ABOUT US

"Our mission is to provide customized, ethical, cost effective consulting and billing services for the healthcare service provider industry. Our relationships are our greatest assets."

Committed to Providing Accurate and Timely Services

American Medical Accounting and Consulting, Inc. is an industry-leading radiation oncology firm headquarted in Atlanta, GA. Since 1983, we have been providing both billing and consulting services to physicians, hospitals, freestanding facilities, universities and private practices nationwide. We understand your concerns, markets and values. AMAC®'s leading consultants are widely published as experts in reimbursement issues with over 75 years cumulative experience in healthcare industry billing and consulting.

OUR TEAM

Client dedication since 1983

Linda L. Lively

MHA, CCS-P, RCC, ROCC®, CHBME

Founder and CEO
Bio

Linda Lively is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Medical Accounting and Consulting (AMAC®), incorporated in 1983. AMAC® provides billing, training and consulting services for hospital based radiation oncology physicians, hospital departments and freestanding centers nationwide.

Linda's background spans over three decades of comprehensive accounts receivable management and training including ICD9/ICD10/CPT4 coding and compliance and the direction of the revenue cycle process including benchmarking, managed care negotiations, and physician/third payer liaison.

Linda is a frequent author and speaker on the subject of radiation oncology coding and compliance and is an AHIMA approved trainer for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.

Linda and AMAC® have facilitated the development of negotiation strategies with third-party payers across the country and serve as a resource for a diverse clientele of medical groups, vendors, facilities, universities, clinics, hospitals and third-party payers. AMAC® represents a client base of more than 1000 healthcare organizations nationwide.


Education

University of Florida: A.A. Journalism
Georgia State University: B.S. in Biology
Mercer University: M.H.A. – Masters of Science Healthcare Policy and Administration


Certifications

RCC – Radiology Certified Coder: Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA)
CCS-P - American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): Certified Coding Specialist;
ICD10 CM / ICD10 PCS Approved Trainer
CHBME- Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA): Certified Healthcare Billing and Management Executive
ROCC® - Radiation Oncology Certified Coder


Memberships

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA)
Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA)
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA)
Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators (SROA)
The Southern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (SATRO)

James E. Hugh III

MHA, ROCC®, CHBME

Senior Vice President
Bio

James E. Hugh III, MHA, CHBME, ROCC®, serves as Senior Vice President of American Medical Accounting and Consulting, Inc. (AMAC®). AMAC® handles all issues regarding documentation, EHR, compliance, coding, reimbursement and provides full service billing and claims processing services, practice management, training for clinical, administrative and coding staff, reporting for reimbursement projections to standard Roadmaps, medical record review and consulting in radiation oncology and medical oncology.

Our national reputation has facilitated the development of negotiation strategies with third-party payors across the country. As a resource for medical groups, vendors, investment bankers, facilities, universities, clinics, hospitals, freestanding centers and third-party payors, James and AMAC® now represent a client base of more than 1,000 healthcare organizations nationwide. Jim has cultivated relationships with medical directors, federal executives, regulators and administrators for a variety of local and national managed care organizations. He is highly regarded as a leading industry authority on reimbursement issues for radiation therapy.

He has been professionally involved with billing and coding for radiation oncology for over 27 years. He has published 30+ articles and books concerning billing and coding. In addition to his publications, he has given hundreds of talks.


Education

University of South Florida : Bachelor of Arts
Mercer University : M.S. in Healthcare Policy & Administration


Certifications

CHBME – Certified Healthcare Billing and Management Executive
ROCC® Radiation Oncology Certified Coder


Memberships

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators (SROA)
Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers (AFROC)
American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)
Association for Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA)
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
The Southern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (SATRO)
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

Diane Grefski

CPC, CHC, ROCC®

Compliance Officer and Director of ROCC®
Bio
Diane M. Grefski is the Compliance Officer and Director of the ROCC® Program of American Medical Accounting and Consulting (AMAC®), incorporated in 1983. AMAC® provides billing and consulting services for many hospitals, radiation oncologists, hospital-based physicians and freestanding centers nationwide.
Diane's background encompasses over ten years of experience in the healthcare field in credentialing, compliance, and payer negotiations. Diane’s background includes compliance development and implementation in law enforcement and paralegal training. Diane assisted with the development and implementation of AMAC®’s compliance program shortly after the third party billing voluntary compliance program guidance was created by the Office of the Inspector General.


Education

Kennesaw State University : B. A. in History


Certifications

AAPC American Academy of Professional Coders
CPC – Certified Procedural Coder Compliance Certification Board
CHC – Certified in Healthcare Compliance AMAC® American Medical Accounting and Consulting
ROCC® - Radiation Oncology Certified Coder
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM and PCS Trainer


Memberships

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA)
The Southern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (SATRO)

Joyce Fahrenkrug

ROCC®

Director of Client Services
Bio
Joyce Fahrenkrug is the Director of Client Services at American Medical Accounting and Consulting. Joyce has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry including all aspects of revenue cycle management, work flow analysis, coding, documentation, provider enrollment, payor contracting and fee schedule analysis and negotiations.


Education

Ripon College : Bachelor of Arts History


Certifications

ROCC® – Radiation Oncology Certified Coder


Memberships

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators (SROA)
Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers (AFROC)
American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)
Association for Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA)
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
The Southern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (SATRO)
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

Industry-leading Consultants

Your partnership with AMAC® will provide you with the spectrum of services you need for financial success and meaningful data management
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December 13-15, 2017

Caesars Palace Las Vegas, NV

15th Annual 3-Day Seminar: Radiation Oncology Coding, Billing, Documentation and Compliance

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March 29-30, 2018

Grand Hyatt Hotel Buckhead - Atlanta, GA

AMAC® 2018 Spring 2-Day Seminar: Radiation Oncology Coding, Billing, Documentation & Compliance

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July 19-20, 2018

University of Texas - Houston, TX

12th Annual 2-Day Seminar in Association with University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center: Radiation Oncology Coding, Billing, Documentation and Compliance