Patricia J. Kennedy, COMT, COE, CPC, CPMA, COPC
Patricia J. Kennedy is a senior consultant with BSM Consulting, working in their Rose & Associates division, which specializes in Medicare reimbursement and compliance for the specialty of ophthalmology.
In her position as senior consultant for Rose & Associates, Ms. Kennedy conducts onsite chart audits; assists clients with Medicare reimbursement and compliance issues; and conducts client training seminars for physicians, administrators, technicians, and allied healthcare professionals. She also serves as a guest speaker at national ophthalmology meetings addressing areas of documentation and compliance required for ophthalmology practices to maintain Medicare compliance.
Early in her career, Ms. Kennedy accepted a position in an ophthalmology practice in Seattle. Due to her experience in her father’s microbiology lab and her heavy science-based academia, the owner of the practice began teaching her about ophthalmology and patient care. From that point on, she was hooked and now has over 30 years’ experience in the ophthalmology industry.
In addition to working in ophthalmic practices, Ms. Kennedy has also worked for an ophthalmic device manufacturer. She later pursued a career in ophthalmology as a consultant, assisting clients with their practice management, reimbursement, and compliance needs. Her experience lends itself to a well-rounded understanding of how regulatory rules should be applied and a unique perspective on how to train physicians and staff on regulatory issues.
Ms. Kennedy graduated from Montana State University with a degree in speech and hearing sciences. She is a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT), Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA). Ms. Kennedy has business affiliations with numerous industry organizations, including: The American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA), the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE), and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).