr Nancy Freeman said, “You will never find a more dedicated, patient, kind, or helpful person than Shirley. The doctors at Midway are very proud of her and her ongoing education to stay abreast of the changes with coding and billing in insurance and wish to have her efforts recognized for all she does for our patients”.

The nine board-certified physicians of Midway Medical Center provide family medical care in both their Clyde and Canton office locations.  Midway Medical Center’s advanced approach to family medicine includes Medicare’s Meaningful Use designation of their electronic medical records system, and the pursuit of Patient Centered Medical Home.