Christine has over ten years of experience in anesthesia compliance and billing. Her invaluable experience involving medical billing, reimbursement, coding and compliance for anesthesia and pain management practices has allowed her to provide expert testimony and defense for clients in every facet of health litigation. To better aid clients, she has developed and implemented reimbursement audits, compliance plans/procedures and HIPAA privacy and security policies. She is also an avid researcher and has provided guidance concerning laws, regulations, rules, and policies set forth by and governing Medicare, Medicaid, and private carriers.
Christine is licensed to practice in South Carolina and Georgia. Christine graduated summa cum laude from the Medical College of Georgia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics; she then earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2008. During law school, Christine served on the South Carolina Law Review, authored The Impact of Medicaid Reforms & False Claims Enforcement: Limiting Access by Discouraging Provider Participation in Medicaid Programs, 58 S.C. L. REV. 995 (2007), received six American Jurisprudence Awards and was inducted into the Order of the Coif and Order of Wig and Robe. Christine is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). In 2008, Christine was selected as one of the Top 40 Alumni in 40 years by the MCG School of Allied Health Sciences.
Justin Vaughn, M.Div, CPC Vice President of Compliance
Justin Vaughn has extensive experience in anesthesia and pain management issues. He provided consulting and auditing services for the four largest anesthesia groups in America, as well as for groups in 35 states. Justin is the author of Correct Coding of E&M Services, co-author of Top 200 Deficiencies in Anesthesia Practices, and has written numerous articles related to anesthesia and chronic pain issues. In addition, he has been a speaker at dozens of local and national healthcare seminars.
A native of Louisiana, Justin earned his Bachelor of Arts in pre-law at Louisiana College, and subsequently earned a Master of Divinity degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. While in the PhD program, he was selected as a fellow and taught on the master's level. Justin also has several years of legal experience, having served as a paralegal for one of the most prestigious law firms in the South, among others. In addition, he is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), receiving his credentials from the American Academy of Professional Coders.
Matthew Harrison, RHIA, CPC Vice President of Compliance
Matthew has extensive knowledge of compliance issues related to anesthesia and pain management billing. He formerly served as Assistant Compliance Officer at Medac, Inc. from 2005-2007, returning in 2013 from a leading national medical management firm where he designed the anesthesia and pain management claim processing policies and systems, played an integral role in design of a claims surveillance engine to identify opportunities for claims savings and patient care management across all specialties, and managed the implementation of a sub-contract program for a regional Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC). Matthew received his Bachelors of Science in Health Informatics from the Medical College of Georgia in 2005 and is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC).
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