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Joel Moorhead, MD, PhD

Atlanta, GA 30338
888-826-3348 ext 807

Description of Practice

-- Neutral Healthcare arbitrator and mediator with experience as a practicing physician, teacher, insurance medical director, medical residency director, and Chief Medical Officer for healthcare consultant organization. -- 10+ years experience reviewing medical/surgical coding and clinical documentation; thousands of cases reviewed, including assessment of differing DRG and code assignments by healthcare professionals and the payor community -- Arbitration based on document review welcome (desk arbitrations) -- Available to be co-mediator or co-arbitrator

Professional Background

-- 2005 to present: FairCode Associates; Chief Medical Officer for organization of 60+ physicians providing consultation services in medical and surgical coding and clinical documentation -- 2002 to 2014: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; taught Environmental and Occupational Health in the MPH degree program -- 2002 to 2006: Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine; Director of Residency Programs in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Occupational Medicine; Medical Expert for the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals. -- 2005 to 2012: Physician Advisor, SHPS Healthcare Services, Scottsdale AZ -- 1999 to 2002: Medical Director, Disability Management, Prudential Insurance Company -- 1992 to 1998: Medical practice, PM&R; care for patients with neurologic, orthopedic, and general medical conditions; Consultant to Occupational Medical Centers; Medical Expert for the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals; Clinical lecturer, University of Arizona -- 1988 to 1992: Outpatient Medical Director, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA -- 1990 to 1992: Surveyor, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities -- 1987 to 1988: Director, Rehabilitation Services, Washington Hospital Center; Staff physician, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington DC -- 1979 to 1982: General Medical Practice, National Health Service Corps (California)


University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine (MD), 1978 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: PhD in Public Health, 2006 Tulane University / American College of Physician Executives: Certificate in Medical Management, 1999 University of Arizona: Master of Public Health (MPH), 1995 Brown University, Providence RI: Bachelor of Arts, 1968


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
9/2016    American Arbitration Association    Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator - 40 hours
11/2016    American Arbitration Association    Advanced Training in Healthcare Mediation - 16 hours


-- Alternative dispute resolution with goal to preserve and build relationships between parties -- Reaching agreement whenever possible between the healthcare provider community (hospitals, physicians, healthcare professionals in all fields) and the payor community (insurance companies, third party auditors, government agencies)


$400 per hour ($200 per hour per party); arrangements flexible

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care
  • Insurance

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.