Barbara Hays, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC

Coding and Compliance Strategist, Practice Advancement Division, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Leawood, Kansas

Hays joined the AAFP’s staff in January 2015. Previously, she spent 17 years working in nonclinical support roles alongside physicians in small, independent practices; large group practices; and hospital-owned clinics. She is experienced in front office management, billing and coding, and practice management. She is credentialed through the AAPC as a Certified Professional Coder, Certified Professional Compliance Officer, Certified Professional Medical Auditor, Certified Risk Adjustment Coder, Certified Instructor, Certified Evaluation and Management Coder, and Certified Family Practice Coder.