My knowledge and experience includes working in the healthcare and computer fields for many years and my educational background includes a Ph.D. in Higher Education, Master’s in Public Administration, Bachelors in Psychology, over 80 credit hours from Pima Community college in healthcare administration and computer technology and another 30 credits from Tacoma Community College where I earned my Associates in Health Information Management and my RHIT certification. All of this education and experience has enabled me to earn four national certifications (CCS and CCS-P from AHIMA and CPC-H and CPC from AAPC), become an AHIMA-certified instructor for ICD10, and to write two medical coding books for Cengage/Delmar Publishers, a comprehensive ICD-9/CPT coding textbook and ICD-10 textbook available through amazon.com.


With greater than 30 years of Excellence in the Healthcare Industry, Teresa Pickard’s Curriculum Vitae is truly an impressive read.  With a dynamic mixture of formal and non-formal training, Teresa’s decisive 30 plus year journey through the inner workings of healthcare, and the business of healthcare, has provided her with a unique understanding of how to rectify problem areas of in a myriad of patient care and Provider reimbursement related scenarios.   Currently, her days (and nights) are spent writing full judgments to settle Workmans’ Compensation Medical Reimbursement disputes between Providers and Claims Administrators and Practice Management in between “nursing and teaching.”  From simple Med-Legal Exams to complex surgical reimbursement cases, Ms. Pickard’s solid and multifaceted background in education, healthcare, nursing and teaching, has given her the necessary tools required to formulate sound, cogent arguments relating to various Contractual Agreements, Fee Schedules, Federal and State Laws.  Teresa’s unique and rare qualifications undoubtedly brings a Power House to our team and, ultimately, to your team as well!

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