Kristin has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the medical insurance industry. Kristin’s expertise in new product access is a result of her work with key Medicare FFS policy staff, including medical directors, policy analysts, and pricing staff. These established relationships help facilitate coverage of and resolve access issues for newly FDA-approved or expanded injectable drugs and biologics. Kristin maintains perspectives on Medicare FFS new product uptake processes and needs for information related to client products and services, and provides clarity to Medicare FFS coverage, coding, payment and documentation issues that affect stakeholders.
As part of the DKP PayerScope® Business Intelligence services team, Kristin conducts research and analysis of federal and state health policy and regulatory initiatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) and FFS Medicare – particularly those that affect access and reimbursement for newly FDA approved branded specialty drugs and biologicals in oncology and rare diseases.
Kristin is a billing and coding expert who has earned the title of CHONC (Certified Hematology Oncology Coder) in addition to her CPC (Certified Professional Coder). Additionally, Kristin is currently studying to earn her Certification as an Inpatient Coder (CIC). These AAPC certifications are the most recognized medical coding certifications in the healthcare industry, helping to maintain compliance and profitability through accurate coding and documentation.
Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Georgia.