AAPC Inducts New National Advisory Board at Annual Conference

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The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) introduced its new National Advisory Board (NAB) at the awards banquet of its annual national conference at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The NAB, comprised of 21 members, will serve from 2009 - 2011.

The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, http://www.aapc.com) introduced its new National Advisory Board (NAB) at the awards banquet of its annual national conference at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The NAB, comprised of 21 members, will serve from 2009 - 2011.

The role of the NAB is to advise AAPC leadership on coding and other health-related issues and questions while promoting and supporting the mission of the AAPC and the coding profession. The NAB works with the AAPC national office for the betterment of the medical coding community through active participation in local and nationally sponsored conferences, events, publications, educational programs and activities.

AAPC 2009 - 2011 National Advisory Board:
President
Terry Leone, CPC®, CPC-P®, CPC-I®, CIRCC™
Palmyra, N.Y.

President-Elect
Jonnie Massey, CPC®, CPC-P®, CPC-I®
Portland, Ore.

Secretary
Cynthia Stahl, CPC®, CPC-H®
Lebanon, Ind.

Member Relations
Julia Croly, CPC®
Chapel Hill, N.C.

AAPC Liaison
Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC®, CPC-I®, CENTC™, CGSC™, COBGC™, CPEDC™
Seneca Falls, Pa.

Region 1--Northeast
Donna SanGiovanni, CPC®, CASCC™
East Haven, Conn.
Beverly Welshans, CPC®, CPC-I®, CPC-H®
West Falls, N.Y.

Region 2--Atlantic
Janice G. Jacobs, CPC®
Dalton, Pa.
Jacqueline J. Stack, CPC®, CPC-I®, CEMC™, CFPC™, CIMC™, CPEDC™, CPC-P®
Oil City, Pa.

Region 3--Mid-Atlantic
Trina Cuppett, CPC®, CPC-H®
Newton, N.C.
Barbara Scott, CPC®
Bluffton, S.C.

Region 4--Southeast
David B. Dunn, MD, CIRCC™, CCC™, CPC-H®
Nashville, Tenn.
Robert A. Pelaia, Esq., CPC®
Jacksonville, Fla.

Region 5--Southwest
Marge Carney, CPC®, CGCS™
St. Louis, Mo.
Sandra Kunze, CPC®, CPC-I®, CPC-H®
Castroville, Texas

Region 6--Great Lakes
Kerin Draak, NP, CPC®, CEMC™
Suamico, Wisc.
Terri Scales, CPC®
Newburgh, Ind.

Region 7--Mountains/Plains
Melody S. Irvine, CPC®, CEMC™, CPC-I®
Loveland, Colo.
Julie A. Leu, CPC®, CPC-I®
Omaha, Neb.

Region 8--West
Corrie Alvarez, CPC®, CPC-I®, CEDC™
Northridge, Calif.
Stacie Hannah, CPC®, CPC-I®
Tacoma, Wash.

To be considered for a position on the NAB, applicants must be certified members of the AAPC and submit an application. Applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from a current officer in their local AAPC chapter.

About the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
The AAPC (http://www.aapc.com) is the nation's largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders. The AAPC provides credentials to medical coders in physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. The certifications AAPC offers are Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H®) and Certified Professional Coder - Payer (CPC-P®), as well as 18 specialty-specific credentials and the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder™ (CIRCC™) credential. These credentials represent the gold standard certifications for medical coding. AAPC provides a wide variety of benefits to its 76,000 members worldwide.

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