Maria Hughes, CCS-P, CPMB, has been an invaluable asset to the Chuback Medical Group since August 2010. While she has over 20 years of experience in medical billing, coding and healthcare administration, this does not speak to the amount of knowledge she brings to the office. Maria is the heart and soul of the Chuback Medical group and we are extremely fortunate to have her as an employee. Maria is an incredible resource of information for patients regarding their insurance and understanding their particular policies. She is also a liaison to IT management of system operations and the Electronic Medical Records system (EMR). Although multitasking comes naturally to Maria, she is dedicated to patient education through her own tireless efforts to stay “in the know” of the ever-changing requirements and regulations in health care. Her devotion to the practice is one that most employers wish to have from their staff.
Maria’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Professional Medical Billers Association. She is a certified coding and billing specialist as well as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE. Maria is continuously working on her certifications and recently completed a seminar which gives her the credentials to educate health professionals on ICD-10 medical coding/billing. In addition, Maria is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at her local community college.
When not at work, Maria enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending her daughter’s sporting events, and listening to Bon Jovi!