Meet the team.
Prior to joining Management and Medical Consulting Services in the Fall of 2015, Sharon managed a family medicine and sports medicine group practice for over nine years. She organized, developed and implemented the transition of the 12,000+ patient practice to electronic health records. Sharon led the practice through Meaningful Use achievement for multiple years, including the completion of a Risk Analysis and the passing of a CMS Audit. Additionally, she directed PQRS submission, the successful achievement of NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program and the Alabama Blue Cross Blue Shield Value-Based Incentive Program.
Her previous experience includes the establishment and management of a pediatric group practice in Albany, NY, solely utilizing electronic health records in 2004. While working with a large life insurance company, Sharon was appointed to a focus group to research and implement the use of electronic records for medical data.
Sharon has a BA in English from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a Certified PQRS Healthcare Professional and a Certified MU/Incentives Audit Specialist, by 4MedApproved.
As founder and owner of Management and Medical Consulting Services (MMCS), a health information technology consulting group Mike directed the MMCS project team delivering EHR adoption and technical assistance onsite to ALREC member clients across central and northern Alabama from 2010-2016. MMCS has provided EHR selection and adoption services to hundreds of medical providers of many different specialties in Alabama. MMCS entered into a contract with Alabama Medicaid to provide MU Technical Assistance to Medicaid EHR incentive eligible providers across Alabama in November 2015.
Mike is also the founder and Manager of Management and Medical Services, LLC (DBA Childersburg Primary Care) established in 2003 as a rural primary care medical clinic. Mike was the Project Manager for the clinics initial EHR implementation in 2009 and then again with a replacement EHR in 2016. It is here he gained valuable experience in workflow redesign, EHR privacy and security, implementing electronic health record systems and navigating the process of achieving Meaningful Use.
During the period 2007 through 2011, Mike fostered the formal organization of the Childersburg Rural Health Network, a regional collaboration of the City, local providers and hospitals, public school and community college institutions and the regional mental health facility. This Network is now known as Regional Health Care Network. The network is now delivering HIT training to rural health care entities through the HRSA Rural HIT Workforce Development Grant.
Mike graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS degree in Transportation in August of 1981.
Marla has worked in the medical community for 25 years. She began her medical career in the business office of an Internal Medicine practice and transitioned into an Office Manager position of a small physician office in 1992. In 2004, Marla joined Childersburg Primary Care where she became a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and obtained an instructors license (CPC-I) through the American Academy of Professional Coders. In the course of the last eight years, Marla has provided a variety of consultant services including chart auditing, billing training, coding instruction and teaching CPC classes for the Jefferson County Medical Society. In 2013 Marla became certified as an ICD-10 instructor through the AAPC. At Childersburg Primary Care she was able to participate in the steps to actually move a practice from paper to electronic health records. Seeing this process first hand and developing workflow help to prepare her for the problems encountered in other small practices.
In 2010 she joined Management and Medical Consulting Services (MMCS) and through a Sub recipient agreement between MMCS and the Alabama Regional Extension Center provided training for hundreds of physicians and their staff in central and northern Alabama in the selection and adoption of EHR and obtaining Meaningful Use. She continues to work with hundreds of providers on Meaningful Use and MACRA requirements.
Marla earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1989 from Judson College.
In 2015, Cortney graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management. Since that time she initially worked in healthcare as a Front Desk Coordinator managing many aspects of the patient work flow. Cortney joined MMCS in 2015 as an Account Representative in order to gain greater experience in health information technology and more fully utilize her training. She now manages her own panel of MMCS clients providing Meaningful Use and Merit Based Payment System technical assistance. Cortney is a certified PQRS Healthcare Professional. In the near future, Cortney will obtain her Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credentials.
At present, Sheryl is currently the Office Manager for Management and Medical Consulting Services, which provides MU Technical Assistance coordination and support to hundreds of providers within the state of Alabama. She has worked with MMCS for seven years and also has data base management experience. She provides administrative support to Regional Health Care Network, a 501c3 nonprofit administering a HRSA grant that seeks out Students and Clinical Staff for HIT training in rural physician areas.
As a Project Scheduler for MMCS performing its duties under contract with the Alabama Regional Extension Center (ALREC) from 2011-2016, Sheryl was tasked with assisting Account Representatives with ALREC in helping their members achieve Meaningful Use through the adoption, implementation and upgrade of EHR Technology. In addition Sheryl also provided oversight of the Risk Assessment process and performed many Risk Assessments personally. Sheryl also served as Privacy & Security Officer and IT Support person at Childersburg Primary Care.
Sheryl holds CPC certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and also holds a CMUP and CPHP certification through 4MedApproved.
Her previous experience was 35 years of service with BellSouth/AT&T as a Manager of Small Business Services starting in Shreveport, LA and moving to the Birmingham area in 1997.
Cathy is a license nurse with experience in both Medical Office Administration and Project Management. She has worked in a wide variety of medical settings including: orthopedics, dermatology, urgent care, family practice, geriatrics, and pediatrics. Cathy holds a certification through AHIMA in Electronic Health Record Implementation Management. In June of 2016 Cathy earned her certification from NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Expert. Cathy has worked with MMCS since 2011 helping providers in Northern Alabama meet meaningful use. Cathy is also a certified CPR instructor with the American Heart Association, and in her spare time teaches classes in the community.
implementing Electronic Health Record systems in clinics across the country. She has experience working with a wide variety of medical office staff and specialties assisting with workflow redesign, EHR adoption and implementation and troubleshooting Meaningful Use measures since joining MMCS in 2011. Michelle gained valuable experience working one on one with physicians and their staff as MMCS provided these services across Alabama fulfilling its role as regional representatives for the Alabama Regional Extension Center (ALREC) through June of 2016. As an Account Representative, Michelle provided technical assistance and Meaningful Use education to hundreds of providers in South Alabama. She continues to assist these providers in attesting to Meaningful Use and with audit documentation through all stages of Meaningful Use now also adding Value and Quality based payment program consulting Medicare providers face.
Michelle is a Certified PQRS Healthcare Professional, a Certified Meaningful Use Professional as well as a Certified MU/Incentives Audit Specialist all through 4MedApproved.
In 1999, Michelle graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Jane Walker is a CPA with 11 years of experience working in a medical clinic and 30 years of experience reading and interpreting government regulations. Jane started work with Hartselle Family Medicine in 2005 as a troubleshooter for their EHR system. She was on the implementation team when they upgraded to a new certified EHR system in 2011. She was the Meaningful Use project officer, and she was the troubleshooter for both clinical and practice management issues during the transformation to the new system. Most recently she has taken the lead for the practice on the implementation and use of the patient portal, steps toward interoperability with state agencies and referral providers, and encouraging clinical staff use of the EHR’s robust clinical rules ability to track quality measures. Jane has worked with Management and Medical Consulting Services (MMCS) since 2012 as an account representative, assisting area clinicians with EHR implementation, documentation, and attestation of Meaningful Use.
Jane, as an employee of MMCS worked with the Alabama Regional Extension Center on the Regional Extension Center ONC grant project. She continues to assist providers with the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program under MMCS contract for Technical Assistance with Alabama Medicaid. Jane graduated from the University of South Alabama BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting. She and her husband, Alan, live in Hartselle, AL where they have raised 4 children.
Megan Woodard graduated from Central Alabama Community College in 2016 after completing an HIT program. She completed an internship at Childersburg Primary Care while working for MMCS as a record analyst. She also assisted in the implementation of a new EHR system at Childersburg Primary Care. Megan is a certified PQRS Healthcare Professional and has scheduled to obtain her Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist-Implementation Manager (CHTS-IM) credentials within the next few months. She currently lives in Alexander City, Alabama.