Lee Williams has over 15 years HIM experience as a coding director, auditor, educator, trainer, practice manager and mentor. She is presently the Director of Coding Operations at a large oncology/hematology physician practice located in the southeast region. In this role, some of her responsibilities include physician and staff education, risk mitigation, outpatient CDI and managing remote coding personnel. Lee also provides consulting services via a small firm with clients to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Industrial Economics, Inc.
Lee has been published in AAPC’s Healthcare Business Monthly (HBM) magazine numerous times with her most recent article entitled “Help Combat the Opioid Crisis by Following Guidelines and State Rules,” appearing in the Feb. 2018 publication. She is founder and the current president of the local AAPC Covington, GA chapter and currently serves on AAPC’s National Advisory Board representing Region 4. Lee is a national speaker and highly credentialed through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She holds a degree in Health Information Technology and is a certified coder, compliance officer and clinical documentation specialist.