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Ontario MBSI Office Joins Ontario Chamber Of Commerce

On November 11, 2014, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce welcomed MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. as a new member with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony was held in the newly renovated MBSI office, located at 430 N. Vineyard Ave. in Ontario.

On hand were several Chamber Board Members and leadership from the Ontario MBSI office. Barbara Darling, Regional Operations Manager, stated, "We are happy to participate with the chamber of this great city, and we look forward to creating jobs in the area. We also look forward to contributing to local charities, and participating in events that will encourage increased growth and trade in the Ontario area."

Ontario MBSI Office Joins Ontario Chamber Of Commerce

MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. Expands Modesto Campus

May 21, 2014: MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. first opened their flagship office located at 1601 Cummins Dr. in Modesto in 1993. Since then, the company has expanded to three surrounding buildings, creating a four-building campus within the West Campus Business Center. This month, with tenet improvements completed, the company moved into the building immediately adjacent to their main office. "We pride ourselves in using local labor and local businesses in this expansion.", states Jimmie Proffitt, President and COO of the company. "We were pleased that we could keep things local, and add to the economy of the Modesto Community."

Moving into additional offices, consisting of 16,000 square feet, located at 1581 Cummins Drive, the company continues to grow, and to create new jobs for people in Modesto and surrounding areas. MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. - better known as the acronym, MBSI, is a Diamond Level member of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, having won the "Chamber Member of the Year" award in 2012, for their contribution to the community. Almost 300 employees were hired during that year alone. This year, MBSI continues to hire people to support the ever-growing number of hospital and urgent care sites that serve as clients to the company.

Partnering with developers Tony and Matt Bruno, owners of TDR Inc., in Turlock, and Sue-Ann and Randy Anderson of Sara Anderson Properties, LLC. In Modesto, (who recently purchased and executed major external renovations of the property), MBSI spent over $1.5 million in the tenant improvement and redesign of the expansion of new office space. Local subcontractors used in the renovation were Cooksey' Roofing, Flooring Liquidators, and DeHart Plumbing, Heating and Air, Inc. - all based in Modesto, and ACME Electric Co. from Turlock. "We were able to refurbish and modernize a 1970's building that was in poor shape and had been unoccupied and empty for over three years. It was a great opportunity for needed business space, and it feels really good to partner with the Brunos and Andersons to help revitalize a portion of this business park." says Proffitt.

In the same building complex, MBSI plans on an additional 21,500 square feet that will be renovated and occupied by 2015. "MedAmerica takes a building and really makes it a beautiful place to work.", says Sue-Ann Anderson. "I'm happy that we are able to partner with them and help add new jobs to this area."

MBSI Celebrates 20th Anniversary

MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. had a very happy and enthusiastic crowd celebrate in Modesto on March 20th, 2013. Starting the day with a huge jolt of energy, 500 employees shuttled to the Doubletree Hotel in Modesto to undertake a 2 ½ hour training session presented by national best-selling author, speaker and MBSI's own Employee Development Coach, Anne Bruce and Aric Bostick, noted author and professional speaker. Ms. Bruce opened with an articulate opener, and Aric got everyone "FIRED UP!" with his presentation, invoking everyone to always support each other and fire up their energy, and effort, every day!

After the motivating presentations, everyone returned to the Modesto campus, where a huge tent was set up in the parking lot. There was a company-sponsored barbeque lunch, featuring tri-tip, chicken, salad, and potato salad for all. Once lunch was finished, James V. Proffitt III, the President and COO of MBSI, gave an hour-long presentation to everyone. Mr. Proffitt’s presentation revealed the company progression from start-up in 1993 to present day – outlining the how the company has grown from a group of about 40 people to now over 600 people in the Modesto office alone. He also went over pertinent financial and medical site growth over the past 20 years. In an attempt to update and simplify the company mission statement, Mr. Proffitt revealed the new mission statement to be: MBSI CARES. Rounding out his often humorous and interactive presentation, Mr. Proffitt presented awards and bouquets of flowers to 11 employees who have been with the company 20 years or more.

Rounding out the day of celebration, a Cup Cake Truck rolled up to the tent at the end of Mr. Proffitt's presentation. All the employees were treated to a sweet cupcake dessert, before departing early for the rest of the day.

The Ontario, CA and the Green Valley, AZ offices both celebrated with their employees on March 26th, 2013, with gala lunches for all employees at those offices. Mr. Proffitt gave an encore presentation in person at the Ontario office, and Terrie Avila, MBSI Director of Coding and Compliance, gave the presentation to the staff in Green Valley.

MBSI 20th Anniversary Celebration

MBSI Attends Modesto Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon

MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. sponsored a table at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce's annual State of the City Luncheon, on February 6, 2013. Held at the Double Tree Hotel in downtown Modesto, over 1,000 business leaders of the community attended. The Mayor of Modesto, Gerad Marsh, addressed the gathering, with an outline of some changes he is proposing for the City of Modesto.

Mayor Marsh noted that the top three areas that he wanted to focus on for 2013 were: Public Safety, bringing new business to Modesto, and education of the current workforce. He proposed a ½ cent sales tax increase in order to add new jobs in Public Safety (Police and Fire Departments), and also to grant those departments new technology. He also set a budget of $500,000.00 for economic initiatives to encourage new business coming to Modesto. Finally, he discussed his vision on building up the downtown area of Modesto, instead of building out. He mentioned the Courthouse project re-design as an improvement project and energy efficiency plans for both businesses and homes. The energy efficiency plan would get some local contractors more business in the area, and create more jobs.

After the Mayor's address, there was a brief question and answer period, allowing attendees to clarify some of the areas he mentioned.

MBSI employees who attended the luncheon were: Attilia Pascuiti, Rachel Darner, Nicole Souza, Sonia Nevarez, Vickie Hanson, Miguel Pena, Glenda Ross, Roy Jones, Judy Dominguez, and Cynthia Huckstep.

MBSI Attends Modesto Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon: Rachel Darner, Miguel Pena, Vickie Hanson

MBSI Wins Modesto Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year Award

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce held their 99th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony at the Gallo Center for the Arts on January 26, 2013. More than 500 people attended the gala, which included dinner provided by several area restaurants before the ceremony, with dessert and dancing afterwards. The Chamber honored MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. as their Chamber Member of the Year during the awards ceremony.

The award was presented to President and COO, James V. Proffitt III, MBS, CMPE, by Doug Johnson, of the Board of Directors for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber cited the enormous and ongoing contribution to job growth in Modesto during 2012, charitable contributions to various Modesto area organizations, and national support of the American Cancer Society. They were also pleased that MBSI has continuously supported Chamber initiatives, during the year.

James Proffitt states, "The theme of the night was "Modesto is a Special Place Because of its People". This exemplifies MBSI's core values to a "T". It is an honor to receive this great acknowledgement on behalf of the staff at MBSI."

Modesto Chamber of Commerce Logo MBSI Wins Modesto Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year Award: Elizabeth Lawson, Karen DiLallo, April Kruse, James V. Proffitt III, Stephanie Montanez, Debbie Ellis

Ontario Open House Gala

Our facility in southern California has moved to their beautiful new location; taking occupancy of a brand new suite of offices and work stations in Ontario, California. The open house was celebrated with a catered luncheon and entertainment provided by Sweet Muse.

A focal point of the new facility is the spacious conference room; complete with state of the art technology. The conference area will not only accommodate the needs of MBSI Executives, but will also be used as a meeting space for CEP dignitaries from time to time.

James V. Proffitt III, President and COO, along with the Executive Team, attended the Gala on October 18, 2012. Several on-site employees \ and affiliates from hospital sites in the area also visited the new location to celebrate the grand opening.

This new facility is greatly appreciated as we continue to grow our operations in Southern California, and will be enjoyed for many years to come!

Ontario Open House Gala Photo #1 Ontario Open House Gala Photo #2

MBSI Nominated for Modesto Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year Award

MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc, a Diamond Level member of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, has been nominated for Chamber Member of the Year for 2012. Citing the vast amount of jobs that have been created and filled during the year, and the charitable work the company continues to contribute to the community, MBSI is a contender for this coveted honor.

The Member of the Year Award is voted upon by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is awarded to a company that has shown a continued commitment to promoting the Chamber’s Mission of business growth within the community through their donation of time, resources, and personnel.

President and COO, James V. Proffitt III, states "We are honored to be considered for the Chamber Member of the Year Award. I am very proud of what our people have accomplished in 2012, and look forward to future contributions to the community in 2013."

Winners of the awards will be revealed at the upcoming 99th Annual Gala and Member Choice Awards, to be held at the Gallo Center for the Arts on January 26, 2013.

2012 MBSI Fright Walk - A Chilling Way to Raise Funds for the American Heart Association and Relay For Life

Once again the MBSI IS Department planned out and presented a spooky and fearsome Fright Walk for employees and their families!

Karen Addison and her team of talented employees created another scary yet fun night on October 30th, 2012 at our Modesto campus - to the terror and delight of all who attended. Over 150 brave employees dared to enter the Hall of Horror, with screams, booby traps, and scary antics to see who could make it through the chamber unscathed. Many terrifying other-worldly sounds came from within! Everyone came away with a quickened pulse and lots of Halloween candy treats!

The cast and crew had a wonderful time setting up the Fright Walk hall, and employees and their family members were asked to donate $1.00 to enter. Proceeds came to $432.00. The funds were divided up 50/50 and with half donated to the American Heart Association and Relay For Life, respectively.

2012 MBSI Fright Walk Photo #1

MBSI Attends Reception at Valley Heart Institute of Doctors Medical Center

On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, the Modesto Chamber of Commerce held a President's Club Circle of Influence reception a the Valley Heart Institute of Doctors Medical Center, located in Modesto, CA. Linda Fleming, Director of Billing Operations at MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. (MBSI), and Bernie Colvin, Human Resources Benefits Manager at MBSI, both attended.

Special guest Warren Kirk, CEO of the Valley Heart Institute, was introduced by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce CEO, Cecil Russell. Mr. Kirk, who has been with the company for a little over a year, discussed the current climate at the Center, and the success they have enjoyed in 2012.

Ms. Fleming and Ms. Colvin were happy to join 100 top business executives in the Modesto area for this event. "It's always a pleasure to represent MBSI in our community, since we employ a large number of people in our area. We enjoy hearing about the success of others." states Ms. Colvin.

MBSI Sponsors Table at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon

On March 29, 2012, MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. (MBSI) was proud to sponsor a table at the annual State of the City Luncheon, held at the Modesto Centre Plaza. It was a sold out event, with more than 400 local business professionals in attendance. Mayor Marsh of Modesto gave a presentation on the current state of the City, and also shared his vision, strategy and goals for the coming year. Additionally, City Manager Greg Nyhoff discussed his plans for 2012-2013, and how the City of Modesto will move forward.

Attending the luncheon were James V. Proffitt III, President and COO of MBSI, accompanied by Terri Avila, Stephanie Montanez, Karen DiLallo, Pam Carraway, Lovey Zielke, Nicole Souza, Liz Lawson, Linda Fleming, and Elena Melchor-Green.

"It was an invigorating presentation, filled with positive views for our city's future. We are proud to be a supporting member of our business community." stated Proffitt, after the luncheon.

MBSI Participates in Modesto Chamber of Commerce "CEO" Luncheon

MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. (MBSI) sponsored a table at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce CEO Luncheon held on February 16, 2012 at the Martin G. Petersen Event Center.

The luncheon featured The Honorable George Radanovich of California, in the U.S. House of Representatives. He offered a speech during the luncheon, addressing the issues at the forefront of Modesto's business leader's minds. He also went over several points from his recent book, "The New World Order Is The Old World Order", speaking about America's national debt, and how it came about. Also speaking was Cecil Russell, the CEO of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce. The meal was catered by local restaurant, Fuzio Universal Bistro.

Attending the luncheon on behalf of MBSI were eight of our Modesto managers and directors: Stephanie Montanez, Becky Henson, Attilia Pascuiti, Nicole Souza, Nancy Templeton, April Kruse, and Sonia Neverez. Montanez states, "It was a very informative lunch, and we enjoyed the opportunity to meet with other Modesto business leaders to share ideas."

Modesto Chamber of Commerce "CEO" Luncheon Photo #1 Modesto Chamber of Commerce "CEO" Luncheon Photo #2

Modesto Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Takes Place at MBSI Main Office

As new members of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. was honored in a ribbon cutting ceremony at our main office on December 6, 2011. Cecil Russell, the President of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, gave a short speech commemorating the occasion, and mentioning that we have brought more than 600 jobs to the Modesto area. James V. Proffitt III, President and COO of MBSI, gave a thank you speech, bringing up the fact that an additional 10 jobs were filled within the last week at the Modesto office. We are very proud to be welcomed into the Modesto business community, and hope to continue the collaboration to bring new employment to the area.

Modesto Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Photo #1

Fright Walk 2011 Raises Funds for Relay For Life

MBSI's very own IS and IT Departments banded together on October 31st to create an afternoon of Terror and Fun! Celebrating the revival of Fright Walk, the team, headed by Karen Addison, created a Halloween Fright Walk in our Modesto Campus. The area was dark and spooky, with a myriad of chilling howls and spooky music as the background! Terrified employees and their families who dared to enter were given a chill and a few frightful moments - along with some candy and laughter.

Employees were asked to spend $1 for themselves and members of their family who dared to enter! Total proceeds came to $245.00, which was donated to Relay For Life.

Cast members included: Wyatt Silva, Michael Wegener, Shawn Wood, Phil Weiss, Gabe Caligiuri, Liz Vera, John Arsheid, Kyle Brown, Makara Pheap, Michael Johnson, Tamera Franklin, Robin Costa, Cynthia Huckstep, and Karen Addison.

Crew members also included: Chris Chadd. Leigh Houck, Teri Mann, Jerry Garcia and Rochelle Johnson. Additional support came from Nancy Templeton, Liz Lawson, Jon Dressel, Lupe Carlos, Elva Hurst, Attilia Pascuiti, and Roy Jones.

Karen Addison wishes to thank Jimmie Proffitt for his support, the Cast and Crew of the Fright Walk, support from the Finance Department, and "all the souls of the poor victims" that attended the event!

Fright Walk 2011 Raises Funds for Relay For Life Photo #1

Bake Sale Benefitting Relay for Life, American Cancer Society

MedAmerica Billing Inc. (MBSI) Modesto location held a one-day Bake Sale on Thursday, October 27th. We raised $957.50 at the end of the day for Relay For Life/The American Cancer Society!

Heading the Bake Sale, were Tamera Franklin, Karen DiLallo, and Pam Cayson. All the baked goods were donated by MBSI employees, and were sold to the employees at the Modesto campus! Hundreds of different offerings were available, including cookies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, brownies, candy, trail mix and more! Franklin notes, "We have been doing this for over 10 years, and every year we make more money for the charity."

MBSI holds bake sales twice a year, once in October, and again around Easter time in the spring. Last year’s spring competition resulted in $3,615.75 for Relay For Life.

MBSI Sponsors Flu Vaccinations for Employees

In an effort to keep our employees happy and healthy, Bernie Colvin in the Human Resources Department, arranged for Sutter Health to administer Flu vaccinations in the Modesto Office on October 26, 2011. MBSI paid for the entire cost of the shots to encourage employees to get vaccinated. Over 110 employees took advantage of this great opportunity to stay healthy this year.

Bernie states, "This is a win-win situation for everyone: The employees stay healthy, and the workplace keeps running smoothly with less people taking time off due to illness."

MBSI hopes everyone stays healthy during this flu season!

MBSI Participates in Modesto Chamber of Commerce "State of the Region" Luncheon

MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. (MBSI) sponsored a table at the 3rd Annual State of the Region Luncheon on Wednesday, October 26th, at the Double Tree Hotel in Modesto, CA.

The goal of the luncheon was to raise awareness of the current economic and community issues facing the cities in Stanislaus County and Northern San Joaquin Valley. Hosted by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, Economist Jeffrey Michaels of UOP’s Eberhardt School of Business, discussed the current trends in the area. This was followed by a panel of local business leaders sharing their approach to succeeding in the current economic climate.

Attending the luncheon on behalf of MBSI were six of our Modesto Office Managers: Nicole Bailey, Bernie Colvin, Jennifer D’Achiardi, Melissa Foreman, Becky Henson, April Kruse. D’Achiardi stated that the lunch was educational and inspirational. "I am proud that MBSI is participating in local efforts such as this".

State of the Region Luncheon Photo #1 State of the Region Luncheon Photo #2

MBSI's 7th Annual Employee Appreciation Day

In order to show our employees how much we appreciate their hard work, MBSI hosted our 7th annual Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, September 16, 2011! From mid-day on, at the main campus in Modesto, employees were treated to fun games, a delicious array of free food and drink, and a chance to relax with coworkers! We set up a circus-like tent in the parking lot, and served hot food, various salads, yummy desserts and soft drinks to over 360 people. There was a free photo booth with props (such as feather boas, pink sunglasses and hats), a DJ playing great music and a Human Foos Ball Tournament! A fun time was had by all!

In our Upland office, the Regional Manager took everyone out to a local bowling alley, where they divided up into teams: Scrizo Strikers, Stripes and Strikes, Lucky Strikes, Dolls with Balls, and the Bi-Polar Rollers! Everyone enjoyed friendly competition in the lanes, and the bowling alley served hot pizza, hamburgers, and drinks for the entire crew.

The Green Valley office, which is mostly comprised of home-based employees, gave out gift cards as thanks for their hard work and dedication to the company.

President and COO, James V. Proffitt III, states, "It was wonderful to be able to give back to everyone who has contributed to the success of the company. We would not be able to keep up with our company’s growth without the help of each and every person here."

MBSI 7th Annual Employee Appreciation Day Photo #1 MBSI 7th Annual Employee Appreciation Day Photo #2 MBSI 7th Annual Employee Appreciation Day Photo #3

MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. receives Certificate for Contributions from Modesto City Council and Modesto Chamber of Commerce

On September 13, 2011, the City Council of Modesto, and the Modesto Chamber of Commerce presented MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. (MBSI) with a special Certificate for Contributions made to the City of Modesto. This was to honor MBSI for creating hundreds of new jobs in the area, thereby enhancing the overall economic environment of the city.

The President of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, Cecil Russell, and the Vice Mayor of Modesto, Brad Hawn, are seen here, presenting the certificate to James V. Proffitt III, President and COO of MBSI.

Also attending the ceremony is Courtney Proffitt, MBSI's Human Resources Onsite Coordinator.