Originally founded in 1993, as Specialty Group Services, Acclaim Radiology Management is an industry leader in radiology billing and revenue cycle management, serving clients across the full spectrum of hospital and imaging center-based radiology practices. (In 2009 the company changed its name from Specialty Group Services to Acclaim Radiology Management to better reflect our focus on radiology practice management.) As a privately held company, Acclaim continuously meets the needs of our clients by offering state of the art technology, including an online payment portal, online compliance training, and the conversion of paper reports into an electronic format that is easily uploaded to our radiology billing software.
Meet Our Management Team - Leaders in Radiology
Cindy Pittmon, RCC, CHBME, FRBMA
Founder & President
Acclaim President, Cindy Pittmon began her career as a radiology administrator in 1982. After earning a business degree from LeTourneau University in 1993, Cindy founded her own company. She is actively involved with the Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA), currently serving on the Board of Directors and as chair of the Certification Committee and has served on the Ethics & Compliance and the Technology Committees. Cindy’s affiliation with the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA), began in 1989. Since then, she has served on the Board of Directors as Parliamentarian (1996-98), Treasurer (2006-08) and President (2009-10). She’s served on numerous committees over the years and is currently serving on the Coding Committee and Executive Education Committees.
In 1999 Cindy was asked to serve as Chair of the Coding Certification Task Force of RBMA. In May of 2000, the Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB) was formed as a non-profit, fully autonomous entity with the mission to promote the highest standards of radiology coding through credentialing of radiology coders. Cindy was honored to serve as the President of the RCCB Board of Directors from its inception until 2008. More than 1,000 professional radiology coders have earned the RCC credential.
In May 2012 Cindy was named a Fellow of the RBMA, (FRBMA). The RBMA's criteria for selecting Fellows include their "educational accomplishments, years of RBMA membership, professional service to RBMA, and contributions to the profession".
Michael Pittmon, CHBME
Michael Pittmon joined Acclaim in 2001 after a 13-year career in manufacturing management, where he was responsible for process improvement, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance. Michael earned BS and MS degrees from the University of Texas at Tyler. He's brought his experience and an engineering viewpoint to billing operations which have improved employee effectiveness and productivity and enhanced client reporting.
Michael has served as President of the Texas Chapter of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) and serves on the Editorial Subcommittee of the RBMA’s National Communications Committee. He is also a member of the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA) where he has earned the Certified Healthcare Billing and Management Executive (CHBME) credential.
Wendy Lomers, CPA, MBA, FRBMA
Wendy Lomers joined Acclaim in February of 2010. A certified public accountant, Wendy also holds a Master’s degree in management. She has over 30 years of experience working with medical and radiology practices as a CPA, CFO, and executive manager.
Wendy served as Chief Financial Officer for South Texas Radiology, responsible for all financial aspects of the practice. For the 16 years prior to joining Acclaim, she was the Administrative Director for Radiology Associates of San Antonio, where she was responsible for strategic planning and management of a multi-hospital based practice, nine wholly owned imaging centers, a Texas based teleradiology practice, as well as a not-for profit breast imaging foundation.
Wendy has served several terms on the RBMA Board of Directors and has served as President and Treasurer. She has served on many committees and task forces in support of the RBMA. Wendy is also active in the Texas RBMA Chapter, having the privilege of serving several terms as President.
In June 2015 Wendy was honored to become a Fellow of the RBMA, (FRBMA).
Trained, Dedicated and Experienced StaffThe dedicated staff members of Acclaim Radiology Management are our most valuable assets and have extensive experience in the medical field. Their backgrounds include diverse areas such as nursing, office management, coding, insurance, process improvement, and collections. All of our employees are selected and retained based on their ability to deliver friendly, professional service to our clients and their patients. Each member of our staff is aware of the need to preserve the confidentiality of patient medical information and client financial information.
To promote our employees’ professional development, we hold regular in-house training on topics such as credentialing, diagnostic and procedure coding, regulatory compliance, patient privacy, and computer system procedures. In addition, key employees participate in off-site training regarding Medicare, Medicaid, coding certification, and fraud prevention. Our coding is performed and reviewed by credentialed, certified radiology coders.