"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Physical Therapists' Seminar Presents Professional Medicare Coder

Mary Brown, professional Medicare coder for Kerkering/Barberio in Sarasota, Florida will present Sunday, August 21st at the Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice (FLPTPP) seminar How Physical Therapists Can Thrive Under Health Care Reform.

Ms. Brown provides clients in the healthcare industry with advisory and compliance assurance services in a variety of practice areas.

Her specialties include:
  • revenue cycle management
  • credentialing with insurance carriers
  • financial reporting
  • operations
  • procedure design and implementation
  • and compliance with third party regulatory requirements.

She has worked with physician specialty groups, laboratories, hospitals and radiology facilities.

Ms Brown joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co. as a Senior Medical Consultant in 2011. Prior to Kerkering, Barberio & Co., she worked for a Sarasota-based medical billing company as the Director of Client Services for 12 years working with both large and small physician groups. Ms Brown graduated from the University of Florida.

Ms Brown is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Learn more about Medicare Accountable Care Organizations at the Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice (FLPTPP) seminar How Physical Therapists Can Thrive Under Healthcare Reforn in Orlando on August 20-21, 2011.

Sign up now for this info-packed seminar at the FLPTPP website.

You can sign up for the 2-day, 14-CEU seminar here using the web form at the FLPTPP website or you may also register by calling either one of these phone numbers:

1.813.874.2500 (office)
Toll Free: 888-MSK-4331

The course is being held at the Lake Buena Vista Embassy Suites. The Reservation phone number is (407) 239-1144. Ask for the $85 seminar pricing.

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