Heather entered the medical field with no experience or knowledge of medical coding or billing. After several months of data entry, she became curious about how and why certain codes were assigned and the best practices of reporting diagnoses and surgical procedures. She soon discovered a love of breaking down physician documentation into numerical representations for billing purposes.
Education & Training
- Associate Degree
Edmonds Community College – Edmonds, Washington
- Certified Procedural Coder
- Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder
Areas of Specialty
- Health Care
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Medical Terminology
- American Academy of Professional Coders
- Lead Coder
Orthopedic Physician Associates, 2011 – 2017
Heather enjoys cooking and watching baking shows, crafting miscellaneous home décor, collecting old books, and outdoor adventures such as hiking, kayaking, and taking her dog to parks and beaches.