National Advisory Board of the American Medical Billing Association
The National Advisory Board of the American Medical Billing Association "NABAMBA" or "NAB" provides guidance on issues that affect AMBA and its members. The board collaborates monthly to access critical regulations and policies regarding medical billers and coders. The NAB assesses product development and association growth, and therefore makes sure AMBA remains relevant in the industry.
Terri Marohn, CMRS, has been in the medical billing field for over 18 years and is president of TerMar Billing, Inc., a Michigan company, specializing in Mental Health Billing. Terri has earned her CMRS credential and currently serves as an administrator for many of the AMBA Facebook groups. She is also a member of AMBA’s National Advisory Board and has represented AMBA at the Michigan Medical Billers Association (MMBA) 2011-2017 Billing Expos. and MGMA Conferences in recent years.
Terri Wyman, CPC, CMRS, has been in the medical field for over 30 years. She started out as a medical assistant (former CMA) and later became a Medical Biller (CMRS) and Coder (AAPC). For 15 years, she was employed as an instructor and program director for several medical assisting and medical billing and coding programs in the New England area. During this time, she was a finalist for Career Education Groups Instructor of the Year. Terri was responsible for the conversion of all electronic claims from the 4010 to the 5010 (837) formats as the current lead analyst at Baystate Wing Hospital. She has extensive speaking experience with AAMA, AAPC, and the AMBA and enjoys sharing her knowledge, and, more importantly, she enjoys learning from her audience.
Steve Housberg, CASC, has owned and operated Peak Healthcare Solutions, LLC, since 1998. Mr. Housberg has a comprehensive background in Healthcare Administration, as well as the revenue cycle. In 2006, Mr. Housberg decided to return to Healthcare Administration and is currently the Administrator for Advanced Endoscopy Center, Bronx, NY. Mr. Housberg continues to manage Peak Healthcare Solutions remotely and services his clients with the help of several long time
account representatives and employees. Throughout Mr. Housberg’s professional career, he has worked in all healthcare environments, including hospitals, ASC’s, private practice and correctional healthcare. Mr. Housberg earned his BA from SUNY Binghamton and MHA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Housberg earned his CASC certification in 2013. Mr. Housberg participates on the National Advisory Board for AMBA.
Judy A. Wilson, CPC, COC, CPCO, CPPM, CPC-P, CPB, CPC-I, CANPC, CMRS, has been doing medical coding and billing for over 35 years. For the past 24 years, she has been the Business Administrator for Anesthesia Specialists, a group of eleven cardiac anesthesiologists who practice at Sentara Heart Hospital. She has served on the Board of Directors of the AAPC Chapter of Associations from 2010 to 2014. She is currently on the AAPC-CA Board of Directors for 2015-2017. She serves on the NAB for the AMBA. She is an Expert ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer for the AAPC and a PMCC instructor.
She has presented at several AAPC regional and national conferences, at the AMBA National Conference for our general sessions, and at the University of Tulane Anesthesia Conference in 2013. She has written several articles, including ones for HCPRO/Just Coding and the AAPC’s Healthcare Business Monthly.
Cheri Freeman, CMRS, has specialized in physical therapy and rehabilitation billing since 1999. She became certified as a CMRS through the AMBA in 2006. In 2008 she formed the Central Texas Chapter of the AMBA and they were awarded the AMBA Chapter of the Year that same year. Cheri was awarded the AMBA Member of the year in 2008-2009 and the AMBA Einstein Award in 2009-2010. In 2010-2011, she was selected for the Virginia College Rookie of the Year Award.
In 2010, Cheri merged her billing company with Virginia College Healthcare Reimbursement Services, where she served as the Manager of the Austin, Texas location. They provided medical billing and coding services to healthcare providers with a staff of highly trained and certified professional billers and coders, while offering a location for training student externs in a “real world” setting. After completion of the program and graduation, these students were ready to make a meaningful contribution as employees in the community.
In July 2013, Cheri formed a new company, HRS Medical Billing, Inc. She continues to serve healthcare providers by ensuring optimum reimbursement and keeping them up to date with industry changes that affect their cash flow. She also continues to mentor and train students in the community. Most recently, Cheri has founded HRS Learning Center, an online medical billing course, where students can enroll in their training program online. The training program offers both hands-on training through HRS and certification through the AMBA.
Melody S. Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CPB, CPC-I, CCS-P, CMRS, AAPC FELLOW, has 37 years of experience in the medical profession. She is the founder of Career Coders Online Medical Billing and Coding School. She specializes in physician auditing, education, curriculum development and is an approved Instructor with AAPC. Her extensive background includes Director of Coding, Auditing, Compliance, and Urgent Care for a forty-eight multi-specialty physician practice and contract auditor for State of Colorado Attorney General.
Melody started her local AAPC chapter and has served as president, vice-president and currently as education officer of her local AAPC Chapter. She is the past member and officer of the AAPC National Advisory Board and is currently serving on the AAPC Board of Directors as well as an AAPC Fellow. She also serves on American Medical Billing Association National Advisory Board. Her true passion is teaching and motivated by career challenges. She resides in Loveland, Colorado.
Tammy Antoncic, CPC, CPMA, CMRS, will help attendees understand all the important elements of a billing compliance plan. She'll cover simple and effective policies and procedures you can easily implement that will help you comply with fraud and abuse detection and prevention. Get documentation strategies; learn about key issues that are considered problematic, and how you can ensure your policies stand up to scrutiny of government investigators.
Jonathan Domingo is the Chief Financial Officer of A+ Global Professional Services and has been in the medical billing industry for over 19 years. He started his career as a medical biller and worked his way up to the Director of Training for a physician management company implementing Practice Management & EHR systems for healthcare providers in the state of Hawaii. He has provided audits for several healthcare providers and acute care facilities. Jonathan serves as a Medical Reimbursement Instructor at University of Hawaii's Leeward Community College – Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (OCEWD) for the past 8 years. He holds his credentials as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) from the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA). Jonathan is one of the founders and original board member of the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Medical Billing Association.
Kathy Stull, CPC, CMRS, CPMA, CIRCC, has been the owner of Superior Resource, Inc. since 2007. She has nearly 30 years of billing and coding experience, including 10 years working at a major insurance company as a claims processor, claims analyst, customer service representative and supervisor. She has worked for small private practices, as well as, large hospital based physician networks as a biller, trainer, and auditor.