Julie Drueppel, CPC joined the Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc. (ACE) consulting team in August, 2012. Ms. Drueppel has over 25 years of physician coding experience. She holds a Certified Procedural Coding (CPC) certification. For twenty-two years Julie was employed by a 40+ provider physician/CRNA anesthesia group where, for the last thirteen years, she was the Billing Coordinator managing billing/coding/appeals processes, billing staff education, electronic claims, and billing software maintenance. Prior to that, she coded for a family practice residency program and mental health services. She has been active in the Lincoln NE AAPC chapter serving as Education Officer in 2011 and 2012. Julie’s areas of special interest include coder education, payer billing specifications, and the National Correct Coding Initiative.