Milda Kaitz Summary of Expertise Milda Kaitz, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, is a coding and reimbursement expert who brings years of practice management experience. As an Assistant Director, she consults with drug and device manufacturers helping them overcome both public and private payer reimbursement issues. As a coding specialist and expert in medical record documentation requirements, Ms. Kaitz travels extensively to discuss local and national trends in healthcare. She presented "Coding and Documentation Requirements for Drug Administration Services" at the 2010 national conference of the American Academy of Professional Coders. Her educational presentations regarding practice management issues, correct coding techniques, and claims submission processes help providers in the physician office and hospital settings of care overcome reimbursement barriers. As part of the reimbursement strategy and education team, Ms. Kaitz develops strategic coding and reimbursement assessment guides involving payer research for new drugs and technologies. She also regularly writes content for provider reimbursement education presentations and newsletters, writes letters of medical necessity and appeals, and analyzes and interprets policy for pharmaceutical, device, and diagnostic firms that require reimbursement and coding guidance. Ms. Kaitz is certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), a Professional Medical Coding Curriculum Instructor (CPC-I), and a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA). Her therapeutic areas of experience include oncology, hand and plastics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, internal and family medicine, neurology, and psychiatry. Prior to joining Xcenda, Ms. Kaitz worked with the reimbursement strategy team at Lash Group, a fellow AmerisourceBergen Consulting Services company that focuses on the development and implementation of unique patient support programs. Previously, she worked for 15 years in healthcare management, holding positions in operational and personnel management in medical clinic and billing service settings, reimbursement and collections, and abstract coding in surgical and medical specialties. In these roles, she developed a strong understanding for the complex dynamics of reimbursement, as well as for the specific protocols from federal, state, and local payer groups. Ms. Kaitz received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley.