In addition to being a cardiology documentation and coding consultant for over fifteen years, Jim was a Cardiology Coder at Novant Health (Winston Salem, NC), the Coding Supervisor at Saratoga Hospital (Saratoga Springs, NY), a Compliance Analyst at The Care Group (Indianapolis, IN), and the Compliance Officer of Mid Carolina Cardiology (Charlotte, NC).
Jim has trained thousands of physicians, coders, and administrators how to document and code accurately. Jim has been a professional speaker for medical device companies and specialty societies for over 15 years. He proficiently facilitates productive conversations on the topics of documentation, coding, and medical necessity/coverage. Presentations frequently trigger change in physician and coder behaviors that reduce regulatory exposure, improve the accuracy of charge capture, and eliminate administrative burdens. Jim helps to facilitate higher quality, lower cost care.
Jim wrote the study guide and certification exam for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) specialty coding certification called “Certified Cardiology Coder.” He also developed significant portions of the certification exam for the Board of Advanced Medical Coding professional coding certification titled, "Advanced Coding Specialist in Cardiology."
Jim was the Consulting Editor of Cardiology Coding Alert for over a decade. Several of his articles have been published in EP Lab Digest, Cath Lab Digest, and Cardiology Coding Alert. He has also contributed to articles in The Wall Street Journal and Cardiology Coder’s Pink Sheet. Jim also publishes a blog with articles that impact the field of cardiology.
Jim is a key opinion leader in the fields of documentation, coding, reimbursement, coverage, and value-based compensation for cardiology care.
Jim Collins, CPC, CCC