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Alicia Shickle - Cline
AHFI, CHC, CPCO, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CRC
Alicia has decades of clinical and administrative healthcare experience. Her areas of expertise include professional revenue cycle and payment integrity, documentation and coding compliance, auditing and monitoring, practice management, and compliance program implementation.
Alicia provides advisory services to attorneys, healthcare administrators, providers, and organizations. She frequently works with business litigation and health law practices on fraud and abuse intervention and providing independent and objective assessments for both plaintiff’s and defense teams.
She works closely with clients on both routine and complex documentation and coding reviews. She provides in-depth claims data analysis, education, and assists providers with understanding best practices, and how to identify and mitigate risk of improper payments and missed opportunities. Alicia assists clients with identifying potential risk while optimizing revenue, developing corrective action plans, and compliance program development and implementation.
Alicia served as the Director of Compliance for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She has worked with some of the top consulting practices, worked full time as a subject matter expert for a healthcare law firm, and was a Family Practice Administrator for over a decade.
Alicia has presented educational training boot camps and seminars nationally on compliance, documentation and coding, and practice management. She was a medical billing and coding instructor at a community college. She is a frequent author for online physician blogs, and journals.
Alicia is an Accredited Health Care Fraud Investigator (AHFI) with the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA), and is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC, CPCO) through the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), and AAPC. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), and certified in Risk Adjustment Coding (CRC). She is also a Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM).
Alicia is an active member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and served as the President of AAPC’s Manhattan Local Chapter for two years. She is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), and the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA), and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). She is a member of the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS), and a past member of New York Medical Group Management Association (NYMGMA).
We take certification seriously
Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator (AHFI)
Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA)
Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO)
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC)
Certified Administrator Physician Practice Management. (CAPPM)
Certified ICD-10 Train the Trainer
NHCAA- National Health Care Anti- Fraud Association
AAPC- American Academy of Professional Coders
HCCA - Health Care Compliance Association
AHLA - American Health Lawyers Association
NAMAS- National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists
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