Expert Physician + Expert Coder + Expert Medical Auditor: Dr. L. Neal Freeman is a practicing physician and surgeon and is additionally certified as both a Coding Specialist-Physician-based and a Professional Medical Auditor. He provides expert services in medical coding, reimbursement, and compliance across all specialties. He is available for consultation, research, analysis, report generation, deposition, and trial testimony as an expert witness. He has been retained as an expert for plaintiff and defense.
Medical and billing records from caregivers and facilities are compared to assess accuracy of documentation. Consistency of reporting within accepted guidelines is also reviewed. Fair and reasonable value of services is determined.
* State Representative, Florida Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee * Chair, Third Party Liaison Committee, Florida Society of Ophthalmology * Chair, Coding and Third Party Reimbursement Committee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery * Representative, CPT Advisory Committee, American Medical Association * Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine * Chief of Ophthalmology, Holmes Regional Medical Center
Areas of expertise include: Medical coding and reimbursement Coding compliance Medicare Medicaid Private insurance Fair and reasonable value Usual, customary, and reasonable (UCR) value CPT coding ICD-10 coding Auditing Fraud and abuse False Claims Act Personal injury protection (PIP) DRGs National Correct Coding Initiative Bundling
Education & Licenses
Bachelor of Science (With Distinction), Cornell University College of Engineering, 1981 Doctor of Medicine (With Distinction), University of Michigan Medical School, 1984 Master of Business Administration, University of Central Florida College of Business, 1999
Certified Coding Specialist--Physician-based, American Health Information Management Association, 2003
Certified Professional Medical Auditor, AAPC, 2017
Residency in Ophthalmology, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology Florida Medical License ME 55705