Helen R. Ryno, CPC, CCMA-A

Ms. Ryno, has actively been involved in the health care industry since 1952 and is currently an independent consultant, educator and lecturer providing coding, billing and reimbursement training to physicians and billing faculties. She was an Occupational Therapist in the United Sates Army Medical Corp stationed at Valley Forge Army Hospital and Walker Reed Medical Center. She also directed OT programs for the State of California and Children's Hospital in San Diego. As a certified medical assistant, Ms. Ryno worked for 13 years as an office manager in large cardiovascular and thoracic surgery practice dealing with accounts receivable management, staffing and training issues, Third Party Payers, indemnity and Managed Care Insurance, Medicare, Champus, and Medical.

Additionally, Ms. Ryno served as a physician coding support resource and trainer for a large anesthesia group and a medical billing company for anesthesia and surgery for 8 years, and is currently retained by two local billing companies for coding support and physician and staff training provided by a Certified Professional Coder.

Moreover, Ms. Ryno is a Credentialed Adult Education Instructor and has taught Medical Reception/Insurance, Coding, and Medical Terminology in the Grossmont School District Adult Education Program since 1981.

Ms. Ryno is also an approved PMCC instructor for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and is employed by Procedural Coders Institute to teach certification review classes to AAPC certification candidates as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition, she is also a team teacher for UCSD Extension Class - Complete Coding for the Physician's Office. She also functions as the Guest Lecturer for the Symposia presented by the Procedural Coders Institute, which provides individual coding and billing seminars for physicians and their office staff as well as billing company and physician clients.


Certified Professional Coder - CPC
PMCC AAPC Approved Instructor
Clear Part-time Adult Education Teaching Certificate (Ryan Designated Subjects)
Register Occupational Therapist (Inactive) - ROT

Professional Education/Affiliations/Honors:

University of Washington - B.A.
American Academy of Professional Coders
CCAE - California Council for Adult Education
American Occupational Therapy Association (Inactive)
California Medical Assistants Association (Inactive)
California Medical Assistant Association - Past Local / Sate President (Inactive)
Grossmont District CALCO Award for Excellence in Teaching - 1994


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