Patricia is a CPC (Certified Professional Coder) with an extensive background in medical coding, billing, compliance, and related fields. She has taught coding, billing, and terminology courses academically, as well as trained and managed many coders professionally over the years. Patricia has also taught medical documentation seminars for groups of physicians in various cities across the U.S.
As one of a three-member team, Patricia developed the medical coding audit program and department for a large national medical coding and billing company. At various times throughout her career, Patricia has been responsible for interpreting federal guidelines; responding to coding challenges/questions; and for developing coder training as well as physician documentation training materials. Additionally, she has conducted countless medical coding audits for various physician-based and out-patient hospital clients and has worked as a consultant on health care and medical billing fraud whistleblower legal cases.
Of all the interesting and exciting things Patricia has done in her career, she says the most rewarding and enjoyable is being an instructor at Laurus College. Patricia admires and respects her students and colleagues, and is proud to work together with her students, as a team, helping them to achieve their educational goals in the medical coding and billing field.
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