Joanne Mehmert has specialized in medical office management and reimbursement issues for the past 35 years. A Certified Operating Room Technician and a Certified Professional Coder, she brings “walk in your shoes” experience directly to physicians’ staff as well as an understanding of the clinical aspects of the practice. Mehmert relates to physicians and billing staff from a side-by-side perspective acquired during her days in the operating room and as an office manager for an anesthesia practice.
Mehmert has conducted numerous billing seminars for medical billing professionals and trained both physicians and office staff to correctly code anesthesia and pain management procedures. She is a regular speaker at Anesthesia and Pain Management Coding and Billing Conferences sponsored by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). Mehmert also conducts regional billing and educational seminars for State Anesthesia and Pain societies. Mehmert is a director on the examination of Competency Certification in Coding, Compliance and Practice Management sponsored by ASIPP and a member of the Board of Advanced Medical Specialty Coding.
Mehmert is an independent consultant based in Kansas City, Missouri. She is committed to the educational aspect of medical coding, billing and collection.
Mehmert also co-authored “Prescription for Pain Billing, a comprehensive manual to assist providers and office personnel with coding and billing issues for pain management services” from 1997-2002. She is currently a contributing author for Interventional Pain Management.