New Horizon Physician Practice Management, Inc.

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Professional Staff

Mashuk Chowdhury, President/CPA Administrator

In 1996 Mashuk Chowdhury founded New Horizon Physician Practice Management, Inc to serve the growing needs of physician's practices in Amarillo and the surrounding communities.

Mashuk received a Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude from West Texas A&M University in 1991 and has been a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants since 1995 and of Medical Group Practice Management Association since 1997.

Mashuk began his professional career as an auditor for healthcare entities at KPMG Peat Marwick, a big-five accounting and consulting firm. He also worked as a reimbursement analyst for NorthWest Texas Healthcare System, coordinating Medicare, Medicaid, and other governmental reimbursement programs.

Mashuk has also been the Administrator for APG & PPL since 1999 and became a partner in PPL in 2006.

Mashuk provides his leadership and expertise in marketing, client relations, team building, strategic planning, contract negotiations, information technology and third-party reimbursement.

Tammy S. Simms, Senior Manager - Director of Practice Management

Ms. Simms has been with New Horizon since 1993. Ms. Simms has been in the healthcare industry and management since 1986 and has expertise in all areas of practice management. Her areas of expertise are in physician practice compliance, provider relations, physician reimbursement. Ms. Simms assists the clients in evaluating and implementing plans for their practices. She is experienced in simplifying the office process and patient flow.

Cindy McKnight, Senior Associate, Lead Coder

Mrs. McKnight has been with New Horizon since 1993. Mrs. McKnight has been the Lead Coder since 1993. Her expertise is Anesthesiology coding but has a wealth of knowledge in multi-specialities such as: Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Pediatric, Ob/GYN. Prior to coding she obtained a degree as a Registered Radiology Technician.

Maria C. Chavez, Senior Associate

Ms. Chavez has been with New Horizon since 1993. Ms. Chavez assists clients with Medicare and Medicaid regulatory and reimbursement issues, completing managed care contracts for clients. Ms. Chavez provides experience in the charge/payment/collection process for clients.