Our Authors

 

CindyJones

Cindy Jones, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I

Cindy Jones is a coding instructor for Health Integrity, as well as a certified medical auditor assisting the medical review staff with integrity audits. Cindy is an avid cook and has an easy sense of humor. She brings this warmth to her classes and office environment, fostering a pleasant learning experience for her students and a smile to all that meet her.

Before joining Health Integrity, Cindy worked with several hospitals managing their quality measure collection process and oversaw several primary care practices. After spending more than 20 years in various aspects of the medical industry, she brings broad perspective and valuable experience to coding instruction and medical audits.

AndreaLewis

Andrea Lewis, MS

Andrea Lewis joined Health Integrity in 2014 and is currently a Project Director.  Andrea leads a team of project managers, statisticians, and data analysts. She has a Master’s degree in Biometry and Statistics from the University at Albany, New York.  With over 12 years of experience, Andrea has worked with the New York City and State Departments of Health as well as New York State Medicaid and in the field of electronic health record data.

Being a city girl at heart, the only thing that could take Andrea away from her New York roots was love.  Andrea moved to Maryland with her husband in 2014 and has been with Health Integrity since.  While she thoroughly enjoys identifying fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare, Andrea also loves going to the gym.  She has only been twice this year because her new fitness coach is also her baby girl that keeps her running all the time.

KevinMcCash

Kevin McCash, PhD

Kevin McCash, PhD is a data analytics manager, an avid reader and trivia buff. Kevin enjoys friendly arguments, deep discussions and above all learning new things. Kevin joined Health Integrity in 2014 as a data analyst working on the development of national scale fraud detection algorithms and production data aggregation schemes.

Prior to joining Health Integrity, Kevin was a graduate student at the University of South Florida where he received his PhD in Applied Physics. In his free time Kevin enjoys spending time outdoors with his son and watching his favorite television shows.

UnniMundaya

Unni Mundaya, MS

Unni Mundaya is a Data Analytics Manager with Health Integrity. Having worked in the healthcare analytics field for over 8 years with various healthcare insurance companies and in the government sector, he has a broad range of experience with data related to care management, utilization management, finance, and business operations.

Currently, he manages a team of data analysts that provides innovative analytic solutions to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in government sponsored insurance programs. His passion lies in learning and applying the latest analytical tools and techniques that leverage diverse data sources to improve health outcomes, streamline business operations, and promote compliance with federal and state law.

Unni holds a dual Master’s degree in Statistics and Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. Away from work, Unni enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and his cat. An amateur runner, he harbors dreams to participate in a marathon in the near future.

RuthanneRomero

Ruthanne Romero, RN, MSN, HCAFA, CPC

Ruthanne Romero is a registered nurse for Health Integrity. She currently works together with the IT department and the Operational Teams to help improve database system functions for ease of use and better data reporting, along with performing medical record review.

She received her BS degree in nursing from Towson State University and her MSN degrees in Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare/Public Policy from the University of Maryland, School of Nursing. She has over 20 years’ experience as a nurse; ranging from the caregiver side (direct patient care) to the payer side (utilization review and special investigations for fraud, waste, & abuse).

Ruthanne recently became a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) in December 2016 which she claims is like taking the nursing boards all over again. In her spare time, Ruthanne loves to paint pumpkins in the fall and enjoys relaxing on her porch with a good mystery.

Welcome to Code Words

 

Welcome to Code Words. I’m Cindy Jones, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, a Coding Specialist here at Health Integrity. Each month I’ll be bringing you my thoughts on aspects of medical coding ranging from consumer basics to nitty-gritty CPC certification knowledge.  We’ll cover ICD-10 guidelines, fraudulent billing, new procedure codes, and a lot more.

All of our blog posts will be posted here and there’s lots more to come so check back often!

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