Bio: Al Sirmon began a career in public accounting in 1973, practicing as a CPA at a large local firm in South Carolina. One of Sirmon’s clients was a pathology practice with an outreach laboratory, and in 1988 he became their Practice Administrator. Several years later that practice became one of the founding members of Pathology Service Associates LLC (PSA), which was started in 1995 as a billing and management services organization for 5 pathology practices in the state. PSA grew to a national company with $30,000,000 in sales and provided billing and other business services to over 80 pathology practices in 25 states and employed over 400 employees in the Carolinas. PSA was acquired in 2012 by McKesson (now Change Healthcare). During these 17 years, he also provided consulting services to many of PSA’s practices. In 2016, Sirmon and Chappy Manning, RN, CPC, CPMA formed Pathology Practice Advisors, LLC. They continue to work with pathology practices nationwide.