Holly Cassano


Holly Cassano

CPC, CRC, AAPC, ICD-10-CM Certified

Experience Highlight: Risk Adjustment-HCC was one of 7 people invited by the AAPC, in 2014, to help develop what is now the Certified Risk Adjustment Coding Credential – The CRC and the CRC National Exam.


Holly is well versed in many specialties, including the following: Auditing – Government & Commercial/Risk Adjust/HCCs/RADV/Mgd Care Contracts/AR/Practice Management/Public Speaking/OIG Compliance, Fraud & Abuse/ICD 10 /Professional Healthcare Blogger. Emergency/Orthopedics/Spine Surgery/ Gen Surgery/Spine Surgery/Pediatrics/Cardiology/Family, Internal, General Medicine/Physical Therapy/Bariatrics Plastics/Anesthesia/Psych/ Behavioral Health/ Urgent Care/ Gastro/Endo/ENT/Psych/Neurology/Obgyn.

Holly had her own column in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse with Advanced for Healthcare Information Technology and has authored many articles on Fraud and Abuse, along with some groundbreaking articles on Risk Adjustment and HCC’s, for the AAPC, JustCoding.com and for Medicalbillingandcoding.com. She authored the ABC’s of HCC’s in 2011, which has been utilized as a baseline tool for HCC Capture by many in the industry. She authored the Risk Adjustment course original content for Coding Certification CCO, and she also worked for a Medicare Advantage Plan for several years, Preferred Care Partners, based out of The Villages, FL, as well as for Cleveland Clinic, Weston FL, before starting her own consulting company in 2012.

She was interviewed by PBS Newshour in 2013 regarding the ICD 10 changeover. She has presented on Risk Adjustment for Opal events in 2012 & 2015 and at the Rise Conference in Miami, December 2015. She is an active Member of the CMS Provider Outreach Program(POE), in Florida, for First Coast Service Options (FCSO) and was part of the initial group of folks who help FCSO develop what is now Medlearn on the CMS website.

She has served two terms on her local AAPC chapter in Sunrise, Florida.

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