PRN Advisors, a leading national provider of healthcare business services including coding, auditing, HIPAA compliance, information technology and operations management, announces that one of its Coding Advisors has been selected to serve as interim director of professional coding for Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mary Pat Whaley, FACMPE, CPC, assumed the position in November 2014. As interim director of professional coding, she will assist the corporate revenue cycle team with upgrading the organization’s electronic medical records system, prepare for the transition to ICD-10 and develop an enterprise-wide coding library for professional and facility coders.
Ms. Whaley has more than 25 years managing physician practices of all sizes and specialties in the private and public sectors. She 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. Ms. Whaley has previously served as interim director of professional coding for Steward Medical Group in Boston and McKesson Corp. in Lewiston, Maine.
Ms. Whaley serves as one of PRN Advisors’s National Coding Advisors (PNCA). PNCA is comprised of nationally renowned coding and audit experts who lead and audit all PRN Advisors’s engagements. As a PNCA, they are held to rigorous standards including educational requirements encompassing teaching, speaking engagements and publishing.