Dr. Varsha Shah is a founder and chief executive physician educator of Professional Medical Management Services, providing assessments and solutions related to compliance, clinical documentation and coding accuracy, and auditing to healthcare organizations and physician practices. She has more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including practice management, compliance, and coding and billing. She has spent more than 10 years training and educating physicians, auditors, and ancillary staff on clinical documentation, coding, and compliance, offering help related to HIPAA law, ICD-10 training, and more.
In addition to a medical degree, Dr. Shah holds a master's degree in Public Administration with a healthcare concentration from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her primary expertise is compliance and clinical documentation training, medical practice management, auditing, and coding. She leads a team of professionals who focus on such subjects as process review, compliance-related issues, training and education on risk areas, and HIPAA law. She was recently invited to speak at the National Healthcare Compliance Conference on topics related to auditing and monitoring.
Dr. Shah also holds a certification in healthcare compliance and privacy through the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), and is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC™), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) expert through the American Academy of Professional Coders. She is also an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders.
She has experience in using several types of electronic medical records, as well as billing and auditing software. To keep up with ever-changing complex healthcare rules, including coding and billing regulations, compliance-related regulations, and HIPAA law, she frequently attends compliance and coding conferences.
November 2015: American Medical Association's CPT and RBRVS 2016 Annual Symposium
April 2015: Health Care Compliance, National Compliance Institute, Health Care Compliance Association
November 2014: Healthcare Privacy Basic Compliance Academy®, Health Care Compliance Association
May 2013: Basic Compliance Academy, Health Care Compliance Association
May 2011: Advanced Evaluations and Management Chart Auditing Workshop, American Academy of Professional Coders
March 2011: Advanced Surgical Chart Auditing Workshop, American Academy of Professional Coders
February 2010: Electronic Medical Record—What You Need to Know Now! Workshop, American Academy of Professional Coders
A thriving healthcare organization must successfully navigate the complexities of modern business and healthcare compliance requirements. Professional Medical Management Services specializes in consulting with practices to provide help with the physical office and staff, coding and billing training, software selection and setup, policy and procedure implementation, HIPAA and ICD-10 training, and more.