MEET CATHY MORRIS RN, BSN, CCM, MHSA
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT CONSULTANT
Cathy brings both breadth and depth to her role as a reimbursement coding consultant. She draws upon significant clinical and healthcare administration experience, combined with more than 20 years as a medical device reimbursement specialist.
Cathy is a practical professional, who understands how to develop and modify reimbursement strategies, while simultaneously managing day-to-day implementation activities. In particular, she understands the complexities of balancing reimbursement in combination with healthcare delivery.
Over the past two decades, Cathy has led all aspects of reimbursement for multiple medical technology innovators. She also has designed and delivered numerous educational programs targeted at healthcare professionals.
For more than 10 years prior to joining JR Associates, Cathy served in various reimbursement roles, including Director of Reimbursement for several device manufacturers, where she developed, monitored and modified strategies to facilitate acceptance of new technologies.
Cathy secured new coverage policies, representing an estimated 2 million covered patients, and obtained a new category “pass-through” code from CMS. She also spearheaded a proactive approach to reimbursement by negotiating rates and contracting relationships, as well as providing educational seminars to healthcare professionals and sales and marketing teams.
Earlier in her career, Cathy was Reimbursement Coordinator for a leading pharmaceutical company, and served as a case manager for utilization review. In addition, as a consultant, she assisted attorneys in evaluating the credibility of malpractice litigation cases.
Cathy’s experience as a clinical practitioner includes multiple nursing roles: Staff Nurse, Nurse Manager and Clinical Director of Surgical Services.
Cathy holds a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Saint Joseph’s College, and a BSN in Nursing from Boston University. She also earned Certification for Case Management (CCM).
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