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Deborah Zarick

Associate Director


Deborah Zarick is a nurse auditor who has over 28 years of healthcare experience. Her diverse background includes clinical, expert witness, operational, billing, coding, auditing, project management, clinical documentation improvement, compliance, risk adjustment reimbursement, and provider education experience. She has worked for large academic and small community facilities. She maintains coding certifications from AAPC and AHIMA, which include CPC, CCS-P, CEMC, CPC-I, CPOC, CPMA, and CRC.


Lynchburg Nursing College
R.S., BSN Nursing, 1986

University of Toledo Nursing College
R.N., ADN Nursing, 1978

Employment History

Navigant Consulting
Associate director 
2007 - 2016

Senior manager
2004 - 2006

Senior operations manager
1998 - 2004

Frederick Community College
Adult education instructor
1999 - 2000

Operations manager
1991 - 1997

Maryland Magnetic Imaging
Clinic manager
1987 - 1991

Virginia Beach Hospital
Staff nurse
1984 - 1985

Navy Relief Society
Visiting nurse
1983 - 1984

Trumbull Memorial Hospital
Staff nurse ICU
1981 - 1982

Medical College of Ohio
Staff nurse
1978 - 1981


Professional Affiliations

National Alliance of Medical Accreditation Services (NAMAS)

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)


Areas of Expertise