Michele Allen, J.D.After receiving her B.S. in Education, Michele A. Allen began her career in healthcare in 1976 as the nursing department secretary at the Visiting Nurse Service in White Plains, NY. She continued in healthcare administration gaining fifteen years of experience in claims processing, coding, contracts, reimbursement, and managed care as the Business Administrator of several medical facilities in S. Florida. Frustrated with insurance carriers and inadequate healthcare receivables, she pursued a law degree at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami where she graduated on the Dean’s List. She now combines her legal education with her extensive managed care experience and specializes in resolving medical billing and collection matters for providers. Michele has been a frequent presenter at many seminars and conferences on managed care reimbursement issues and is an active member of the national and local chapters of the Medical Group Management Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the American Academy of Professional Coders.