People

STEPHANIE PERKINS, CPC, CPMA, CEMA, CNA

Senior Associate

Education/Memberships/Credentials

University of Louisville

Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Leadership (Pursuing)

Louisville, Kentucky

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Associate in Applied Science, General Occupational and Technical Studies

Louisville, Kentucky

Certifications

Certified Professional Coder

Certified Professional Medical Auditor

Certified Evaluation and Management Auditor

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Professional Coders

National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists

Kentucky Board of Nursing, State Registered Nurse Aide

Stephanie Perkins has been a Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist since 2008 and has worked for both private practice physician groups and healthcare systems. She has held various positions throughout her career and has acquired extensive experience in professional practice coding, auditing, education, compliance, and healthcare leadership.

Stephanie is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), and a Certified Evaluation and Management Auditor (CEMA). As a technical expert, her role is to interpret documentation and coding guidelines, evaluate medical records to ensure maximum reimbursement for professional practice services, identify risk areas in documentation and coding practices, and provide education and resources to help healthcare providers, coding and billing personnel, and operational leaders understand and maintain compliance with regulatory standards.

Experience

  • Led multiple teams of medical coders, medical billers, and medical auditors.
  • Served on administrative, research, and enhancement committees.
  • Established a professional practice audit program for a large medical practice.
  • Standardized policies and procedures to improve consistency.
  • Developed protocols to improve medical coding and auditing efficiencies and track effectiveness.