Judi L. Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM, brings 18 years of experience as a registered nurse working in an acute care hospital setting. This background provides invaluable insight into the clinical aspects of medical coding and documentation as well as experience interacting with physicians and other clinicians. In addition to her clinical background, Mrs. Blaszczyk has 20 years of experience in medical coding and billing with a specialization in anesthesia and pain management. She received her CPC® from the American Academy of Professional Coders in 1999 and her Advanced Coding Specialist-Pain Management Certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding in 2006. For 18 years she was part of the management team for a large anesthesia and pain management billing company. This allowed her to work with practices of various sizes, scope of practice and geographical location. She currently works as a compliance auditor for Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc. One of her passions is assisting providers and their coding and billing staff to understand and remain current on ever-changing coding and billing regulations. Mrs. Blaszczyk is also a nationally recognized speaker on coding and documentation related issues. As a member of the BMSC National Pain Management Advisory Board, she has further opportunity to impact the future of the coding and billing industry.