Regulatory Specialists

Kimberly A. H. Baker, JD, CPC, is the director of Medicare and compliance for HCPro. She is a lead regulatory specialist for HCPro's Revenue Cycle Advisor and is the lead instructor for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp®—Hospital Version, Medicare Boot Camp®—Utilization Review Version, and HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp®—Provider-Based Department Version. She is a former hospital compliance officer and in-house legal counsel and has over 25 years of healthcare experience, including 10 years of experience teaching, speaking, and writing about Medicare coverage, payment, and coding regulations and requirements.

 

Judith L. Kares, JD, is an expert in Medicare rules and regulations and is an instructor for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp-Hospital Version®. She spent a number of years in private law practice, representing hospitals and other health care clients, and then as in-house legal counsel prior to beginning her current legal/consulting practice. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix, where she teaches courses in business and health care law and ethics.