SP Collaborative, LLC was founded by Sonal Patel, BA, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICDCM. Sonal utilizes her unique background and education in the humanities, fine art, and art history to complement her partnerships with her clients in healthcare.
SP Collaborative believes in the voices of all its partners and strives to maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
BA, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICDCM
CEO & Principal Strategist
Sonal is a nationally recognized business of medicine professional, speaker, author, podcast creator and host.
She has served as a multi-specialty healthcare coding, auditing, and compliance professional in the industry for over 12 years. She began her second career as a medical biller and continued to advance into a renowned cancer hospital’s patient business services’ department in Houston, Texas. Since then, she has had the honor of directly working with and supporting healthcare attorneys in defense of their clients’ myriad of reimbursement issues for almost six years.
Sonal has utilized her creative strengths of writing and making visual impact for presentations while working in the business side of healthcare. She has written hundreds of winning appeal letters for various specialty physicians and providers to overturn denial letters they received. She serves as the creator and host of her weekly Paint The Medical Picture Podcast series which is currently in its second year. She has provided rich, thought-leadership content on LinkedIn since 2012. Sonal is also a published author in numerous industry publications, including two chapters in the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA®), 2021 edition of the Complete Healthcare Compliance Manual. She finds herself often collaborating with her colleagues and trusted resources on podcasts, white papers, industry articles, and so much more. Sonal provides young coders, newly certified coders, or those thinking of entering the niche world of medical coding with advice and encouragement.
Sonal proudly holds her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Art History and a minor in Business. She has certifications as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) from the AAPC®, the world’s largest credentialing body for the business of medicine. She is also proudly certified from the Practice Management Institute® (PMI) as a Certified Medical Coder (CMC®). She is highly proficient in ICDCM and stands ready to master ICD-11-CM when it becomes a reality in the United States.
Sonal is an active member with the AAPC®, the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA®), HCCA®, the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS®), and PMI®.
Associations, Affiliations, Awards
- American Medical Billing Association (AMBA®)
- Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA®)
- National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS®)
- Practice Management Institute (PMI®)