Elin Baklid-Kunz is an expert in medical coding compliance who supports clients in matter across the United States with over 20 years of experience in the field.
Ms. Kunz is a national speaker and published author. Recent speaking engagements include the 2018 European Symposium on Ethics and Governance in Paris for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development; American Bar Association 2018 Physician Legal Issues Conference, 2017 American Health Information Management Association National Conference; 2016-2008 American Academy of Professional Coders Coding & Compliance workshops; 2018-2009 keynote presentations for Eli Research Coding Institute & Audio Educator.
In addition to teaching documentation guidelines and ICD-10 to physicians, Ms. Kunz’ experience includes six years as an adjunct professor and curriculum developer at Seminole State College where she taught courses pertaining to healthcare reimbursement and data analysis and served on the advisory committee for the health information management (HIM) program.
Ms. Kunz earned her master’s degree in business administration from Stetson University where she currently serves as Head Judge for the Southeast Regional Business Ethics Case Competition. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance. She is a Certified Professional Coder; a Certified Professional Medical Auditor; a Certified Coding Specialist and an American Health Information Management Association-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.
Ms. Kunz has enormous practical and personal experience with serious compliance issues. She was the Director of Physician Services for Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida until she discovered Medicare fraud being perpetrated by the Hospital and worked with federal authorities to stop it. In 2014, Halifax settled the matter with the U.S. Department of Justice by repaying to Medicare $86 million. Ms. Kunz’s extraordinary efforts to ensure compliance resulted in her being awarded the 2014 Taxpayers Against Fraud Whistleblower of the Year award.