Tiana Easterling

Consultant I

Tiana Easterling has a background in medical coding and reimbursement.

Her extensive knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology across a broad range of practice areas allows her to extract precise, critical points in clinical documentation. Tiana contributes to the market access strategy by providing expertise on healthcare coding, related payment policies, methodologies, and policy impacts.

Before joining Avalere, Tiana worked in risk adjustment for value-based payment initiatives. Additionally, she performed corporate integrity with due diligence audits for various payors, providers, facilities, and government agencies, including the US Department of Justice.

She studied business administration and healthcare management at the Florida Institute of Technology and public health at Wingate University. She is a current member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and received her Certified Professional Coder certificate.

Authored Content

The majority of women are not receiving cervical cancer screenings in compliance with recommendations, with disparities by insurance and age.

The AMA’s upcoming CPT Editorial Panel meeting on coding and billing for remote monitoring will shape the future of digital health technology.

Avalere found disparate breast cancer screening rates by race/ethnicity and insurance type. Stakeholders are seeking to address barriers to patient access.

CMS recently convened stakeholders for a public HCPCS meeting to discuss billing, coding, and reimbursement of non-drugs and non-biological products.

Avalere survey finds 65% of providers experience challenges associated with billing, coding, and reimbursement for RPM.