Our Management

Neal Green, CEO

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

MBA, UCLA ‘79

Neal started his 40+ 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 over 20 years of operation, The Coding Network has provided coding and auditing services to thousands of clients across the United States covering over 50 different specialties for a wide array of practices and organizations, including single-specialty and multi-specialty groups, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, academic practice plans, managed care plans, nursing facilities, medical research centers, accounting firms, medical billing companies, law firms, revenue cycle consulting firms, and home health care and hospice providers.

J. Mark Babst, President Emeritus

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 24 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.

Latest Blog Posts:

Turn The Cessation of Elective Surgeries Into an Opportunity to Educate

May 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Turn The Cessation of Elective Surgeries Into an Opportunity to Educate

Under normal circumstances, the biggest difficulty practices encounter when trying to engage in physician education is timing.  Coordinating everyone’s schedules, pulling providers out of the operative and visiting rooms, and capturing a practice’s attention during [...]

Picking the Right Coding Vendor

May 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Picking the Right Coding Vendor

Picking the right coding vendor can be challenging.  There so many options and they all tell you they offer accurate coding to ensure revenue optimization and compliance risk minimization.  To help you select the right [...]

Offshore Coding: HIPAA Risks

May 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Offshore Coding: HIPAA Risks

From a compliance exposure perspective, we believe that the HIPAA risk associated with sending PHI abroad is simply untenable.  HIPAA is an American law that does not extend beyond our borders.  The only way to [...]

Generalist Coders – A Fallacy

May 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Generalist Coders – A Fallacy

There is no such thing as a coder who knows it all. If your coder claims to be able to code every specialty, and you let them, you might want to get your checkbook ready [...]