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L. Neal Freeman, MD, MBA Expert Witness
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L. Neal Freeman, MD, MBA

Viera, Florida

Contact Information

Company: Coding and Physician Reimbursement Analysts, Inc.

Phone: (321) 253-2166

Fax: (321) 726-4061

Email: Email this expert

Website: www.nealfreemanmd.com

Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Medical Coding and Ophthalmology

Specialty Focus: Physician Medical Coding Expert: Fair and reasonable value, Medical coding, physician coding, ophthalmology coding, optometry coding, reimbursement, eye care, coding, Medicare, healthcare fraud, audits, False Claims Act, National Correct Coding Initiative, bundling

Education: BS , Cornell University College of Engineering; MD, University of Michigan Medical School; MBA, University of Central Florida; Residency/Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital/Univ. of California San Francisco

Years in Practice: 28

Additional Information

Physician Medical Coding Expert: Practicing surgeon providing expert witness and consulting services in medical coding, reimbursement, and compliance. President, Coding and Physician Reimbursement Analysts, Inc., a coding, reimbursement, and practice management firm. Member of the American Medical Association's CPT Advisory Committee since 2004. Certified as a Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P). Chair, Coding and Third Party Reimbursement Committee of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chair Third Party Liaison Committee of Florida Society of Ophthalmology. Instructs, writes, and speaks for national audiences. Extensive chart review experience. One of the select group of practicing physicians and surgeons that is also a Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based. Honors Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (Instructional), American Academy of Ophthalmology Orkan Stasior Leadership Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Outstanding Contribution Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Coding publications I author and edit the coding.doc column in Ophthalmology Times magazine.  Articles have included:  National Correct Coding Initiative enables better reporting of multiple services Physician fee schedules, coding are closely related Glaucoma surgical coding remains a challenge Consultations are again the focus of changes MUE program sets payment limits CPT coding for glaucoma surgery reporting undergoes changes How contractor advisory committees impact coverage decisions Modifier -59 modifications carry big reimbursement impact How payer perspective guides reimbursement Please contact Dr. Freeman through our website at www.nealfreemanmd.com, by email at drfreeman@nealfreemanmd.com, or by phone at (321) 253-2166. https://www.linkedin.com/in/drnealfreeman