2014 Speaker Spotlight: Riva Lee Asbell, AB, CO

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Ms. Asbell is the principal of Riva Lee Asbell Associates, an ophthalmic reimbursement consulting firm located in Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia.  Her most recent academic appointment is as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Ophthalmology) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden.

Ms. Asbell  authors columns on reimbursement issues and contributes regularly to ophthalmology publications including Ocular Surgery News, Ophthalmology Management, Retinal Physician, Premier Surgeon and EyeWorld and serves on the Editorial Boards of the first four of those publications. Her book, “Tips on Ophthalmic Surgical Coding by Subspecialty” has recently been published. Ms. Asbell serves as a consultant to various private and government agencies, and is requested as a lecturer on coding and reimbursement at numerous conferences and seminars each year.  At this year’s NOAO Symposium one of her lectures will be an “Audit Update 2014“, a subject on which she has written numerous articles about, including this most recent article titled “Medicare Stepping Up Audits Of ‘New Patient’ Rule” for the Retinal Physician publication.

Feel free to visit Ms. Asbell’s website, which offers a plethora of useful articles on various issues in the ophthalmic community, and don’t forget to register for our symposium!

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