Message From Your Region 7 Representatives | March 2019

Robert A. Kiesecker and Sandra Pedersen | Region 7 – Mountain/Plains

Even as a certified professional, you will encounter many obstacles over your career. How you overcome these obstacles will become learning opportunities and defining moments in your career.  I have found that when I have encountered these obstacles/opportunities, I am reminded of the words of Bruce Lee To be like Water.

“… Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup; you put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; you put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” — Bruce Lee

These words could not be truer for our profession. Every year, changes occur within our industry that require us to change, as well. Change may require you to improve your interpersonal communication skills, become more adept at Excel, or get that next certification.

It is important to be flexible and adapt to the coming changes such as ICD-11, new payer rules for evaluation and management services, and healthcare in general. Despite these inevitabilities, it is important to remain strong in your uncompromising commitment to ethical practices and always act with the highest level of integrity.

Water can flow and constantly change to find new and creative ways to get to its destination. When water binds together, stands strong and is in a solid state, it is stronger than the mightiest ship. Be flexible with industry changes and strong in matters of ethics and integrity.

Be like water, my friend.

Alex McKinley

Alex McKinley

Alex McKinley is AAPC’s senior marketing communications manager. Prior to his work at AAPC he worked in the tax and accounting industry. He received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications (Public Relations Emphasis) from the University of Utah.
Alex McKinley

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Alex McKinley is AAPC’s senior marketing communications manager. Prior to his work at AAPC he worked in the tax and accounting industry. He received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications (Public Relations Emphasis) from the University of Utah.

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