AAPC Hires VP of Practice Management

SALT LAKE CITY, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AAPC (www.aapc.com) today announced Daniel Schwebach as its vice president of practice management initiatives. Schwebach is a practice management professional with more than nine years of experience in the health care industry. In his new role, he is responsible for the development and strategic implementation of AAPC's new practice management division.

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"Daniel brings the necessary skills, futuristic viewpoints and overall understanding of physician challenges to drive AAPC's physician office processes and works for the future," said Reed Pew, CEO and president of AAPC. "His experience with new age processes, information technology and practice change management make him the right man for the job."

Prior to joining AAPC, Schwebach was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, were he specialized in operational and strategic consulting for ambulatory services. In addition to serving as director of ambulatory services where he managed the daily operations of more than 400 faculty physicians, Schwebach has worked with nationally recognized faculty practice plans, multi-specialty group practices and private physician offices, building a reputation of excellence based on his management, operations, finance and business development skills. Schwebach holds a master's degree in health administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Brigham Young University.

About the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

AAPC (www.aapc.com/) is the nation's largest training and certification association for medical coders. It provides credentials to coders in physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. The certifications AAPC offers are Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Coder – Hospital (CPC-H®), Certified Professional Coder – Payer (CPC-P®) and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), as well as 19 specialty-specific credentials and the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder® (CIRCC®) credential. These credentials represent the industry standard certifications for medical coding. The AAPC provides a wide variety of benefits to its more than 95,000 members worldwide.