Suzanne M. Schlernitzauer, HIA, FLMI, ACS, ARA, AIAA, AIRC, RMA is the President and lead reviewer at Medical Legal Auditors, LLC. With 46 years of experience in the health care and health insurance field, she brings a special mix of skills that are beneficial to case investigation and reporting.
Having worked in various types of physicians' offices, a hospital business office as the Patient Financial Services Manager, an insurance company as the Vice-President of Operations overseeing the claims, case management, reinsurance and legal relationships, and most recently as an independent audit company owner, Schlernitzauer has had hands-on involvement in many facets of the insurance industry. From a provider standpoint in both the physician office environment and hospital business office, a payer environment operating in both domestic and international markets, and as a third-party auditor/consultant, Schlernitzauer brings a unique and broad perspective to your case.
With 7 insurance industry specific designations from AHIP, LOMA and ARHCP, she has demonstrated her commitment to continuing her education in the industry. She is often asked to speak at industry conferences or teach classes to insurance companies, which seems to identify the value that others place in her skill set.
Schlernitzauer served on the board of Florida Medical Auditors Associations (FMAA) from 2003 to 2017 in various roles from Treasurer to President to Board Member - At Large. She is also a regional champion/advocate for ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer attending various sporting or networking events to educate and reach out to men in her community to provide information on men's health and prostate cancer awareness. In addition to representing the state of Florida in Washington, D.C. on behalf of ZERO to raise awareness and preserve research funding for prostate cancer, Schlernitzauer also acts as the Co-Director of the annual South Florida 5K Run/Walk for ZERO.