INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Zotec Partners, a national firm providing coding, billing and practice management services to emergency medicine practices and hospital-based physicians, announces that its Director of Coding Quality Assurance, Stacie Norris, MBA, CPC, CCS-P has been awarded the Committee/Task Force Service Award 2018 by the Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA), in acknowledgement of her outstanding contributions to the Association and the specialty of Emergency Medicine.
As former co-chair and current member of the EDPMA’s Quality, Coding and Documentation Committee, Ms. Norris continues to advise organizations on issues of inappropriate payor denials, the CMS E/M documentation guidelines, misinterpretation by payers of AMA/CPT guidelines, and/or how ICD-10 will affect documentation and coding. She is also dedicated to educating physicians about requirements and measures specific to emergency departments and discussing strategies for effective documentation. In addition to her extensive committee work, she is also chair of Work Group 1 CNAC (Coding Nomenclature and Advisory Committee) for the National American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP); a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the ED Coding Alert; and, an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer.
According to T. Scott Law, founder and CEO of Zotec Partners, “Stacie is among Zotec’s most knowledgeable professionals in emergency medicine, and this award is well deserved. Her research, interpretation and application of quality reporting programs in particular have been invaluable to Zotec’s clients as they appropriately code and document their reports for optimum reimbursement.” He adds, “Together with Stacie and our emergency medicine team, Zotec Partners will continue to support the EDPMA with data and technology that can add value and shape physician performance and reimbursement in the specialty.”
The Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) is one of the nation’s largest trade associations supporting the delivery of emergency medical care to all Americans. Together, EDPMA’s members deliver (or directly support) health care for over half of the 136.3 million patients who visit U.S. emergency departments each year. Its members include physician groups, billing and coding companies, and others who support health care provided in the Emergency Department and work collectively to deliver services often unmet elsewhere. The EDPMA provides advocacy and educational resources to Emergency Department physician groups and their practice partners.
About Zotec Partners
Zotec Partners is one of the largest privately-held revenue cycle management providers in the United States, offering billing, practice management, coding, physician credentialing, and patient experience methodology to physician practices and health systems nationwide. Established in 1998, Zotec Partners has more than 700 employees in 29 office locations. We manage approximately 500 clients (over 8,500 physicians) across multiple specialties including radiology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, pathology, urgent care, hospitalists, and enterprise/multi-specialty, with more than 85 million procedures processed annually on our proprietary billing systems technol