By Teri Rice
This is my fifth HCCA conference. As a nurse, I have often wondered how many other nurses were sitting in the rooms with me. Each year I go back to my organization with new ideas and experiences. Each year I come back to HCCA and realize the decisions I made over the past year were good ones. To sit in a room and receive validation of doing the right thing keeps me interested in the job that I have. I never thought that as a nurse would be investigating audits, working on denials, have a background in revenue cycle, have an understanding of coding, and most of all understand the compliance regulations. This conference has been a fantastic experience!