Accredited Medical Billing and Coding CEU's

Earn Coding and Medical Billing CEU’s! Advanced Coding Services, fully accredited leaders in Medical Billing and Coding education, presents The ABC’s of Healthcare’s “Coding by the Sea”

Earn 15 CEU’s in one weekend by attending our AAPC approved retreat “Coding by the Sea”, Point Loma Nazarene University PLNU 3900 Lomaland Dr San Diego, California

You will not want to miss this weekend of education, coding fun, networking, and relationship building with leaders in the industry!

Space is limited! Register now to reserve space! Early bird registration discount of $100 applies before May 1st 2022, Coupon Code SDEARLYBIRD

Coding by the Sea, Advanced Coding Services, The ABC's of Healthcare

Earn Coding and Medical Billing CEU's at Coding by the Sea!

Retreat Agenda

Friday June 10th

  • Check-in Friday June 10th, 4:00-6:00PM
  • Dinner 6:00 PM / Networking, Open Discussion

Saturday June 11th

  •  7:50- 8:00 AM- Welcome
  • 9:00 9:15 “Added a modifier… Claim got paid
  • 9:30 – 10:45 Ortho
  • 10:45 – 12:00 Ortho Part 2
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 1:30 Ergonomics
  • 1:45 – 3:00 History of HCC Coding
  • 3:00 – 4:15 Medicare Advantage Plans
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Ergonomics
  • 5:00 Dismissed

Sunday June 12th

  • 7:50 – 8:00 Welcome
  • 8:00 – 9:15 Courtesy is Courageous
  • 9:30 – 10:45 Sharon Oliver
  • 10:45 – 12:00 HIPAA Privacy and Me
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15 Compliance
  • 2:45 – 4:00 TBD
  • 4:00 Dismissed

Know your Instructors

Beth Schleeper, CEO, Advanced Coding Services, ABC's of Healthcare, Coding by the Lake

Beth Schleeper

CEO/Instructor & Medical Billing and Coding expert. COC, CPC, CPCO, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CRC, CPC-I, CEMC, CEMA

Beth is globally recognized as a medical billing and coding expert with over 28 years of experience in the medical billing and coding industry. She is the CEO of the nationally renowned Advanced Coding Services located in Phoenix, AZ.

Beth has spent a lifetime in the medical billing, coding and medical consulting industry. Prior to owning Advanced Coding Services, Beth and her late father owned and operated TNT Consulting, one of the largest celebrated medical billing coding firms helping medical practices in and throughout the USA. The TNT Consulting organization is still in operation today.

Karlene Dittrich, Instructor, Advanced Coding Services, ABC's of Healthcare, Coding by the Lake

Karlene Dittrich

Karlene Dittrich, CBCS, CPC, CMPA, CECCS is the CEO and founder of MedRevenue Solutions LLC, a unique healthcare advocate company that provides Complex Claims Recovery and Advanced ERISA/PPACA Appeal Services, as well as Denial Management Consulting Services. With over 35 years in various healthcare revenue cycle management positions, Karlene has spent much of her career assisting healthcare business offices assess and address complex insurance reimbursement issues.

Rhonda Zollars, Instructor, Advanced Coding Services, ABC's of Healthcare, Coding by the Lake

Rhonda Zollars

 COC, CPC an ACS instructor, holds the position of Medical Coding Manager for Arizona State.

Rhonda has been in the healthcare field since 1988. Her career started as a medical assistant. In 2000 she moved to Arizona and worked on the private side until she took a position with The State of Arizona Medicaid. Rhonda became a Certified Coder in May 2005. Rhonda spent almost 5 years auditing the Medicaid health plans. Rhonda then moved into another position working for the Arizona State Medicaid OIG. Rhonda loved working there and auditing the BAD actors. Rhonda was there about 5 years and now in her current position with The State of Arizona Medicaid as the Medical Coding Manager. Rhonda has held many positions at her local AAPC Chapter. Rhonda’s favorite subject is Fraud, Waste and Abuse but speaks on many topics. She firmly believes in keeping informed and learning.

Pam Vanderbilt, Instructor, Advanced Coding Services, ABC's of Healthcare, Coding by the Lake

Pam Vanderbilt

Pam Vanderbilt, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CEMC, CDEO, CPB, CEMA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer.

Pam brings more than two decades experience in auditing and revenue cycle analysis.
Her enthusiasm as a speaker is infectious, and participants gain powerful insights from
her hands-on experience. Having analyzed documentation for thousands of encounters,
Pam teaches the importance of documenting in a manner that conveys the complexity of
the provider’s work and equips the auditor with the skills to recognize that complexity.

Sharon Oliver, Coding by the Sea Instructor, Advanced Coding Services

Sharon J. Oliver

Sharon J. Oliver, CPC, CDEO, CRC, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor.

Sharon Oliver is a 36-year medical professional. Sharon has been a CPC® for 18 years and a PMCC
instructor for 17 years. She is experienced in the specialties of IVR/cardiology, OB/GYN, family practice,
internal medicine, and infectious disease by holding the positions of practice manager and Sr. Inpatient
Biller. She is an author and co-contributor for several medical training/educational publications to
include Carol Buck, Step-By-Step, HealthCon magazine. Sharon is the owner of Medical Coding and
Consultants. She is an AAPC educator in their virtual learning (VLIT) program reaching students
world-wide. She has presented at numerous National and Regional Conferences for AAPC and is on
several AAPC working committees. Sharon also travels the nation to conduct onsite training sessions for
physicians and staff. Sharon was on the AAPC Chapter Association BOD 2013-2016.

Chris Chapman, Instructor, Advanced Coding Services, ABC's of Healthcare, Coding by the Lake

Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman, CPC

Chris Chapman is the owner and founder of Office Plex Solutions, an innovative company that
provides solutions to help practices, and revenue cycle teams meet the technical challenges involving security compliance associated with the healthcare industry and payer platforms.

Chris has incorporated his computer of science skills with healthcare compliance and coding certifications to develop an advanced appeal system that addresses claims that are not paid properly.

Along with his technical skills, Chris exercises his CPC certification to bill and offer compliance supported insurance solutions for
surgical assistants working in a unique and struggling market. He has a strong background in the implementation, development, and maintaining of Information Technology and Security systems inside and outside the insurance and healthcare industry for over 10 years.

As a speaker, Chris enjoys a casual, interactive, and fun environment where questions and discussions with the audience are always welcome.

Ruby Woodward, Instructor, Advanced Coding Services, Coding by the Sea

Ruby Woodward

Ruby Woodward, comes with over 47 years of experience in the medical arena starting as an
orthopedic nurse. She served a dual role in nursing and coding for nearly 30 years transitioning into the business aspect of medicine in early 2000. She has spoken nationally on various coding and reimbursement issues as well as having contributed to numerous articles. Currently she is the Coding Supervisor at Consulting Radiologists. She keeps active consulting for several orthopedic groups. Ruby’s areas of expertise include coding, documentation, policy interpretation, education, data quality, appeals and denials. Ruby is passionate about orthopedics particularly foot and ankle and enjoys sharing that passion with others. Ruby believes chapters and education are the heart and foundation of AAPC and considers it a privilege to be given the opportunity to provide education to the members. Ruby is a past
board member of the AAPCCA including Board Chair 2018-2019.

Heather Bollman, Instructor, Coding by the Sea, Advanced Coding Services

Heather Bollman

Heather Bollman is a Certified Professional Coder, Auditor, Biller and Instructor certified through the
AAPC with over 20 years experience in medical coding and revenue cycle management.
She began her career as a front desk receptionist and worked her way up to operating her own revenue cycle company for 8 years. Heather has a thirst for knowledge, and enjoys keeping up with all of the ever changing coding rules. Educating fellow coders as well as providers is what drives her. Currently, she works for a national medical care chain as their medical coding advisor.
Specialty coding skills in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Dermatology, Allergy/ENT/Pulmonology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, and Infectious Disease.

Rich Richey, Special Speaker at Coding by the Sea, Advanced Coding Services

Rich Richey

Rich Richey was born in Phoenix and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated from Westwood High School in Mesa. He worked on ranches, dairies and feedlots and enjoyed team roping and bull riding in rodeos. Rich became a patrolman with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and served for three years. He met and married the love of his life, Ronnie and they were married in 1976. Sensing God calling him into full time Christian ministry he attended Nazarene Bible College and Mid-America Nazarene University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Continuing his education he attended Nazarene Theological Seminary obtaining a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Missiology. Rich and Ronnie served for five years as missionaries in South Africa. Rich has served as Lead Pastor of four churches located in Missouri and Arizona, currently serving as a pastor in Payson, Arizona. He also serves as a Chaplain with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Rich and Ronnie have two adult children and three grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, hiking, spending time with their children and grandchildren, watching classic movies with his wife, and a really good cup of cowboy coffee. One of Rich’s favorite sayings is “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

Why attend Coding by the Sea?

You will not want to miss this weekend!

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