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Business flexes schedule for employee in med school

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A coder for National Medical Bill­­ing Services just finished his medical degree, which he earned as a part-time student while working full time as a coder for the St. Louis-based organization.

The company worked out a flexible schedule with the would-be doctor, who has worked for the firm since its inception in 2003. It also allowed him to work remotely so he could move out of state to attend classes.

Before he started medical school, the employee also earned his bachelor’s degree while working at the company. He began his general surgery residency in June.

“I can’t imagine another company allowing me the schedule flexibility to finish two degrees and move out of state,” he says now.

CEO Nader Samii says supporting employees who are trying to advance their careers through higher education helps retain them during their school years, even if they leave later to pursue their new fields. “We understand the value of retaining good employees,” he says. “It reduces costs, boosts morale and productivity, and is all-around just smart business.”

Contact: Nikki Cary, of Health­­care Partners, (615) 500-2924.

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