Speakers

Amihai Neiderman

A veteran officer of the unit 8200 of the Israeli Intelligence Corps, Amihai is a seasoned technology leader with a decade of experience in research, cyber, intelligence and R&D as well as a frequent speaker at technology conferences. With great passion for healthcare IT solutions, Amihai is seeking to apply his in-depth knowledge in order to transform the healthcare industry.Today Amihai is the CEO of Nym health that offers autonomous medical coding solutions.

Angela M Jordan, CPC, COBGC, CPMS

With over 30 years in healthcare, the experience gained working with multiple specialties has formed her career. The knowledge allows her to develop and present educational content for clients, AAPC Chapters, MGMA, and specialty organizations. Member of WPS GHA POEAG, served as AAPCCA Chair, and a member of the NAB.

Ann M Bina, COC, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPC-I, COPC

Ann serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Compliance Specialists, LLC. She has over 25 years of healthcare experience and has previously served as a Director at Gundersen Health System. Ann holds a Master of Business Administration and is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Ophthalmology Coder (COPC) and is certified in healthcare compliance (CHC). She is an approved coding instructor through the AAPC (CPC-1) and currently serves as secretary of the AAPC National Advisory Board.

Brian Cui, RHIA, CDIP

Brian Cui, RHIA, CDIP is an HIM professional with more than 15 years of experience in a variety of roles in health information technology, clinical documentation improvement, adult education, and auditing. Brian is founder of Medical Coding Geek, the creator and host of Not Elsewhere Classified podcast

Chad Benjamin Peterson MBA, CPC, CEMC

Chad works as the Sr Manager over Claims Management. Previously he worked as a billing/coding manager, Sr Coding Analyst for a large health insurer and a Sr Coding Consultant, where he audited/educated clinicians and coders. He regularly presents to large groups and teaches the CPC course at a local community college. Chad has been featured on several coding Podcasts, webinars, & coding advisory committees.

Christopher Adam Parrella, JD, CHC, CPC, CPCO

Christopher Parrella focuses on matters relating to Medicare/Medicaid/Commercial overpayment litigation representation, licensee/facility regulatory and operational compliance, as well as billing, coding and reimbursement issues. Chris works extensively with clients to develop compliant business strategies to address the complexities of the current health care environment. He assists in developing compliance policies in accordance with various state/federal settlements following government investigations. Chris travels the country on behalf of a wide range of health care organizations lecturing on varying topics affecting their particular industries. He is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Legal Advisory Board and Ethics Committee. Chris is a Certified Professional Coder and Certified Professional Compliance Officer designated by the AAPC. He is also Certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association of America (HCCA.) Chris participated in developing the national certification examination for the American Society of Health Informatics Managers (AHIM) on the Hi-Tech Act and AAPC’s Certified Professional Compliance Officer designation. Chris received his Bachelor’s Degree from Stony Brook University and his Juris Doctor from the Massachusetts School of Law.

Christopher Chandler, MHA, MBA, CPC, CGSC

As a Technical Manager of documentation and coding for Intermountain Healthcare, Christopher works on a system-wide level to consult, educate, and present to providers, staff, and operational leaders. He specializes in surgery, non-physician practitioners, and GME documentation and coding guidelines. He's presented at the AAPC's Healthcon and regional conferences, and teaches coding at a local college.

CJ Wolf, MD, CHC, CCEP, CIA, COC, CPC

C.J. Wolf, MD, M.Ed. has been involved in healthcare for over 20 years beginning with his years in medical school. Dr. Wolf made a career change to healthcare administration, reimbursement and compliance . He has worked in various coding, reimbursement or Chief Compliance Officer roles for lntermountain Healthcare, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas System and Merit Medical Systems. He currently is Sr. Compliance Executive at Healthicity.

David Zielske, MD, COC, CIRCC, CCC, CCVTC

"David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC is the founder and President of ZHealth Publishing. As the primary author and editor of each ZHealth publication, ""Dr. Z"" works closely with vascular surgeon Dr. David Dunn, interventional cardiologist Dr. Don Crumbo, radiology coding expert Ruth Broek, and ICD-10 coding expert Sara Wolf. Dr. Z practiced as an interventional radiologist for fourteen years and has over twenty-five years experience as a coding reviewer and coding expert. He is Board Certified in Radiology with the Certification of Added Qualification in Interventional Radiology (1995, 2005). Dr. Z has functioned as an independent interventional radiology, vascular surgery, and cardiovascular coding consultant to a variety of physician groups and hospital providers across the country, and he has served as an instructor in over 100 coding seminars. Dr. Z was also on the AAPC National Advisory Board from 2005-2009. A graduate of Oregon State University and Oregon State Sciences University School of Medicine, Dr. Z completed his internship, radiology residency, and interventional radiology fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA."

Dawn Cook

Dawn Cook is a Registered Nurse who has been working as a testifying expert in billing and coding since 2013 in 28 states. Dawn has prepared over 200 expert witness reports in billing and coding. She has testified over 70 times, including Federal Court and several state's courts.

Dixon Davis, MBA, MHSA

Dixon Davis is a senior consultant with BSM Consulting and is based outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Davis consults with organizations throughout the United States in strategy, business development, operational efficiency, compensation structures, finance, and compliance. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degrees from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Donna Malone, CPC, CRC, Approved-Instructor

Donna Malone, CPC, CRC and AAPC MACRA Proficient, Sr. Manager Enterprise Risk Adjustment Coding, Quality Assurance, and Provider Education with Tufts Health Plan and President of the Watertown AAPC Chapter As the Sr. Manager of Coding, Quality Assurance and Provider Education, she is responsible for audit and coding review management, development and implementation of department and vendor policies and procedures, governmental audits (e.g., CMS and HHS RADV, OIG Audits), coding team performance management. She is responsible for provider and coder education, which includes development of support materials for the entire network. Additionally, Donna serves at the MassBay Community College in Framingham, where she has been an advisor and adjunct professor currently in her 15th year. Her specialty area is the Medical Coding and Medical Office Administration Programs. Donna also is the Chair of the RISE Risk Adjustment Academy HC Coding Faculty Advisory Group. Prior to Tufts Health Plan, Donna worked for ENJOIN as the Director of Ambulatory CDI – Risk Adjustment, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as an HCC Professional Audit III for four years. Earlier, she worked for AM B Care for 9 years. Donna also has served as Education Officer (2016) and President (2017 – current) for the AAPC chapter in Watertown, MA.Donna speaks nationally for AAPC, AHIMA and RISE

Dorothy D Steed, COC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC

Dorothy Steed is an Independent Healthcare Consultant and Educator in Atlanta. She has served as Medicare specialist and a physicians audit supervisor for hospital systems with 42 years of experience in healthcare. She is an instructor at a state technical college in Atlanta and proves auditing & training in both facility and physician services.

Eddie Hearns, MA, CPC-I

CPC-I with over 15 years of revenue cycle management experience with a master degree in statistics. Internal auditor for ISO 27001 with two years experience.

Edward Townley, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CUC

Longtime administrator in multiple specialties; 10 year road warror across 14-state medical network as a revenue cycle director and coding auditor/educator. For the last three years an adjunct instructor in the medical coding program at Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas, teaching Anatomy/Physiology, Medical Terminology, ICD-10 and CPT/HCPCS coding.

Eric Rubenstein

25 years of federal law enforcement service as a Senior Special Agent for OIG-2001 Agent of the Year. Over $500 million in Medicare recoveries. 20 years of presentation experience at NHCAA. Recent presentations at AAPC NYC Chapter and Regional conferences. BA Political Science/MS Criminal Justice/Graduate Certificate Healthcare Admin

Heather Greene, CPC, CIC, CPMA

Ms. Greene has approximately 20 years of experience in a variety of health information management roles, including as a coding instructor and an HIM manager. She is a Coding and Documentation Consultant for First Call Consulting Group. Heather performs coding and documentation audits and physician and HIM education for clients nationally. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker/author on HIM topics for various organizations, such as the AAPC, AHIMA, and AHLA. Heather has a B.S. in Health Information Management and an MBA.”

Jaci J. Kipreos, COC, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

Jaci Kipreos has been in the field of medical coding and auditing for 29 years. She has been a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) since 1994 and attained her COC for facility-based coding issues in 2005. She has also obtained her credential as a Certified Professional Medical Auditor and is certified in the specialty of Evaluation and Management Coding. Jaci has worked in a variety of practice settings and has expertise in coding for family practice, urgent care, OB/GYN, general surgery, Medicare’s Teaching Physician Guidelines, with an emphasis on compliance with Evaluation and Management guidelines. Jaci has been with Practice Integrity since 2003. There she leads a group of AAPC Certified Instructors in teaching the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum. She also manages a national client list in monitoring provider documentation and performing audits for physician practices. Jaci provides a wide range of educational topics to assist clients in the area of chart documentation, Medicare’s Teaching Physician Guidelines, surgical coding, modifier usage and basic coding skills. Kipreos has been an instructor for various AAPC workshops for the past five years and is a Certified ICD-10 Instructor through AAPC for both ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS. She has spoken at the annual AAPC HEALTHCON event over the past seven years as well as AAPCs regional conferences. She has provided presentations for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners state event in Virginia and for the national event for the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Jacob Geertsen, CPC

Jake Geertsen is a Technical Manager in Intermountain Healthcare’s Professional Documentation and Coding Department. As an advocate for accurate representation of professional services, he regularly consults, educates, and presents to providers, staff, and administration regarding coding guidelines and payer policies. Jake holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University.

Jeff Mongelli

Jeff Mongelli speaks nationally on the subjects of cybersecurity in healthcare, HIPAA compliance, social media risks, and securing your healthcare IT infrastructure. He's a member of the FBI's Infragard program and a collaborator in their Healthcare Cybersecurity Workgroup. He's also a member of Homeland Security's Information Network.

Jessica Lee Trefethen, CPC, CPMA

Jessica worked in healthcare for 8 years, coding and auditing for a wide range of services, across several specialties. Specifically she was an ED coder for 5 years at two different facilities, doing professional and facility coding, including injections and infusions, and edits/denial management. Following that, Jessica worked as a physician services auditor/educator while supporting providers in multiple specialties.

Jessica Miller, CPC, CPC-P, CGIC

Jessica has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years. She workeds in medical records all the way up to management. Jessicas background is unique as she knows how all the parts of the revenue cycle combine to make the bigger picture. She has trained new coders, speaks at local community colleges, and have trained physicians, residents, new coders, and provide monthly education.

Joette Derricks, CPC

Joette Derricks, provides litigation assistance to law firms including expert reports and testimony in Federal and State Courts along with claim appeal and arbitration hearings. She evaluates hospitals and physicians’ billing office compliance, conducts revenue integrity and operational performance improvements initiatives including EHR optimization projects.

Judy A Wilson, CPC, CDEO, COC, CPC, CPCO, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM, CANPC, AAPC Approved Instructor, CMRS, CMCS

Judy A. Wilson, CPC, CDEO, COC, CPC, CPCO, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM, CANPC, AAPC Approved Instructor, CMRS, CMCS has been doing medical coding/billing for over 38 years. For the past 26 years she was the Business Administrator for Anesthesia Specialists, a group of eleven cardiac anesthesiologists who practice at Sentara Heart Hospital. Ms. Wilson is now self-employed doing education training and auditing. Ms. Wilson has the honor of serving on the Board of Directors of the AAPC-Chapter Associations from 2010- 2014 and served again from 2015 - 2017. She is a PMCC instructor, AAPC Approved CD-CM/ PCS instructor. She serves on the National Advisory Board for American Academy of Billers for AMBA. Ms. Wilson has had the pleasure of presenting at several AAPC regional and national conferences, Decision Health Symposium and at the AMBA conference as a speaker. She has written several articles including ones for HCPRO/Just Coding and the AAPC's Healthcare Business Monthly and has contributed to the AAPC Blog monthly.

Karen Kostick, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P

Karen Kostick is a health information technology professional, long-term peer recovery specialist and a Michigan veteran mind health activist to raise critical awareness and new generation treatments for PTSD and other silent wounds of war. Also, Ms. Kostick is an ambassador for Mission 22, a community united in the war against suicide; it is time for citizens to fight for veterans.

Kathleen Carney, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I

Over 30 years of Revenue Cycle Management,Auditing as well as Practice Management. I have been a speaker for the Tennessee Medical Association yearly for the past 6 years, as well as other local professional organizations (MGMA, AAPC). Past officer for local AAPC in NY and Current officer for local MGMA

Kathleen Michele Rowland, BSN, RN, CHC, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

Kathy has over 25 years in the areas of Healthcare Administration & Management. Twelve years of this time spent specifically in the development and implementation of practice-based compliance plans, auditing, education and litigation support.

Kathryn Williamson, CPC, CIC

Ms. Williamson is the Education Specialist for the inpatient curriculum at AAPC. Her career began 11 years ago as a dental assistant before transitioning to an outpatient multi-specialty medical facility. She has been a medical coder for over 6 years and enjoyed being the sole on-site coder for a 40-bed full-service hospital. She is currently pursuing a degree in Health Information Management. She has a passion for inpatient modalities, cardiothoracic specialties, and pathophysiology.

Kathy Burkhardt, MSL, RHIA

Graduate of Stephens College with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Administration and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership. Kathy has served on the board of FHIMA and received the Outstanding New Professional Award from FHIMA in 2016. She has held positions with Gulf Coast Regional Health Information Management Association and serves on the advisory board of Ultimate Medical Academy. Mentoring and sharing knowledge of the HIM field is a passion Kathy enjoys.

Khushwinder Singh, MD, MHA, CDIP, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CRC

Khushwinder Singh, MD is a trained clinician, and an experienced healthcare management professional, having over 14 years of HIM experience. Dr. Singh has been working in the HIM since early 2000's and has been involved with the health data management for various Clinical trials, Medicare & Medicaid Health Plans.

Kimberly Garner Huey, COC, CPC, CPCO

"Kim is an independent coding, reimbursement, and compliance consultant with a passion for helping small physician practices navigate the ocean of regulations."

Laurie Bouzarelos, CPC

Laurie Bouzarelos, MHA, CHE, CPC brings over 20 years of diverse experience spanning health care, education and recreation industries. Her health care experience includes contract negotiation, managed care contracting in both the physician practice and hospital settings, planning and business development, coding, compliance and operations management.

Leonta Williams, CPC, CPCO, CRC, CEMC, CHONC

Lee Williams has over 15 years HIM experience as a coding director, educator, trainer, practice manager and mentor. She is presently the coding director at a large cancer facility in the southeast. She is founder and past president of the local AAPC Covington, GA chapter and currently serves as Secretary of AAPC's National Advisory Board. Lee holds multiple credentials across multiple professional organizations.

Lori A Cox, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CGSC, CHONC Regional Director, Healthicity Audit Services

Lori has 20 years of experience working in the business side of medicine. Lori began her career in patient accounts and then moved into billing and coding for a multi-specialty clinic. She was eventually promoted to Billing Supervisor and then to Compliance Officer, where she wrote, maintained and trained employees and providers on fraud and abuse. In 2015, Lori received her MBA from Quincy University in Quincy, IL. Lori has traveled the country educating coders and physicians on complex coding topics such as Hem/Onc and E/M guidelines. Lori is the Member Relations Officer for the AAPC National Advisory Board, an active member of her local AAPC Chapter, and is a Regional Director for Healthicity Audit Services.

Lynn Kimsey, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

Lynn is currently the Coding and Billing Manager for Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine, an 11 provider pediatric specialty practice in Madison, Mississippi. Lynn has worked in the medical field for 40 years with experience in coding, billing, and revenue cycle management.

Lynne Y Gratton, CPPM

As a 29 year veteran in the pediatric industry working for the Physician’s Computer Company, Gratton brings a wealth of knowledge in new client implementation and consulting to PCC and the pediatric marketplace. Gratton is best known for her extensive knowledge of pediatric practice management and practice workflow improvement.

Marco Unzueta CPC, CIC, CDEO, CCS

Marco Unzueta has 6 years of coding experience in both, inpatient and outpatient coding, billing, compliance and documentation settings. He is currently an inpatient/outpatient coder at El Paso Children's Hospital in Texas. He was the first coder to become CIC in El Paso. He is the former 2018-2019 AAPC President for the El Paso Chapter and has provided presentations in different schools throughout El Paso for Coding and Billing. Marco’s experience also consist of teaching at Southwest University for the CPC certification. He was also elected to teach in the Army in a Coding Boot Camp that will allow soldiers to become certified through the AAPC in a two week course. He is currently working on his Bachelor's in Health Information Management to obtain his RHIA credential.

Marianne Durling MHA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CPC, CPCO, CIC, Approved-Instructor

Marianne Durling has been involved in many different aspects of healthcare and allied health education for over 37 years, creating a very diverse healthcare background. She is currently an Associate Compliance Officer for Duke Health System. Marianne has her CPC, CPCO, CIC, CPC-I, RHIA, CDIP and CCS credentials. She has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration. She has authored articles for professional publications and speaks nationally. She has served many years as an officer in her local AAPC and NCHIMA chapters, as well as on the AAPC National Advisory Board. She currently is a member of the AAPC Healthcon Education Committee.

MariaRita Genovese, CPC

Rita currently serves as President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the AAPC, after serving as chapter president and vice president in previous years. She is a former member of the AAPC’s National Advisory Board and is a former member of the Chapter Association Board of Directors of the AAPC 2015-2018. Rita served on the Executive Board for the AAPCCA in 2016. She has contributed articles to Healthcare Business Monthly as well as the popular AAPC Blog. Rita is a frequent speaker at AAPC National and Regional Conferences. Rita is the Director of Revenue Cycle and Business Operations for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. She has over 20 years of experience in billing and practice management, most recently in the areas of family medicine and medical oncology. She is active in educating the physicians and staff in medical coding and compliance regulations.

Marsha S Diamond, COC, CPC, CPMA

Involved in the coding, compliance, billing, healthcare reimbursement, education and management fields for over 30 years. Educator, author and technical editor of coding textbooks, coding and compliance-related articles for publications. Past National AAPC Conference Speaker/National Advisory Board member, past Orlando (FL) Chapter President, 2019 FHIMA Mentor of Year.

Maryann C Palmeter, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CENTC

Maryann has over 30 years of experience in the health care arena including work with the Medicare Administrative Contractor and a large, academic physician practice. For the past 20 years Maryann's focus has been on physician billing compliance. She is employed with the University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc. as the director of physician billing compliance and is responsible for providing professional direction and oversight to the billing compliance program of the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville. Maryann is board-certified in health care compliance through the Health Care Compliance Association. She served on the AAPC's National Advisory Board from 2011-2013 and was subsequently selected to serve as the National Advisory Board secretary for the 2013-2015 term. Maryann was named the AAPC's 2010 "Member of the Year." She currently holds the office of vice president with the Jacksonville, FL local chapter and has held numerous officer positions since joining the AAPC in 1998.

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

Mr. Miscoe has over 25 years of experience in healthcare coding and over 20 years as a forensic coding/compliance expert and consultant. He has provided forensic analysis and testimony as an expert witness on a wide range of coding and compliance issues in civil and criminal cases on behalf of providers and payers. Mr. Miscoe’s law practice concentrates on representation of healthcare providers involved in post-payment disputes with commercial and government payers. He has an extensive national speaking background and has been published in numerous publications on a variety of coding, compliance and health law topics. He is the incoming President of the AAPC National Advisory Board, is a member of the AAPC Legal Advisory Board and is the Chair of the AAPC Ethics Committee.

Nate Felt, CPC

Nate is a senior consultant for orthopedic physician coding at Intermountain Healthcare. He has experience in auditing and educating physicians, as well as, working with staff and operational leadership regarding correct coding guidelines. Nate has a graduate degree in athletic training and has worked as a clinician for over 10 years.

Peggy A Stilley, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COBGC

Peggy is currently employed by Oklahoma Sports and Orthopedic Institute in Norman, Oklahoma as Revenue Integrity Auditor and Billing Manager. She was previously employed by AAPC, a member of the ICD-10 Training and Education team, and formerly Director of Audit Services. Peggy has more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry starting as a medical assistant, expanding her duties to billing and coding, and management in a teaching facility with specialties

Rae Godsey, CPC-A

As a physician, Dr. Godsey has over 17 years of clinical care experience. During the past 10 years, he has served as a regional and corporate medical director, co-chair for the Louisville Bold Moves Board of Directors and he sits on the Louisville Health Advisory Board.

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CRC, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, COPC, CPEDC, Approved-Instructor

Rhonda Buckholtz has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, working in the management, reimbursement, billing, and coding sectors, in addition to be an instructor. She was responsible for all ICD-10 training and curriculum at AAPC. She has authored numerous articles for healthcare publications and has spoken at numerous national conferences for AAPC, AMA, HIMSS, AAO-HNS, AGA and ASOA.

Robert Walton Liles, CPC

Robert has worked on the provider side, as a Federal prosecutor and now, as defense counsel. While with DOJ, he has served as our country's first "National Health Care Fraud Coordinator" for all 94 U.S Attorney's Offices. Since entering private practice, Robert represents health care providers, suppliers and billing companies around the country in connection with government audits and investigations.

Samuel "Le" Church MD, MPH, CPC, CRC

Samuel Le Church is a solo private practice rural family physician, providing both inpatient and outpatient services. His practice is recognized as a Level 3 NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home. Dr. Church teaches medical students for the Medical College of Georgia and as is on faculty for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Family Medicine residency program, where he is responsible for the coding and practice management curriculum. In addition to speaking and teaching on various coding topics at regional and national conferences, Dr. Church consults for both small practices and health systems on HCC coding, practice workflow, and Chronic Care Management implementation and coding. Dr. Church serves as Alternate Advisor to the AMA CPT Editorial Panel for the AAFP and also serves on numerous quality and compliance advisory groups.

Sandra Kay Giangreco Brown, RHIT, COC, CPC, CPC-I, COBGC

Sandy Giangreco Brown is the Director of Coding & Revenue Integrity at CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. (CLA) She has more than 28 years of experience in healthcare and medical records management, coding, auditing and compliance in the hospital, outpatient and physician settings. Her areas of specialty include Chargemaster, Rev Cycle, Oncology, OBGYN, General Surgery, E/M & Radiology.

Shannon Carla Cameron, MBA, MHIIM, CPC

Shannon Cameron brings years of medical revenue cycle experience including chart acquisition, physician and facility coding and billing, A/R management, reimbursement strategies for medical device manufacturers, provider education and CPT and APC /DRG analyses for medical facilities and physician groups across the U.S. Her expertise covers all areas of billing and reimbursement across multiple specialties.

Shannon O'Tyson DeConda, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

Shannon DeConda is the president and founder of NAMAS a division of DoctorsManagement in which she is a partner and has been with them now for 16 of her 20 plus years in healthcare. NAMAS provides training, education, and resources for coders, auditors, and compliance professionals and DoctorsManagement is full service physician consulting firm in business since 1956 providing support services in coding, auditing, OSHA, CLIA, HIPAA, accounting, HR, credentialing, and power buying.

Sharon Jane Oliver, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CRC, Approved-Instructor

Sharon Oliver is a 35 year medical professional. Oliver has been a CPC® for fifteen years and a PMCC instructor for fourteen years. She has been a practice manager, and worked in the specialties of cardiology, OB/GYN, family practice, internal medicine, and infectious disease. She is a co-contributor for Elsevier publications on ICD-10-CM and Step-By-Step Medical Coding by Carol J. Buck. Sharon was a top five finalist for AAPC’s 2011 Member of the Year Award. She is the owner of Medical Coding and Consultants and continues to hold CPC and CRC classes. Sharon was on the AAPCCA BOD 2013-2016.

Sheri Poe Bernard, COC, CPC, CDEO, CRC, CPC-I

Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CRC, CDEO, CCS-P has developed medical coding curricula and referential material for more than 25 years. She is an expert communicator of coding concepts. Bernard is a risk adjustment consultant as well as a freelance writer and educator. She is the author of Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding and Netter's Atlas of Surgical Anatomy for CPT Coding, published by the AMA in 2018 and 2015 respectively, and the AMA's annual ICD-10-CM Chronic Disease Cards. She previously was vice president of clinical coding content at AAPC. Prior to joining AAPC as an employee, she served on its National Advisory Board for eight years and on the executive team of that board for four years. For 15 years, she created clinical coding products at Optum360, where she developed a love for the International Classification of Disease. She is a frequent national speaker on topics including anatomy and pathophysiology, coding and documentation, and risk adjustment coding.

Stacie Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC

Stacie L. Buck is president and senior consultant for RadRx of Stuart, Florida, and provides coding, auditing, and education services for diagnostic and interventional radiology service providers nationwide. Buck has 28 years experience in Healthcare, 20 of those in radiology, and has presented over 200 coding seminars.

Stephani E Scott, CPC

Stephani has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry working closely with physicians and staff in Health Information Management. Stephani has worked in a variety of settings including: Hospital, Long-term care, large multi-specialty physician practice, and Electronic Health Record software design and development. Stephani was also a part owner of a consulting company for many years providing services in best practices for physician practice management services including coding and documentation audits, compliance, and revenue cycle management. She has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient auditing and coding compliance. Throughout her career Stephani, has enjoyed teaching Evaluation and Management Coding, Compliance, and EMR utilization to many physicians and staff locally as well as nationally.

Stephanie Lynn Allard, CPC

Stephanie has over a decade of medical experience and a strong understanding of the entire billing and coding process. She has in the past and currently do manage large teams of coders, perform reviews as a multi-specialty auditor with proficiency in more than 40 specialties, provide feedback and education to help implement practices/policies and strategies that will reduce risk in the future. Stephanie also specialize in performing forensic auditing that includes focused reviews to be used in court cases.

Stephanie M Sjogren CCS, HCAFA, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CPC-I

Stephanie Sjogren works as Manager, Medical Coding and Provider Reimbursement for an insurer. She also works with the payment integrity to ensure proper claims adjudication and to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. Prior to joining ConnectiCare, she performed provider audits and education at a women's healthcare group. Sjogren has also worked with physicians and staff to integrate and use electronic health record systems effectively and to be compliant with CMS’ rule and regulations.

Susan Marie Roelant, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CEMC

Susan Roelant has over 18 years of experience in physician coding, auditing, revenue cycle and consulting. She is currently a Clinical Documentation Educator for Team Health. She has done IRO work as well as created education modules on the documentation requirements to support evaluation and management services.

Dr. Todd Husty, MD

Dr Todd Husty is the president/owner of Medical Audit Resource Services, Inc. He graduated from Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980. He worked in several area emergency departments until he opened his company, Medical Audit Resource Services. He has spoken at numerous coding and auditing conferences throughout the country.

Tracy Bird, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

Tracy has over 40 years’ healthcare management experience in various specialties in the areas of practice operations, revenue cycle management, coding, documentation, staff training, communications, policy and procedure development, and workflow redesign around value based reimbursement. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CMPA), a Certified Evaluation and Management Auditor (CEMC) a Certified Professional Medical Coding Curriculum instructor (CPC-I), and a Fellow with MGMA. Tracy is co-founder and past president of the NE Kansas Chapter of AAPC. Tracy has been a frequent speaker for local AAPC chapters over the years.

Trinity Schrieber, CPC

Trinity has worked in the medical field for over 25 years. She started in the records room for a small family practice. Trinity quickly moved into the billing and collections department. From there she went to be a legal assistant for a medical malpractice firm. She began working with HCC's in 2008.

Tyler Griffeth, CPC, CPRC

Tyler Griffeth has been employed as a Coding Consultant for Intermountain Health Care for over 12 years. He has worked system wide, writing coding recommendations devising best practices across numerous specialties and presented to hundreds of Physicians, management and their staff regarding coding audits, guidelines, and updates. He has presented at several AAPC Conferences and Webinars.

Vanessa Best, CPC, CPC-I

"Vanessa Best is an award winning HIM leader with over 20 years experience in the field. She has been partnering with medical professionals and practices since 1995 to ensure they are reimbursed quickly and accurately, while complying with constantly changing healthcare regulations. "

Wanda Faye Register, CPC

Wanda Register has been teaching in the college environment for over fifteen years. She previously taught medical insurance billing and coding at a local college here in the Metro Atlanta area. She currently instructs online at Harrison College. In addition to academia, Wanda is an ED Audit Analyst for the Emory Healthcare system. Mrs. Register has twenty plus years in Health Information. Her various roles have included Medical Records Supervisor, Office Manager, Auditor, Director of a MIBC program, Coder, Biller, and Compliance Analyst. Educationally, she holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Health Information Management from Florida A&M University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from DeVry University.

Daria Malan, RN, MBA, LNHA, RAC-CT, CPC

Daria is an established leader with extensive experience in Leadership and Management, Hospital Administration, Critical Care, Medical, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, LTACHs, Behavioral Health, Residential Treatment, SNF/LTC, Ambulatory, ASCs, Home Health, Hospice and Medical Practice settings. She is also a medical record auditor, reviewing documentation, coding and billing requirements.

Mary Wood, CPC, CRC, CPC-I

Mrs. Wood is lead physician educator for Kaiser northern district where she promotes health record documentation excellence. She is devoted to helping providers understand why it is important to document the patient’s story and best represent the provider’s thinking process. She also teaches students how to prepare for the AAPC CPC examination. She represents AAPC as a National Advisory Board Member – representing West/Region 8.

Amarin Alexander, MD, MBA MA, CPC-A, CIC, CRC

Dr. Alexander is a practicing hospitalist and a former health plan medical director. He is currently employed as a Physician Advisor for an Orlando hospital system.

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