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L. Elizabeth Cifers, MBA, MSW, CHC, CPC

L. Elizabeth Cifers, MBA, MSW, CHC, CPC

Senior Consultant

Consulting Team

Ms. Cifers joined BSM in 2018 and is based in Midlothian, Va.

Prior to joining BSM, she served as a Business and Finance
Administrator/Compliance Officer for a multi-site practice in Virginia known for its expertise in retina and vitreous diseases.

Ms. Cifers has more than 30 years of health care industry experience. During her tenure, she has learned that every problem can be solved by objectively observing and assessing practices to determine barriers to workflow and best practices. Ms. Cifers has the unique ability to relate to practice staff and providers, helping them to understand the ‘why’ behind a process by breaking down tasks down into manageable components.


In her current role, Ms. Cifers provides ongoing operational support to ophthalmology practices, focusing on compliance. Her unique skill set, coupled with her ability to think globally, lends itself to compliance, revenue cycle management, billing and coding, and practice management. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Billing Operations
  • Chart Audits
  • Utilization Reviews
  • Retina Services
  • Medicare Reimbursement
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Flow and Efficiency
  • Revenue Cycle Management

Many of our consultants share their expertise by writing for industry magazines. Read their articles, including ones by Ms. Cifers, through our Published Articles page.  


Multiple business affiliations with industry organizations, including ASOA, AAOE, American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Recurring compliance columnist for Ophthalmic Professional magazine


  • Certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC)
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), VCU
  • Bachelor of Arts, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas

Elizabeth enjoys retreating with her husband, Gene, and her furry, four-legged children, Miles and Sebastian, to their home in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.