30 years of med-tech innovation

Since its founding in 1993, Medical Asset Management, Inc. (MAMI), has fostered a generation of coding professionals, performing hundreds of audits and reimbursement reviews. While multi-specialty providers formed the company's base in the early years, principal owners Belinda Stanley-Majors and Gary Burns found MAMI's services uniquely suited to minimally-invasive cardiovascular specialties—a niche for whom MAMI continues to pioneer innovation.

Belinda and Gary's combined experience serve as the foundation for MAMI's specialty-focused resources. Their dozens of reference books, study guides, and Color-Coded Illustrations by Vascular Order© help you tackle the tall task of interventional radiology coding head-on. In 1991, MAMI founded a national certification for interventional billing professionals. The Certified Interventional Coder (CIC) program required the user to score at least 80% on a rigorous 5-hour exam. In 2008, CIC certifications rolled over to the AAPC's Certified Interventional Radiology & Cardiology Coder (CIRCC) credential.

Belinda and Gary soon set sights on bringing their expertise to the web in 2003. iRCODER®'s Medicare-compliant intelligence interprets the complex coding rules for interventional radiology, freeing providers to spend more time with patients. It understands the unique needs for electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization labs, and structural heart procedures. The easy-to-use application works with all hospital systems. By customer demand, they later introduced PIIMS®, the first web-based inventory manager to seamlessly integrate with procedure charging.

Belinda Stanley-Majors

Belinda founded Medical Asset Management, Inc., in 1993 as an organization dedicated to educating and training individuals in the healthcare field. Specifically, her objective was to raise the level of expertise in an industry that relies heavily on non-clinical personnel to perform duties such as coding, billing, and reimbursement management. She is also a Certified Professional Coder and received this designation from the American Academy of Professional Coders in 1995.

Upon obtaining a bachelor's of science degree from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, her career in the healthcare industry began. Her expertise as a healthcare consultant for physicians, hospitals and practice management companies is derived from her background as a consultant for Coopers & Lybrand and previous roles as regional claims manager for one of the largest managed care companies in the nation, group claims manager for a third-party administrator, and a national reimbursement manager for a national physician practice management company.

She has quite an extensive background interpreting and implementing third-party payor regulations — specifically Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, and managed care plans. Additionally, she is a highly respected speaker at national conferences in her areas of expertise.

She co-founded The National Medical Coding Institute that offers the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) medical coding curriculum to prepare individuals for certification as a professional coder. She is also an approved instructor for the course. In addition to this course curriculum, other specialty coding courses are offered year round.

Gary Burns

Gary joined Medical Asset Management, Inc., as a principal owner in November 1996. He is certified as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by the American Health Information Management Association in 1985, and received his masters of business administration (MBA) from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1993.

Previously, he was employed as director of reimbursement for a large physician medical billing and practice management company. In this role, he was responsible for physician medical billing compliance, training and auditing of medical coding field offices, developing a national medical coding training program to ensure regulatory compliance, and assembling high-level personnel to support operations in 350 physician billing locations.

Prior to that, he was vice president of a healthcare reimbursement management consulting firm. For eight years he traveled to health care provider organizations across the country performing in-patient, out-patient, and physician medical coding and billing assessments. In addition, he coordinated and provided reimbursement consulting management services to hospitals and physicians.

Gary's accomplishments include developing and implementing audit programs that analyzed charge behavior, coding and validation of the accuracy with Intermediary and carrier payments. He personally performed over 250 medical coding, medical billing and reimbursement assessments across the country. Each assessment included detailed training sessions to improve compliance with healthcare medical coding and medical billing regulations.

Prior to 1988, Gary was a healthcare consultant for Coopers & Lybrand. In this role, he provided medical health information management services coupled with productivity analyses of several medical record departments across the country. He accomplished several successful implementations and transitions of workflow management programs within the health information management departments.

Upon graduating from the University of Pittsburgh and receiving his health information management certification, he effectively managed hospital medical record departments in Pennsylvania and Florida in high-level management positions as the assistant director and director of medical records.

He co-founded the National Medical Coding Institute that offers the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) medical coding curriculum to prepare individuals for certification as a professional coder.