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PRESIDENT

Laticia Wing

Laticia Wing, CPC, CEMA

Laticia Wing, CPC, has worked for MSU for 21 years. She first came to MSU as the Billing Supervisor for Sports Medicine. After 20 years she felt the need for a change and accepted a new position as the Billing Supervisor for Olin Student Health Services. Although she enjoys billing, she felt she had more to offer both to her peers and providers as well as a strong desire to learn. She  left Student Health Services to take a position with the MSU HealthTeam as a Compliance Analyst. In this current role she, audits E/M documentation, and educates providers on E/M guidelines, and Fraud and Awareness. She is specialty certified in Orthopedics. She has worked in the medical field for 28 years with previous billing experience in hospital and home healthcare billing. Several years ago, feeling the need for specialty specific networking opportunities, she created a monthly meeting for orthopedic billers in the Lansing and Tri-Co areas. This group has proven to be an invaluable resource for networking and sharing information. Laticia joined the MMBA in February of 2007 as the Insurance Liaison. She then held the position of Vice President of Special Events and is our current President. “The MMBA is an exceptional resource for all billers, the networking opportunities are endless and I am honored to be affiliated with such a great organization.”

VICE PRESIDENT

 Lori JulianLori Julian, CCS-P

Lori Julian, CCS-P, is the Professional Billing Compliance/HIPAA Privacy Manager for CMU College of Medicine.  Lori also leads a team of Coders, Billers, Provider Enrollment and Referrals Specialists, and manages the revenue cycle for CMU Medical Education Partners.  Lori has worked on the “business side” of healthcare since 1982 and has experience in professional and facility coding and billing, graduate medical education, EMR implementation, optimization and education and multi-practice integration.  Lori is a member of MMBA, AAPC, AHIMA and AAMC.   “The MMBA is the best resource for all things related to successfully managing a healthcare revenue cycle.  I am honored to represent the Northeast Chapter and serve our members

DIRECTOR of CHAPTERS

Terri Marohn

Terri Marohn, CMRS

Terri Marohn, CMRS has been in the medical billing field for over 19 years and is president of TerMar Billing, Inc., specializing in mental health billing. Terri is a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) and also serves as a moderator for the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) forum and Facebook groups. She is currently an active member of the National Advisory Board for AMBA, previously served as a chapter officer for the East Michigan MMBA chapter, and currently is the Co-Director of Chapters for MMBA.

DIRECTOR of COMMUNICATIONS

Amy Lasley

Amy Lasley, CPC

Amy Lasley, CPC is a Solutions Development Analyst for Ascension Information Services. Prior to that, she was a Clinical Health Informatics Specialist for Genesys PHO specializing in EMR template development and implementation. She has also worked as an Insurance Research Supervisor and Insurance Liaison for a large Radiology and Pathology billing service, as well as a Professional Biller for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation providers. Having served on the board since 2007, Amy has held positions as the Chapter Officer for the Genesee County/East MI Chapter and as the Director of Marketing and Recruitment. Amy now holds the position of Director of Communications. Amy is also a member of American Academy of Professional Coders. “Being that the healthcare industry is ever-changing, MMBA is a great resource for new and seasoned billers alike.”

DIRECTOR of SPECIAL EVENTS

Christy Odell

Christy O'Dell, CPC, CPMA

Christy O’Dell, CPC, CPMA, is employed as a Coder/Billing Services Coordinator at Kurt Aurand, DO, PC, in Owosso MI. She also does contract coding for CMU Residency Program and Kiwi-Tek. Christy has worked in the billing and coding business for over 20 years. She has spent most of her billing/coding career working in the Interventional Cardiology specialty, but finds OB-GYN just as challenging. Christy has been a member of MMBA for the last 9 years and an active board member for 7 years serving as the Northeast Chapter Officer, Secretary, Director of Marketing and most recently the Director of Special Events.  Christy believes that if you find a job you love, you'll never have to work a day in your life! 

TREASURER

Cynthia Wilkie, CPC

Cindi Wilkie, CPC is employed by McLaren Medical Group-Mid Michigan Physicians as an Internal Coding Consultant for a multi-specialty physician group.  Cindi has been employed by MMP for 9 years responsible for auditing and education of provider services.  Cindi has been in the MMBA since 1992 with a variety of Board positions and was Co-Chair of the Mid-Michigan Chapter since 2015 and is also a member of AAPC. Her motto is “If it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done.”

SECRETARY

Jennifer Gamble

Jennifer Gamble, CMRS

Jennifer Gamble, CMRS, is employed as Special Projects Manager with Digestive Health Associates PLC, a Patient Centered Medical Home - Neighborhood and Gastroenterology Private Practice. With almost 16 years in healthcare, Jennifer has worked at multiple billing services, starting as data entry, and accounts receivable for multiple specialties before joining DHA in 2017.

At DHA, she has assisted in the implementation and maintaining of Electronic Health Records Systems, Practice Management Systems, coordinates patient precollection and collection efforts, credentials providers with various insurance carriers, physician healthcare organizations, hospital systems, implements electronic fund transfer and electronic remittance advice with multiple carriers, manages special programs, such as MIPS and BCBS of MI Provider Incentive Program, writes and implement policies and procedures, as well as provides information technology services.

EAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Marisa Elliott

Marisa Elliott, CPC, CDEO, CHONC, RH-CBS,

AAPC Fellow

Marisa Elliott is a fellow of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) who offers a range of expertise in the area of professional service revenue cycle management, coding, auditing and education. She has spent the past sixteen years working in a variety of settings as both a coder and manager, and her experience includes working with a multitude of specialties, including tribal health. Having worked in all aspects of the revenue cycle, Marisa is able to provide a critical eye and mind to projects.  Her extensive knowledge within coding and compliance in the revenue cycle comes from years as a coder and educator. 

More recently, Marisa has been able to also focus efforts on documentation improvement with physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals (APPs), and education with a residency program on coding/billing guidelines and documentation improvement.  She is experienced in training on ICD-10 changes and guidelines, HCC and risk adjustment, and assisted in the development of a care management program.  She has helped offices to obtain PCMH designation and complete HIPAA and compliance training.  Marisa performs audits on both coders and providers to maintain compliance and data integrity in her consultant role with The Rybar Group.

Marisa has been a member of MMBA since 2013.  As part of her Co-Chairing duties she hosts local events for the Michigan Medical Billers Association (MMBA) East chapter and speaks for other chapters throughout the state on their behalf.

Marisa is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Michigan Medical Billers Association (MMBA), Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding (ARHPC), National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists, and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

EAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Tina Pelc, CPMA, CCC, CCS

Tina Pelc, CCC, CPMA serves as a Regional Corporate Responsibility Manager of Ascension Mid-Michigan.  Mid- Michigan includes Genesys-Grand Blanc, St. Mary's - Saginaw & Standish and St Joseph -Tawas.  Prior to that she was a Manager for Cardiology Consultants of East Michigan.  Tina has 25 years in healthcare including the following skills in E/M documentation, Cardiology coding, Operations, Revenue Cycle, Management, Education and Compliance.  Tina is a proud member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and Health Care Compliance Association.

MID MICHIGAN CHAPTER OFFICER

Cynthia Wilkie, CPC

Cindi Wilkie, CPC is employed by McLaren Medical Group-Mid Michigan Physicians as an Internal Coding Consultant for a multi-specialty physician group.  Cindi has been employed by MMP for 9 years responsible for auditing and education of provider services.  Cindi has been in the MMBA since 1992 with a variety of Board positions and was Co-Chair of the Mid-Michigan Chapter since 2015 and is also a member of AAPC. Her motto is “If it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done.”

MID MICHIGAN CHAPTER OFFICER

Heidi Pung, CPC

Heidi Pung, CPC is employed with McLaren Medical Group for the past eight years.  She has worked in multiple capacities in the medical field for over 20 years.  She is currently a Medical Coder/Biller working to code multi-specialty practices cases.  She loves her work as a Medical Coder and networking.

NORTHEAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Jenny Bryce

Jenny has over 15 years experience in the medical billing field.  She is currently working in the credentialing department at CMU, which is a brand new experience for her.  She assists Lynn Wilks with Co-Chair duties when running the Northeast Chapter and is a firm believer in education and how important it is in the medical billing field, especially with all the on-going, never ending changes.  

NORTHEAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Lynn WilksLynn Wilks, CCS-P, CPMA

Lynn has over 20 years experience in the medical billing and coding field.  She has worked as a receptionist, biller/coder and office manager. She is currently employed  as Lead Coder for CMU Medical Education Partners.  She has been with CMU for 17 years .  She has experience the following specialties: Family and Internal Medicine, Pediatrics,  Ob/Gyn, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Wound Care, Physical Therapy.  Lynn is a member of American Academy of Professional Coders, and served as President and Vice President her local chapter.  She is also a member of AHIMA.  She is currently a Co Chair of the Northeast Chapter of MMBA. 

NORTHERN MI CHAPTER OFFICER

Cindy Hartline

Cindy Hartline, CPC, CPMA

Cindy is a graduate of Baker College in Cadillac. She started her billing career with an externship at Northern Billing Specialists and has been employed there ever since. She is now the coding specialist. Cindy has over 11 years experience in billing and coding. She is also an adjunct instructor at Baker College of Cadillac for the Medical Insurance Specialist program and has been since 2013. She is also an auditor for MACS, a member of AAPC, and a member of NAMAS. Cindy holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA).

NORTHERN MI CHAPTER OFFICER

MaryEllen Hulwick

Maryellen Hulwick, CPC, CPMA

Maryellen Hulwick, CPC, CPMA is employed at Munson Family Practice Center, a residency training program that is dually accredited, in their billing department. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, she has held various positions ranging from file clerk, unit clerk, medical office front desk, nursing staff scheduler for a local hospital, and rural health billing. In 2004, she obtained certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the AAPC. In 2011, she obtained certification as a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA).

SOUTHEAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Jennifer Gamble

Jennifer Gamble, CMRS

Jennifer Gamble, CMRS is employed as Special Projects Manager with Digestive Health Associates PLC, a Patient Centered Medical Home - Neighborhood and Gastroenterology Private Practice. With almost 16 years in healthcare, Jennifer has worked at multiple billing services, starting as data entry, and accounts receivable for multiple specialties before joining DHA in 2017.

At DHA, she has assisted in the implementation and mantaining of Electronic Health Records Systems, Practice Management Systems, coordinates patient precollection and collection efforts, credentials providers with various insurance carriers, physician healthcare organizations, hospital systems, implements electronic fund transfer and electronic remittance advice with multiple carriers, manages special programs, such as MIPS and BCBS of MI Provider Incentive Program, writes and implement policies and procedures, as well as provides information technology services.

SOUTHEAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Img 1765 002Kim Kovach, CPC, CMRS

Kim Kovach, CPC, CMRS is employed as Billing Manager with Digestive Health Associates PLC, a Patient Centered Medical Home - Neighborhood and Gastroenterology Private Practice. With almost 25 years in healthcare, Kim has worked at multiple billing services and private practices, starting as data entry, accounts receivable, and medical coding, for multiple specialties.  She has worked for DMC - Tenet Health as Team Lead of a large Medical Coding Team for facility billing, before joining DHA in 2017.

At DHA, she manages the Billing Department.  She coordinates physician and staff education on billing practices, maintains accounts receivables at national benchmarks, manages patient precollection and collection efforts, researches electronic data interchange rejections, writes and implement policies and procedures.

WEST MI CHAPTER OFFICER

Kathy Jo

Kathy Jo Uecker, CMPE, EFPM, NCP, COC, CHSPA, CHSA

Kathy Jo has been working in healthcare practice management since 1989 and now is on the consulting staff of NetSource One thru a merger of Medical Informatics Solutions. With a strong background in billing, coding and revenue cycle management, she brings that expertise to the NSO team. Her past experience also includes medical chart auditing, development and implementation of Compliance Programs, including HIPAA, fee schedule analysis, insurance carrier contract negotiations and practice management software conversions and implementation. Kathy Jo's passion for medical billing and revenue maximization led her to become a certified coder. She has completed certifications with AHIMA for training on ICD-10CM/PCS coding and compliance.

Kathy Jo is a certified member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (CMPE), the certifying body of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and a Certified Professional Outpatient Coder (COC) thru the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Kathy completed an Executive Fellowship through the American Academy of Medical Management and is a NextGen Certified Professional. Kathy trained for ICD10CM/ PCS thru American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and was an active Ambassador for their program. She is active in the Michigan Medical Group Management Association (MiMGMA), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) , the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), the Michigan Medical Billers Association (MMBA), Michigan Health Information Management Association (MIHIMA) and the American Academy of Medical Management (AAMM) She currently serves on the Third Party Liaison Committee for the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and the Third Party Payer Day committee, an annual conference sponsored by MMGMA, MMBA and MSMS.  Kathy Jo has most recently completed the course work and successfully passed the examination to achieve the credentials of Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSPA). She also completed the course work and successfully passed the examination to achieve the credentials of Certified HIT Security Administrator (CHSA).

WEST MI CHAPTER OFFICER

Shelia PhenixShelia Phenix, CMRS

Sheila has been in the medical billing field for 16 years specializing in otolaryngology.  She graduated from Davenport University in 2002 with her Medical Coding/Billing degree.  Sheila is a Certified Medical Reimbusement Specialist (CMRS) and is currently working on her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification. Sheila is a member of AAPC, AMBA, as well as MMBA. Sheila is currently serving as the chapter officer for the west region for MMBA. She is very excited about working with the MMBA board to help give our members the knowledge & networking they need in this growing medical billing field.