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Johna Kennedy-Preston, CPC

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Manager, Healthcare Advisory Services
Kerkering, Barberio & Company, CPA

Ms Kennedy-Preston is a senior-level healthcare business operations consultant. She provides clients with expertise in revenue cycle management, coding education, managed care contracting, mergers and start-up ventures, Medicare recoupment and reporting issues, credentialing with insurance carriers and assistance with state and federal licensing. In addition, Ms Kennedy-Preston oversees business development processes in operational improvement, policy development, procedure design and implementation (including electronic health record set-up and workflows and compliance with third-party due diligence and regulatory requirements.

With extensive experience in medical business operations, Ms Kennedy-Preston also serves as a training resource to healthcare professionals in both fundamental and emerging topics critical to today’s changing healthcare landscape.

Biography:
Ms Kennedy-Preston began her career consulting for a medical management firm in the late 1990’s. From 2002 to 2013, she served in several key positions with First Physicians Group of Sarasota, Inc., a nationally recognized physicians’ group owned by Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System. During the time frame 2006 to 2013, Ms Kennedy-Preston served as Director of Operations; more recently, she served as Practice Administrator for two physician specialty groups.  She rejoined Kerkering, Barberio & Co. as a Senior Medical Consultant in 2014.  

Education:
With completion of numerous continuing education and professional development coursework spanning her career, Ms Kennedy-Preston is credentialed as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). 

Organization Involvement:
Ms Kennedy-Preston is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants.

Licenses/Certifications:
Ms Kennedy-Preston is a Certified Professional Coder.