Coding and Compliance Manager
Ms. Avery has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry including auditing, abstract coding, coding education and training, regulatory compliance, revenue cycle management, EMR/EHR advisement, reimbursement models, and has been extensively involved in major third-party HCC projects. She is a nationally known speaker and educator with expertise in a wide range of provider specialties and with various organizational types including FQHCs and RHCs. Ginger enjoys medical record auditing and provider and coder training. She performs internal audits, provider education and works closely with projects aimed at improving the use of electronic medical record programs with practices and organizations across the country. Prior to joining RT Welter, Ginger was a coding consultant, auditor and trainer at Brown Consulting Associates.
After obtaining her coding certification (CPC) in 2005, Ginger worked for the medical practice division of a large hospital, and while she specialized in cardiology, she also worked closely with hospitalists and family practice providers. During that time she also served as a member of the compliance committee and was responsible for writing policies and procedures related to billing, coding and auditing. In 2014, Ginger obtained her Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) credential and has served the coder-community in many ways including past President and Vice President of her local American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) chapter. In 2019, she gained her certification as a Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC) from the AAPC.