In this 1-hour webinar, leaders from VMG Health's Coding, Compliance and Operational Excellence team and Physician Compensation Arrangements team will provide the audience with an overview of the major changes resulting from CMS’ recent updates to E&Ms in 2021. The webinar will address common documentation, coding, and billing questions, as well as FMV and compliance concerns. The presentation will use a frequently asked questions format.
Pam D'Apuzzo, CPC, ACS-EM, ACS-MS, CPMA – Managing Director, VMG Health
Pam D’Apuzzo is a Managing Director at VMG Health leading the Coding, Compliance and Operational Excellence Management service line. She is a recognized leader and industry expert in the area of coding and compliance. Pam’s 30-plus years of healthcare consulting experience spans academic medical centers, community hospitals, faculty practice plans and large private practices.
A trusted adviser to New York’s leading healthcare institutions, she conducts educational and training seminars and provides comprehensive compliance programs. Pam also has a successful record of practice management services including operational and billing review, practice assessment, practice start-up assistance and EMR implementation.
Pam is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Health Financial Management Association (HFMA), New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA), Suffolk County Medical Society (SCMS) and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).
Jonathan Helm, CVA - Managing Director, VMG Health
Jonathan Helm is a managing director in the Professional Service Agreements Division at VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. His focus includes valuation and consulting services for professional service arrangements within the healthcare services industry. Specifically, he has valued compensation for professional services that include call coverage, clinical coverage, medical directorships, physician consulting, clinical co-management, administrative management, billing/collection, and development. Clients include for-profit and not-for-profit health systems and other publicly owned and privately held healthcare entities.
Prior to joining the Professional Service Agreements Division, Mr. Helm worked in VMG Health’s Business Valuation Division where he provided valuation services for transactional and financial reporting purposes. Business entities valued include acute-care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, specialty/surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging centers, single and multi-specialty physician practices, and cancer treatment centers, among others.
Mr. Helm holds a bachelor of business administration degree in financial consulting from Southern Methodist University and a master of business administration degree in finance from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is designated as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.
Debra Rossi, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA – Director, VMG Health
Debra Rossi is a Director in VMG Health's Coding, Compliance and Operational Excellence division. Debra has over 30 years of healthcare revenue cycle and coding experience spanning academic medical centers, community hospitals, faculty practice plans and large private practices. She has consulting experience in all areas of practice management and is a recognized industry expert in the area of coding, compliance and revenue cycle.
Debra conducts educational and training seminars and has overseen comprehensive coding and compliance programs at several of New York’s leading healthcare institutions. She also has a successful record with development and implementation of revenue integrity programs, denial management and risk adjustment (HCC coding).
She is the recipient of the 2016 Health Ethics Trust Best Practice Award, and is a co-inventor of a patent pending, award winning coding tool focused on risk diagnosis coding identification and improvement.