Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Medicaid Billing, Medicaid Coding, Medical Billing, Audit, Fee Analysis, Insurance Billing, Medical Bill Coding
1985 – Present
Owner, Author, Lecturer and Coder of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®)
2019 Presenter for Coding 303 for ABA Center for Professional Development, ABA Health Law Section
2019 Received Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist Certification (AMBA)
2018 Presenter for Coding 202 for ABA Center for Professional Development, ABA Health Law Section
2014 Qualified as a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (AAPC)
2014 Winner of the Presidents Silver Star Award Textbook Excellence Award
2013 Winner of the Text and Academic Author’s Association’s (TAA) Textbook Excellence Award (Texty Award)
2013 Inducted into the TAA Council of Fellows.
2012 Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Ben Franklin Award for Science.
2011 Winner of the TAA McGuffey Award for cp “Teach®” Expert Coding Made Easy! developed in 1989 and updated annually. This “how-to” medical insurance coding book line has been used by more than 900 schools and universities and is the oldest in the industry.
2004 Qualified as a Certified Professional Coder (AAPC)
Trained more than 35,000 people worldwide on how to code using the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT® codebook.
Author and owner of more than 50 copyrights on books related to medical coding.
Supplier of expert testimony for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, medical providers, attorneys, and insurance companies
Provider of medical coding seminars, audits, and in-house consultations for physicians
Resource for providing information on physician usual and customary fees.
Provider of super-bill and fee slip analysis and review for physicians
1984 – 1986
AMA Editor of the CPT® Codebook
Responded to more than 8,000 written inquiries about CPT in its first year of implementation.
Responsible for the preface to the Index of CPT® and for working with the editorial committee on selecting new codes and deleting old ones.
1979 – 1983 University of Monterey
Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Basic medical sciences
1974 – 1978 College of St. Elizabeth’s
Morristown, New Jersey
Double major BA in Chemistry and Art, minor in Psychology
Professional Offices and Organizations
2014 TAA, Chair of the Annual Convention
2012 TAA Council member
2010 to Present Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists, active member
2008 American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), President – Richardson, Texas Chapter
2007 AAPC, Vice-President – Richardson, Texas Chapter
2006 AAPC, President – Richardson, Texas Chapter
2005 to Present American Academy of Professional Coders, active member
Proficient in Spanish.