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Karen M. Beard, Senior Associate

Karen M. Beard, Senior Associate

Ms. Beard has been with Medical Management Associates, Inc. since 1992 where she has provided a wealth of experience in managed care contracting, provider relations, physician reimbursement and CPT coding. She is a popular and highly rated presenter for MMA for seminars and workshops, and is the chief meeting planner for physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs for MMA's physician network clients. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders in CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM coding for physicians, as well as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant (CHCC). Ms. Beard also has over thirty years of experience in healthcare financing through her previous positions with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia and United Healthcare of Georgia.

Ms. Beard is involved in all aspects of physician network development, managed care, Medicare and Medicaid credentialing, and is the network administrator for a fifty-practice OB/GYN network with over 180 physicians. Ms Beard is also the Director of The Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology, an MMA Client. She has specific expertise in physician practice compliance with state and federal billing guidelines, and all aspects of HIPAA Privacy, Security and Electronic Transaction standards. She has been a contributor to or a resource for "Ask the expert" sections of compliance, coding and practice management newsletters.

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