Margaret M. Maley, BSN, MS
Consultant and Speaker



  • AAOS Now!
  • Strategic Orthopaedics
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Bulletin
  • Knee Society Newsletter
  • AAHKS Newsletter

Margaret Maley brings over 30 years of orthopaedic experience to her clients working with KarenZupko & Associates as a consultant and speaker for 20 years. With a B.S.N. from The University of Illinois and Master’s degree from Rush University, Ms. Maley began her career in Chicago as a clinical nurse specialist managing several FDA studies. Moving to Houston in 1986, she transitioned to the business side of orthopaedics. “Front-line” experience managing orthopaedic practices gives her unique insight into the challenges facing orthopaedic surgeons and their staff on a daily basis. She is acutely aware of the importance of correct coding and accurate documentation for proper reimbursement and to minimize the risk of audit. She is recognized by her peers as a skilled communicator and for being able to sort out difficult orthopaedic coding and reimbursement issues.

Ms. Maley’s areas of coding and reimbursement expertise include:

  • Adult reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
  • Arthroscopy
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Tumor
  • Operative report review
  • Evaluation & Management documentation and review
  • Medical necessity
  • Teaching physician guidelines
  • EOB analysis
  • Individualized E/M education via the internet
  • ICD-10-CM

Ms. Maley is an instructor for the national coding and reimbursement workshops sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons with extensive experience working with private practices, employed physicians, academic orthopaedic departments, state orthopaedic societies, and as a featured speaker.

Ms. Maley’s fast paced humorous presentations make her a favorite of surgeons, non-physician providers, administrators and staff.