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Jay D. Rickman, Jr. Education Foundation Reshapes Financial Management Sector Through Grants

The Jay D. Rickman, Jr. Education Foundation (the Foundation) awards one-time grants to individuals in the financial management sector of the healthcare industry, seeking opportunities for continued education and professional development. It is estimated over 300,000 people work in this industry sector.
 

One-time grants are made for:

  • -Instructional courses
  • -Travel and lodging expenses associated with educational opportunities
  • -Continuing education credit courses supporting the following competencies:
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    • Revenue Cycle Function
    • Healthcare Environment
    • Financial Accounting
    • Financial Management
    • Quality Monitoring
    • Leadership


The Jay D. Rickman, Jr. Education Foundation http://www.jdref.org/ was founded to give people the tools and skill development necessary to improve and enhance their careers; as well as the industry. The foundation accepts gifts from corporate entities and individuals. All proceeds go to the fulfillment of the organization’s mission: To provide financial assistance for continuing education and professional development for the betterment of the credit and collections industry.

 

About the Foundation: Jay D. Rickman Jr. was raised in the accounts receivable industry after his parents founded AMCOL Systems, Inc. He was involved in organizations that benefited the industry such as Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and was President of AMCOL Systems, Inc. at the time of his death in 2016.  AMCOL Systems, Inc. has always considered itself a “learning organization” where people become better through education and training.  It was in this spirit, that Mr. Rickman’s family came to memorialize him. The Foundation works to widen and diversify the pipeline of professionals preparing not only to tackle the challenges of improving the financial management sector of the ever-transforming healthcare industry but in bettering their careers as well.

 



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