The National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care


Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Presentation: Coding Will Be Fun in 2021!
Friday, March 13
10:45 AM

Alan L. Plummer, MD was born in Ogallala, Nebraska in 1940.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska and earned his MD (1966) from Northwestern University.  He spent his internship at Passavant Memorial Hospital (now Northwestern Hospital) at Northwestern, and his residency and Fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Plummer moved to Emory in the fall of 1971 and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine.  He has served as The Emory Clinic Section Chief for Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep and has served as the Director of the Emory University Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep.  He has been the Medical Director of the Respiratory Care Department at Emory University Hospital, the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory of The Emory Clinic and the Associate Medical Director of the Emory University Hospital Pulmonary Function Laboratory.

Dr. Plummer participated in all three phases of the HSIAO studies to develop the RBRVS payment system.  He is the RUC Advisor for the ATS and has served as a RUC member and as an Alternate RUC committee member for the Pulmonary Community. 

He was a Consulting Editor for the Pulmonary Coding Alert, a reviewer for CHEST and is the Editor of the ATS Coding and Billing Quarterly. He also has served as President of NAMDRC and is active in NAMDRC affairs. He is the Vice President for the NBRC, recently stepped down as Vice President of the Physicians Foundation and is active in the ATS, CHEST and a number of state and national medical organizations.  

He greatly enjoys his fantastic, wonderful twelve grandchildren and enjoys spending quality time with each one.  He also enjoys golf, boating, exercise, yoga, reading, and traveling with his marvelous wife, Ginny. 

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