AAPC Specialty Exam Steering Committee

Serving as a member on the AAPC Specialty Exam Steering Committee is an important leadership position in the coding community. Committee members are conducting important official business for the members of the AAPC by contributing to the advancement of national coding and billing accuracy by way of trusted certification testing. AAPC Specialty Exam Steering Committee members represent the expertise and experience to enrich the test development process with current industry knowledge and different points of view.

Ambulatory Surgery Steering Committee (CASCC™):

  • Michael Miscoe, JD, CPC®, CHCC, CRA
  • Susan M. Howe, RHIT, CCS
  • Reacal Martin, CPC®
  • Donna SanGiovanni, CPC®
  • Melinda M. Taylor, COC, CASCC
  • Katherine Abel, CPC®
  • Deborah Wilson, CPC®, CEDC™

Anesthesia and Pain Management (CANPC™):

  • Lindsay Anne Jenkins, CRNA, CPC®, COC, CPC-I®
  • Lisa Zigarovich, CPC®
  • Raemarie Jimenez, CPC®
  • Michele Deleonibus, CPC®

Cardiology Steering Committee (CCC™):

  • Jim Collins, CPC®, CCC™, CHCC
  • Carolyn McLaughlin, CPC®
  • Kimberly Floyd Waldman, CPC®, CCC™, COC
  • Belinda Inabinet, CPC®, CCC™
  • Salet Handley, CPC®, CCVTC™
  • Anne C. Karl, RHIA, CPC®, RHIA, CCS-P, ACS-CA
  • Christina Neighbors, MA, CPC®, CCC™,  ACS-CA

Cardiothoracic Surgery Steering Committee (CCVTC™):

  • Joline M. Bruder CCVTC™
  • Lisa M. Blankenship, CCVTC™
  • Lynn Rawlings, CCVTC™, CEMC™, CPC-I®
  • Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC®, COC, CPC-P®

Dermatology Steering Committee (CPDC™):

  • John Verhovshek, CPC®
  • Rhonda Cottrell, CPC®
  • Betty Johnson, CPC®, CPC-I®
  • Rhonda Cottrell, CPC®
  • Susan Ward, CPC®, COC, CPC-I®, CEMC™
  • Rochelle Bartikofsky, CPC®

Ears, Nose, and Throat Steering Committee (CENTC™):

  • Candice Ruffing, CPC®
  • Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC®, CHC
  • Linda Kidd, CPC®
  • Maryann C. Palmeter, CPC®
  • Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC®, CPC-I®
  • Stephanie Jones, CPC®, CPC-E/M ®
  • Danielle DeMaio-DeAngelis, CPC®, CENTC™
  • Stephanie Jones, CPC®, CEMC™

Emergency Department Steering Committee (CEDC™):

  • Katherine Abel, CPC®
  • Deborah Wilson
  • Michael A. Granovsky, MD, CPC®, FACEP
  • Mary Ellen Fletcher, CPC®
  • Sarah Todt, RN, CEDC™
  • Nicole Benjamin, CPC®
  • Shirley Bass, CPC®, CPC-P®

Evaluation and Management Steering Committee (CEMC™):

  • Dennis P.H. Mihale, MD, MBA
  • Kimberly D. Perazzoli, CPC®, CPC-I®, CCP
  • Maggie Mac, CMM, CPC®, CMSCS, CCP, ICCE
  • On W. Lim, MD, MBA, MMM, FACOG, CPC®, COBGC™, CEMC™
  • Stephanie Jones, CPC®, CEMC™

Family Practice Steering Committee (CFPC™):

  • Debbie Cooper, CPC®, CFPC™
  • LuAnn Jenkins, CPC®, CFPC™, CEMC™
  • Ann Silvia, CPC®, CPC-I®, CFPC™
  • Michael Stearns, MD, CPC®, CFPC™
  • Carrie Severson, BSN, CPC®, COC

Gastrointestinal Steering Committee (CGIC™):

  • Nina Leeth, CPC®, CGIC™
  • Marilou Key, CPC®, CGIC™
  • Catherine Gray, CPC®, CGIC™
  • Laurette Pitman, COC, CGIC™
  • Rebecca Queer, CPC®, CEMC™
  • Shelly Bauguss, CPC®, CGSC™, CANPC™
  • Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC®, CPC-I®

General Surgery Steering Committee (CGSC™):

  • Connie Martin, CGSC™
  • Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC®, CPC-I®
  • Rebecca Queer, CPC®, CEMC™
  • Shelly Bauguss, CPC®, CGSC™, CANPC™
  • Debra Mariani, CPC®

Internal Medicine Steering Committee (CIMC™):

  • Kelli Annis, CPC®, CIMC™, CEMC™
  • Bruce Rappoport, MD, CPC®, CIMC™
  • Lisa Sowers, CPC®, CIMC™, CEMC™
  • Jill Young, CPC®, CIMC™, CEDC™
  • Carrie Severson, BSN, CPC®, COC
  • Jackie Stack, CEMC™, CPC-I®

OBGYN Steering Committee (COBGC™):

  • Deborah Grider, CPC®, COC, CPC-I®
  • Melanie Witt, RN, COBGC™
  • On W. Lim, MD, MBA, MMM, FACOG, CPC®
  • Theresa Addison, CPC®, CPC-I®, OBGYN
  • Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC®, CPC-I®

Orthopaedics Steering Committee (COSC™):

  • Lynn Anderanin, CPC®, CPC-I®
  • Leslie Follebout, CPC®, COSC™
  • Michelle Lian, CPC®, CASCC™, CEMC™, COSC™
  • Heidi Stout, CPC®
  • Brad Ericson, CPC®, COSC™
  • Katherine Abel, CPC®
  • Jamie Salup, CPC®
  • Denise Paige, CPC®
  • Melissa King, CPC®

Pediatrics Steering Committee (CPEDC™):

  • Jackie Stack, CEMC™, CPC-I®
  • Cassandra Endres, CPC®
  • Becky Dolan, CPC®
  • Teri Salus, CPC®
  • Dr. Jamie Calabrese
  • Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC®, CPC-I®
  • Diana Yates, CPC®, COC, CPC-I®

Plastic Surgery Steering Committee (CPRC™):

  • John Verhovshek, CPC®
  • Michaele Hall, CPC®, COBGC™, CPRC™
  • Pat Stone, CPC®, COC
  • Carol Pfeiffer
  • Rhonda Cottrell, CPC®
  • Susan Ward, CPC®, COC, CPC-I®, CEMC™

Rheumatology Steering Committee (CRHC™):

  • Raemarie Jimenez, CPC®
  • Antanya Chung
  • Melesia Tillman
  • Roseanne Danziger

Urology Steering Committee (CUC™):

  • Michael Miscoe, JD, CPC®, CHCC, CRA
  • Sharon Williamson, CPC®, CHCC
  • M. Ryan Poston, CPC®
  • Tara Barrineau, CPC

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