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  • Company: Coding and Physician Reimbursement Analysts, Inc.
  • Phone: (321) 253-2166
  • Fax: (321) 726-4061
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Medical Coding and Ophthalmology

Keywords/Search Terms:

Surgeon, Coder,Auditor, 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


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:


Additional Information

Expert Surgeon + Coder + Auditor: L. Neal Freeman, MD, MBA, CCS-P, CPMA is a practicing physician and surgeon and is additionally certified as both a Coding Specialist-Physician-based and a Professional Medical Auditor. He provides expert services in medical coding, reimbursement, and compliance across all specialties. He is available for consultation, research, analysis, report generation, deposition, and trial testimony as an expert witness. He has been retained as an expert for plaintiff and defense. -State Representative, Florida Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee -Chair, Third Party Liaison Committee, Florida Society of Ophthalmology -Chair, Coding and Third Party Reimbursement Committee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery -Representative, CPT Advisory Committee, American Medical Association -Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine -Chief of Ophthalmology, Holmes Regional Medical Center Areas of expertise include: Medical coding and reimbursement Coding compliance Medicare Medicaid Private insurance Fair and reasonable value Usual, customary, and reasonable (UCR) value CPT coding ICD-10 coding Auditing Fraud and abuse False Claims Act Personal injury protection (PIP) DRGs National Correct Coding Initiative Bundling Honors American Academy of Ophthalmology: Secretariat Award (two-time recipient) Achievement Award American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Orkan Stasior Leadership Award Outstanding Contribution Award Coding publications Dr. Freeman edits and authors the coding.doc column in Ophthalmology Times. Sample articles:  National Correct Coding Initiative enables better reporting of multiple services Physician fee schedules, coding are closely related Contact information: [email protected] (321) 253-2166