DEBRA MITCHELL, MSPH, CPC-H, is a consultant and auditor for coding and compliance as well as being a professional instructor in coding, billing, and medical terminology for adult education at the college level. Her educational experiences coincide with her 30 years of medical records and billing experience at every level of responsibility. Ms. Mitchell is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders, certified in hospital coding, and named to the Biltmore's Who's Who in America's Professional Women. As an auditor, she performs routine audits and provider education for an orthopedic billing service. In addition, she works for a consulting firm that specializes in cardiology. Ms. Mitchell has developed several courses for adult education programs in medical coding and billing at the college level and has contributed to the development of a coding certification program. She supervised a statewide Medicaid "peer review" program, which conducted quality reviews of services provided to the recipients, medical record documentation, and correct coding audits.
Her teaching ability is reflected in the professional success of her students and her excellent evaluations. Ms. Mitchell brings an effective communication style to this very important subject and provides an enjoyable and worthwhile learning experience.