Consultants at Morningstar Coding and Reimbursement Consultants, LLC have more than 85 years of combined experience in the coding and reimbursement field. Our consultants have very strong experience in medical device coding and reimbursement guidance/landscapes; working with major medical coding resource companies; significant experience in auditing and education of staff and providers; compliance and training; and are extremely well-versed with ICD-10-CM and PCS.
In addition to our Consultants, Morningstar employs or contracts with Certified Coders across the country. Our coders maintain the highest level of preparedness with continued education and training in all specialties. Morningstar coders average 10-12 years experience in their particular specialty(ies).
Each consultant and coder has multiple coding certifications, including that of AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. They attend and present at coding seminars and workshops nationally, as well as online training, acquiring continuing education units in order to fulfill their obligations and stay current in many various fields.
Specialties include, but are not limited to, Medical Device, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Radiology, Laboratory, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Evaluation and Management Services for Physician, Ambulatory Services, Facility Outpatient and Inpatient Services, and ICD-10-CM (diagnoses) -PCS (inpatient services).
The consultants also work within the rule-making processes, including yearly review of same. These include RBRVU, APC, OPPS, MS-DRG, as well as conversion factor updates. We attend and participate at the Coordination and Maintenance meetings bi-yearly at CMS, and the CPT Editorial Panel meetings two to three times a year.