Pat Maccariella-Hafeyis a Registered Health Information Administrator with over 40 years of experience in HIM. She is a RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P with AHIMA and a CIRCC with AAPC. In her position at HIA, Pat directs all education services and quality assurance reviews for the coding review consultant and contract coding staff and provides technical support and clinical knowledge to HIA clients and consultants. She conducts client education sessions related to coding and auditing. She has been a faculty member in several of AHIMA’s ICD-10 Coder Academies.
Pat has experience with multiple coding venues to include ICD-10, CPT, Interventional Radiology, facility and professional fee E&M coding and DRG/APC validation. She has CPT coding experience in all professional fee specialties except laboratory and radiation oncology.
Pat has spoken at numerous state conventions and AHIMA National and Regional conventions on various coding related topics. For several years, she was a member of the AHIMA Coding Community Council. She is a current member of the AHIMA Clinical Terminology and Classification Practice Council.
In her spare time, Pat enjoys traveling, running, and hiking challenges. She is an avid landscape photographer who enjoys night photography of the milky way. She has a German shepherd named Fleetwood and a cat named Charlie whom she adores.