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HIM & Heard

About HIM & Heard

HIM & Heard: A blog echoing today's Health Information Management industry and a nation in growing short-supply of HIM experts.  At a time of rapid technology growth and constant change, HIM professionals are as valued for their ability to learn as their experience to date.  Action taken at the HIM level resonates in cash flow and compliance.  This blog provides a platform for thought on topics that matter most to these professionals and our nation's health care communities:  

  • ICD-10 Implementation, Education & Training
  • Medical Record Coding and Coder Retention
  • Revenue Cycle Management  
  • Medical Records Auditing

About Stephanie Cecchini

Stephanie L. Jones Cecchini, CPC, CEMC, CHISP is VP of Coding Operations at Aviacode, and is an executive level health care sales and operations consultant with significant & broad ambulatory health care business experience including providers, payers, and third parties.

Expertise in physician-payer relations including claim overpayment recovery & response, audit of physician billing and coding with Medicare, Medicaid & all lines of commercial payer business. Vast experience with Revenue Cycle Management, contract negotiations, medical office practice management, physician documentation training (Evaluation & Management & ICD-10) & development of “train the trainer” education models, OIG risk assessment, CPT, HCPCS, & ICD-9 / ICD-10 coding & billing, HIPAA privacy, security, & transactions, HITECH stimulus eligibility & meaningful use compliance, product R&D/strategic development and launch, product management, quality assurance, client relations, Health IT, EHR adoption, and utilization management.

In prior roles she served as SVP at the American Society of Health Informatics Managers, Inc. working to fill the needs of physicians adopting Health IT. Stephanie also served as VP of New Product Development with AAPC, the nation's largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders. As Chief Audit Officer for Parses, Inc., she assured physician coding and billing audit accuracy & quality control, & as VP, Sales & Operations at Aztec Medical Systems, LLC., she was responsible for driving sales & managing new audit programs.