Pamela Kulczar, CPC, CPedC, PCS, CCP
Pamela Kulczar has spent over 32 years in coding. Her specialties include allergy/immunology, pediatrics, family practice, and urology. She served as the Coding and Compliance Director for one of the largest urology clinics in Texas. Mrs. Kulczar started a curriculum at ETEXCoders/HMH vocational school teaching coding courses directed to clinical personnel including physicians.
She currently serves as the founder of JOBS for American Medical Coders (JFAMC), a social media designation for coding professionals with approximately 3000 members. The mission of JFAMC is to provide JOB leads, job-related information, support and encouragement to medical coders, billers and transcriptionists.
Pamela is a certified coder with sub-specialty certification in Pediatrics. She holds an Associate degree in Medical Office Administration from Tyler Commercial College.
Barbara Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPCO, CCI
Barbara J. Cobuzzi is President of CRN Healthcare Solutions in Tinton Falls, NJ. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University. She holds certifications from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a CPC (physician coder), CPC-H (hospital outpatient coder), CPC-P (payer coder) a CPC-I (coding instructor) and a CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She also holds a specialty certification in Otolaryngology (CENTC). Ms. Cobuzzi is a past member of the American Academy of Professional Coders National Advisory Board as well as their Executive Board. She has also earned her Certification as a Healthcare Compliance Consultant from Healthcare Compliance Resources. She is frequently quoted by leading industry newsletters.
Mary Pat Whaley, FACMPE, CPC
With 25+ years managing physician practices of all sizes and specialties in the private and public sectors, Mary Pat Whaley is one of the preeminent physician advocates and practice management consultants in the United States today. In addition to her Board Certification in Medical Practice Management, she is also a Certified Professional Coder and a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
She is widely quoted in national practice management magazines including Medical Economics, Physicians Practice, the Journal of Medical Practice Management, Physicians Digest, and Outpatient Surgery Magazine. A prolific blogger, she draws 30K+ visitors to her website (www.managemypractice.com) monthly and is a Healthcare LinkedIn Thought Leader with 100K+ Followers reading her twice-weekly postings.
Kelly D. Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I
Kelly Dennis has over 30 years of experience in anesthesia revenue management. Kelly became a certified coder with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) in 2001, a PMCC certified instructor in 2002, Certified Healthcare Chart Auditor through the AHCAE since 2009, received the Certificate of Proficiency in Anesthesiology and holds an anesthesia and pain management specialty certification from the AAPC since 2007. She is an Advanced Coding Specialist in anesthesia and has served as lead anesthesia advisor for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BMSC) since 2004. Kelly is an active member, past Legislative Liaison and past President of Florida Anesthesia Administrators’ Association (FAAA), and past President of Medical Group Management Association’s Anesthesia Administrators Assembly (MGMA/AAA). She is a nationally known speaker presenting at national conferences and webinars for various professional organization. Kelly also holds an MBA from American InterContinental University and opened her consulting firm, Perfect Office Solutions in 2001.
Joan Gilhooly, MBA, CPC, CPCO
Joan Gilhooly is president of Medical Business Resources, LLC – a suburban Cincinnati consulting firm. She brings a wealth of experience in physician practice management, particularly in the areas coding, reimbursement, and compliance. She’s a former licensed EMT-B, holds bachelor’s degree/clinical training in medical technology [MT(ASCP)] and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Iowa.
With coding certification by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Joan is also one of the nation’s first certified healthcare compliance consultants (2000). She’s also been an active member Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) since 1993.
Joan is frequently quoted in publications by Decision Health and The Coding Institute, and has published articles on coding and compliance in Advance for HIM (on-line version), Nancy McGuire’s Coding & Billing Expert and others. She was technical editor for Primary Care Coder’s Pink Sheet, formerly published by Decision Health and was technical editor for Coding Leader for Family Practice.
She’s a frequent speaker for AAPC, Decision Health and Coding Institute and was course facilitator for an MGMA on-line course entitled “Assessing and Improving Your Billing Office.” She’s spoken locally and nationally on a variety of coding and compliance topics, but is best known for incorporating a clinical approach to E/M auditing and E/M coding and documentation education.
Joan also provides expert consulting and testimony for providers involved in healthcare fraud litigation.
Robin Sewell, CCS, CPC, CHTS-PW
Robin has over 17 years in the Healthcare Industry helping Physicians and Hospitals navigate the complex world of government and other payer regulations. She specializes in both Medicare Part A and Part B; performing coding, billing, and compliance audits with the distinction of having proficiency in Professional FFS and Acute Care settings She has a national presence in educating health information management professionals as well as healthcare providers on multiple topics affecting the industry such as ICD-10, Clinical Documentation, EHR Meaningful Use and RAC audits. Robin currently serves on the Provider Outreach Education Advisory Group for Medicare Part A in Florida.
Madelon I. Berger, MPH, MA, CCS-P, CPC, CHBME
Madelon Berger, holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She is also a Certified Coding Specialist– Physician Based (CCS-P) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and a Certified Healthcare Billing and Management Executive (CHBME) through the Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA). Ms. Berger also was the editor of HBMA’s journal and is a published author of many articles on coding and billing as well as a national speaker.
Mary Popkin, CPC
Mary Popkin has over 30 years coding for Orthopedics, Oncology, Primary Care, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Electro-Diagnostic Medicine , E/M and Surgical Services for multiple practices. Mary has achieved successful attestation of Meaningful Use, phases 1 and 2 and PQRS reporting. She possesses a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida Gulf Coast University
Susan Dietterick, CPC, CASCC
Over 25 years of experience performing coding for physicians and facilities of various specialties. Expertise includes ENT, GI, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, and General Surgery. Certification as an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) coder providing advisory and coding services for multiple high volume ASCs.
Maureen O’Toole, CPC
Maureen is a NYS licensed Medical Billing and Coding educator, with almost 2 decades experience in the medical coding and billing industry, working with large and small practices. She has been educating physicians, staff and students for the past decade. Her coding specialties include Evaluation and Management, including auditing, Internal Medicine, Trauma & General Surgery, Burn, Transplant (kidney and liver) and Endovascular Neurosurgery.