Candice Ruffing holds an associate’s degree in health sciences and is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Biller (CPB™), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), and Certified Otolaryngology Coder (CENTC™) through AAPC. Candice has over 15 years’ combined experience in coding, billing, and AR management for multispecialty physicians, including ENT, vascular, cardiology, and general surgery. In addition to her coding and billing expertise, Candice held the previous role of IT coordinator, in which she was actively involved in the implementation, development, and maintenance of electronic health records. This includes Meaningful Use project management. Additionally, Candice has extensive experience in reviewing and negotiating contract agreements with all commercial payers, including provider participation agreements and specialty carve-out arrangements. Candice is currently serving her third year on the AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors (AAPCCA), the Governing Board for AAPC Local Chapters, as the 2015 Vice Chair. Candice has held multiple positions with her local coding chapter and is currently serving her third year on the National Advisory Board. Candice relies on her vast experience in the healthcare industry valuable to assist ACI’s clients as an associate consultant.