Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CMGC, CMSCS, PCS, CCC, is a national consultant with over 35 years’ experience in healthcare. This includes ICU/CCU nursing, physician office administration, GI claims submission and adjudication, plus seminar instruction, practice evaluations, compliance reviews and on-site consulting work in hundreds of offices. Mrs. Mueller is the President of AskMueller Consulting, LLC, as well as a nationally recognized speaker and author of many multi-specialty medical and surgical coding workbooks with a special emphasis on Gastroenterology. She has lectured at several Gastroenterology Outlook (GO) and GI Coding courses for the AGA, and ASGE. Her company which is staffed by all certified coders with gastroenterology specific credentials is also contracted with ASGE to support the coding hotline. She has also been a lecturer for other organizations such as the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), ACG, and presented multiple times at Digestive Disease Week (DDW). Kathy is an Editor of the ASGE Gastroenterology Coding Primer and also writes a coding column for ASGE and NASPGHAN.
Kristin Vaughn, CPC, QMGC, CPMA, ICDCT-CM, CMSCS, is a national consultant with over 15 years of coding and billing experience. This includes Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Immunology/ Rheumatology, Hematology, and Hospitalist specialties in a teaching university environment plus seminar instruction and on-site consulting. She currently is a full time consultant/trainer with AskMueller Consulting, LLC. Her presentations have included organizations such as AGA and ASGE. She is a Certified Profession Medical Auditor and Certified ICD-10 trainer. She is one of the contributing authors of the ASGE Coding Primer and a co-author of several workbooks and programs specific to Gastroenterology.