AAPC Expands Team, Hires VP of Strategic Development

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  • May 14, 2009
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The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, www.aapc.com) has hired Deborah Grider as vice president of strategic development. Grider, an acknowledged health care author and medical coding expert, has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry.

In her new role, Grider is responsible for strategic initiatives and major projects, beginning with the full development of the AAPC’s training and curriculum for the new ICD-10-CM medical coding system.

“Deborah brings with her skills, knowledge and industry-wide recognition that will greatly benefit our organization,” said Reed Pew, CEO and president of the Salt Lake City-based AAPC. “Having worked with Deborah over the past several years through her involvement as a member of the AAPC and as president of the AAPC’s National Advisory Board, I know Deborah is exactly the person we need to propel our organization forward. We are thrilled to add her to our team.”

Prior to joining the AAPC, Grider was president of Deborah Grider & Associates, LLC, an Indiana-based physician-consulting firm. In this role, she worked with physician practices across the country to resolve coding issues and provide education. In her tenure in the health care industry, Grider also worked as an educational services instructor and coding consultant for Clarian Health Partners and as a practice administrator for both the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indianapolis Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Grider holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University.

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