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.