Joan Gilhooly, MBA, CPC, CPCO

Joan Gilhooly is president of Medical Business Resources, LLC – a suburban Cincinnati consulting firm. She brings a wealth of experience in physician practice management, particularly in the areas coding, reimbursement, and compliance. She’s a former licensed EMT-B, holds bachelor’s degree/clinical training in medical technology [MT(ASCP)] and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Iowa.

With coding certification by both the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American College of Medical Coding Specialists (ACMCS), Joan is also one of the nation’s first certified healthcare compliance consultants (2000). She’s also been an active member Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) since 1993. Joan is frequently quoted in publications by Decision Health and The Coding Institute, and has published articles on coding and compliance in Advance for HIM (on-line version), Nancy McGuire’s Coding & Billing Expert and others. She was technical editor for Primary Care Coder’s Pink Sheet, formerly published by Decision Health and is the current technical editor for Coding Leader for Family Practice.

She’s a frequent speaker for AAPC, Decision Health and Coding Institute and was course facilitator for an MGMA on-line course entitled “Assessing and Improving Your Billing Office.” She’s spoken locally and nationally on a variety of coding and compliance topics, but is best known for incorporating a clinical approach to E/M auditing and E/M coding and documentation education.

Joan also provides expert consulting and testimony for providers involved in healthcare fraud litigation.
AAPC & ACMCS Certified
Medical Business Resources, LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio