Presently, Patti is the Business/Insurance Manager for Columbia Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the billing/ insurance department for 9 physicians, 1 nurse practitioner. Patti duties include, but not limited to review and negotiating insurance contracts, maintain current knowledge of insurance regulations, claims submissions, third party payers, financial policies and procedures, HIPAA compliance, managing the accounts receivables and ensuring the compliance of all billing procedures for the practice as well as our Ambulatory Surgery Center . Under Patti’s direction she is responsible for 8 employees.
Patti was previously employed with as a medical manager for Lexington Family Practice for 10 years and Medical Park Pediatrics for 11 years, as well as Baptist Healthcare Partner and a plastic surgeon’s office.
Patti is an active member of South Carolina Healthcare Managers ( Lexington and Columbia Chapters), PAHCOM –Professional Association of Healthcare Office Managers.