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The instructors for our Health and Wellness Professions classes are healthcare and medical industry experts who enjoy sharing their knowledge, skills, and expertise. As part of their continued commitment to the industry, they stay informed on the newest technologies, and methods.

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Ms. Chavez has been employed in the Health Care Industry for over 28 years. Her experience ranges from coding and billing to compliance and education. She received her CPC (certified professional coder) certification in 1991 and her CPC-H (certified professional coder-hospital) certification in 1998 from the American Academy of Professional Coders. In 1998, Ms. Chavez is credited for initiating the Albuquerque AAPC Chapter in which she served as chapter president for 2 years. In 2007, Ms. Chavez received her CCP-P (certified compliance professional-physician) certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and her CMAS (certified medical administrative specialist) from the American Medical Technologists. Ms. Chavez was the co-founder of Medical Academy Services LLC and in 2008 became the sole founder of New Mexico HealthCare Consulting Services LLC.

Upcoming Classes:

CPT-4 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/4/17
ICD-10-CM Coding Specialist (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/17/17
HCPCS Level II Coding (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/29/17

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Medical Billing and Coding (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Dialysis Technician (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
EKG Technician (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Electronic Health Records Management (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17

Robert M. Tanner, M.A., MPA, Ph.D., LMFT is the coordinator of the counseling and human development department at Albuquerque Academy. He has a myriad of experiences in mental health that spans a 30-year period, including independent schools, inpatient and outpatient services, and addictions/dual diagnosis treatment. He has also taught counseling and psychology courses at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level. Bob is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team and has been deployed on a number of national disasters. He has worked with families of victims lost in the World Trade Center, and more recently, with victims of Hurricane Katrina. In recognition of Bob's many volunteer disaster preparedness and response activities with the American Red Cross, the New Mexico Psychological Association in 2009 appointed him to lead its Disaster Response Network program. Bob holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Michigan State University, a master's degree in counseling from the University of New Mexico, a master's degree in public health administration, also from UNM, and master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Fielding Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

Working with Family Members (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/6/17

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