R. Kevin Townsend, CPC, CPMA, CMPE is a medical auditor and compliance consultant for DoctorsManagement as well as a co-author and instructor for the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists. Kevin has an extensive background in practice management, coding, auditing, compliance, and reimbursement. He has served as practice administrator for private, academic, and hospital owned practices in multiple specialties from primary care to general and pediatric surgery. He also has special interest and experience with training, development, and implementation of both practice management and electronic medical record systems. He is board certified by the MGMAs American College of Medical Practice Executives (CMPE), the American Academy of Professional Coders (CPC and CPMA).