TAMPA, FL – August 5, 2013 – Sunera’s Chief Auditing Officer, Donna O’Hern, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CHCO, was recently elected president of newly formed Starke Chapter of the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders), Country Coders. Sunera Healthcare provides cost-effective and efficient medical record review services to identify inconsistent documentation between clinical records and claim payment data. Prior to her new title, O’Hern served as a Charter Member, Secretary for several years, President-elect and President of the North Central Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders.
O’Hern has nearly thirty years of experience in the medical field in coding and auditing utilizing the 95/97 E/M documentation guidelines, payer specific directives, LCD, NCD, CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCs criteria. She oversees Sunera Healthcare’s auditing services, quality assurance, and provider office relations.
“AAPC members are known for upholding the highest of industry standards and are recognized by physicians and clinical professionals across the country for their expertise in administering the business side of medicine,” said Sunera Healthcare’s Manager, Jeanmarie Loria. “It is only fitting that Donna would be elected as President due to her strong background in coordinating, managing, and delivering large scale audits.”
The American Academy of Professional Coders membership is increasing daily allowing chapters to provide education and a networking environment for coders and billers. With over 122,000 members within AAPC, it has become “the largest association of medical coders, billers, auditors, regulatory compliance experts, and physician practice management” according to their website.
For more information on the AAPC visit aapc.com.
Sunera Healthcare, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is a branch of Sunera LLC, which specializes in assessing and reducing technology-related risk. Sunera Healthcare provides cost-effective and efficient medical record review services to identify inconsistent documentation between clinical records and claim payment data. Our expert team of experienced healthcare professionals has extensive knowledge in auditing, coding and claims recovery, enabling us to deliver valuable results and increased savings to healthcare providers.
For more information about Sunera Healthcare, visit healthcare.sunera.com, or call 813.402.1208.