Jaci Kipreos, CPC, CPMA, CDEO, CEMC, COC, CPCI
has been working in the field of medical coding and auditing for over 30 years and has been a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) since 1994 and attained her COC for facility—based coding issues in 2005. She has also obtained her credential as a Certified Professional Medical Auditor and is certified in the specialty of Evaluation and Management Coding. In 2019 Jaci obtained her certification in documentation improvement, CDEO, and incorporates this into the compliance audits that she conducts.
Kipreos has worked in a variety of practice settings and has particular expertise in coding for family practice, urgent care, OB/GYN, general surgery, Medicare's Teaching Physician Guidelines, with a particular emphasis on compliance with Evaluation and Management guidelines.
Jaci has been with Practice Integrity since 2003. Here she leads a group of AAPC Certified Instructors in teaching the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum. She also manages a national client list in monitoring provider documentation and performing audits for physician practices. Jaci also provides a wide range of educational topics to assist clients in the area of chart documentation, Medicare's Teaching Physician Guidelines, surgical coding, modifier usage and basic coding skills.
Kipreos has been an instructor for various AAPC workshops for over 10 years and is a Certified ICD-10 Instructor through AAPC for both ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS. She has spoken at the annual AAPC HealthCon event for over 10 years and at their regional and international conferences. She has been a presenter for various MGMA events and has provided presentations for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners state event in Virginia and for the national event for the American Association of Medical Assistants.
Jaci is a past president of local chapters of AAPC in both Richmond, VA and Charlottesville, VA. She also served as the President for the AAPC National Advisory Board from 2013-2015. Jaci received her B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Chart Auditing
- ICD10 Instructor
- CPC Instructor
- Documentation Integrity