Geroge Blake and Rhonda Buckholtz, Region 2 – Atlantic NAB Representatives
We would like to introduce ourselves as your National AdvisoryBoard representatives! We are so excited to be representing your region and are here for any questions you may have.
George Blake has more than 25 years of healthcare experience as a pharmacist, physician practice manager, coding instructor, and recovery auditor. He is a specialist at Deloitte Advisory’s Regulatory and Operational Risk practice, focusing on coding compliance matters involving mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, charge capture, internal audit, and dispute resolution. He is one of the founding members of the Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, local chapter and has served as chapter education officer, vice president, and president and regularly presents to the local chapter on matters pertaining to coding, compliance, and medical documentation.
Rhonda Buckholtz has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, working in the management, reimbursement, billing, and coding sectors, and as an instructor. Buckholtz authors articles for healthcare publications and speaks at national conferences for AAPC, AMA, HIMSS, AAO-HNS, AGA, and ASOA. She is a co-chair for the WEDI ICD-10 Implementation Workgroup, Advanced Payment Models Workgroup, and has provided testimony ongoing for ICD-10 and standardization of data for NCVHS. Buckholtz is on the board of ICD Monitor, and is Chief Compliance Officer at Century Vision Global by providing compliance, transformational services, and revenue integrity for ophthalmology practices. She was instrumental in developing AAPC’s Certified Ophthalmology Professional Coder (COPC™) exam and curriculum, and AAPC’s ICD-10 training and curriculum.
We are here to make your voice heard by AAPC leadership on important issues that impact your role as a member of the nation’s largest medical coding community. Please feel free to reach out to either one of us.
We want to make sure you get the most out of your AAPC membership! Be sure to check out the AAPC mobile app (perfect for when on the go this summer!) and all of those member savings to potential vacation spots, or just a night out on the town. AAPC has partnered with Upside to provide our members the best prices on flights and hotels. Book your next $600+ trip with Upside and earn a minimum $150 savings. Visit the AAPC website to get the promo code. You can also use the mobile savings connection for discounts at many local shopping centers and restaurants. The discounts available on places you already shop or visit can actually pay for your AAPC membership in savings and much more! Remember to keep checking back at the AAPC website for new savings additions in order to get the most from your membership!
As we enter the summer season, don’t forget about those CEU’s! Remember to bring Healthcare Business Monthly with you and take the monthly quiz for 1 CEU. Or, you can join us in Washington, D.C. August 14-16 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for our regional conference that is being held at the National Harbor. For more information and to register, see aapc.com. If you would like to schedule any time to meet with us at the regional conference please reach out.
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