Senior Consultant/Owner, Compliant Health Care Solutions
Betty Hovey is a successful healthcare consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the field. As owner of Compliant Health Care Solutions, she provides compliant solutions to issues for all types of healthcare entities including solo practices, physician groups, health plans, healthcare systems, and hospitals. Betty’s goal is to allow physicians and APPs to do what they love - treat patients. She serves individuals and organizations by offering customizable education that focuses on compliance. Betty makes sure that documentation and coding requirements are followed to ensure that the practice/healthcare system can continue to do that by getting paid properly for the services that are provided. Currently, she sits on the AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) and serves as a subject matter expert and item writer for AHIMA.
Director of Central Fee Abstraction, University of Pennsylvania Health System
With over 25 years of experience in Health Information, Tamara “Tami” Montroy is an industry leader in Revenue Cycle Management. She has served in both operational and strategic leadership roles in large academic medical centers, pediatric hospitals, physician practices, and rural hospitals across the country with a focus on facility and professional fee coding and reimbursement. Montroy's volunteer experience includes multiple Practice Councils (2021-present Revenue Cycle, 2018-2020 EHR, 2017-2018 Health Information Exchange), 2014-present Southeastern PA Health Information Management Association Board of Directors and provided expertise on multiple contributions to the AHIMA Journal.
Corporate Senior Director, Health Information Management, Penn Medicine
Sherine Koshy, MHA, RHIA, CCS, is the Corporate Senior Director of Health Information Management at Penn Medicine. Sherine provides enterprise-wide leadership and strategic direction for all activities related to HIM.
Sherine has over 20 years of experience in HIM operations, coding, data quality and revenue integrity including 16 years in leadership.
In her current role, she is responsible for all HIM functions at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Chester County Hospital, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, and Lancaster General Health. Operational oversight includes Inpatient and Outpatient Coding, Professional Fee Coding, HIM Operations, EMPI, and CDI.
Sherine has experience with integrating HIM across the enterprise and served as the HIM operational lead for Penn Medicine’s EMR Implementation. Sherine recently led the successful implementation of Computer Assisted Coding for Hospital Inpatient/Outpatient Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement.
Sherine was also instrumental in the planning and execution of the Penn Medicine Coding Academy. This Academy is responsible for hiring, training, and employing over 40 inpatient coders over the span of 10 years.
Senior Director of Coding Policy and Compliance, AHIMA
In her role at AHIMA, Sue provides strategic direction and leadership on coding policy development, coding and reimbursement systems development, compliance program development, and federal regulations pertaining to classification, reimbursement, and fraud/abuse. She serves as a leader in AHIMA advocacy initiatives for the U.S. adoption of standard classifications and terminologies, including ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and SNOMED-CT.
Sue influences national coding policy through the development and maintenance of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT code sets. She analyzes and comments on proposed federal regulations and draft legislation on behalf of AHIMA while advocating for federal legislation and regulations that advance health information interoperability and integrity through the adoption and effective and uniform use of standards for data, health record documentation, classifications, and terminologies.
Sue is an AHIMA expert on information integrity issues in electronic health records.
Independent Coding and Auditing Educator
Cari is an independent consultant with more than 17 years of experience in coding and revenue cycle management. Her experience includes inpatient and facility/professional fee outpatient coding and auditing. She also applies her coding and auditing expertise to instruction and training, client support, and curriculum development. Cari earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in health information management from Weber State University.
President and Majority Owner of MARSI
Dr. Husty is the lead physician overseeing medical record review, physician education, and daily operations of MARSI. Husty has been performing clinical record reviews since 1982 and has been providing physician documentation improvement training since 1987. Considered an expert in documentation for diagnosis-related groups (DRG), ambulatory payment classifications, emergency medicine, inpatient versus observation settings, and risk adjustment, Husty has served on multiple hospital committees relating to quality assurance, risk management, medical executives, utilization review, and health information.
Husty has served as the medical director and physician advisor of utilization review for many hospitals in Florida, California, Wyoming, New Mexico, and West Virginia. An associate professor for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Husty’s area of special interest is the direct correlation between the quality of documentation and the quality of care and reimbursement systems. This includes an emphasis on systems like risk adjustment that promote both aspects.
Director of Editorial and Regulatory Services, American Medical Association
Zach Hochstetler is the director of Editorial and Regulatory Affairs in the American Medical Association’s Health Solutions business unit. Zach’s work focuses on several key areas, including leading and setting strategic direction for the CPT Editorial Panel and the AMA Guides Editorial Panel. He is also the secretary of the CPT Editorial Panel, ensuring that the process remains open and transparent.