Tara Madray | Behind the Mask Employee Spotlight


Tara Madray | Behind the Mask Employee Spotlight

Behind the Mask with Tara Madray

Outpatient Coder


This week, we’re celebrating Health Information Professionals Week, in recognition of all people who keep our patients’ sensitive information reliable and protected at all times!

Today’s Behind the Mask features Tara Madray, an outpatient coder who has been with Newberry for 18 years! Learn more about the important work Tara does to manage your private information below!

 What does your job entail?
I assign ICD-10 diagnosis codes to Outpatient and Emergency Room accounts, check medical necessity for outpatient services and work with Patient Financial Services in resolving accounts.

 What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
Accountant – I have always loved accounting.

 What do you like about working at Newberry Hospital?
It is a family more than an employer and everyone pulls together for each other. I have been a part of Newberry Hospital most of my life. My dad was a 30-year employee and I have been here 18 years myself so NCMH has been a part of me since I was 6-years-old.

 What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I was a competition clogger on a championship clogging team, The Southeastern Stompers, for 8 years.

 What is your favorite place in the world?
Edisto Beach--I love the simplicity of it and the peacefulness it gives.

 What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned during the pandemic?
No matter what happens, we are not in control of some things this world gives us. But we still have to do what we can to make it work and to handle the changes these things may bring.

 What is one moment from the past year that stands out from your experience as a healthcare worker?
The outpouring of support and kindness shown to our facility and our entire staff by our small community, fellow businesses, and the schools and students. They kept our spirits and hope going when we needed it the most and reminded us that no matter what, we were making a difference for our community.