Betty A Hovey, BSHAM, CCS-P, CDIP, CPC, COC, CPMA, CPCD, CPB, CPC-I, is a nationally recognized healthcare consultant and speaker. She is an expert auditor and loves to help practices stay compliant and profitable. Betty states, "Physicians work hard for their practices and they should be paid properly for what they do."
Betty brings over thirty years of healthcare experience. She has worked for practices both large and small with the same intensity and attention. She has spent years on the "front lines" for practices handling medical billing, coding, claims, and denials. She has also managed practices and directed healthcare system departments. Her areas of expertise include Evaluation and Management, Primary Care, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, GI, E/M and procedural auditing, and ICD-10-CM.
As a speaker and trainer, Betty brings a welcoming mannerism that her attendees relate to and enjoy. She brings humor and real life experience to her educational sessions that allow her to ensure that everyone understands the training and has a good time. Betty has educated medical coders, managers, health plans, administrators, physicians and non-physician practitioners all across the country. She has co-written manuals on ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT specialty areas. She most recently authored a chapter for the soon to be released book, Telemedicine in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: Development and Implementation in Practice.
Betty is a Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based (CCS-P) and a Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Through AAPC she holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), Certified Professional Coder for Dermatology (CPCD), Certified Professional Biller (CPB), and a Certified Professional Coder Instructor (CPC-I). Betty is also a member of Sigma Beta Delta-an International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration.