Joel Moorhead, MD, PhD
Physician
Health Care consultant
Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30338
Hourly Rate $400
Current FairCode Associates - Chief Medical Officer
Languages English
FairCode Associates - Chief Medical Officer
Physician
Health Care consultant
-- 2005 to present: FairCode Associates; Chief Medical Officer for organization of 60+ physicians providing consultation services in areas of medical and surgical coding and clinical documentation; -- 10+ years experience reviewing medical/surgical coding and clinical documentation; thousands of cases reviewed, including assessment of differing DRG and code assignments by healthcare professionals and the payor community
-- 2002 to 2014: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; taught Environmental and Occupational Health in the MPH degree program
-- 2002 to 2006: Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine; Director of Residency Programs in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine; Medical Expert for the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals.
-- 2005 to 2012: Physician Advisor, SHPS Healthcare Services, Scottsdale AZ
-- 1999 to 2002: Medical Director, Disability Management, Prudential Insurance Company
-- 1998 to 1999: Resident, Occupational Medicine, University of Utah
-- 1992 to 1998: Medical practice, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; care for patients with neurologic, orthopedic, and general medical conditions; Consultant to Occupational Medical Centers; Medical Expert for the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals; Clinical lecturer, University of Arizona
-- 1997 to 1998: Associate Medical Director, Health International, Phoenix AZ
-- 1988 to 1992: Outpatient Medical Director, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA
-- 1990 to 1992: Surveyor, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
-- 1987 to 1988: Director, Rehabilitation Services, Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC; Staff physician, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC
-- October 1986 to July 1987: Outpatient Medical Director, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
-- 1986: Clinical Instructor in Rehabilitation Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
-- 1983 to 1986: Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Good Samaritan Medical Center (Phoenix AZ) and Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston MA)
-- 1979 to 1982: General Medical Practice, National Health Service Corps (California)
-- 1978 to 1979: Flexible Intern, Tucson (AZ) Hospitals Medical Education Program
U.S. Army, July 1968 to October 1971.
Alternative Dispute Resolution in atmosphere of respect that preserves professional relationships between parties
American Arbitration Association: Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator, September 2016
American Arbitration Association: Advanced Training in Health Care Mediation, November 2016
Licensed to practice medicine in Georgia, Arizona, and California.
Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1987
American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC): Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine (MD), 1978
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: PhD in Public Health, 2006
Tulane University / American College of Physician Executives: Certificate in Medical Management, 1999
University of Arizona: Master of Public Health (MPH), 1995
Brown University, Providence RI: Bachelor of Arts, 1968
-- Robert L. Bennett Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 2002-2003 and 2005-2006 Academic years
-- Selected to Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Rutgers University / UMDNJ, 2006
WEB-BASED PUBLICATIONS
Moorhead J. Congenital anomalies: Know how and where to find them in the medical record. JustCoding News June 17, 2009: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Don’t stumble when it comes to assigning the principal diagnosis for falls.
JustCoding News August 5, 2009: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Explore potential principal diagnoses for patients admitted after falls.
JustCoding News August 12, 2009: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Understand the complexity of coding for conditions that aren’t named in documentation. JustCoding News October 14, 2009: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Terminology used by physicians and ICD-9-CM doesn’t always match up. JustCoding News October 28, 2009: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Understand ICD-9-CM coding for descriptive terms and nonspecific findings. JustCoding News February 3, 2010: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Consider published clinical references when appealing denials for coding of serious conditions. JustCoding News April 28, 2010: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. ICD-10 and underlying causes: Conventions for the ICD-10. JustCoding News December 20, 2010: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Underlying causes: General coding Guidelines for ICD-10. JustCoding News January 4, 2011: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Underlying causes: Chapter-specific Guidelines for ICD-10. JustCoding News January 18, 2011: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J, Williams D. Recognize when clinical indicators point to paraneoplastic syndromes. JustCoding News May 23, 2011: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J, Weibel C. Coding conferences provide opportunities to educate, assist peers, and affirm policies. JustCoding News October 25, 2011: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J, Selby B. Identify all injuries and conditions to code correctly for multiple significant trauma. JustCoding News February 28, 2012: 3 pp, http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Coding as an art: Another way to look at coding. JustCoding News August 14, 2012. http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Coding vs. clinical significance: What coders need to know. JustCoding News April 21, 2013. http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J Kelly F. Should we rely on the encoder or the code sets in ICD-10? Or Both? JustCoding News October 10, 2015. http://www.JustCoding.com.
Moorhead J. Anatomy, underlying conditions key to coding spinal diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10. JustCoding News January 13, 2016. http://www.JustCoding.com.

CODING / CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION EDUCATIONAL MODULES
Moorhead, JF. The Musculoskeletal System. Anatomy & Physiology for ICD-10 Coding E-Learning Series. HCPro, 2011.
Moorhead, JF. The Integumentary System. Anatomy & Physiology for ICD-10 Coding E-Learning Series. HCPro, 2011.
Web-based educational modules to help coders to prepare for ICD-10.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
-- Georgia Health Information Management Association (August 2016) and Louisiana Health Information Management Association (April 2016): Making Good Decisions in Medical Coding and DRG Assignment
-- Medical Staff and Hospital audiences - multiple presentations in multiple states including AZ, UT, TX, LA (January 2014 - August 2016): ICD-10 for Physicians
-- Georgia Health Information Management Association (August 2011) and Tennessee Health Information Management Association (March 2011): Medicare Fraud and Abuse: Supporting Accurate Code Assignments
-- Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (April 2011): Discussing Differences in Interpretation of Clinical Situations and Coding Guidelines
-- Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation Annual Educational Conference (August 2008): Pain Management in Patients with Psychological Conditions
-- Georgia State Board of Worker
$400 Per Hour
English
United States of America
Atlanta, GA

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