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


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?



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 PresidentDelegate to the American Medical AssociationPast Chairman, Long Range Planning CommitteePast Chairman, Council of Socio-EconomicsPast Chairman, Health Planning Committee. Initiated formation of a Negotiations Unit.

Mesa County Medical Society Past President

Western Slope Physician’s Association Past President




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 ColumnBi-Monthly Article
California Urological Association

Coding Compass

Reimbursement Hot-tips

Urology Billing Partner

Washington State Urological Society


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
Relative values for physicians (McGraw-Hill)

Red book–Coding and billing for urologist (PRS)

Coding certification course (PRS)