Seminar Leaders

Ray Cathey's background is unique in support of Cardiology practices. He has also assisted thousands of Cardiologists and staff across the U.S. over the past twenty-four years. The result has been appropriate payments of insurance claims that would have otherwise been underpaid. Having degrees in health care administration and health care sciences, as a registered nurse, and as one of the initial certifications in the Physician Assistant Program, you will find Ray's knowledge extensive. His training and consulting work is based on current work-place experience and success in recovering maximum, rightful reimbursements for Cardiologists in both the fee-for-service and managed care/capitation arenas. No one has trained more Cardiology offices in insurance reimbursement across the nation. We count Ray Cathey as one of the top Cardiology insurance coding and practice management experts in the country.

Ms. Terry Fletcher is a Healthcare coding expert with 25+ years experience in Coding, Billing and Reimbursement. She is a McVey Seminar Leader, an educator for The Coding Institute, Medlearn Inc., and AMA. Ms. Fletcher is a current AAPC Local Chapter President, and past Chair of the AAPCCA. She was awarded Coder and Educator of the year by her local Chapter for 2012. Teaching over 100 specialty coding seminars and audio conferences annually, Ms. Fletcher is also an onsite practice consultant for physician offices around the Country. Terry holds a bachelor's degree in economics and multiple certifications in coding; CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS & CMC. It is McVey's pleasure to present Ms. Terry Fletcher for these seminars.

Teresa Thompson, B.S. in Office Administration, is a Certified Multi-specialty Coding Specialist (CMSCS) from the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists, a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders, and has made a career in physicians' offices and successful instruction on insurance over the past 25 years. From teaching college courses to on-site management, Teresa's experience is unique and comprehensive. Participants have the opportunity of learning solutions to their insurance problems from "real world" experience, by specialty. Teresa Thompson is committed to assisting practices to take back control and stop being "at effect" with patients, insurance companies, managed care and government agencies.

Arlene Morrow, CPC, CMM, CMSCS has served the healthcare industry for over 35 years with experience as a Business Office manager, Practice Administrator and Consultant. She is owner of AM Associates based in Tampa, FL, a consulting firm that specializes in conducting individualized coding and reimbursement training programs for hundreds of physician practices, medical groups and clinics nationwide. As a McVey Seminar leader for 15 years, she is a nationally recognized speaker and author of many multi-specialty coding and reimbursement workbooks. Ms. Morrow is committed to assisting specialty practices in knowing their defendable positions in accurate and complete coding.

Rhonda Granja, B.S., C.P.C., C.M.A. is an administrator, coder, biller and management consultant with 15 years of successful work in varied healthcare practices. From Medicare "Part B" side, administrator in private practice, "fighting it out" with insurances, consulting with varied specialties on-site, and active membership in AAPC & MGMA in support of fellow office managers, she has a rich background. From a practice consulting business to continuing on-site management, Rhonda's experience is unique and comprehensive. Attendees, or consulting clients, have the opportunity of learning solutions to their insurance problems from "real world" experience, both in Rhonda's instruction and the "on-site networking" in our specialty only workshops. Ms. Granja is committed to assisting medicine oriented specialty practices in taking charge; to stop being "controlled" by patients, insurance companies, managed care and governmental agencies.

Kathleen A. Mueller, R.N., C.P.C, C.C.S.-P., C.M.S.C.S., P.C.S.  is a national independent consultant with over 32 years experience in healthcare. This includes ICU/CCU nursing, physician office administration, GI claims submission and adjudication, plus seminar instruction and on-site consulting work in hundreds of offices. Ms. Mueller is owner of AskMueller Consulting, LLC, a nationally recognized speaker and author of many multi-specialty medical and surgical coding workbooks with a special emphasis on Gastroenterology. Her presentations have included organizations such as the AGA, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), and Digestive Disease Week (DDW). She also writes a coding column for NASPGHAN and is consulting editor on the Gastroenterology Coding Alert.

Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, CPODCS, is a practicing podiatrist and a certified coder with over 25 years of successful coding, management, and training experience for podiatric practices. His national and local views come from active participation as a practicing podiatrist, having the distinction of being a certified podiatric coding specialist, and years of serving as a national lecturer concerning coding issues. He has the additional advantage of being an "Expert Witness" in all facets of the Medicare Appeal Process, having participated in "Fair Hearings," "Administrative Law Judge Hearings," and the actual court system. This unique prospective provides attendees the opportunity of learning solutions to their insurance and coding problems from "real world" experience, both in Dr. Warshaw's instruction and the "on-site networking" in these specialty-only workshops.

Trish Bukauskas, C.M.S.C.S., C.M.M., & C.P.C. is both an administrator and management consultant with 19 years of successful coding, management and training in varied healthcare practices. From the hospital's Medicare "Part A" side - to physician offices "Part B," administrator in private practice, "fighting it out" with insurances, consulting with varied specialties on-site, and active membership with PAHCS, PAHCOM & AAPC in support of fellow office managers, coders and billers, she is quite busy. From a practice consulting business to continuing on-site management, Trish's experience is unique and comprehensive. Attendees, or consulting clients, have the opportunity of learning solutions to their insurance problems from "real world" experience, both in Trish's instruction and the "on-site networking" in this specialty only workshop. Ms. Bukauskas is committed to assisting specialty practices in taking back control; to stop being "controlled" by patients, insurance companies, managed care and government agencies.

Mr. Jerry Bridge, founder of Bridge Practice Management Group, is a trainer, coach and Collections expert. Over the past fifteen years he has trained over 40,000 healthcare providers, practice managers and administrative staff on a variety of practice management issues including; billing & collections, customer service & practice management. Additionally, Jerry integrates over 25 years of training and development with Landmark Education Corporation; a leader and innovator in field of past graduate business education. He has worked with both individuals and organizations to bring forth dramatic, powerful and lasting results personally and professionally. Jerry lives in San Diego, California. He is a dad, drummer and occasional stand up comic. Jerry promises that you will learn how to make collections easy and have a great time doing it!

Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM, is a national consultant with over 12 years of coding and billing experience. This includes Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Immunology/Rheumatology, Hematology, and Hospitalist specialties, plus seminar instruction and on-site consulting. Her background includes extensive experience in a teaching university. She currently is a full-time consultant/trainer with AskMueller Consulting, LLC. Her presentations have included organizations such as AGA and ASGE. She is a Certified Profession Medical Auditor and Certified ICD-10 trainer. She is the co-author of several workbooks and programs specific to Gastroenterology.