Emily L. Graham, RHIA, CCS-P

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

(202) 729-9979 ext. 103   

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Emily L. Graham, RHIA, CCS-P, is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Before her move to Hart Health Strategies Inc., Ms. Graham served as the Assistant Dean and Program Director for the Health Information Management (HIM) and Clinical Data Coding (CDC) Programs at Northern Virginia Community College's (NVCC) Medical Education Campus (MEC). Ms. Graham continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member for the traditional HIM/CDC programs, as well as the Office of the National Coordinator's (ONC) Community College Consortium Health IT Workforce Development Program.

Prior to her time in academia, Ms. Graham served as the Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), where she focused on a variety of regulatory issues, including Medicare physician reimbursement, Medicare's quality improvement initiatives and advancements in health information technology. In that role she had regular dealings with representatives of the Department of Health and Human Services, to include the CMS, the ONC, and the FDA. She also served as Chair of the Quality and Health Information Technology and Regulatory Committee's for the Alliance of Specialty Medicine and as a staff liaison to the AMA's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel and Relative Value System Update Committee (RUC), the NQF, SQA, and AQA Alliance.

Ms. Graham previously held a position at the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head Neck Surgery as a Practice Management Coordinator, where she focused on coding and reimbursement issues. She has also held positions in an acute care hospital billing office and in a physician practice.

Ms. Graham is a Past President of the District of Columbia Health Information Management Association (DCHIMA).

Ms. Graham obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in HIM from Stephens College.



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