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SP Collaborative LLC was founded by Sonal Patel, BA, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICD10CM. Sonal utilizes her unique background and education in the liberal arts and humanities, fine art, and art history to complement her partnerships with her clients needing guidance on the business side of healthcare.
Sonal has served as a multi-specialty healthcare coding, auditing, and compliance professional in the industry for over 12 years. She began her second career as an appeals specialist and certified medical coder at a medical billing company and continued on to advance into a renowned cancer hospital’s patient business services’ department armed with her CMC®, CPC®, and CPMA® credentials. She has also had the honor of directly working with and supporting healthcare attorneys in defense of their clients’ myriad of reimbursement issues for almost six years.
Sonal has utilized her creative strengths while working in the business side of healthcare. She serves as the creator and host of her Paint The Medical Picture Podcast series which is currently in its second year. She has provided rich, thought-leadership content on LinkedIn since 2012. Sonal is also a published author in numerous industry publications, including the Health Care Compliance Association® (HCCA), 2021 edition of the Complete Healthcare Compliance Manual, as well as multiple issues of Healthcare Business Monthly by the AAPC®, and the trusted business development site for all things legal, JD Supra®. Over the years, she has found herself often collaborating with her colleagues and trusted resources on podcasts, white papers, and so much more. Sonal is dedicated to providing young coders, newly certified coders, or those thinking of entering the niche world of medical coding with advice and encouragement.
Sonal proudly holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) from the AAPC. She is also certified from the Practice Management Institute as a Certified Medical Coder (CMC). She is highly proficient in ICD-10-CM and stands ready to master ICD-11-CM when it becomes a reality in the United States.