My name is Tom Beach and I am with Duke University Health System. I have been asked to poll several like sized medical teaching facilities with multiple and varied specialty physicians to see what other facilities are doing as it relates to evaluating perspective coders capabilities when they are new hires.

Specifically, we would like to know if you indeed use a standarardized testing process and if so, could you please provide a contact person with their name/ email address/ phone number so that we may contact them further for their experience. If you would like to respond directly to me, you can reach me at