DoctorsManagement simplifies the business of medicine so that healthcare professionals can focus on caring for patients and controlling the future of their business.

Exclusively focused on healthcare, our in-house team of experts help practices of every size and in every specialty increase business performance and patient satisfaction, mitigate compliance risk, and reduce stress for physicians and staff.

Our services include, but are not limited to:


  • Practice Startup
  • Practice Assessment
  • Practice Management
  • Practice Transition
  • Strategic Planning


  • Accounting
  • Credentialing
  • Human Resources
  • Process Improvement
  • PowerBuying


  • Risk Mitigation
  • Coding & Billing
  • Provider Education
  • Healthcare Analytics

Whether you run a small, independent medical or dental practice, community health system or large integrated healthcare system, our team of in-house consultants and compliance professionals look forward to serving your organization.

Clinical Rebuttal Provider Statement

This clinical summary is issued in response to the rejection by the internal auditor/reviewer at Palmetto GBA (CMS MAC, Jurisdiction J). The services performed by the facility under a “Medically Necessary” Order complies with both clinical and coding/billing requirements. “Medical Necessity” is the overarching criteria in addition to the individual elements of CPT Code a (Medicare Claims Processing Manual Chapter 12 section 30.6.1). Further, Medical Necessity is defined by Medicare as “health care services or supplies that are needed to diagnose or treat an illness, injury, condition, disease, or its symptoms – and that meet accepted standards of medicine.” ( The services in question relate to ______________________________________, which is both medically appropriate based on generally accepted standards of medical care and a reasonable process by which _____________________ are performed. With regard to this patient… (This is where the provider provides their clinical statement(s)/judgement)

Session Presenters

  Stephanie Allard, CPC, CEMA, RHIT - Senior Compliance Specialist, Doctors Management

Stephanie Allard is a Senior Compliance Specialist for DoctorsManagement. She is a multi­specialty auditor with proficiency in more than 40 specialties including, but not limited, to orthopedics, cardiology, vascular, neurology, general surgery, OB/GYN, PM&R, and PT/OT. In addition to performing external audit reviews, Stephanie provides feedback and education to help clients implement practices and strategies that will reduce risk in the future. She also performs forensic auditing that includes focused reviews to be used in court cases.

Stephanie brings more than a decade of medical and management experience and a strong understanding of the entire medical billing and coding process. She has managed large teams of coders and understands the importance of quality reviews, productivity tracking and coding education. Clients appreciate that Stephanie stays current with the ever ­changing regulations and is able to convey new information in a way that helps improve their overall results. She often provides guidance and support to other coding professionals.

Stephanie holds the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), the Certified E&M Medical Auditing (CEMA®), and the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) designations. She is an active member of the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

  Frank Cohen, MPA, MBB — Director of Business Intelligence — DoctorsManagement
Frank Cohen is the Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence for DoctorsManagement, LLC. He has authored, co-authored and published numerous articles, studies and books on health care analytics. His expertise includes applied statistics, data mining, predictive analytics, and process improvement. His latest book is titled, “RVUs: Applications for Medical Practice Success”. Frank has trained thousands of physicians, administrators, CPAs and other healthcare professionals in all areas of healthcare analytics. His experience includes eight years as a Physician Assistant in both the Navy and as a civilian, clinic administrator and hospital CEO. His clients include hospitals, large and small medical practices, medical and professional associations, legal and accounting professionals, government agencies and other health care professionals.
  Shannon DeConda, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPMA, CEMA — Partner, DoctorsManagement, LLC — President, NAMAS
President/Founder, NAMAS and President, Coding & Billing Services, and a Partner at DoctorsManagement, LLC. She has over 16 years of experience as a multi-specialty auditor and coder. She has helped coders, medical chart auditors, and medical practices optimize business processes and maximize reimbursement by identifying lost revenue. She heads NAMAS, President of Coding & Billing Services and a Partner at DoctorsManagement, LLC. Shannon developed an audit certification training study guide, educational products and web-based tools for coders, auditors, and medical providers.
  Sean Weiss, Partner, DoctorsManagement
Sean serves as Chief Compliance Officer for numerous nationally recognized health care organizations; engaged in the development of customized Corporate Compliance Programs including: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Policies, Corrective Action Plans, Investigations and maintaining their Culture of Compliance. Sean has been recognized time and again by clients for successfully protecting their organization from unwarranted penalties and ensuring they receive due process. He has protected thousands of physicians, medical practice groups, and hospitals from undue penalties. In his medical audit appeal defense work Sean and his team of auditing and compliance experts have a proven record of having claims dismissed that had been brought against large and small healthcare organizations targeted by federal (Medicare), state (Medicaid), and commercial insurance payors.