About Ray Painter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Introduction

You are wise to question who you can trust when it comes to learning coding and billing.

With all websites, consultants, associations, and companies offering coding and billing information, it is hard to figure out what is their real motivation and qualifications?

Our motivation is simple: we want to aggregate and disseminate up-to-the-minute, precise medical coding information and error-free claims processing instruction to maximize physician reimbursement dollars. This has been the same mission for over 25 years.

Who is Dr. Ray Painter and why is he qualified to teach a coding and billing course?

Background

Dr. Ray Painter began his career in the Army where he served for 9 years. He then went on to private practice where he started a solo urology practice that developed into a four-physician practice in Grand Junction, Colorado. He then established another practice, High Country Urology, Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

During his years of practice, Dr. Painter initiated the clinical research that led to the use of silicone rubber to replace latex rubber in the production of Foley catheters. Also, while continuing to practice, Dr. Painter was a Co-Founder of the following companies:

  • Co-Founder and Senior Medical Consultant, Relative Value Studies, Inc., Editorial Company for Relative Values for Physicians, 1983
  • Co-Founder and President, Physician Reimbursement Systems, Inc., 1989
  • Co-Founder and President, PRS Urology Service Corporation Inc, 1996

He began consulting and lecturing on medical coding and billing and the business of medicine. Dr. Painter’s clients ranged from individual practices, large and small (hundreds to date), pharmaceutical and medical device companies, Specialty Societies, State Medical Societies and universities and colleges. Topics included:

  • The business of medicine
  • Specific coding and billing issues
  • Best practices encompassing all elements of revenue cycle
  • Time management relating to documentation and billing
  • Health care reform
  • The future of medicine

Socio-Economic Activities

Delegate to the American Medical Association 1985 to present

Consultant to the American Urological Association Coding and Reimbursement Committee 1993 to 2016

Co-Chair, Colorado Medicare Cariers Advisary Committee (CAC) 1993 to present

Member of National Advisory Committee for United Healthcare Group 2004-2010

Professional Societies

American Association of Clinical Urology

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

American Urological Association

Denver Medical Society

Rocky Mountain Urological Society

South Central Section of American Urological Association

Colorado Medical Society

Past President

Delegate to the American Medical Association

Past Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee

Past Chairman, Council of Socio-Economics

Past Chairman, Health Planning Committee. Initiated formation of a Negotiations Unit.

Mesa County Medical Society Past President

Western Slope Physician’s Association Past President

Publications

Articles

AACU NEWS

Payment Denials

ACS Bulletin

Payment for E/M Services on Day of the Procedure

Most Frequently Asked ACS Hotline Questions

Colorado Medical Society

Letters from the President

Journal of Urology

NJ ACS Chapter

Physician Reimbursement Systems

Coding & Reimbursement SourceBook – Author & Publisher in 26 Medical Specialties

Urology Times

Bi-Monthly Q&A Column

Bi-Monthly Article

Newsletters

California Urological Association

Coding Compass

Reimbursement Hot-tips

Urology Billing Partner

Washington State Urological Society

Chapters

The Urologic Clinics of North America

Office Management of Urologic Problems

Proper Coding and Billing for Office Services

Urology Grand Rounds Number 39

Challenge of Medicare Reimbursement

Humana Press

Practice Billing and Coding

Contemporary Urology

Practice Coding Tips for the Urologist

AUA Core Corricium for residents

Coding and Billing Rules

Books

Relative values for physicians (McGraw-Hill)

Red book–Coding and billing for urologist (PRS)

Coding certification course (PRS)