Author Archives: Angela Gerbert

About Angela Gerbert

Angela Gerbert applies a hands-on approach to her role as the Director of Education for Libman Education. Whether overseeing the work of subject matter experts including nationally recognized coding authorities; challenging instructional designers to deliver content in a way that is both engaging and memorable; or tapping her 25 years’ experience in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room coding to write coder-friendly courses herself, Angela is responsible for ensuring that our training is accurate, easily accessible, and challenging.
Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: A Thirty-day Plan for Coding Credential Success!

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: A Thirty-day Plan for Coding Credential Success!

by Angela Gerbert, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I Do you need a coding credential? Perhaps your job requires it. Have you been considering sitting for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exams offered by AHIMA? Is the thought of attempting these difficult-to-achieve coding credentials overwhelming? You can do this! And we […]

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Positioning your Coders (and Your Organization) for Future Success

Positioning your Coders (and Your Organization) for Future Success

by Angela Gerbert, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I Let’s be frank. A lot of coding education occurs because of credential maintenance. AAPC and AHIMA both require that coders demonstrate their continued commitment to their profession by regular and consistent relevant education. This external motivator forces your coders to take one more course, listen to one […]

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Never Waste a Crisis: Why Now May Be the Moment to Improve Your Team’s Coding Skills

Never Waste a Crisis: Why Now May Be the Moment to Improve Your Team’s Coding Skills

by Angela Gerbert, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I Instructor, Libman Education “Now is a great time to do education.” We heard this from a Director of HIM for a hospital that primarily provides elective procedures. Her hospital’s operating rooms are now ordered to sit idle. Her facility’s patient rooms are being emptied and made ready […]

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When You Absolutely, Positively, Need to Get it Right: Libman Education ICD-10-CM and PCS Updates for 2021

When You Absolutely, Positively, Need to Get it Right: Libman Education ICD-10-CM and PCS Updates for 2021

by Angela Gerbert, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC, CPC-I Coding is serious stuff. Getting it right means that your organization will survive, the lights will stay on. If you are one of those coders who recognizes their role in ensuring their organization will continue to be financially viable, then you know that getting it right […]

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The Lasting Impact of Coding Mentorship

The Lasting Impact of Coding Mentorship

by Angela Gerbert, BS, CCS, CIC

Although we have not stayed in touch, I will never forget my mentor. In fact, writing about her now is the first time in a while I have thought about her. She was contracted to mentor the coders at the small community hospital where I worked twenty-five years ago. There were … Read more

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Using Your Grey Matter: Four Steps to Add Clarity to the Grey Areas of ICD-10 Coding

Using Your Grey Matter: Four Steps to Add Clarity to the Grey Areas of ICD-10 Coding

by Angela Gerbert, CCS

I’ve been a coder for a long time and one thing is for sure: ICD-10’s promise of clarity has not yet been entirely realized. Please do not misunderstand me – there are a lot of good things to love about ICD-10, like laterality, more specificity within the code set for diagnoses, etc. But, there are … Read more

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Coding Assessments: The Value of Self-Evaluation

Coding Assessments: The Value of Self-Evaluation

by Angela Gerbert, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I Did you know the goal of an assessment is not just passing the assessment? Assessments are meant to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the student. Taking an assessment, and really benefiting from the process, requires self-evaluation. Even when you get the answer right, it is important […]

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