Dr. Pinson has special expertise in improving coding and clinical documentation, managing clinical resources, developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and using data to transform physician practice patterns and behaviors.
He has trained thousands of physicians and healthcare professionals nationwide in clinical documentation concepts, medical necessity and ICD-10. For the past six years, Dr. Pinson has written the monthly “Coding Corner” column for the American College of Physician’s Hospitalist magazine providing documentation, medical necessity and coding advice to physicians.
He has been a featured speaker at local, state and national meetings, including most recently the 2017 Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting, and 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 ACDIS (Association of Clinical Documentation Specialists) Annual Conference.
Dr. Pinson grew up in Kentucky, graduated from Wofford College in South Carolina and Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville followed by four years of Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He and his wife Amanda reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Amanda is the owner of Amanda Pinson Jewelry offering fashion jewelry from high-end designers world-wide. They have five adult sons and four grandsons all living in the Nashville area.