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Deborah Zarick

Associate Director


Deborah Zarick provides a variety of consulting services including project management, outpatient coding and auditing services, provider education, billing, and operation processes, ophthalmology reviews with provider education, one-day stay reviews, medical necessity audits, HCC audits and education, observation services auditing, compliance assessments and audits, expert witness, and clinical documentation improvement projects.

Ms. Zarick has served a variety of healthcare clients, including academic medical centers, community hospitals, and healthcare organizations. She is an R.N. consultant who uses her clinical background along with her past experiences in billing, operational management, coding, auditing, and compliance to provide multifaceted and comprehensive assessments.

Previously, Ms. Zarick was a part-time instructor at a community college. She prepared the curriculum on medical billing and medical coding for an adult education program. She was a senior operations manager for a large national medical billing company and oversaw the operations, billing, coding, compliance issues, and accounts receivable of physician practices that included radiology, anesthesia, intensivists, radiation oncology, and multi-special medical specialties.


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)