Maximizing People Potential with Melissa Freeman
Melissa Freeman is the CEO & founder of OS2 Healthcare Solutions and OS2U Training & Development Center. As a catalyst for change in the medical coding field for more than a decade, she’s applied her talent and vast experience to transform revenue cycle for insurance plans, hospitals and physicians around the country. Under her leadership, she has helped healthcare organizations reclaim millions of dollars in lost revenue while mitigating compliance risk through her expert guidance.
Driven by the desire to help others, Melissa is committed to advocacy, animals, family, fitness, philanthropy and economic advancement of families. In the future, she has plans for bringing her vision to life by merging business and philanthropic interest to improve the quality of life for women, veterans and families across the nation.
Taking Control of Your Side Hustle with Karen Tolbert
Karen Tolbert currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina. With her husband, they have one grown daughter and two fur babies. They have been lucky to travel when her husband was in the US Navy and she was also in the Army National Guard before I met her husband. She now works as a remote Coder for an Urgent Care Company that has about 90 clinics across the United States. Karen has been coding since 2000 and have worked in many different settings.
Karen and her twin sister grew up in a family of creative souls and they decided in 2008 to make their hobby into a business and see where it could go. So Krafty Twins & Doubles was started. They sew handmade items for the kitchen and make Memory Bears. Over the last 10 years theyhave made about 400 Memory Bears! No two are ever exactly the same. Doing creative “work” after a day of work is a great way to use the other part of her brain and step away from sad or difficult charts.
Meeting the Need for CDI with Brian Murphy
BRIAN MURPHY, is the director of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), a 6,300 member association headquartered in Middleton, Massachusetts, dedicated to the unique needs of the CDI profession. He oversees management of its award-winning resources, leads association outreach, and develops industry CDI guidance in conjunction with the ACDIS Advisory Board. Murphy also oversees the annual ACDIS Conference, the nation’s first and largest conference dedicated to the unique needs of the CDI specialist that now draws more than 1,900 attendees. Murphy is a former managing editor at HCPro, with experience in developing products and services serving health information management (HIM) professionals. He has extensive knowledge of CDI and HIM, with an emphasis on documentation, coding, Medicare regulations, and the revenue cycle.
Making Your Own Rules with Adrienne Blackstone
Adrienne Blackstone is a practice administrator for a busy neurosurgery practice in
Arlington, VA and a certified medical coding instructor. She holds the following certifications; CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, COC, CRC and is the Vice- President of her local AAPC chapter. She has over 15 years’ experience in healthcare administration and medical coding; specializing in neurosurgery/spine. She also does consulting for medical coding and revenue cycle management.
Her future includes; pursuing a master’s degree in healthcare administration and growing her healthcare consulting business. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, summer festivals and traveling.