Juliet B. Ugarte Hopkins

Juliet B. Ugarte Hopkins, MD, is President of the American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA), CEO of Velvet Hammer Physician Advising, LLC, and a member of the MedLearn Media RACMonitor.com editorial board.

She worked as the first Physician Advisor for Case Management, Utilization, and Clinical Documentation at ProHealth Care, Inc., creating, cultivating, and optimizing the role at the three-hospital health system in southeastern Wisconsin and served as the first physician board member for the Wisconsin chapter of the American Case Management Association.

Clinically, Dr. Ugarte Hopkins trained at Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital and then practiced as a pediatric hospitalist in a near-tertiary care center in Rockford, Illinois for a decade. While there, she was also the medical director of pediatric hospital medicine and vice chair of pediatrics before transitioning into the physician advisor role in Wisconsin.

She has made multiple appearances on the Monitor Monday and Talk Ten Tuesday webcasts via RACMonitor.com and ICD10Monitor.com, is a national speaker, including presentations at ACPA’s National Physician Advisor Conferences (NPAC), Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) annual conferences, and Case Management Society of America (CMSA) annual conferences, and is a frequent author of articles involving topics related to the physician advisor scope of work.