About The Author
Amy C Pritchett, AAPC Fellow, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I, CANPC, CASCC, CEDC
Amy Pritchett, AAPC Fellow, CCS, CRC, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CPCO, CDEI, CDEO, CDEC, CANPC, CEDC, CASCC, CMPM, Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Amy Pritchett serves as Senior Consultant at Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting and brings to the table over 25 years’ of experience, specializing in revenue cycle management and HIM operations including RAC auditing, Charge Master implementation and reviews, inpatient MS-DRG and outpatient OPPS coding compliance auditing, and physician practice coding and auditing. Prior to joining Altegra, Ms. Pritchett was a Managing Director of HIM and an integral part of education for the coding team as well as for physicians and nursing staff.
Ms. Pritchett has also served in positions as a high-level senior auditor, providing auditing for all facility work types, and as a pro-fee (Part B) coder/auditor. Amy has also served as a supervisor for combined inpatient and outpatient coding, as well as compliance management and revenue cycle facility management.
Ms. Pritchett is a frequent contributor to many HIM and healthcare financial publications and has served as an editorial advisory board member of BC Advantage, Healthcare Business Monthly (AAPC) and also is serving consecutive terms on the AHIMA Certification Review Board. She has presented numerous educational seminars throughout the country, and has presented at the national conferences for AHIMA, AAPC, The Coding Institute, BC Advantage and the annual state meetings for ALHIMA, FHIMA, and AKHIMA.
Ms. Pritchett has also served as a President of her local AAPC Chapter in Mobile, Alabama bringing her expertise to monthly education and meetings as a presenter. She also serves as an interim instructor for her local college and serves under the Volunteers of America, providing Medical Billing and Coding instruction.
Ms. Pritchett has served on the development team for Meditech electronic medical record software and has developed several programs for AAPC and The Coding Institute. Amy is also a contributing educator for a new program developed by the AAPC providing webinars to help coders continue their CEU credits for the year and also provide on-demand high-level questions and answers in real-time format.
Amy also taught several ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS courses from 2014-2016, providing her local hospitals, physicians and coding staff the education needed for the implementation of ICD-10. She possesses extensive knowledge of all aspects of coding and third party reimbursement issues.