Betty A. Hovey


Betty is a nationally recognized healthcare consultant and speaker. She is an expert auditor and loves to help practices stay compliant and profitable. Betty states, “Physicians work hard for their practices and they should be paid properly for what they do.”

Betty brings almost thirty years of healthcare experience with her. She has worked for practices both large and small with the same intensity and attention. She started out as a coder and worked her way up to managing practices and directing departments. Her areas of expertise include Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, GI, E/M and procedural auditing, and ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS.

As a speaker and trainer, Betty brings a welcoming mannerism that her attendees relate to and enjoy. She brings humor and real life experience to her educational sessions that allow her to ensure that everyone understands the training and has a good time. Betty has educated coders, managers, health plans, administrators, non-physician practitioners and physicians all across the country. She has co-written manuals on ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT specialty areas.

Before coming to KZA, Betty worked as the Director of ICD-10 Education and Training at the AAPC. She co-wrote training materials and presentations on all aspects of ICD-10. She spoke and trained across the country to assist practices in preparing for ICD-10.

Prior to that, Betty ran her own consulting company. Her clients included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Southeast Missouri Hospital, and many small practices. She offered coding and billing services, audits, coding education and training, and practice management assistance.

Betty is a Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based (CCS-P) and a Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Through AAPC she holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), Certified Professional Coder for Dermatology (CPCD), Certified Professional Biller (CPB), and a Certified Professional Coder Instructor (CPC-I).

Betty enjoys spending time with her family, including her two black labs. She is an avid reader and loves to spend time outside in the warm months.