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.
Beth Rich Martin
Books Product Director
Beth is the Books Product Director for The Coding Institute, where she oversees coding manuals publications, including code books and handbooks on coding, billing, and reimbursement, as well as books on soft skills like customer service and interviewing preparation. Beth previously worked as the Senior Content Manager for SuperCoder.com where she oversaw writing lay terms and coding and billing tips for thousands of CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM codes. Beth currently manages a group of talented writers and editors who create and edit books, educational presentations, and marketing content. Beth is the author of Medical Coding: A Journey, a textbook from Pearson Prentice-Hall that teaches all facets of medical coding to beginners. She has worked as a billing and coding instructor for over 10 years for a post-secondary school, teaching courses in beginning, intermediate, and advanced medical coding, as well as medical office administration, revenue cycle processes, and reimbursement methodologies. Beth has presented at national coding conferences and previously worked as a patient accounting, chart auditing, and customer service manager for almost a decade for large hospital systems and physician groups. Beth has a BS degree in English/Writing and has been a certified outpatient coder for over 10 years.
Brett Rosenberg, MA, CPC, has six years of experience as a medical coder, specializing in the field of radiology. He currently serves as the editor of the radiology, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery coding alerts. Prior to joining TCI, his work as a coder included excelling in the administrative ins-and-outs of medical billing, such as appealing coverage denials and negotiating insurance contracts for physicians.
Brett earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont in 2011 and his master’s degree in Psychology from Medaille College in 2016. Additionally, he received his Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) in 2011.
JD, MA, CPC, CHONC
Coding Content Writer/Editor
Deborah 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.
Coding Content Writer/Editor
Ellen is a former development editor for Health Professions Institute, where she coauthored Healthcare Documentation Fundamentals and Practice, 4e, a highly acclaimed healthcare documentation training program. She also coauthored 20 editions of the Saunders Pharmaceutical Word Book and is an author of the Sloane Medical Word Book, 4e and 5e, and Dorland’s Medical Speller, 1e and 2e. She was a consultant for the 20th and 21st editions of Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. In addition, Ellen has taught healthcare documentation, medical terminology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and laboratory medicine in the classroom and online for state and private colleges in Florida. She is currently a freelance coding content writer and editor for SuperCoder.com.
CPC, BA, BS
Ellen 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. She 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 Guides. 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.
Leesa A. Israel
BA, CPC, CUC, CEMC, CPPM, CMBS, AAPC Fellow, AAPC MACRA Proficient
Leesa specializes in medical coding and reimbursement for evaluation & management, urology and general surgery, as well as billing and collections policies and strategies for physician practices. Leesa is currently the director of SuperCoder.com, the online coding and healthcare resource division of The Coding Institute, the director of TCI RCM Services, the auditing and RCM Services division of TCI. Prior to this role, she was an executive editor in charge of editing and quality control of several Coding Institute publications and the Audit Manager for TCI’s Consulting & Revenue Cycle Solutions division. She wrote Urology Coding Alert for 10 years, as well as several other healthcare publications specialties such as neurosurgery, pulmonology, allergy, and ophthalmology. Leesa has consulted, and continues to consult, with clinical, coding, and billing experts throughout the U.S. She also presents on coding and billing issues at national events. Through AAPC, she is an AAPC Fellow, a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), a Certified Urology Coder™ (CUC™), a Certified Evaluation & Management Coder (CEMC), and a Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM), and is certified MACRA proficient. 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, NY. A real go getter, she has double-minors in English and economics.
Coding Content Writer/Editor
Leigh 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 additional publications including Neurology and Pain Management Coding Alert and Family Practice Coding Alert. She is the co-author of SuperCoder 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.
MBA, COC, CPC, CPMA
Nikki Taylor, MBA, COC, CPC, CPMA is an auditor for The Coding Institute, where she completes audits for several clients including hospitals, large and small group practices, and specialty clinics. In addition to auditing, she is also responsible for writing eLearning courses for ICD-10 and E/M training for various specialties. She also serves as a resource for Ask an Expert for Supercoder.com, where she answers questions from members on various billing, coding, and compliance issues. She has more than a decade of experience in multispecialty coding and auditing, billing,and practice management. She left the physician practice world for her current role with The Coding Institute. Nikki began her career in coding and billing many years ago by receiving an Associate in Science degree in Medical Office Technology. She went on to further her studies and now holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management from Mount Olive University in Mount Olive, North Carolina, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida. She obtained her (CPC®) Certified Professional Coder, (COC®) Certified Outpatient Coder, and (CPMA®) Certified Professional Medical Auditor certifications through AAPC. She maintains her coding knowledge through education, attending conferences, seminars, and reading coding periodicals and journals.
Coding Content Editor
Trish has over 30 years of experience in healthcare, including over 10 years' consulting experience as the principal educator for corporate and client training, helping hospitals and physician groups across the U.S to bill and code correctly, analyze revenue processes, and implement effective redesign to improve profitability. She was also the director of patient access and patient financial services for acute care hospitals and contributed her writing expertise to the textbook, Medical Coding: A Journey. Trish holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Rebecca 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 that 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.
M.Phil., CPC, COBGC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Each month, Suzanne guides practices and hospitals in best strategies and educates coders in common ICD-10 coding changes, in ICD-10 Coding Alert. Additionally, she 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 from Trinity College Dublin. She became a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) through AAPC in 2004.