Brahim Ardolic, MD, FACEP Dr. Ardolic is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), a 668-bed teaching facility.

At SIUH, Dr. Ardolic served in various leadership positions. As chair of emergency medicine, he helped transform the hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine into a modern facility equipped with a regionally and nationally recognized academic department. Dr. Ardolic also designed SIUH’s 74-bed emergency department, developed IT systems, and initiated numerous process efficiencies, and he worked to support SIUH’s training programs and expanded its grant-funded portfolio as vice president of research.

Among his proudest achievements were establishing the hospital’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program, which has improved quality by building a pipeline of talented emergency medicine physicians, and assisting local residents during Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. Despite dealing with one of Staten Island’s worst natural disasters in Superstorm Sandy, Dr. Ardolic’s team managed patient care while keeping core treatment services readily available to Staten Island residents.

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Jeffrey Bettinger, MD, FACEP Dr. Jeffrey Bettinger is a founder and managing member of Bettinger, Stimler & Associates, LLC (BSA Healthcare). BSA Healthcare is a physician-owned healthcare consulting firm that helps emergency medical practices improve financial performance.

A graduate of Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Bettinger completed his residency in internal medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Bettinger has been involved in billing and reimbursement for large medical groups for more than 30 years.

Dr. Bettinger is past-chair of the ACEP's Reimbursement Committee and current co-chair of the ACEP Alternative Payment Model Task Force. 

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Caral Edelberg, CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P, CHC is President of Edelberg & Associates. Caral his an Honorary Lifetime Member of ACEP for her outstanding work in the medical profession and the Association. She is a long-term member of the ACEP Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committee and Chairs the FAQ Work Group that is responsible for the development of ACEPs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on coding and reimbursement. She has authored ACEP and national publications on medical coding and compliance and is a recipient of the ACEP
Faculty Award for exceptional faculty performance and the “Over the Top” Outstanding Faculty Award for teaching excellence, which she has received twice. 

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Ed Gaines III, JD, CCP, is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Industry Liaison, Zotec Partners, LLC, the largest privately-held physician, and hospital revenue cycle and practice management services company in the US.

He advises Zotec clients on healthcare regulatory issues including reimbursement policy, out of network (OON) federal and state laws, MACRA/MIPS, Medicare & Medicaid programs and health plan payor issues.

Ed brings over 27 years of healthcare experience with Zotec. Since 2008, he has been a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Reimbursement Committee where he chairs Work Group 2 focusing on OON and bad payor issues. 

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Pawan Goyal, MD, MHA, CBA, PMP, FHIMSS, MS, CPHIMS With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare delivery and management for large federal, state, and local government contexts, Goyal is currently leading the Quality line of business for ACEP. The quality portfolio includes Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR), Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL), Quality Policy, Emergency Medicine Informatics, Patient Safety, and Performance Measures. An otolaryngologist by training, Goyal had 14 years of surgical practice in India prior to moving to the United States in 1998. As a recognized leader and subject matter expert on process re-engineering for healthcare and electronic health records interoperability, Goyal often serves as an author, panelist, and public speaker in areas such as quality, patient safety, patient medical records, and effective EHR institutionalization and utilization.

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Dr. Granovsky MD, CPC, FACEP, is the President of LogixHealth, a national ED coding and billing company processing over 12,000,000 annual visits. Following his Emergency Medicine residency, Dr. Granovsky went on to found Greater Washington Emergency Physicians, serving as the Chief Financial Officer. For well over a decade Dr. Granovsky has served as the Director of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Reimbursement course. He is the reimbursement subject matter expert to multiple task forces including alternative payment models, ACEP’s CEDR QCDR, and Out of Network Fair Payment coalition. Dr. Granovsky has been honored with numerous awards including ACEP Speaker of The Year.

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Jeff Davis, Mr. Davis is the Director of Regulatory Affairs at the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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Bill Malcom, MS, MBA, PMP Mr. Malcom currently leads ACEP's Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) program, bringing 30 years of healthcare information technology experience including Electronic Health Record Systems, Revenue Cycle Management, Clinical Data Warehousing, and real-time location systems in both public and private environments.

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David A. McKenzie, CAE Reimbursement Director, ACEP, Irving, Texas; Staff Contact, AMA RVS Update Committee, the CPT Editorial Panel; Liaison to Reimbursement and Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committees, ACEP.

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Stacie Norris, MBA, CPC, CCS-P Director of Coding Quality Assurance, Emergency Medicine Services, Zotec Partners; Past Chair Work Group 1 CNAC (Coding Nomenclature and Advisory Committee) for National ACEP; Member EDPMA Quality, Coding and Documentation Committee; Member Editorial Advisory Board for ED Coding Alert; AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer.

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Bobby Park, Chief Medical Officer, RelyMD; Telehealth Director, Wake Emergency Physicians P.A.

 

Rebecca B. Parker, MD, FACEP Dr. Parker is a board-certified, residency-trained, practicing emergency physician at Northwestern Medicine Hospitals in McHenry, Woodstock and Huntley, Illinois. She also serves as Chief Medical Affairs Officer for Envision Physician Services. Dr. Parker is a Past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), finishing her term as President in October 2017. Dr. Parker’s current role with Envision includes oversight of the multi-specialty leadership development programs, health policy initiatives, government affairs, communication and a new diversity and inclusion initiative.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Dr. Parker brings many years of practice and management experience in urban, suburban, government and academic practice, including spending two years as core faculty, Quality Director and Emergency Department (E.D.) Medical Director at Texas Tech-El Paso/Thomason Hospital.

Dr. Parker numerous leadership positions for Envision Physician Services included Medical Director/Chair of the E.D. at Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago, Midwest Regional Medical Director, North Division Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Leadership. Her ACEP leadership journey included Chair of the ACEP Board of Directors, Chair of ACEP’s formidable Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committee and Chair of the Section of Young Physicians. She has also been a local leader in the Illinois (ICEP) and Texas (TCEP) College of Emergency Physicians. 

Dr. Parker has received awards for her leadership roles, most recently the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association’s (EMRA) Joseph F. Waeckerle, M.D., FACEP Alumni of the Year Award. She also received ICEP’s Bill B. Smiley Meritorious Service Award for significant contributions to emergency medicine in Illinois, their highest honor. Dr. Parker also received the prestigious American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award and the AMA’s Women’s Physician Congress Mentor Award.

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Aisha Terry, MD, MPH, FACEP Dr. Terry is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC. There, she serves as Co-Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Health Policy Fellowship, which trains physicians to be future public health and health policy leaders. She also serves as a Learning Community Leader, Clinical Public Health Mentor, Professional Development Mentor, and Clinical Skills and Reasoning Instructor in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Terry has always been very active in her national specialty organization, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and was most recently elected to the ACEP Board of Directors which advocates for emergency physicians and patients worldwide. She is the chief executive officer of the Dr. Aisha Liferidge Minority Women in Science Foundation (MWSF), a non-profit organization that empowers the dreams of future leaders with an interest in science careers.

Dr. Terry is a published author and speaker whose areas of interest and expertise are in public health, health policy, access to quality care, coordinated care, and diversity and inclusion. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University, her Medical Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Public Health degree from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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Todd Thomas, CPC, CCS-P  President, ERcoder, Inc; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Past-President, Oklahoma City Chapter, American Academy of Professional Coders; Member, ED Coding Alert Editorial Advisory Panel; Member, Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committee, ACEP; 2009-10 Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award, ACEP.

 

Adam Krushinskie, MPH Mr. Krushinskie is a manager in the ACEP Reimbursement Department where he specializes in tracking out-of-network state legislation as well as assists in the AMA RUC and CPT processes.

 
*Faculty subject to change