Valerie serves as a Senior Manager on the firm’s Clinical Advisory Services team, specializing in physician coding, reimbursement, and compliance. With more than 15 years of experience in healthcare consulting, Valerie has assisted numerous clients with hospital-employed physician compliance and audit program development; ICD-10 implementation assistance; compliance program effectiveness reviews; internal auditor confirmation reviews; physician and mid-level provider coding and documentation reviews; Medicare and Medicaid regulatory compliance and reimbursement methodologies; practice establishments; and, practice operational consultations. Valerie has presented numerous programs on Evaluation and Management (E/M) and specialty coding, and has significant experience in conducting compliance audits of medical records and provider training in accordance with the standards promulgated by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under corporate integrity agreements (CIAs) as well as Medicaid Corrective Action Plan (CAP) agreements.
Valerie is certified through The Board of Medical Specialty Coding as an Advanced Coding Specialist – Evaluation and Management and American Academy of Professional Coders as a Certified Professional Coder. Also, Valerie holds a BA degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.