Applied Medical Services, LLC Promotes Michelle Durner to President

by Applied Medical Systems

Durham, N.C. – August 26, 2004- Applied Medical Services, a leading provider of quality medical transcription, billing and coding, practice management and consulting services, announced today the promotion of Michelle Durner from CFO to President. “I am very excited to accept the role of President at Applied Medical Services. We are restructuring some areas of the company to better serve our clients and I am appreciative to have the opportunity to lead AMS into a new phase of total practice management,” comments Michelle L. Durner, President of Applied Medical Services. “I have big shoes to fill, but I feel that I am up for this incredible opportunity and it is my goal to lead AMS into an already bright future.” Michelle Durner, CPA, earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. After serving with Southern Pump & Tank Company (SPATCO) and Intercall, Inc., Durner came to Applied Medical Services in August 1999. She is currently members of many professional organizations including HealthCare Billing and Management Association (HBMA), HealthCare Financial Management Association (HFMA), HealthCare Compliance Association (HCCA), and Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA). “I am dedicated to marketing who we are as a Company. We have long known what value we offer to our industry and we look forward to clearly conveying that message to our peers and clients,” comments Durner. “Further, I recognize the importance of our employees in who we are as a company and strive to grow AMS around them.” Applied Medical Services has also changed the internal structure of the company a bit under Durner’s supervision, creating three new divisions under the AMS heading. These include Fast Chart Transcription Services, Profit Management for total practice management services and Profit Solutions Coding & Billing. #### About Applied Medical Services, LLC: Utilizing over 25 years of experience in total practice management, Applied Medical Services, LLC is a leading provider of medical transcription, coding, billing, practice management, and consulting services. Applied Medical Services’ clientele includes hospitals, private practices and emergency department physician groups. Founded in 1979 and led by industry thought leader Sandy Williams, it is one of the only service providers of its kind offering hands-on account management by credentialed, senior-level executives. Profit Management’s customizable system for practice management and consulting services has a proven track record for enhancing the revenues of medical facilities in the Southeast. Fast Chart’s transcription services specializes in medical transcription using carefully selected, experienced, medical transcriptionists to accurately transcribe quality documents and industry standard security and encryption methods. Profit Solution’s coding and billing services division specializes in seamless medical coding, auditing, and billing by senior-level executives who have obtained the latest certifications and are experts on government and compliance guidelines. MEDIA CONTACT: Ashlie Fowler 919.557.7890 [email protected]