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L. Neal Freeman, MD, MBA, CCS-P, CPMA

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Listed in Fraud, Ophthalmology

Company Name: Coding and Physician Reimbursement Analysts, Inc.
Education and Credentials:
Undergraduate: Cornell University (College of Engineering), Ithaca, NY
College Program in Engineering
Major field: Mechanical Engineering
Minor field: Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Science (With Distinction), 1981
Medical: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Doctor of Medicine (With Distinction), 1984
Postgraduate: University of Central Florida (College of Business
Administration), Orlando, FL
Master of Business Administration, 1999

Postgraduate Training
St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 1984-1985
Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute (Johns Hopkins University), Baltimore, MD, Ophthalmology, 1985-1988
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Certifications and Fellowships
American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P)
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (AAPC--American Academy of Professional Coders)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Health Information Management Association
Medical coding and reimbursement
Coding compliance
Private insurance
CPT coding
ICD-10 and ICD-9 coding
Fraud and abuse
False Claims Act
Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
Fair and reasonable value
Usual, customary, and reasonable (UCR) value
Clinical Work Experience
Florida Eye Associates, Melbourne, FL 1989-present

Chief, Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery
Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL
Years in Practice: 25+
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Expert: Physician + Coder + Medical Auditor

L. Neal Freeman, MD, MBA is a practicing physician and surgeon and is additionally certified as both a Coding Specialist-Physician-based and a Professional Medical Auditor. He provides expert services in medical coding, reimbursement, and compliance across all specialties. Dr. Freeman is available for consultation, research, analysis, report generation, deposition, and trial testimony as an expert witness. He has been retained as an expert for plaintiff and defense.

Medical and billing records from caregivers and facilities are compared to assess accuracy of documentation. Consistency of reporting within accepted guidelines is also reviewed. Fair and reasonable value of services is determined.

Dr. Freeman is involved at the highest levels nationally in the area of coding and reimbursement. His medical and surgical practice in conjunction with credentialing in coding and auditing is a powerful combination for reviews and expert witness work in these areas. He is an active writer, instructor, and speaker in this area at national, regional, and local levels.


Areas of Specialization include:


Medical coding and reimbursement

Coding compliance

Coding guidelines



Private insurance

Fair and reasonable value

Usual, customary, and reasonable (UCR) value

CPT coding

ICD-10 coding


Fraud and abuse

False Claims Act

Personal Injury Protection (PIP)


National Correct Coding Initiative





Contact Information






(321) 253-2166


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