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.
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.
With completion of numerous continuing education and professional development coursework spanning her career, Ms Kennedy-Preston is credentialed as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC).
Ms Kennedy-Preston is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants.
Ms Kennedy-Preston is a Certified Professional Coder.