Sheri Poe Bernard is a Managing Consultant at Granite GRC Consulting bringing 28 years of experience in the field of medical coding and documentation and a high level of expertise and a breadth of compliance knowledge that spans business and clinical applications.
Throughout Bernard’s extensive career she has trained physicians, coders, and non-medical executives on coding and reimbursement issues. Her areas of expertise include Medicare Advantage, CMS compliance, and ICD-10-CM, CPT, ICD-9-CM and HCPCS Level II coding systems. She has superior written communication talents, as well as a strong self-directed work ethic, carried over from a previous career as a newspaper journalist. Bernard possesses project and product management skills that have been honed by her time as a healthcare executive.
Along with her strong work ethic, communication skills, and strict adherence to deadlines, Bernard brings a level of creativity and outside-the-box thinking in her approach to customized solutions for payer and provider clientele. She is certified as CCS-P (pro-fee) through AHIMA and has CPC (pro-fee), CDEO (clinical documentation improvement), and CRC (risk adjustment coding) through AAPC. She is also a certified instructor through AAPC.
An accomplished and polished public speaker and author, Bernard has provided dynamic and calibrated training presentations to specific audiences across the country. She served for eight years on the AAPC Advisory Board, most years as a member of its leadership team. She was president-elect of that board when she joined AAPC as Vice President of Credentialing and Training, where she served for three years. She is a regular speaker at national conferences, with audiences ranging from coders to physicians to government regulators. In addition to these accomplishments Bernard is the author of Netter’s Atlas of Surgical Anatomy for CPT Coding, published by the American Medical Association in 2015, as well as the best-selling Medicare Advantage guidebook, Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding, first published by the American Medical Association in 2018. The second edition was released in 2020.
- University of South Florida
- Certified coder through AHIMA and AAPC with CCS-P, CPC, CRC, CDEO
- Certified instructor through AAPC
- Netter’s Atlas of Surgical Anatomy for CPT Coding (American Medical Association, 2015)
- Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding (American Medical Association, 2018, 2020)