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Expert Speakers

KEYNOTE: Shannon McCallRHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, HCS-D |Director of HIM/Coding, HCPro

Shannon McCall is the director of HIM and coding for HCPro, an H3.Group division of Simplify Compliance, LLC, in Middleton, Massachusetts. She oversees all of the Certified Coder Boot Camp programs. McCall developed the Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version, the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp™, and most recently collaborated with the CDI team on the Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding Boot Camp™. McCall works with hospitals, medical practices, and other healthcare providers on a wide range of coding-related custom education sessions.

Doris BrankerCPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CIRCC, CANPC, CEMC|President, DB Healthcare Consulting and Education

Doris Branker has a practice management consulting firm that also offers medical coding preparation camps. Dori is a nationally-recognized educator, coding expert, and practice management consultant, as well as an approved educator and PMCC licensed instructor with AAPC. Her areas of expertise include medical coding, compliance, auditing, billing and collections management. She holds specialty certifications in E/M, Interventional Radiology, and Cardiovascular coding.

Kelly DennisMBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I|President, Perfect Office Solutions, Inc.

Kelly Dennis has more than 35 years of experience in physician billing and office administration. She is a certified coder with AAPC; a PMCC certified instructor; and received a Certificate of Proficiency in Anesthesiology from AAPC in 2001. She is also an Advanced Coding Specialist in Anesthesia and has served as lead anesthesia advisor for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding since 2004.

Brenda EdwardsCPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, AAPC Fellow|Senior Managing Consultant of Risk Adjustment, SCBI

Brenda has been involved in the healthcare arena for over 25 years with experience in chart audit, coding and billing, education, consulting, practice management and compliance. She has worked closely with practices, providers and residency programs to ensure documentation is compliant and accurate. Brenda has written many articles for national publications including Healthcare Business Monthly, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and BC Advantage. Her humorous and engaging presentation style has made her a conference favorite at both national and regional conferences for AAPC as well as local chapter meetings across the country.

Marcy GaruccioCPC, CPMA, AAPC FELLOW, ACS-AN|Administrator, Keystone Anesthesia Consultants, LTD

Marcy Garuccio's career spans more than three decades and is built on a strong anesthesia foundation. She uses her years of experience in both the clinical and consulting arenas to explain the complexities of coding, billing, documentation and compliance regulations such as HIPAA to clinicians and coders. Her medical consulting company provides a full suite of services, with a concentration in auditing and quality and extends to practice management review, and office policy creation. She has written articles for AAPC and has presented webinars for AAPC and DecisionHealth.

Barbara "Barbie" HaysCPC, CPCO, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, AAPC Fellow|Senior Managing Consultant, SCBI

Barbara Hays has over 20 years’ experience in health care, and most recently fulfilled the role of Coding and Compliance Strategist for the American Academy of Family Physicians. She brings with her a depth of experience encompassing front office operations, practice management, coding analytics, payer contract negotiations, and compliance reviews. Barbara (Barbie) is well acquainted with many specialties, has an extensive background in physician and coder education, has authored articles for health care business journals, and is a sought-after speaker.

Leslie Johnson CPC|Medical Coding Advisor,

Leslie Johnson is the owner of She regularly conducts webinars and speaks at live events aimed at explaining the complex rules of documenting, coding and reporting anesthesia services.

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Vicki MyckowiakEsq.|Founding Partner, Myckowiak Associates, P.C.

Vicki Myckowiak focuses her practice on representing anesthesia and chronic pain groups on issues such as compliance programs, fraud and abuse investigations, reimbursement, third-party-payer audits, coverage issues and contacts. She has helped implement compliance programs for dozens of chronic pain practices and billing companies across the country.

Amy TurnerRN, BSN, MMHC, CPC | Director of Billing Compliance for CE Medical Group

Amy Turner has been in the healthcare field since 1989 when she completed her Associates Degree in Nursing at Middle Tennessee State University. Amy then continued her education at MTSU by receiving her Bachelors of Science in nursing, follow by a MMHC from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She began her nursing career as a charge nurse of the ICU at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ten years after beginning her career in healthcare, Amy focused her career in Pain Management. She is currently the Director of Billing Compliance for CE Medical Group.

Margie Scalley VaughtCPC, CPC-H, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR|Margie Scalley Vaught and Associates

With 20+ years focused exclusively in orthopedics, Margie has a unique ability to translate coding, billing and reimbursement rules into real-world practice, (95% of attendees from previous conferences rate Margie a 10 out of 10 speaker!) She is technical editor to DecisionHealth’s Orthopedic Coder’s Pink Sheet and author of orthopedic specialty guides. She conducts day-to-day procedure coding and deciphers operative reports for orthopedic practices nationwide.

Judy WilsonCPC, COC, CDEO, CPCO, CPB, CPPM, CPC-P, CANPC, AAPC Approved Instructor, CMRS, CMCS|Educational Training and Consulting

Judy Wilson has been more 38 years of medical coding/billing experience. For the past 26 years she was the business administrator for a group of eleven cardiac anesthesiologists. Ms. Wilson is now self-employed as an educator, trainer and auditor. Wilson has the honor of serving on the Board of Directors of the AAPC-Chapter Associations from 2010-2014 and again from 2015-2017. She is a PMCC instructor, and an AAPC-approved ICD-CM/ PCS instructor. She serves on the National Advisory Board for American Academy of Billers for the AMBA. Wilson has had the pleasure of presenting at several AAPC regional and national conferences and at the AMBA conference as a speaker. She has written several articles including ones for HCPro/Just Coding and the AAPC's Healthcare Business Monthly.

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