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Medical Coding Billing Audits Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Medicaid Billing, Medicaid Coding, Medical Billing, Audit, Fee Analysis, Insurance Billing, Medical Bill Coding

Expert Witness No. 3806

Texas

Experience

1985 – Present
Expert own company- Dallas, Texas

  • Owner, Author, Lecturer and Coder of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®)
  • 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
  • 2010 Qualified as a Certified Healthcare Coding Instructor (PAHCS)
  • 2010 Qualified as a Certified Medical Coding Specialist (PAHCS)
  • 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 Chicago, Illinois
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.

Education

  • 1979 – 1983 University of Monterey – Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Basic medical sciences – noncredit courses

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

Fluent in Spanish.

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