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1 ` PAHRS Academy The Professional Academy of Health Care Reimbursement Specialist Admissions (757) January 2015 Revised 04/26/ P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

2 PAHRS School Catalog Table of Contents Mission Statement. 3 General Description of Facility School Policy and Procedures....3 Credit for Previous Education or Training.. 3 Grading System.4 Re-admission..4 Attendance....4 Leave of Absence Graduation Requirements....5 Student Records Student/Holiday Calendar...5 Enrollment Dates.. 5 Course Descriptions.6 Schedule of Fees Cancellation Refund.. 11 Withdrawal Procedures...12 Refund Policy. 12 Student Grievance Procedure..12 Program Objective..13 Advisory Board..14 List of Faculty and Administrators.16 2 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

3 Mission Statement The Professional Academy of Health Care Reimbursement Specialists focuses on Preparatory Courses aimed at National Certification in Medical Coding, Billing, Reimbursement, Medical Record Audits. Our goal is to educate and credential students to ensure employability and provide ongoing support in the way of Continuing Education Units (CEU), networking, and the latest updates in Healthcare. General Description of Facility Our Administrative Office is located in Franklin. The majority of classes are now taught through our PAHRS On-Line Classes. We also teach classes in 4 locations in the Hampton Roads Area. Franklin Hampton 601 N. Mechanic Street Sentara Careplex Suites Coliseum Drive Franklin, VA Hampton, VA Suffolk Virginia Beach Sentara Obici Hospital Corporate Landing Medical Center 2800 Godwin Boulevard 1232 Perimeter Parkway Suffolk, VA Virginia Beach, VA School Policy and Procedures Applicants must be 18 years of age Applicants must have a personal interview with school personnel Applicants must be a high school graduate or hold a GED Credit for Previous Education or Training The school does not accept transfer credit nor allow credit for prior experience Previous education and training will be reviewed by the school s Admissions Department and the respective programs advisor to determine how much credit may be awarded, if any. 3 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

4 Grading System Grade Points A Superior B Good C Average D Below Average/ Non pass grade E Failed Below 60 I Incomplete 0 W Withdrawn 0 Re-Admission Any student who has dropped out of the program may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the school s director and paying all fees due at the time of readmission. Program requirements at the time of readmission shall be applicable. Any student, who was academically terminated, may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the school s director and paying all fees at the time of readmission. Student shall be on probation for 30 days. Program requirements at the time of readmission shall be applicable. Any student who was terminated for conduct may not be readmitted. Attendance The school maintains an attendance record on each student. The school requires a hundred percent (100%) completion of class hours in order to receive your certificate of completion from the course. If in any thirty-day period your attendance is less than 80%, you will be placed on probation for a period of thirty days. If you meet the attendance requirement in the next thirty days you will be removed from probation. If you fail to correct your attendance problem you will be dismissed from the school. You may request reinstatement, but you will be required to provide proof that the problem that caused your chronic absenteeism has been resolved. Tardiness is defined as showing up more than ten minutes late for class. Tardiness without a legitimate reason on more than three different occasions will be considered as one unexcused absence. If a student misses 3 or more classes, the director will review eligibility to continue in the current program. Students are expected to be on time and attend all scheduled classes. Documentation of the reason for the absences is required for a student returning to class after an absence. 4 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

5 Leave of Absence Student may request a leave of absence at any point during their studies. In order to receive a leave of absence a student must submit a written notice to the school explaining the reason they are not able to attend school. If a student fails to notify the school admissions office of their leave of absence, the student will be held to the standards discussed in the Attendance section. This includes probation and possible dismissal for lack of attendance. Students wishing to return to classes after a leave of absence must contact the school admissions office. The school director and student will both determine when and if the student will return to classes. Graduation Requirements Students must maintain an average of 70% at the end of each course. As a national preparatory school for national certification in our various studies, students are enrolled to take the national board exams and must meet the specific association requirements to become nationally certified. Student Records All student evaluations and grades are maintained by the school for a period of five years. Student transcripts are kept on file permanently and are kept safe from fire, theft and other perils. Student Calendar The school operates on a non-traditional term. We do not utilize the conventional academic calendar of quarters and semesters. The weather will play a major role in actual class schedule. Classes cancelled due to weather are made up at the end of the program. The following holidays are observed and no class is held: New Year s Eve New Year s Day Spring Break (week following Easter) Memorial Day (last Monday in May) Independence Day (July 4) Labor Day (first Monday in September) Thanksgiving Day & Thanksgiving Friday Christmas Eve Christmas Day The school reserves the right to amend the holiday calendar. Enrollment Dates A student may enroll two weeks prior to the start of a new class, or as availability permits. The school has rolling admissions. Class size is limited. 5 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

6 The Professional Academy of Health Care Reimbursement Specialists Interested in more than one certification? Take this step by step approach! National exam Post Study Mock Exam Certification Course Become a Certified Reimbursement Specialist (CRS) Or Climb to a higher level as a Certified Medical Reimbursement Auditor (CMRA) Pre-requisites Step One: Pre-requisites Medical Terminology & Anatomy Basic CPT& ICD-9/ICD-10 Coding Anatomy for the Coder Step Two: Advanced Coding Advanced Coding 1. Intro to CPT, Modifiers & HCPCS 2. Evaluation & Management Coding 3. ICD-9 Diagnostic Coding 4. Anesthesia 5. Summary of Surgery 6. Integumentary Coding 7. Musculoskeletal Coding 8. Respiratory Coding 9. Cardiovascular Coding 10. Female System Coding 11. Male System Coding 12. Radiology Coding 13. Lab & Pathology Coding 14. Diagnostic & Therapeutic Coding 15. Study Session Step Three: Reimbursement Certification Certified Reimbursement Specialist (CRS) 1. The life Cycle of a Claim 2. The ABC's of Insurance 3. CPT, Modifiers, HCPCS 4. The Correct Coding Initiative 5. ICD-9 Coding- Vol I, II & III 6. Evaluation & Management Coding 7. AMA/CMS Documentation Guidelines 8. Medical Record Auditing 9. Billing, Billing scenarios & Coverage Determination 10. Collections, Tracing Claims & the Appeals Process 11. Health Care & the Law 12. Compliance, HIPAA & the Privacy ACT 13. Study Session 6 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

7 Step Four: Certified Medical Reimbursement Auditor Certified Medical Reimbursement Auditor 1. HIPAA Privacy and Release of Medical Records 2. Health Care Regulations 3. Documentation Standards 4. Medical Record Auditing and Abstraction Skills 5. Legal Requirements of the Medical Record 6. Medical Record Auditing Guidelines 7. E&M and Operative Record Audits 8. Quality Assurance and Coding Risk Analysis 9. Communications of Audit Results and Findings 10. Compliance for Physician Practice, Hospital, Nursing Facility, and Third Party Billing 11. Pharmacology and Diseases Step Five: The Mock Exam is designed to evaluate the students needs to pass the national exam. The exam is set up and is a timed exam, a mock of the national exam. Step Six: The Post Study is a student specific study guide focused on the student s Mock exam results to assist the student in studying their weak areas. Step Seven: National Exam is taken as a class with a local chapter of the national associations. Options: Students that excel in coding (Outpatient or Hospital) or other areas may opt to take additional National Certification exams. Ask a counselor advisor about our Coding Preparatory classes and other programs. It s Time To Launch Your Career! PAHRS continues to offer Internships, Resume writing & Dress for Success classes, Career Center on the web site to assist with job placement as well as ongoing CEUs, Network Meetings, On-line study sessions and the latest in health care updates. 7 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

8 PAHRS Academy is a Preparatory School whose objective is to prepare students for the National Board Exams in Medical Coding, Billing, Reimbursement, and Medical Record Auditing. Student candidates are required to meet the course pre-requisites before beginning the Certification Courses. Students may opt to take the entry level pre-requisites with PAHRS Academy or may qualify by testing out if they have had prior classes within the last twelve months at a local community college or trade school. Transcripts are required. Pre-requisites: Medical Terminology & Anatomy-This basic course is designed to introduce the student to Medical Terms and the Components of Medical Terms; Prefix, Suffix, Root Word, Combining Form, and Combining Vowel. This introduces the student to the 14 organ systems and memorization of the various parts of the human body. This course includes puzzles and games to assist the student with memorization. Class room hours=20 hours Final exam must be 70% or greater to pass Course Curriculum-PAHRS Pre-requisite guide Basic CPT & ICD-9/ICD-10 Coding-This basic course is designed to introduce the student to basic CPT (procedure) Coding and ICD-9/ICD-10 (diagnoses) Coding. The objective is to familiarize the student with the books by tabbing, highlighting and marking key areas, so they can navigate around their materials. It will give them the basic skills to look up CPT and ICD-9 codes. ICD-9 coding will be discontinued upon implementation of ICD-10. Class room hours=40 hours Final exam must be 70% or greater to pass Course Curriculum-PAHRS Pre-requisite guide & current edition CPT & ICD-9/ICD-10 Anatomy for the Coder-This course is designed to prepare the Coder/Auditor with an in-depth look at the Human Body Anatomical Systems, diseases and diagnoses. Anatomical illustrations and medical terms are used to determine appropriate code selection. Class room hours=20 hours Final exam must be 70% or greater to pass Course Curriculum-Anatomy for the Coder Electronic Medical Records- This course is designed to familiarize the students on how to use the Electronic Medical Record including data entry of medical records. Class room hours=20 hours Final exam must be 70% or greater to pass Course Curriculum-Prime Suite Electronic Medical Records 8 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

9 Pharmacology for the Coder- This course is designed to familiarize the students on Drugs, Diseases, Treatment, Indications and Adverse Drug Reaction Class room hours=20 hours Final exam must be 70% or greater to pass Course Curriculum- Pharmacology: A Guide to Drugs, Diseases, Treatment, Indications and Adverse Drug Reactions PAHRS Certification Course Descriptions The Certified Reimbursement Specialist This course is designed to train the Health Care Reimbursement Specialist on the entire life cycle of the claim, including HIPAA & Compliance, Privacy Laws pertaining to Medical Records and Health Care Information, Medical Coding, Medical Record Abstracting, Health Care Record Management, Billing, Insurance Coverage Issues, Reimbursement and troubleshooting unpaid claims, Collections and the Appeals Process. Students will also learn Medical Record Auditing which will include Electronic Medical Records and the role of Auditors with the new emerging technology of EMR. This course covers every aspect of Health Care and gives the student a wide range of opportunity. Pre-requisites: Medical Terminology & Anatomy Basic CPT & ICD-9/ICD-10 Coding (ICD-9 will be discontinued upon implementation ICD-10) Advanced Coding Basic computer skills required i.e.; , Microsoft 2000, XP or VISTA Required Course Hours-220 hours Required Curriculum-Current Edition of CPT & ICD-9/ICD-10, HCPCS Coding Books, Course Curriculum, Medical Dictionary & Anatomy Book National Certification is through the PAHRS Association National Board Exam-5 hours Credential Awarded upon successfully passing the CRS National Board Exam by 70% Career Opportunity Examples; Medical Coding for Outpatient Services or Hospital Clinics, ED, DME Medical Billing or Claims Processing for Physician s Office, Clinic, Nursing Home, Military Base Physician Coding, Hospital Intake, Financial Counselor, Reimbursement Specialist, Medical Record Auditor Claims Processor for an insurance company, Scribe-Document Patient Encounters on the EHR with the Provider 9 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

10 The Certified Medical Reimbursement Auditor This course is designed to prepare the student for National Certification. This certification is a preparatory course for Physician Medical Record Audits, which will include reviewing medical records and medical record audit abstraction with a comparison of actual services coded and will include prospective and retrospective audits. Curriculum will focus on Compliance, Coding and Documentation Guidelines, Category Risk Analysis Reporting and Communication. Students will audit actual operative notes and medical records, as well as complete audit reports. Students will also learn Medical Record Auditing which will include Electronic Medical Records and the role of Auditors with the new emerging technology of EMR. Pre-requisites: Medical Terminology & Anatomy Basic CPT & ICD-9/ICD-10 Coding (ICD-9 will be discontinued upon ICD-10 implementation) Advanced Coding CRS or equivalent credential Basic computer skills required i.e.; , Microsoft 2000, XP or VISTA Required Course Hours-260 hours Required Curriculum-Current Edition of CPT & ICD-9, HCPCS Coding Books, Course Curriculum, Medical Dictionary & Anatomy Book National Certification is through PAHRS Association National Board Exam-5 hours Credential Awarded upon successfully passing the National Board Exam by 70% Career Opportunity Examples; Working as a Coder/Auditor in Physician s Office, Clinic, Nursing Home, Military Base Physician or Hospital Coding/Auditing, Compliance Officer, Consultant, Recovery Audit Contractor. ICD-10 Coding-This course is a required course for students that are enrolled or that have already taken their National Board Exams. All students including Certified Coders, Reimbursement Specialists and Health IT Professionals must take a 50 question test as exam preparation or to remain certified. This deadline for test taking is by Oct 1, Course curriculum, beginning Jan 1, 2015 will include ICD-10 Coding. Class room hours=20 hours Final exam must be 70% or greater to pass Course Curriculum-ICD-10 Coding Book 10 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

11 Course Curriculum and Fees For ON-SITE Classes Course(s), Books, Curriculum and Fees Effective 1/1/15 Certified Reimbursement Specialist (Coding, Billing & Reimbursement for Physician & Hospital) Medical Terminology and Anatomy Basic CPT and ICD-9 Coding Anatomy for the Coder Certified Coder & Reimbursement Specialist Books CPT, ICD-9 Vol I, II OR ICD-10 & HCPCS $ Glossary (Terminology Book) $79.00 Certified Reimbursement Curriculum $99.00 Exam Study Guide $99.00 National Exam Certified Medical Reimbursement Auditor Medical Terminology and Anatomy Basic CPT and ICD-9 Coding Pharmacology and Diseases Certified Reimbursement Specialist or equivalent (must include advanced coding & reimb.) Auditor & Compliance Course Books CPT, ICD-9 Vol I, II OR ICD-10 & HCPCS $ Med Dictionary/ Anatomy Book $79.00 Certified Auditor Curriculum $ Pharmacology $99.00 Exam Study Guide $99.00 National Exam $4, $ $ $ $1, $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ *National Exams and Certification are made payable to PAHRS Association. 11 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

12 PAHRS Course Curriculum and Fees For ON-LINE Classes Curriculum and Fees Effective 1/1/15 Certified Reimbursement Specialist (Coding, Billing & Reimbursement for Physician & Hospital) Twelve month course, 220 hours to include the following classes & curriculum: Medical Terminology and Anatomy Basic CPT and ICD-9 Coding Anatomy for the Coder (A&P) Certified Coder & Reimbursement Specialist (Coding, Billing, Reimbursement & Basic Auditing) Package Price $ Savings On-Line Special $ Required Materials: Current version of CPT, ICD-9 Vol I, II and/or ICD-10 & HCPCS, Glossary (Medical Terminology, Insurance & Compliance Terms & Anatomy Book) Certified Medical Reimbursement Auditor (CMRA) Fourteen month course, 260 hours to include the following classes & curriculum: Medical Terminology and Anatomy Basic CPT and ICD-9 Coding Pharmacology and Diseases Certified Reimbursement Specialist or equivalent (must include advanced coding & reimbursement) Auditor & Compliance Course Package Price $ Savings On-Line Special $ Required Materials: Current version of CPT, ICD-9 Vol I, II and/or ICD-10 & HCPCS, Glossary (Medical Terminology, Insurance & Compliance Terms & Anatomy Book) 12 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

13 Certified Outpatient Coder or Certified Inpatient Coder -Ten to Twelve month course, 80 hours to include the following classes & curriculum: Medical Terminology and Anatomy Basic CPT and ICD-9 Coding Anatomy for the Coder (A&P) Advanced Coding Package Price $ Savings On-Line Special $ Required Materials: Current version of CPT, ICD-9 Vol I, II outpatient or Vol I,II & III for Inpatient and/or ICD-10 & HCPCS, Glossary (Medical Terminology, Insurance & Compliance Terms & Anatomy Book) Benefits of On-Line Classes: Included with each class are On-line presentations, exercises, quizzes, timed tests, and access to our Practice Makes Perfect which is a Student Corner filled with games, puzzles and study helps! Also, included in the first year is PAHRS Association Membership which allows students a 15% discount to the PAHRS Bookstore and discount on the annual conference. ICD-10 and National Exams: CRS and CMRA National exams will not include ICD-10 CM until Scheduling your CRS or CMRA Exam: Exam dates are scheduled through the PAHRS Association, within 30 days of completion of class, at All other exams including the Certified Outpatient Coder and Certified Inpatient Coder are scheduled with the Association of choice. PAHRS Academy Cancellation Refund Policy: Rejection: An applicant rejected by the school is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. Three Day Cancellation: An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within (3) business days, excluding holidays and weekends, of executing the enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid, excluding the $ non-refundable registration fee. Other Cancellation: An applicant requesting cancellation more than (3) days after executing the enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to the first day of class is entitled to a refund of all monies paid, less a maximum tuition fee of 15% of the stated cost of the tuition and 100% of books received. 13 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

14 Withdrawal Procedures: A. A student choosing to withdraw from the school after the commencement of classes is to provide a written notice to the Admissions Coordinator of the school. This notice must include the expected last date of attendance and be signed and dated by the student. B. If special circumstances arise, a student may request, in writing, a leave of absence, which should include the date the student anticipates the leave beginning and ending. The withdrawal date will be the date the student is scheduled to return from the leave of absence, but fails to do so. C. A student will be determined to be withdrawn from the institution if the student misses seven consecutive instructional days and all of the days are unexcused. D. All refunds must be submitted within 45 days of the determination of the withdrawal date. Proportion of Total Program Taught by Tuition Refund Withdrawal Date Less than 25% 75% of program cost 25% up to but less than 50% 50% of program cost 50% or greater of total program No Refund Timely Refunds Payment Policy: Refunds shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of termination. Student Grievance Procedure: Any student who has a grievance with the school or an instructor should first discuss the problem with the instructor or school administration. If a resolution is not reached, the student should make a written complaint and submit it to the school administration asking for a written response. If a satisfactory resolution of the problem is not obtained, the student may contact: PAHRS Attn: School Administrator P.O. Box 1061 Franklin, VA Phone: (757) State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) James Monroe Building, 9 th Floor 101 North 14 th Street Richmond, VA Phone: (804) Fax: (804) P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

15 Program Objective: The objective of these programs is to prepare students for National Certification in their field(s) of choice so that they may obtain a successful career in Medical Coding, Billing, Reimbursement and/or Medical Record Auditing. 15 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

16 Faculty and Administrators National Advisory Board: Barbara Williams, CPC, CRS Barbara graduated from Lees-McRae College in 1971 with a degree in Science and completed a nine month internship at Roanoke Memorial, now known as Carilion. Barbara has worked in the medical field as an Administrative Supervisor and Practice Manager for forty years. She is currently the Practice Manager for Cave Spring Family Practice in Roanoke, Virginia. She also teaches medical coding and introduction to Practice Management at Virginia Western Community College. Barbara became a Certified Professional Coder in 2000 and Certified Reimbursement Specialist in She is currently the President of the local chapter of the AAPC and secretary for the Roanoke Regional Medical Group Managers Association. In her spare time Barbara loves to read, exercise and visit with her granddaughter. Marianne Perry, CRS Marianne grew up in Virginia Beach, Va. and received a B.S. in Social Welfare from Virginia Commonwealth University in She began work at Allergy & Asthma Specialists, Ltd. in 1975 in the bookkeeping/insurance department and worked weekends at the front desk. Marianne took management classes at TCC and attended seminars on all phases of medical office management, HR, payroll, coding etc. She became Office Manager of the Virginia Beach location of Allergy & Asthma Specialists, Ltd. in 1985 and then became Administrator for the practice in Marianne received her CRS certification through PAHRS in 2005 and became a member of the Advisory Board in She enjoys the beach, boating, traveling, working out and spending time with her son Ed and other family members and friends. Valerie McCormick, CRS, CMBS With over 39 years of healthcare billing experience, Valerie offers healthcare providers a wide range of specialized expertise in reimbursement and billing issues such as: accounts receivables, insurance billing for Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance plans, and limited system and software support. She plans and conducts educational workshops to service providers, professional organizations, state agencies and professional associations who are involved in health care. Prior to joining WW Health Care Consultants, LLC f/k/a/ Dominion Management Group, LLC she was a Healthcare Reimbursement Specialist at Goodman & Company, Valerie was owner of MTC- McCormick Training & Consulting, providing consulting services to healthcare providers in the billing and reimbursement area. Prior to managing her own company, she was Senior Training and Development Coordinator, with the Department of Medical Assistance Services where she managed statewide provider training seminars. Before working for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Valerie was a Fields Claims Examiner for CIGNA. Valerie is a member of the National American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). 16 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

17 School Administrators and Faculty Renee Antieau, President/CEO Administrator/Instructor Ms. Antieau first became Certified in 1994 as a Certified Professional Coder. She began teaching the first formal class for Certification in Ms. Antieau has over 25 years of experience in Health Care. Her passion is to teach and assist her students to become Certified in the Health Care area that best fits their needs and goals. Her students' historic success rate has been incredible, with an average of 90% pass rate on the National Board Exam, on the first try. Ms. Antieau is the founder and owner of PAHRS which is an Association for Reimbursement Education and Certification as well as PAHRS Academy which is an education facility specializing in Coding, Billing, Reimbursement & Audit Education. Our philosophy is "Reimbursement, now that's the bottom line!" Ms. Antieau's goals are to provide the best classroom environment for learning, as well as tools, resources, and support. "When my students have met their goals, I have met mine!" Angela B. Wright, CRS Admissions Coordinator Angela B. Wright is a Certified Reimbursement Specialist and is the Admissions Coordinator for PAHRS. Angela has an extensive background in customer service and currently works with students to interview, pre-qualify and register them for classes. She also assists students with enrolling them into our membership program which includes on the on- line student corner, power point quizzes and student resources. Angela additionally coordinates with instructors, association officers and exam proctors in regards to grades, class certificates, national certifications and association network meetings & CEUs. Samantha Lamm, CRS Curriculum Development Samantha currently manages the Production Department, here at PAHRS, where our curriculum is often times created, updated, reviewed, edited and then released for the Academy s Medical Coding, Billing, and Medical Record Audit & Reimbursement Class. Our curriculum development department is overseen by CCHRS (Certification Council for Healthcare Reimbursement Specialist. Samantha worked at Clay Home Medical in their Billing department prior to coming to PAHRS Academy. Samantha is currently enrolled in the Certification Reimbursement Specialist Course and will be board eligible July P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

18 Matt Nowinski, CRS Medical Coding Instructor Matthew R. Nowinski is a Certified Reimbursement Specialist and currently teaches "Basic CPT & ICD-9/ICD-10 Coding Classes" for the beginner Coder and Reimbursement Specialist. Matt began his career in Health Care in 1999 when he worked in Medical Curriculum Development for PE Institute. Matt has accomplished his certification in Medical Terminology & Anatomy, Basic CPT & ICD-9 Coding and became a Certified Reimbursement Specialist (CRS) in He is board eligible for his coding certification and has completed his Medical Coding Internship. Annie Foster Nowinski, MA Instructional Designer Anne Foster Instructional Massie has an Designer extensive background in training design; specifically designing courses for web-based and self-paced training. She is a 2008 graduate of Old Dominion University, completing her Master of Arts in Applied Sociology. Prior to attending Old Dominion, Anne received her Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University in Anne has and still continues to work as an Associate Faculty member interacting with students via the online learning system in the Social Sciences. Anne currently creates and designs the online classes and student study sessions for PAHRS Academy. JoAnne Kelley, CPC Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology for the Coder Instructor JoAnne has twenty five plus years of experience in Medical Coding, Billing and Physician Practice Management. She has taught throughout the course of her career Medical CPT Procedure and ICD-9 diagnosis coding. Her resume includes ten years as practice manager of a large surgical group and as a Documentation Audit Specialist at a Multi-specialty physician practice. She has a solid understanding of Medical Terminology, Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Coding, Medical Records, Reimbursement and Accounts Receivable Management, as well as Operational expertise. 18 P a g e T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l A c a d e m y o f H e a l t h C a r e R e i m b u r s e m e n t S p e c i a l i s t

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