How Did We Get to Be SuperCoders? Meet Our Fully-Certified Staff
We know how important medical coding and billing are to all parties involved including healthcare providers, patients, and (of course) you. That’s why we only hire trained, experienced, and fully credentialed staff members to provide you with information and advice.
Our staff has the power of more than 110 years combined experience, and the strength of more than 15 different professional and educational credentials.
Our fully-certified staff is helping coders help doctors every single day.
Jen Godreau, BA, CPC, CPMA, CPEDC, specializes in medical coding policy for pediatrics, otolaryngology including allergy and audiology, family practice, internal medicine, and pulmonology. In her most recent role as director of development and operations for Supercoder.com, Jen puts medical coding resources, tools, and education at coders' and physicians' fingertips.
Jen learned the ropes of coding from more than a decade of writing, editing, and managing Coding Alert publications. She wrote Pediatric Coding Alert for eight years, Otolaryngology Coding Alert for seven years, Family Practice and Internal Medicine Coding Alert for six plus years, and Pulmonology Coding Alert for two years. She also wrote the ICD-9 study guide for the Certified Otolaryngology Coder™ (CENTC™) examination offered through AAPC and edited the 2011 Professional Medical Coding Curriculum that AAPC certified instructors’ use. Jen shares her enthusiasm for correct coding by presenting at national conferences, Audioeducator Webinars, SuperCoder Webinars, and physician practices. She also audits and consults for more than 300 practices.
Jen has a bachelor of arts in English and a minor in theater from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. She has taken medical science classes at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers. She became a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) in 2001, added her designation as a Certified Pediatric CoderTM (CPEDCTM) in 2009, and became a Certified Medical Coding Auditor® (CPMA®) in 2010.
Suzanne Leder, M.Phil., CPC, COBGC, is an AHIMA certified ICD-10 trainer. Each month, she guides practices and hosptials in best strategies and educates coders in common ICD-10 coding changes, in ICD-10 Coding Alert.
Additionally, Suzanne can answer your ob-gyn specific questions. She has been the Ob-gyn Coding Specialty Alert editor for six years and counting. Suzanne is a Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™).
During her coding writing career, she has covered cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and physical medicine and rehab. Suzanne has a bachelor of arts degree from North Carolina State University and an international Master’s degree in philosophy (M. Phil) from Trinity College Dublin. She became a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) through AAPC in 2004.
Torrey Kim, MA, CPC, CGSC, covers coding, billing, and compliance issues in-depth as the editor-in-chief of the weekly publication Part B Insider and the monthly Pediatric Coding Alert. With more than 10 years of experience, Torrey stays on top of the many transmittals, forums, determinations, guides, and coverage changes disseminated by Medicare, Medicaid, and other payers. She offers a unique insight into the multi-faceted area of coding, analysis, and compliance.
While serving as the former editor of several other monthly coding Specialty Alerts, Torrey honed her medical coding skills. She broke down anatomical coding for orthopedics, radiology, and neurosurgery with her for-the-coder diagrams and helped many coders uncover faulty denials and documentation with her hard hitting case studies. In addition, Torrey has presented on Medicare issues at several audioconferences.
Torrey has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from American University and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University. She is a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) and a certified General Surgery Coder® (CGSC®) through AAPC.
Deborah Marsh, JD, MA, CPC, CHONC, concentrates on coding and compliance for radiology and cardiology - including the tricky world of interventional procedures - as well as oncology and hematology. Since joining The Coding Institute in 2004, she’s also covered the ins and outs of coding for orthopedics, audiology, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and more.
Deborah earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and law and master’s degrees from Duke University. She received her Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) certification from AAPC in 2004 and her Certified Hematology and Oncology Coder™ (CHONC™) credential in 2010.
Leesa A. Israel, BA, CPC, CUC, CMBS, specializes in medical coding and reimbursement for urology and general surgery, as well as billing and collections policies and strategies for physician practices. Leesa is currently an Executive Editor in charge of editing and quality control of several coding and billing publications. She has written Urology Coding Alert for six years, as well as several other coding publications specialties such as neurosurgery, pulmonology, allergy, and ophthalmology. Leesa has also covered Medicare and private payer regulations, healthcare human resources, and Joint Commission policy.
While researching and writing more than 1,700 pages of coding and billing information over the years, Leesa has consulted, and continues to consult, with clinical, coding, and billing experts throughout the US. She also presents on coding and billing issues at national events.
Through AAPC, she is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) and a Certified Urology Coder™ (CUC™). Leesa is a member of the Medical Association of Billers (MAB) and is a Certified Medical Billing Specialist® (CMBS®).
Leesa has a bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. A real go getter, she has double-minors in English and Economics.
Ellen Garver, CPC, BA, BS, covers medical coding and compliance for pathology and laboratory. The 10-year Coding Institute veteran has served as the editor of Pathology/Lab Coding Alert since its inception. Now, she is the new editor of General Surgery Coding Alert. She also developed the pathology portion of the CPC® Training Camp and is actively working on creating additional sections for the three-day sessions.
Ellen has been a presenter for several pathology coding conferences, and has learned the ins and outs of anesthesiology, cardiology and plastic surgery coding by contributing technical editing for AAPC credentialing exam Specialty Study Guide(s).
Ellen has a bachelor of science in agronomy and a bachelor of arts in philosophy from the University of Tennessee. She is a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) through AAPC.
Leigh DeLozier, BS, CPC, moved from the world of hospital public relations to writing Coding Alerts in 1999. She launched the Anesthesia Coding Alert and is currently the editor for three additional publications including Neurology and Pain Management Coding Alert, Family Practice Coding Alert, and Anesthesia Coding Alert. She is the co-author of "SuperCoder’s Anesthesia Coding Essentials."
Leigh holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Journalism from Georgia College. She became a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) through AAPC in 2002.
Apoorba Ganguly, MS, PGDBI, CPC, CPMA, has six years of experience in the field of medical coding. Apoorba reviews Lay Terms, updates codes, and resolves coding questions. His attention to detail and reliability ensures accurate up-to-date medical coding information. Apoorba has co-authored “SuperCoder’s Anesthesia Coding Essentials”, an essential daily guide for anesthesia coders.
Apoorba worked as a senior medical coder in anesthesia, surgery, ICD-9, and HCC coding.
Apoorba holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Microbiology and is a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) certified through AAPC. He is also a Certified Medical Coding Auditor® (CPMA®).
Jan has a bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. and a master’s degree in Communication Theory from the State University of New York College at Brockport. She earned her Home Care Coding Specialist — Diagnosis (HCS-D) in certification in 2006 from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and her Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) from the OASIS Certificate & Competency Board in 2010.
Jerry Salley, BA, CPC, has more than five years’ experience writing about coding. He focuses on eye coding with Coding Alerts for ophthalmology and optometry. One of the newer alerts, Dermatology Coding Alert, is benefiting from Jerry’s concise advice. He has also written about gastroenterology and urology coding, as well as Joint Commission accreditation, healthcare human resources, and behavioral healthcare reimbursement issues.
A graduate of Furman University with a bachelor of arts in English, Jerry is a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) through AAPC.
Rebecca Johnson has been the brains, heart and soul behind Eli’s Home Care Week for 15 years. She dove into the industry right about the time the Balanced Budget A was wreaking havoc on Home Health Agencies (HHAs) reimbursement, and has been helping HHAs thrive and stay compliant ever since. She is an expert on legislation, regulation, reimbursement, clinical protocols, business strategies, and more.
Mary Compton, PhD, CPC, is the editorial director for Eli Research. She’s responsible for the company’s writers and content providers. During the past 10 years with Eli Research and The Coding Institute, Mary has directed editorial teams covering medical coding, health policy, and post-acute topics and publications in a variety of healthcare markets.
Mary is a former university lecturer in English.