I have been in the medical field for over 30 years. I am currently working for Altegra Health, formerly known as The Coding Source, as a Senior Coding Specialist and Auditor. I have been with them for the past 5 years. I work from home and do some traveling for them when the client does not EHR.
I have served on The National Advisory Board for the American Academy of Professional Coders. I am also on the advisory board for The Coding Institute, BC Advantage, The Coder’s Edge and numerous other magazines.
I previously worked for Ultimate Medical Academy as the Director of their Medical and Billing Program in Clearwater, Florida. I also advanced to Vice President of The Career Institute of Florida for their Medical Division for ten years in Clearwater, Florida. I am the former CEO and President of Words, Inc, a medical billing, coding, transcription, and consulting business from 1984 to 1992, employing more than 45 people and serving over 40 physicians and 10 hospitals in 6 different states. I also worked as a Practice Administrator for 12 years for an orthopedic practice after I sold my business in 1992
I have been a national consultant and speaker for Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Aetna and many more. I have also put on local and national seminars for various consulting companies throughout the past 30 years and have been a seminar and workshop presenter for the AAPC, PACHS, AMA, AHIMA, The Coding Institute and BC Advantage, just to name a few.
In 2004, I was awarded the honor of “Faculty Member of the Year” by the Florida Association of Post Secondary Schools and Colleges. I am an approved AAPC Instructor and Proctor for the American Academy of Professional Coders. I am also a published author for several books and magazines.