Serving over 500 providers
In business for over 30 years

About ResourceOne

Founded in 1988, currently with 7 offices in South Carolina, ResourceOne delivers value through our dedication, reliability, and attention to detail. Our staff includes medical, accounting, data processing, marketing, and management professionals who are cross-trained for consistent, quality service. We are dedicated to helping our clients keep up with trends in health care.

Our firm is committed to providing superior billing and management services to professionals in the health care industry. Maximize your income while minimizing the administrative burdens that consume valuable time and energy.

ResourceOne was founded on the principle of providing comprehensive business support to health care professionals. The cornerstone of our service is a highly skilled team of individuals that include experts with extensive backgrounds and decades of experience. We have a proven track record with sole practitioners, large multi-specialty practices and hospitals throughout the southeast.

Leadership at ResourceOne

Michael Bowe President

Michael worked for Policy Management Services Corporation completing quarterly and annual reports for the Security and Exchange Commission. Under his direction, Policy Management Services Corporation was the second company in South Carolina to successfully file electronic reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Bowe’s leadership and innovation was recognized when Policy Management Services Corporation awarded him the Employee of the Quarter in March 1988.

Michael continued to focus his attention on management and accounting and completed the Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) program sponsored by the National Association of Accountants and is currently a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. In 1988, Mr. Bowe established Professional Billing Services, Inc. to provide billing and management services to health care providers. While he served as President and Administrator, Professional Billing Services, Inc. grew to include the billing, insurance filing and management services for approximately forty physicians, representing several different medical specialties. Professional Billing Services was asked to serve as a beta test site for new services and program enhancements in recognition of the strong systems approach to health care operations.

In 1996, Michael merged Professional Billing Services, Inc. with a local CPA firm’s medical consulting team to form ResourceOne Medical Billing LLC. This consolidation allows ResourceOne to offer comprehensive accounting, management and billing services to a wide variety of health care professionals and institutions. As a Member Manager for ResourceOne Mr. Bowe directs the overall operations and manages the billing services division. ResourceOne has continued to grow providing billing services to over 200 healthcare professionals in the Southeast and management services to dozens of practices and hospitals.

Michael has served as a consultant to the South Carolina Medical Association and the South Carolina Society of Anesthesiologist. He has also served on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee and the South Carolina Medicare Business Advisory Committee. He is President of the South Carolina Society of Anesthesia Managers and active with the state and national Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

He was also Speaker at the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists “Financial Exposure – Turning Work to Cash Now and Then” and South Carolina Health Care Financial Management Association's “Hospital Supported Anesthesia and how you can manage”. Michael is currently the Chair for the Information Technology Committee with SCHFMA.

Contact Mike Bowe:
Phone - 803.454.2600
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Darlene Essick Medical Billing Director

Mrs. Essick graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, majoring in Management Information Systems. In 1998, she graduated with honors from Midlands Technical College with an Associate Degree in Business, majoring in Accounting.

In 1995, Mrs. Essick became an Executive Assistant at Professional Billing Services, Inc. In this role, she supervised the in-house lockbox processing system, monitored and supported data processing procedures, prepared monthly reporting and graphics packages for various medical groups, developed criteria that served as a guideline for the completion of in-house quarterly compliance audits, assisted with marketing planning and maintained an automated payroll tracking system. Darlene successfully completed training in Medical Terminology.

Currently, she is an employee of ResourceOne Medical Billing, LLC (formerly Professional Billing Services, Inc.). As Medical Billing Director, she is involved with establishing billing policies and procedures for more than one hundred medical providers in various specialties. Darlene also directly supervises the billing process for many hospital-based practices in South Carolina and North Carolina. She provides assistance with data conversions from numerous hospitals and medical practice computer systems. She has also functioned as a Certified Public Accountant (for ResourceOne Health Management Services, LLC) preparing financial statements and assisted in the preparation of corporate and individual tax returns for professionals in the health care industry.

Darlene has been a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants since 1997 and is currently a member of the Central Chapter. She has also been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 2000 and the Healthcare Financial Management Association since 2003. She obtained the designation of Certified Revenue Cycle Analyst (CRCA) from SCHFMA in 2009.

Contact Darlene Essick:
Phone - 803.765.1838
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Robert “Sam” Phillips Business Consultant

Robert “Sam” Phillips has more than 20 years of experience counselling individuals and businesses on a variety of management and legal matters. Mr. Phillips began his career as an officer in the United States Army where he distinguished himself as an Operations & Plans Officer and also served as the commander of several combat units. He later worked as an operations manager for a Fortune 500 Company and was responsible for recruiting and training a workforce of more than 100 managers and sales associates in several states. In addition to obtaining a dramatic increase in sales without increasing operating expenses, Mr. Phillips devised and implemented a loss prevention program that was adopted by his entire region. After attending law school, he clerked for the South Carolina Court of Appeals, then practiced law as a successful trial and appellate attorney. Prior to joining ResourceOne, Mr. Phillips focused his practice on healthcare and employment issues. He has also served as the Director of the Certificate of Need Program with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Mr. Phillips is a current member of the South Carolina Bar. He volunteers his time and expertise as the Deputy Commander of the JAG Detachment for the South Carolina State Guard and is one of the primary instructors at the South Carolina Military Academy. Mr. Phillips has frequently lectured on business and legal topics and is currently an adjutant professor with the University of South Carolina’s Palmetto College.

Contact Robert “Sam” Phillips:
Phone - 803.726.4269
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Associations and organizations

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Certified Anesthesia Coder
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
Medical Group Management Association
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Certified Ambulance Coder™
Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA)
Anesthesia Administration Assembly
Institute of Management Accountants
South Carolina Medical Group Management Association
South Carolina Society of Anesthesia Managers