Managing Director
Coding, Compliance & Operational Excellence
New York

Pam D’Apuzzo is a Managing Director at VMG Health leading the Coding, Compliance and Operational Excellence Management service line. She is a recognized leader and industry expert in the area of coding and compliance. Pam’s 30-plus years of healthcare consulting experience spans academic medical centers, community hospitals, faculty practice plans and large private practices.

A trusted adviser to New York’s leading healthcare institutions, she conducts educational and training seminars and provides comprehensive compliance programs. Pam also has a successful record of practice management services including operational and billing review, practice assessment, practice start-up assistance and EMR implementation.

Pam is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA), Suffolk County Medical Society (SCMS) and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).

Areas of Expertise

Coding & Documentation Audits
Revenue Integrity
Financial Due Diligence
Operational Excellence
Corporate Compliance Program
Education & Training
Billing Office Assessments
Investigation & Compliance Advisory
Human Resources Support

Sector Experience

Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Behavioral Health
Hospital-Based Medicine
Imaging & Radiology
Medical Transport
Physician Practices
Risk-Bearing Organizations & Health Plans
Medical Device & Life Sciences
Pharmacy & Retail Medicine
Post Acute Care
Telehealth & Healthcare IT
Urgent Care & Freestanding EDs

  • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – CPC, CPMA
  • American College of Medical Coding Specialists (ACMCS) – PCS
  • Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BMSC) – ACS-EM, ACS-MS
  • ICD-10-CM Trainer
  • Member, AAPC
  • Member, AAPC
  • Member, ACMCS
  • Member, AHIMA
  • Member, BMSC
  • Member, HCCA
  • Member, HFMA
  • Member, MGMA
  • Suffolk County Medical Society
  • Presentation: “Risky Business: Business and Legal Strategies to Navigate the 2023 E/M and CMS Guideline Changes” – 24th Annual Emerging Issues in Health Law Conference, March 9, 2023
  • Presentation: “Telemedicine in 2022 and Beyond- What to Expect on Policies and Payment” – Washington Health Law Summit, December 13, 2022
  • 2018 Revenue Cycle Summit: Road Map to Revenue – NYHIMA/HFMA Partnership Education Series
  • Coding and Documentation Guidelines for PA Practice – NYSSPA
  • Appropriate Workflow Options and Compliance for Hospital and Office Based PA Practice – NYSSPA
  • Risky Business: The World of Physician Auditing – AAPC Selden Chapter
  • Module 4 – Revenue Cycle Quality Assurance – Primary Care Development Corporation
  • Module 3 – Corporate Compliance: Concepts for Policy and Procedure Development – Primary Care Development Corporation
  • Module 2 – The Medical Billing Process – Primary Care Development Corporation
  • Module 1 – Building Your Internal Billing Infrastructure – Primary Care Development Corporation
  • Collections for Medical Practice: Getting All You’re Owed in a Changing Insurance Landscape – Decision Health
  • Risky Business: The World of Physician Auditing – St. Joseph’s College
  • Risky Business: The World of Physician Auditing – NEHIA 2017 Audit & Compliance Conference
  • Health Care Fraud: Audit, Compliance, and Regulatory Guidelines – St. John’s Law School
  • Compliance: How to Use (tiring) Documentation Requirements to Our Advantage – Eastern PA Healthcare Executive Network (EPAHEN) Symposium ACHE
  • Understanding MACRA and Preparing for Its Impact – 45th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Breaking the Code: A Refresher on Maximizing Billing & Reimbursement for Hysterectomy – AAGL Global Hysterectomy Summit: Expanding the Surgical Armamentarium & Optimizing Outcomes in a Value-Based Medical World
  • Physician Assistant Reimbursement Workshop: Practice Billing and Reimbursement Rules – NYSSPA
  • Physician Assistant Reimbursement Workshop: NonPhysician Practitioners Rules: Incident-To and Shared Visits – NYSSPA
  • Physician Assistant Reimbursement Workshop –  NYSSPA
  • ICD-10 Coding and Documentation: What Every OB/GYN Needs to Know – GATE Institute of Holy Cross Hospital
  • ICD-10 Coding and Documentation: What Every OB/GYN Needs to Know  AAGL – 5th Annual Meeting on Laparoscopic, Robotic & Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Mid-Level Physician Billing and Coding – East Stroudsberg Local Chapter AAPC