SCHIMA Member Highlight

The HIM profession encompasses many roles and functions. In celebration of this diversity and the value we offer the healthcare space we would like to take this opportunity to thank our faithful members by highlighting their HIM stories in this series through HIP Week in March 2020. Join us!

SCHIMA Member Highlight 2/28/20 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name: ​Barbara J Hill, CCS

Title: Medical Coder II

Place of employment: Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, South Carolina.

Bio: My duties are to accurately assign the appropriate ICD 10 and CPT diagnosis and procedure codes to ensure appropriate reimbursement and conform to applicable guidelines and regulations.   I received my coding credentials from AHIMA as a Certified Coding Specialist.  I have worked as a Traveling and Remote Contract Coder for 10 years for several prestigious healthcare companies, but overall has 18 years of experience.  Before entering the HIM arena, I worked for US Postal Service for 21 years and retired to start another adventure in her life as a Medical Coder.  My objective in the HIM department is to apply skills, experiences and knowledge to thrive to do the best that is expected.

Name: ​Samantha Briggs, CCS

Title: Inpatient Coder

Place of employment: Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Bio: I started working for Roper St. Francis Healthcare in July 2012. I started out in the medical records department where my interest of coding started. While working in medical records I decided to go back to school for medical coding. I received my CCA in October 2014 and moved on to my CCS in July 2016. I started coding for Roper St. Francis in December of 2014. I started out as an outpatient coder and coded diagnoses from radiology reports. I moved to inpatient coding by May of 2014 and have been doing that ever since! Inpatient coding keeps me on my toes because I get something different every day. I live in Goose Creek, SC with my husband (Sean), dog (Gemma), cat (Fabrice), and 3 fish (Spooky Sushi, Dennis, and Naginata). When I’m not working, I spend time doing crafts and playing video games.

SCHIMA Member Highlight 2/21/20 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name: ​Laditra Harrison, RHIT

Title: Outpatient Coding Auditor

Place of employment: SCHIMA 2019-2020 Communication Chair

Bio: I am the current SCHIMA Communication Chair for 2019-2020 and I have learned so much about our processes and SCHIMA with mentoring from our Board members. Not only is being a volunteer a great asset to put on my resume, but it has helped me to better appreciate my HIM role.

We have launched our Facebook page and are continuing to post our SCHIMA E-Alerts to keep everyone aware of changes or information that may affect their HIM positions. Please continue to read our HIP Week updates as we have drawings for prizes each week.

I have been employed at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC for 4 years. My road to health information management (HIM) started at Self Regional Healthcare as an ER Deficiency Analyst. I fell in love with record processes and wanted to learn more. This curiosity led to obtaining my RHIT at Greenville Technical College. My primary duty at AnMed Health is Emergency Room coding, E/M and I&I charging and coding audits, assisting with payer denials, assisting in providing coder education, answering coders questions,  along with maintaining the integrity of our ER/Outpatient policy and guidelines.

I am a single mother to a wonderful 7year old daughter, Arianna who keeps me busy as a Girl Scout, basketball and dance mom.

Name: ​Erica Riser, CCS

Title: Inpatient Coding Supervisor

Place of employment: AnMed Health

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the workflow in the inpatient work queues
  • Holding monthly meetings with coding staff
  • Assisting with payor denials and make decisions on whether to appeal a claim
  • Reviewing accounts for coding accuracy
  • Reviewing accounts that coders have questions on
  • Keeping up to date on yearly coding changes and guidelines
  • Assisting in providing education to the coders
  • Performing yearly performance evaluations

Bio: I have worked in Health Information Management for 18 years.  I have a CCS and I am currently working on my associate degree in Health Information Management from Greenville Technical College.  I have been married for 23 years and I have 2 sons.

Name: ​Stacy Fleming, CPC, CCS

Title: Coding Specialist II

Place of employment: Roper St. Francis Health Care

Responsibilities:  Abstract & Assign ICD 10 diagnosis & procedure codes to Inpatient accounts & make sure appropriate DRG’s are assigned for accounts. Interact with Clinical Documentation Improvement specialists daily for clinical assistance & query opportunities & to make sure the chart reflects the most appropriate story of what happened to the patient.

Bio: I earned my associates Degree in Paralegal studies from Husson College (now Husson University) in May of 1997.  I passed my CPC in October of 2001, and in April of 2019 l added the CCS credential.  I moved to Charleston from Rhode Island Mother’s Day weekend of 1999.  I started working for a billing company called Per-se’ technologies and for a pathology billing company, Pathology Service associates.  To gain more experience I also went on to work for a physician’s office Low Country medical associates, ECIM & then moved to the imaging center coding on the physician side.  I had a strong desire to learn inpatient billing, so I transitioned over to coding for the Medical University of South Carolina and then to my favorite job – my current position at Roper St. Francis Healthcare.  This job is challenging and fun, allowing me to code a wide variety of inpatient charts that keep me learning daily.

I enjoy spending time with my family my husband of 5 years Maurice, my granddaughter, and stepdaughter as well as my dogs.  I also enjoy going to the beach, watching hockey, baseball & football,   participating in local events, and being involved in my church.

SCHIMA Member Highlight 2/14/20 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name: ​Sara Stottler, RHIT, CCA

Title: Customer Service Representative

Place of employment: Southeastern Spine Institute

Responsibilities: Schedule follow up appointments for eleven physicians and several physician assistants in the conservative care, pain management and surgical clinics utilizing Allscripts. Exceed patient expectations by providing first call resolution with insight and a strong knowledge of services, prescription status and screening for insurance eligibility. Assist patients with setting up the portal in the EHR, Exscribe Orthopedic Solutions. Extract PHI for meaningful use to assist with marketing strategies.

Bio: I earned my Associate Degree in Applied Science in Health Information Management from Trident Technical College in 2016. I passed the CCA in 2018, and in 2019, I added the RHIT credential. During my summer internship in the Administrative Offices at MUSC Storm Eye Institute, I researched three national optometrist offices, and compared refraction, contact lens fitting and routine eye exam costs. I also formulated an Excel spreadsheet listing each current procedural terminology code, utilizing the 3M Encoder CPT Assistant desk reference with the cost of doctor’s office and the hospital facility for Medicaid, Medicare and BlueCross Blue Shield with the goal to hire an optometrist to perform evaluations for walk-in patients. I also learned how to create a pivot table and use a fee matrix in this position. I worked at a small non-profit organization as an Information and Referral Specialist who performed registration functions using CilSuite Software, conducted consumer intakes, worked with durable medical equipment and documented board meeting minutes. To gain experience, I also volunteered at East Cooper Medical Center at the front desk assisting patients and families and the Roper Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital in the Social Work Department filing medical records. I would like to thank Dan Ellison, RHIA, Donna Dantzler, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P and my family for supporting my continued educational and career achievements.

When I am not maintaining my AHIMA CEUs and working, you will find me going to the beach with friends, cycling, horseback riding, listening to music, kayaking, motivational speaking, spending time with family, and volunteering in the community. The medical field impacts my personal life. I had a prenatal stroke that resulted in cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and visual impairment. Though I have been through many doctor’s appointments, hospital stays and therapy sessions, I have not let my diagnoses affect my outlook on life. I realize that there are others who have been through more than me. I support a variety in national charities to include the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association and Hydrocephalus Association and local medical charities specific to the Lowcountry. This fall, I have been given the opportunity to share my patient story with MUSC clinicians, faculty and staff in hopes to ease the transition for current and future pediatric patients who have acute or chronic medical conditions into adult care. No matter where life takes you, take time to enjoy the journey; it’s more exciting to take the scenic route!

SCHIMA Member Highlight 2/7/20 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name: ​Elaine Ledford, RHIT

Title: Financial Navigator

Place of employment: Bon Secours Mercy Health, St. Francis Cancer Center

Responsibilities:  Under the direction of Christi Miller, Oncology Financial Supervisor, and along with the team of navigators; work one-on-one with patients, assisting them with insurance optimization, hospital patient financial assistance, financial grants, manufacturer co-pay assistance and patient assistance programs manufacturers. We also assist the physicians and clinical staff with monitoring and recording patient information such as insurance information; including but not limited to verifying pre-certification and insurance authorizations as well as verifying the correct ICD-10 and CPT codes that need to be entered. We collect, organize, track and maintain appropriate documentation needed for patients for patient assistance, patient grants and patient foundation applications. Finally, we work closely with the pharmacy in relation to drug orders, shipments and documentation as needed for drug crediting and/or adjustment. Working in this position of Financial Navigator has prepared me in many ways for my future. So, a huge thanks to my supervisor, Christi Miller and co-workers, Dionne Pringle, Richard Slough, Amanda Lowery, RN, BSN and Marques Wideman for the support.

Bio: I have my Bachelor of Art in Education Degree from USC Upstate. I then earned my Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Health Information Management Degree from Greenville Technical College and earned my Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certification. I am currently eligible to sit for my Registered Health Information Administration Certification (RHIA). I have been married for 23 years to my husband, Chris and have a daughter, Olivia and son, Brandon, both in college. They were the best support team of all! I am also a die-hard sports fan! Go Heels! Go Braves! Go Falcons!

SCHIMA Member Highlights 1/31/20 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name: Doug Dean, RHIA

Title: Epic Home Health Analyst

Place of employment: AnMed Health

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include identifying, evaluating, analyzing, and recommending changes in support of Home Health applications/systems including production maintenance and troubleshooting, as well as:

  • Support the planning, design, development and build
  • Application testing and documentation of system
  • Develop and maintain test scripts to reflect proposed workflow
  • Provide Go-Live support and serve as point of contact for ongoing maintenance support and troubleshooting. Including 24/7 support when on call
  • Provide knowledge of product features
  • Work as a liaison with vendors, interface team, and all other Epic technicians

Bio: My name is Doug Dean and I’m an Epic Home Health Analyst. I worked in the manufacturing field many years before finally deciding to go back to school in my forties. Yup…you heard me right, college in my forties! I received my Associate in Applied Science with my RHIT in 2011 from Greenville Tech. I decided to continue my education after finishing my Associate Degree. I went onto USC Upstate and completed my Bachelor of Arts in Information Management and Systems in 2014 and received my RHIA in 2015 shortly after graduating. After a lot of hard work, I was ready to start my new career. I started in health care as a medical coder. I continued as a coder nearly 3 years.

An opportunity presented itself to apply for the job of an Epic Analyst when AnMed decided to implement Epic’s EHR. I’ve been an Epic Home Health Analyst for AnMed since 2015. Along with being an analyst, I’m also a member of the AnMed Hazmat Team. During all of this I’ve maintained my credentials with AHIMA. Yes – I still earn all my CEU’s to maintain my RHIA certification! As for life outside of health care, I enjoy all types of music with rock being my favorite genre. I love hanging with friends playing cornhole, going to concerts, and watching football. Let’s Go Mountaineers! Shout out to my home state of West Virginia! Last but not least, I’m proud of the decision I made for my career path even if it took me forty years to do it. My daughter is pursuing her education in HIM, so hopefully in a few years someone will give her the same chance I was given with a job in health care.

Name: Hailey P. Olson, MBA, RHIA

Title: Patient Access Manager

Place of employment: AnMed Health

Responsibilities: Hailey works as a Patient Access Manager at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC. She manages 50 staff in four departments, at multiple locations, who work in outpatient registration and admitting. Her staff process more than 20,000 patient registrations and admissions each month, and collect around $150, 000 in point-of-service collections. Registrars enter a patient’s demographic information into Epic, verify insurances, and check compliance.

Prior to AnMed she worked as an Epic Trainer for Prisma and a Program Assistant and Coder for Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital.

Bio:

In 2010 Hailey went through an unexpected divorce. She had not completed her education and did not have any relevant work experience since she had been a stay-at-home Mom for 14 years. She quickly went back to college and has since earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA), bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, and an A.S. degree in Health Information Management (HIM). She is also credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

She is hoping to complete her education with a PhD in Leadership through Anderson University. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has two sons, who attend Anderson University. Hailey is a board member of the Anderson Free Clinic. She has recently started Legacy Senior Home Care, LLC and hopes to utilize college students to fill the vast caregiver shortage among retirees in the Upstate.

SCHIMA Member Highlight 1/24/20 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name:  Lisa Hair, RHIT, CPC, CPMA

Title: Compliance Manager

Place of employment: MUSC Physicians

Responsibilities:  Lisa Hair joined the MUSC Physicians Compliance Department in 2006 and serves as a Compliance Manager. She manages compliance operations for Obstetrics and Gynecology, MUSCP Primary Care, Diagnostic Radiology, and the College of Nursing.  Lisa provides provider and staff education and serves as a resource on coding, billing and regulatory issues. Lisa also teaches coding at Trident Technical College in the Continuing Education Department.

Bio: Lisa earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management from Trident Technical College in 2016 and holds a Medical Records Certificate from the Arizona Institute of Business and Technology. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from the University of Cincinnati, with an anticipated completion date of April 2021. She began her healthcare career in 1994 at the Arizona Medical Clinic, a large multispecialty clinic. She started as part of the clerical staff and worked her way through payment posting and charge entry, to coding and compliance for physicians and APPs in the departments of Neurology, Orthopedics, Oncology, and Primary Care. She remained in that position until 2006 when her family relocated to Summerville.

Lisa holds the certifications of Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), which includes an additional certificate for ICD-10 coding, and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA).  She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS), and Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

SCHIMA Member Highlight 1/17/20 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name:  Amy Reis, RHIT, RPSGT

Title: Technical Director

Place of employment: Sleep-I Sleep Diagnostic Center – West Columbia, SC

Responsibilities: Responsible for CMS compliance, accreditation and compliance with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, physician and staff credentialing and continuing education, clinical documentation improvement, and quality assurance.

Bio: Amy earned a BA in Adult Fitness/Exercise Physiology from Marshall University and is a Registered Polysomnography Technologist.  After working 16 years in Sleep Medicine, she earned an Associate Degree in Health Information Management from Trident Technical College which has allowed her to vastly expand her role in the sleep diagnostic center.

SCHIMA Member Highlight 1/10/20 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name:  Shannon K. Howard, RHIA, CCS, CPC

Former SCHIMA Board member, SCHIMA Program Committee

Title: Provider Coding Educator

Place of employment: Prisma Health – Upstate, University Medical Group

Responsibilities: Responsible for Physician Coding Education including ICD-10 and CPT coding with a focus on Evaluation and Management Coding. Areas of assignment include OB/GYN, Dermatology, Plastics, Eye Institute, Endocrinology, and Palliative Care. Coordinates and communicates effectively in face to face meetings with all new providers hired into her areas of responsibility to provide information on Coding Education and services she can offer as their coding educator. Requests and reviews Service Analysis reports in EPIC for provider or practice, to identify accounts to audit and review for proper coding documentation. As a result of those findings, then will provide further education on documentation and/or coding in order to meet coding guidelines and corporate compliance expectations.

Bio: Shannon earned BS in the Health Information Management from the Medical University of South Carolina. She certified as a RHIA and CCS through AHIMA and earned her CPC from the AAPC. Shannon is very passionate about raising money for cancer survivors and for cancer research, as well as promoting cancer screening and wellness/prevention programs.  After watching her own husband, Alan “Big Daddy” Howard live his best life for five years with stage four kidney cancer, that made her mission to support cancer warriors and survivors even stronger. One of her cancer “Fun”draising events was to participate as a support driver (on four wheels) in the Challenge to Conquer Cancer (C3) relay bike ride from Greenville, SC to Lewiston, Maine. The 1,300 mile trip took a week to complete, and the C3 team was greeted by their friend, and Lewiston native, Patrick Dempsey. Patrick started the Dempsey Center for Hope and Healing in honor (then memory) of his mom who battled ovarian cancer.

SCHIMA Member Highlights 12/20/19 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name:  Coshia Sullivan, RHIA, CCS

2019-20 SCHIMA Coding Roundtable Committee Member

Title: Coding Manager

Place of employment: Anmed Health

Responsibilities:  Managing Inpatient and Outpatient coders, managing discharged not billed list, coder education, physician education, and work with CDI.

Name:  John W Richburg, RHIT

Title: Laboratory Applications Analyst

Responsibilities:  The implementation, support, and continuous improvement for various Information Systems and interfaced Electronic Medical Records. Work with vendors, end-users, and Information Services teams to implement Laboratory Instrumentation and middleware. On-call duties to resolve immediate Lab IS issues. Assist in training for newly implemented solutions. Participate in committees for quality improvement.

Bio: After completing HIM Program at Trident Technical College, I transitioned professionally from Clinical Laboratory bench work to the Laboratory Information Services team at Roper St Francis. As a Lab Technician, I always looked for ways to improve operations and functions to become more efficient. As a member of the Lab IS team, I am now able to see those opportunities for improvement to fruition. I am currently enrolled at USC Upstate in the Health Information Management and Systems program. This program is fostering a greater understanding of the interfaced aspects of HIM such as security, networking, database administration, and project management. I look forward to graduating this spring and taking the RHIA exam this summer.

SCHIMA Member Highlight 12/13/19 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name: Peter Rogers​

Title: Senior Epic Analyst

Place of employment: Prisma Health

Responsibilities: Primary Analyst over Behavioral Health and Wound/Ostomy.

I currently serve on the SC HIMSS Board of Directors as the Secretary, and I am also a member of SCHIMA with a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification.

SCHIMA Board Member Highlights 12/06/19 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name: Tiffany Ortiz BSHA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P

Title: Program Analyst

Place of employment: Veterans Health Administration (VHA); Office of Community Care (OCC); Revenue Operations, Quality, and Performance, Business Information Office (BIO)

Responsibilities: Monitor revenue collection activates for the VHA; develop, analyze, and assists with developing new metrics for monitoring the revenue cycle; and provides ICD-10 and CPT guidance when there are coding related issues. I am completing my master’s in Health Informatics.

SCHIMA Positions:

2018-19 Treasurer

2019-2020 Treasurer/ Delegate/ Finance Chair

Name: Dan Ellison, RHIA

Title: Faculty/ Clinical Coordinator

Place of employment: Trident Technical College

Responsibilities: Full-time instructor and professional practice experience coordinator for CAHIM accredited HIM program.

SCHIMA positions:

2019-2020 President

2018-2019 President-Elect

2017-2018 Coastal Region Coordinator

2000-2001 Coastal Region Director

THIMA Positions:

2010-2013 UETHIMA Coding Roundtable Representative

2007-2009 UETHIMA Representative for Legislative Task Force

Bio: Hello fellow SCHIMA members!  HIM was my second baccalaureate degree after learning more about the HIM profession and the RHIA certification.  While in school for the second time, I worked 24 hours a week,  12-hour weekend shifts as an acute care hospital as a deficiency analyst. After graduating MUSC, my first job was HIM director for a behavioral healthcare system and then moved into the quality improvement arena at a large integrated healthcare system-wide performance improvement coordinator role here in Charleston.

This experience eventually took me out of state into divisional HIM and performance improvement director roles, and ultimately into the enterprise HIM director position all in the same large integrated healthcare delivery system. Family matters brought me home to the Lowcountry where I enjoy my work as an educator and student advocate. I have also done some consulting work in the past.

This career choice has been a blessing, working and volunteering alongside and learning from some of the best in the industry. Throughout my career, I have remained engaged in regional, state, and national associations. This has been the key to not only surviving but thriving with the constant changes in healthcare and our field.  As we look to our future, the changes are coming more rapidly than ever, and active professional association and CCHIM approved continuous learning is a necessity.

Name: Susan Richardson DHA, MHSA, RHIA, CPHQ, CHTS-CP

SCHIMA 2019-2020 Second Year Delegate and Advocacy Chair

Title: Instructor

Place of employment: USC Upstate- Health Information Management program

SCHIMA positions:

2016-Current: South Carolina Health Information Management Association

Delegate, 2018-current

2000-2015:  North Carolina Heath Information Management Association

Secretary, NCHIMA-Western Foothills Region, 2014-2015

Secretary-Elect, NCHIMA-Western Foothills Region, 2013-2014

Coordinator, NCHIMA-Western Foothills Region, 2011-2012

Delegate, NCHIMA, 2009-2011

Coordinator-Elect, NCHIMA-Western Foothills Region, 2010-2011

Secretary, NCHIMA-Western Foothills Region, 2008-2010

Secretary, NCHIMA, 2007-2009

Regional Liaison, NCHIMA, 2006-2007

Coordinator, NCHIMA-Western Foothills Region, 2005-2006

Coordinator-Elect, NCHIMA-Western Foothills Region, 2004-2005

1977-1999 South Carolina Health Information Management Association

Secretary, 1991-1992

Chairman; Nominating Committee, 1988-1989

Chairman; Bylaw Committee, 1986-1987

Chairman; Membership Committee, 1985-1986

Past President, 1984-1985

President, 1983-1984

President Elect, 1982-1983

Secretary, 1981-1982

 

Bio: I also serve as a Palmetto College Coordinator (USC). I am a CAHIIM volunteer (participate on the educational site survey teams) and an AHIMA mentor. I have been working full time in the academic environment since August 2014. Immediately prior to that I was an adjunct instructor for an HIT program in North Carolina and worked full time in a healthcare organization in North Carolina. During my “long” career in HIM, I have worked within the states of South and North Carolina at acute care facilities, long term care facilities, and psychiatric facilities.

My responsibilities in those facilities included managing areas such as release of information, transcription, coding, record analysis, record storage and retention, cancer registries, trauma registries, quality and performance improvement, compliance, as well as medical staff credentialing, among other things! I had the unique opportunity of implementing electronic records at two facilities and working with the revenue cycle process. As well as being in on the “ground floor” of starting a new facility! I “fell” into this profession, in other words, I did not know this field existed at all until I moved to Charleston, SC in the mid-1970s, and being the Type A personality that I am, it turned out to be a good fit!

Two of my favorite sayings are “Take your passion and make it happen” from the theme song of Flashdance and “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). I believe in order to succeed we have to make things happen in our profession, if we continue to take the same path as everyone else and never make new trails, we will no longer exist, so for this reason we need to be actively engaged and grow our profession.

SCHIMA Board Member Highlights 11/22/19 SCHIMA E-Alert

Name: Teri Huss, MHSA, RHIA, COC

Title: Manager of Health Information

Place of employment: Self Regional Healthcare

Responsibilities: Manage all function (internal and Outsourced) of the HIM Department. We have also recently added on Centralized Scanning in order to truly have one unified medical record that encompasses both the hospital and all our owned physician practices. This has been an exciting ongoing project. It has also given HIM an opportunity to showcase its expertise in scanning and indexing documents to obtain a higher level of consistency than would be possible with each area doing things their own way.

SCHIMA Positions:

2017-18 SCHIMA President Elect

2018-19 SCHIMA President

2019-20 SCHIMA Past President

Name: Amanda Cooper, RHIA

Title: Health Information Management Director

Place of employment: Lexington Medical Center Extended Care

Responsibilities:  Maintain medical records in accordance with federal and state guidelines, as well as in accordance with our established policies and procedures and to assure that a complete medical records program is maintained.  Provide oversight to the Health Information Management Department, the Unit Secretaries and the Transportation Aides

SCHIMA Positions:

SCHIMA 2009-2010 Midlands Regional Coordinator

SCHIMA 2010-2011 Midlands Regional Coordinator

SCHIMA 2018-2019 Secretary

SCHIMA 2019-2020 President-Elect

Name: Clarice Smith, RHIA, CHP

Title: Director of Health Information Management

Place of employment: AnMed Health

Responsibilities: All Aspects of HIM operations including coding, transcription, release of information for the enterprise, oversight of the document management system, forms management including electronic and paper documents and deficiency maintenance.

SCHIMA Positions:

SCHIMA 2019-2020 Secretary

Name: Diana L. Gardner, RHIA, FACMPE, CPC-Emeritus 

Title: Course Faculty

Place of employment:  Western Governors University

Responsibilities:  Cover 10+ courses in the baccalaureate degree program for HIM and RHIA Certification Exam Coach

SCHIMA Positions:

SCHIMA Education Chair for 2019-2020

SCHIMA Past President for 2018-2019

SCHIMA President for 2016-2018

SCHIMA President Elect for 2015-2016

Name: Nancy Lindberg, RHIT, CCS

Title:  Manager, Consulting Services

Place of Employment:  LexiCode, an ExelaTechologies Brand

Responsibilities:  Oversight of Inpatient and Outpatient audit projects from various facilities; liaison between audit team and client contacts to keep projects on track to meeting goals; creation and presentation of audit education based on findings. 

SCHIMA Positions:

Coding Roundtable Coordinator 2019-2020

Name: Ralph Morrison, RHIA, CPC

Title: Executive Director

Place of employment: SCHIMA/GHIMA

Responsibilities: Support the Board administratively. Adhere to state and federal filing requirements for professional non-profit 501(c) (6) associations. Serve as liaison with the AHIMA office and establish relationships as needed between AHIMA staff and volunteers and SCHIMA volunteers.

Oversight of all meeting and event logistics.