Ms. Hart joins LW Consulting, Inc. with 27 years experience in both the clinical and consulting aspects of the healthcare industry. Prior to joining LW Consulting, Cindy was a senior manager in healthcare consulting, where she served a variety of clients nationwide, such as University-Affiliated Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), individual physicians and physician practices. She is a recognized expert in SNF coding as it relates to the MDS, RUG levels, and the corresponding billing form UB-92. Much of her consulting experience encompasses clinical documentation and coding for procedures (CPT-4) and diagnoses (ICD-9), third-party billing reviews, developing corporate compliance programs, providing compliance training and education, and physician education and training. Ms. Hart is a Certified Professional Coder and has presented nationally on the MDS topic for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and The Coding Institute. She has conducted coding, documentation, and compliance audits in many settings, such as SNF, CCRC Acute Care Hospitals, Physicians at Teaching Hospitals (PATH), Mental Health clinics, and Veterans Affairs facilities. Ms. Hart is also a Certified Public Accountant, and she was formerly a Senior Accountant/Auditor with a national public accounting firm. In that capacity, Cindy led engagements and participated in audits, reviews, and other financial service engagements for healthcare facilities throughout the country.