Our Management

Neal Green, co-President

BA, Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA ‘73

MBA, UCLA ‘79Neal started his 35+ years of healthcare management in 1974 at Medi-Sec, Inc. as the Director of Operations. Within two years he had expanded the client base from 20 to 100 physicians and became the President and CEO of the company. In his 15 years running Medi-Sec, Inc. sales increased 900%.

In 1991 Neal negotiated the sale of Medi-Sec to Advacare. Neal spent the next three years at Advacare as the Western Region Vice President of Sales, Los Angeles Regional Manager and finally the Vice President of Sale for Academic Practice Plans. In his time with Advacare, he increased regional sales $6 million and was responsible for signing the largest contract in the company’s history worth $7.5 million.

In 1995, Neal saw the need and opportunity for a specialty-specific coding company in the marketplace and co-founded The Coding Network LLC with Mark Babst. In its 18 years of operation, The Coding Network has grown to a staff of over 300 specialty coders who cover 55 different specialties for physicians and surgery centers in 50 states.

J. Mark Babst, co-President

BA, Rutgers University ‘69

MPA, Syracuse University ‘71

Mark entered the medical field as a Program and Budget Analyst with New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation. After gaining experience in the public sector, he spent a number of years working for non-profit as well as private-sector healthcare delivery systems.Mark met Neal in 1976 when he moved from Boston to Los Angeles after a particularly nasty winter. Both had enrolled in a UCLA Extension class on what was then an entirely new topic: computer applications in the business of medicine.

In 1980, Mark began his academic faculty practice experience as the Deputy Director and Chief Revenue Officer for UCLA’s Department of Medicine. Three years later, he was recruited to be the first Executive Director of the 112 physician Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Medical Group, an affiliate of the University of Southern California. During his tenure, Mark helped double collections and lay a stable financial and organizational foundation for growth.In 1986, Mark joined Neal Green at Medi-Sec, Inc. as the Executive Vice President. The 9 years working with Neal in the medical billing industry and his discovery of the marketplace need for a specialty-specific coding service led Mark to help create The Coding Network in 1995. For 18 years Mark has been helping fill this need with top quality coding services, helping hundreds of clients and many thousands of physicians optimize their revenue streams and minimize their compliance exposure. As business partners with over 75 years of experience, Mark and Neal are well versed in the unique revenue cycle needs of physicians and have structured The Coding Network to excel in this arcane but essential niche.

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CPT 2018 Changes for Orthopaedic Surgery

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on CPT 2018 Changes for Orthopaedic Surgery

CPT 2018 Changes for Orthopaedic Surgery: It’s all about that Spine……almost

By Heidi Stout, CPC, COSC, CCS-P

 

Not much will change for orthopaedic surgery coding in 2018.  Most of the changes in CPT 2018 to the Musculoskeletal […]

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Repeal of MIPS – Recommendation to Congress, MedPAC 12 to 4 Vote

January 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Repeal of MIPS – Recommendation to Congress, MedPAC 12 to 4 Vote

A top Congressional advisory body has voted to recommend that Congress repeal the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and replace it with a simpler quality reporting system that would not be mandatory in […]

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Charleston dentist sentenced to five years in federal prison for health care fraud

December 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Charleston dentist sentenced to five years in federal prison for health care fraud

A Charleston dentist who falsely billed West Virginia Medicaid for more than $700,000 was sentenced today to 5 years in federal prison. Skaff, a dentist, admitted that he falsely inflated his billings (a practice commonly known as […]

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Utah Pain Doctor and Medical Practice Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

November 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Utah Pain Doctor and Medical Practice Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

On July 21st, 2017, Jahan Imani, M.D., and Intermountain Medical Management, P.C., (IMM), a Utah based pain management specialist and his practice, entered into a $399,895.92 settlement agreement with OIG. This resolves allegations that IMM, […]