Damarie G Nix

Adjunct

Public Health • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Public Health, Public Health Law

Education

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
Master in Science
Major: Health Administration 2011
Area of Concentration: Health Information


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Juris Doctor 2003
Area of Concentration: Health


University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Bachelor in Science 1998
Major: Health Administration
Minor: Business

Biography

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Adjunct Instructor (on-ground) – “Health Law” 2011
 

Kaplan University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Adjunct Instructor (online) – “HC Operations and Quality Assessment.” 2009



DeVry University, Wood Dale, IL 2008
Visiting Professor (online) – “Legal and Regulatory Issues in HC” 

 

Everest University, Orange Park, FL 2004-2010

Faculty Instructor (on-ground) – “Medical Law and Ethics” “Business Law” Program director.

Faculty manager and instructor

 

 

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

 

Naples Medical Center, Naples, FL
Internship - 2011


Reviewed facility cases regarding ethical issues associated with end of life and medical futility. Performed literature review for and attended root cause analysis (RCA). Analyzed facility variance reports for the purpose of preventing future occurrences of reportable events. Attended facility wide coordination meetings in preparation for Joint Commission accreditation. Along with organization Risk Manager, evaluated patients as historian for reportable events. Attended Value Analysis meetings for the purpose of evaluating supplies in relation to quality of care. 
 

Office of the District Attorney, Brooklyn, NY - 2002


Internship Represented the Office in Court during bureau calendar calls; processed and completed over 60 cases for court consideration; drafted numerous responses to motions. Assisted with status calls, coordinated medical examiner’s office; followed cases through several stages as well as attended trials and hearings.

 

Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL
Patient Account Representative - 1999-2000


Reduced accounts receivable (42%) over a five-month period that resulted in a net savings of over $700,000. Worked with Medicaid and Medicare and other third party payers. Extensively utilized and applied CPT and ICD coding systems. Responsible for the proper processing of Medicare secondary payer and Medicaid claims. Active follow up on all outstanding accounts with secondary payer review; followed collections on aging claims. Worked with various database including Medicare DDE online system. Followed HCFA (now CMS) guidelines. Contacted attorneys, employers, physicians, and others necessary to obtain information for resolution of accounts. Managed confidentiality and disclosure requirements. Conducted audit reviews. Ensured compliance of state, federal and agency rules. 

 

US Navy, Baltimore, MD
US Navy Corpsman 1989-1996


Maintained records, forms, policy and instructions. Attended seminars. Trained as a Basic Cardiac Life Support instructor. Dispersed multiple official documents dealing with accident reports and medical hold. Assisted in the planning and coordination of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency Conference, 1993. technologist for a 10 room surgical suite in a 1000 bed hospital, 1992-1996; Selected as USNS Comfort’s T-AH 20 Sailor of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter 1993; Awarded National Defense Medal, 1991; Awarded Letter of Commendation for INSURV by the Atlantic Board 1993; Letter of Commendation from Fleet Surgeon, Atlantic, during Operation Uphold Democracy 1994; Ship’s Foreign Dignitary Liaison, 1993-1996; 1993 -1996; Emergency Vehicle Driver’s License, 1991-1996.

Awards

Instructor of the Year, Everest University, Orange Park, FL 2008

 

Program of the Quarter, 2nd quarter, Everest University, Orange Park, FL 2009
 

Affiliations

American Health Information Management Association

NixContact Information

(904) 620-2840

d.nix@unf.edu