Our Experience Is Your Resource

The Principals

Cristina Bentin, CCS-P, CPC-H, CMA, is the founder and president of Coding Compliance Management, LLC, a healthcare consulting company specializing in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) market with emphasis on coding support, reimbursement audits, and ASC education. Cristina is recognized nationally as a leading freestanding ASC coding educator, speaker, and writer with 20+ years hands-on experience in ASC multi-specialty surgical and physician coding. Cristina is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder Hospital based, a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist – Physician based, a member of the National Association of Health Professionals and a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS).

Prior to establishing Coding Compliance Management, LLC, Cristina was the CFO for a surgical hospital, participating in its start-up and development. She was the Director of Education for a medical consulting firm, where she was responsible for educational ASC coding conferences and audit processes. In addition, Cristina served as the education and training manager for a national healthcare corporation, and was directly involved in the continuing education of its 200+ ASC facilities and coders nationwide, ensuring OIG, Medicare and state requirements were met.

Cristina has provided reimbursement and documentation lectures to a variety of groups including: The Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association, The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, The Ambulatory Surgery Foundation, The Coding Institute, The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), The Louisiana Health Information Management Association, The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Becker’s ASC Review, Wisconsin State ASC Association, and the Florida State ASC Association. She frequently contributes trade articles to Outpatient Surgery Magazine and Becker’s ASC Review.

Lydia B. Blalock, Ph.D. is CCM’s Director of Sales & Marketing. Lydia’s educational background includes three (3) degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, culminating with Ph.D. in Human Ecology.

Lydia has worked at two (2) major universities in the last 15 years, and has earned various honors and awards for teaching and not-for-profit program development. She has authored numerous scholarly publications, and has presented extensively at national conferences. As a university educator in the field of Human Services Management, she used innovative techniques to expose students to basic marketing concepts needed to operate effectively in the not-for-profit arena.

Lydia has used her understanding of marketing and business development to assist in the creation of not-for-profit programs in two (2) states. Her best-known achievement, however, was development of Evaluation-Based Program Development (EBPD), a cutting edge training series for not-for-profit organizations that emphasizes the use of outcomes, process objectives and benchmarks in the program development phase. Her EBPD trainings have helped countless individuals and groups throughout the nation achieve their programming goals.

Rebecca B. Maum, is CCM’s Director of Compliance and Human Resources. Rebecca’s extensive experience with employment and personnel related issues, as well as office managerial experience has proven to be a great asset to the smooth operations of CCM!

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rebecca graduated from LSU in 1984 with a BA in history. Rebecca earned her paralegal certificate from the LSU Paralegal Studies Program in 2000 and is a commissioned Louisiana Civilian Notary Public since 2005. She is a certified Signing Agent. She is the past president of the Baton Rouge Paralegal Association, 2003-2004 and the past president of the Louisiana State Paralegal Association, serving two terms: 2005-2006 and 2008-2009. She is currently serving as First Vice-President for LSPA.

The Coding Staff

  • Our team offers a wide range of industry experience encompassing consulting, performance improvement, and education.
  • Credentials: Our coders must have at least 5 years experience in ASC Multi-specialty coding and certification credentials in at least one of these areas: CPC-H, CPC, CASCC, CCS, and/or CCS-P.
  • Coding Accuracy: Prior to employment, our coders are required to pass our ASC Multi-specialty Coding Proficiency Test with at least the industry standard 95% accuracy rate. They are expected to maintain a 95% accuracy rate each month during their tenure with CCM

News of note ...

July 28, 2010. Becker’s ASC Review names CCM President Cristina Bentin as one of the “107 Great Women Leaders in the ASC Industry.

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