Deborah Grider

Healthcare Consultant, KarenZupko & Associates

Meet Your Expert

Deborah is a nationally sought after leader in the industry and is passionate about assisting physicians and hospitals to improve their coding, documentation and business operations to maintain compliance and improve revenue. Her motto is: “Documentation excellence is the key to improving revenue.”

With more than 32 years of healthcare industry experience, Deborah has served as a practice administrator, medical record auditor, and clinical documentation improvement practitioner, as well as a sought after speaker and educator. She works with physicians, hospitals and outpatient facilities both small and large and provides practice assessments, revenue cycle guidance, coding, auditing, CDI development, education and project management. She also provides litigation support to attorneys nationally on behalf of their physician and health system clients.

Deborah is considered a top ICD-10 implementation expert and routinely appears on ICD-10 Monitor’s “Talk Ten Tuesday.” She has provided testimony for the National Committee on Health Care Vital Statistics on ICD-10 implementation and developed the education and training for ICD-10 Implementation for Physicians and Payers for the American Academy of Professional Coders, and the ICD-10 Implementation Training for the Indiana Hospital Association. From 2009-2012, she served on the ICD-10 Stakeholders Committee in Washington, DC advising CMS and HHS of the challenges with ICD-10 Implementation.

Training Sessions by Deborah Grider

  • E/M modifiers are one of the largest drivers of E/M claim denials, get it right and your E/M denials can be reduced to almost nothing saving you time, and speeding up your payments. Get it wrong, and you could trigger an audit. Both government (RAC, OIG, Medicare) and private payers alike are using E/M modifiers […]

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  • You have a solid foundation of what ICD-10-CM is, and how to apply the codes. There is only one more step left….. The documentation requirements to support ICD-10-CM  — it leaves many practices wide open for lost reimbursements, audits, fines and even penalties. The new diagnosis coding system has approximately five times more codes (14,025 […]

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  • You are beyond the ICD-10-CM basics. Now you are ready to take the next step – you must figure out how to actually apply the new diagnosis codes in your day-to-day duties. You moved to a system that has 5 times the codes (14,025 vs 68,069), along with having to learn a new process by which […]

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  • ICD-10-CM is a core change to how the entire United States healthcare system codes their claims. It doesn’t matter where you see patients, what specialty you’re in, or whether you bill Medicare or not – you MUST correctly use ICD-10 in order to get your claims paid. This relatively new system is NOT easy. ICD-10-CM not […]

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