Our August Employee Spotlight features Amanda Fellingham, who serves as a Statistical Programmer III. Amanda tackles the problem of Medicare billing fraud and abuse. Last year, the Department of Justice cracked down on Medicare fraud during the pandemic, which resulted in $143 million in false billings. We’re so happy to have Amanda on our team helping to detect fraud and abuse on behalf of our clients. Let’s learn a little more about our statistical hero and mother of three.
Q: What is your position and what do you do?
I am a Statistical Programmer III. I write SAS programs to analyze Medicare claims data to detect and prevent billing fraud and abuse.
Q: What’s been your favorite project at Karna and why?
My favorite project has been creating comparative billing reports, which analyze billing behavior for doctors against their peers. These projects are challenging, in-depth, and always test my programming skills in a new way.
Q: What have you gained from working at Karna?
The projects I have worked in the past year have stretched my programming knowledge and techniques to a new level. I have become a better programmer thanks to the projects I have worked on here at Karna and am excited about the projects ahead that will sharpen my skills further.
Q: What do you do to stay fit/healthy?
I love to lift weights at the gym, walk my dog in the mountains behind our home, and have plank contests with my kids. I always lose. 😊
Q: Do you have a tip for coping with stress?
I am accepting any and all tips on coping with stress! I do find, however, that a good night’s sleep does incredible things for my sanity.
Q: Where is your hometown?
Saratoga Springs, Utah
Q: What did you want to be growing up?
Q: You’re happiest when?
I am camping with my three kids and my husband.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
I am a NASM-certified personal trainer.
Q: Anything you would like to add or say to help your colleagues and clients know you a little better?
The people here at Karna have made me feel welcomed and part of the team since I started in July of last year. I hope to meet more and more of you in the future.