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Libman Education, a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses. All courses are designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Libman Education courses are proven to improve skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions.
28 06, 2022

Marcy Garuccio, ACS-AN, CANPC, CPMA, CPC, SME, AAPC Fellow

By |2022-07-18T14:01:15-04:00June 28th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Marcy Garuccio, ACS-AN, CANPC, CPMA, CPC, SME, AAPC Fellow

Marcy Garuccio, ACS-AN, CANPC, CPMA, CPC, SME, AAPC Fellow Marcy Garuccio has a career that spans more than 30 years and is built on a strong anesthesia foundation. Marcy is the owner of AMPM LLC, offering consultation, coding, auditing, documentation compliance, and revenue cycle review and recommendations. She is also the Director of Anesthesia Coding and Documentation Compliance for Medi-Corp. For 20 years she was the president of Health Care Billing Associates, an organization that began as a medical billing service for anesthesia practices and grew to include other physician and surgical specialties. In her career she has

17 05, 2022

Sandy L. Macica, MS, RHIA, CCS

By |2022-07-18T14:01:49-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Sandy L. Macica, MS, RHIA, CCS

Sandy L. Macica, MS, RHIA, CCS Sandy L. Macica is the former Director of Educational Content for Libman Education. Sandy is an experienced educator and coder with particular experience in developing online training for hospital coders in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT® coding as well as coding certification exam preparation. Sandy is an enthusiastic presenter on all things coding and often speaks on complex coding topics for professional organizations and healthcare clients. Sandy is a long-time member of New York HIMA and was honored to receive the NYHIMA Distinguished Member Award in 2018. Courses available

17 05, 2022

Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS

By |2022-07-18T14:01:58-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS

Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS Cynthia brings over 30 years of experience in health information management, coding and clinical documentation, and clinical resource management. For the past twenty years she has traveled to hospitals throughout the country to assess their processes for managing health information and clinical documentation and to provide her much-sought after expertise in redesigning operations to promote better patient care and hospital financial health. Her focus is on workflow design and improving clinical documentation with a view to optimizing reimbursement, ensuring compliance, and improving quality and pay for performance measures. Courses available

17 05, 2022

Dr. Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS

By |2022-07-18T14:02:11-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Dr. Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS

Dr. Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS Dr. Richard Pinson is a physician, educator, administrator, and healthcare consultant. He practiced Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine in Tennessee for over 20 years having board certification in both. Dr. Pinson is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and former Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Vanderbilt, and has assisted hospitals as a physician consultant for the past ten years. His personal understanding of the mindset of both doctors and managers allows him a unique vantage point from which to promote cooperation between physicians, hospital staff, and administrators toward achieving

17 05, 2022

Alice Marie Reybitz, RN, BA, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P

By |2022-07-18T14:02:21-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Alice Marie Reybitz, RN, BA, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P

Alice Marie Reybitz, RN, BA, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P Alice Marie Reybitz is an experienced medical coding instructor and has served as a billing and coding program director, a billing supervisor, a billing office manager, and a clinical coordinator. Alice has written articles published in the Advanced Journal of Health Information Management and has reviewed two coding textbooks used nationally for coding education. Alice is often called on to speak at national meetings on topics in nursing, coding, and insurance. Alice is the author of Libman Education’s course Injection and Infusion Coding for Facilities.

17 05, 2022

Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE

By |2022-07-18T14:02:27-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE

Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE Joan is President of JLU Health Record Systems, a leader in Health Information Management and coding solutions. A nationally recognized expert in the field of health information management, Joan has taught coding for over 25 years and has educated over 20,000 people nationwide. She is author of the JLU Rapid Reference Coding Guide, an easy-to-use coding guide in ICD-10 for common home health diagnoses, and author or editor of numerous courses, books and articles on coding, reimbursement methods, clinical documentation improvement, and health record requirements.

17 05, 2022

Andrea Houghton, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP

By |2022-07-18T14:02:34-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Andrea Houghton, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP

Andrea Houghton, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP Andrea Houghton has over twenty years’ experience participating in various roles in health information management including coding, auditing, and compliance. Andrea is the Coding Manager for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She also works for CHIS, Inc, a consulting firm specializing in providing coding services to the University of California at San Francisco.

17 05, 2022

Christopher G. Richards, RHIA, CCS

By |2022-07-18T14:06:33-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Christopher G. Richards, RHIA, CCS

Christopher G. Richards, RHIA, CCS Chris Richards is a broadly experienced HIM professional including 27 years with Masspro, the Massachusetts Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). Chris’s areas of expertise include health information administration, case management, quality improvement, hospital payment oversight, and documentation education initiatives. He has a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Medicare program rules and regulations, as well as extensive experience ensuring that clinical coding and DRG assignment result in accurate provider reimbursement. A graduate of Hobart College, he received a postgraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration from Northeastern University.

17 05, 2022

Ann Barnaby, CPC, CRC, CASCC

By |2022-07-18T14:02:42-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Ann Barnaby, CPC, CRC, CASCC

Ann Barnaby, CPC, CRC, CASCC Ann Barnaby, CPC, CRC, CASCC, is the Founder and Managing Director of Project Resume, a company that provides professional development, education, and career counseling to medical coders and HIM professionals. Ann began her professional journey when she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Administration as a student at The Pennsylvania State University. She earned her first coding certification in 2005, and has enjoyed a rich coding career ever since, in medical coding and billing, recruiting, training, education, and management of medical coding teams. Ann’s vision for Project Resume is

17 05, 2022

Linda Hyde, RHIA

By |2022-07-18T14:03:01-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Linda Hyde, RHIA

Linda Hyde, RHIA Linda Hyde is a consultant currently participating in projects related to electronic data collection for performance measurement and other initiatives. As a terminology analyst for these projects she regularly works with various classification and terminology systems including ICD9, ICD10, RxNorm, LOINC and SNOMED CT. She has extensive knowledge of data standards and data quality and regularly speaks and publishes on these topics. Linda has served as chair and member of the AHIMA Classification and Terminology and the Quality Measurement and Secondary Data Use practice councils, member of the AHIMA Enterprise Information Management as well as

17 05, 2022

Victoria Jennings, RHIA, CCS, CPC-A

By |2022-07-18T14:02:51-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Victoria Jennings, RHIA, CCS, CPC-A

Victoria Jennings, RHIA, CCS, CPC-A Victoria is the new acquisitions/new provider Coding Educator with Millennium Physician Group, a large multispecialty physician group with over 500 providers throughout the state of Florida. She has worked in the Education field as a Program Director for an RHIT and Coding Diploma program and was responsible for their accreditation with CAHIIM. Vicki enjoyed a role within compliance with Lee Health as a compliance investigator and external Audit Coordinator. She has also worked as an outpatient and inpatient coder for the hospital side as well as a Profee coder and educator for physician

17 05, 2022

Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

By |2022-07-18T14:03:53-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA Rebecca is an experienced health care professional, educator and academic consultant with expertise in course and program development, training/education and career coaching and mentoring. She blogs regularly for Libman Education and is the author of Discover Your Path:  A Map to Job Happiness. Rebecca returned to HIM practice in a leadership role after spending many years as an HIM educator. Tapping her broad history of diverse healthcare experience that began with a tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, she writes regularly and speaks on education, workforce issues, management and life. An energetic and engaging

17 05, 2022

Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

By |2022-07-18T14:04:05-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA Laurie M. Johnson is a senior consultant at Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, a revenue cycle consulting firm specializing in revenue cycle assessments and work plan implementation; interim management with focus on process improvement; and revenue cycle education for hospitals and physician practices. Laurie is a past president of PHIMA and author of clinical coding articles for Journal of AHIMA and ICD-10 Monitor.

17 05, 2022

Susan Cohen, RHIA, CDIP, CCS

By |2022-07-18T14:04:13-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Susan Cohen, RHIA, CDIP, CCS

Susan Cohen, RHIA, CDIP, CCS Susan has over 25 years of health information management experience with concentrations in acute care hospital health information management, acute care and long-term care coding and reimbursement, DRG and APC analysis, documentation improvement and compliance services. She has held previous positions as director of Health Information Management, Coding and Compliance in large teaching and non-teaching medical centers. Susan received her B.S. in Health Information Management from Temple University. She is a Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner, and Certified Coding Specialist.

17 05, 2022

Stacy Swartz, RHIA, CCS, CPC

By |2022-07-18T14:04:22-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Stacy Swartz, RHIA, CCS, CPC

Stacy Swartz, RHIA, CCS, CPC Stacy Swartz is the Vice President of Operations for eCatalyst Healthcare Solutions. Stacy has 25 years of experience in Health Information Management, having worked all facets of the profession from coding to billing to Vice President of Operations. With expertise in both professional and facility service lines, she has served as an educator and consultant to over 2,000 coders and upwards of 400 physicians. Ms. Swartz’s coding experience includes both inpatient and outpatient services, having worked with several of the largest Health Systems and Hospitals in the industry.

17 05, 2022

Lisa Eramo, MA

By |2022-07-18T14:04:31-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Lisa Eramo, MA

Lisa Eramo, MA Lisa A. Eramo is a journalist who has written about HIM for more than a decade. “I enjoy writing about healthcare—and specifically HIM—because it touches everyone. Accurate health information is critical to ensuring positive outcomes and addressing disparities. I strive to highlight HIM professionals who are passionate about telling the patient’s story. My mission is also to shine a light on the important work of HIM, the challenges HIM professionals face, and the opportunities created by thoughtful and innovative HIM professionals nationwide.” Lisa studied creative writing at Hamilton College and obtained a master’s degree in

17 05, 2022

Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS

By |2022-07-18T14:04:44-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS

Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS Kelly is a well-known consultant and industry expert in patient privacy and security, with specific subject matter expertise in the areas of privacy incident, detection and automation. He is also an industry expert in legal health records, HIM operations, electronic document management and EHR project planning. Kelly is author of Libman Education’s courses HIPAA Privacy & Security: Workforce Training for Business Associates and HIPAA Privacy & Security: Workforce Training for Providers of Healthcare Services. He is a frequent industry speaker and authored a book for AHIMA titled The Legal Health Record: Regulations, Policies and Guidelines.

17 05, 2022

Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP

By |2022-07-18T14:04:39-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP

Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP Nirmala Sivakumar is an IRF Coding Educator based in PA. She has created and presented many webinars and workshops on IRF coding and improving clinical documentation. She has trained and mentored many rehab coders. She also has experience in conducting coding audits. She enjoys sharing her expertise and knowledge and has a desire to help coders and PPS Coordinators overcome the challenges of IRF PPS coding. She has held previous positions as Health Information Management Supervisor for one of HealthSouth’s (Encompass) acute inpatient rehab hospital and as a HIM Coding Consultant at Uniform Data

17 05, 2022

Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC

By |2022-07-18T14:04:51-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC

Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC Kim Huey is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through AAPC and AHIMA. Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s environment, she has obtained certification as a Certified Professional Compliance Officer and

17 05, 2022

David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC

By |2022-07-18T14:05:00-04:00May 17th, 2022|Coders' Corner|Comments Off on David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC

David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC David Zielske is the founder and President of ZHealth Publishing and the primary author and editor of each ZHealth publication. Dr. Z practiced as an interventional radiologist for fourteen years and has over twenty years experience as a coding reviewer and coding expert. He is Board Certified in Radiology with the Certification of Added Qualification in Interventional Radiology (1995, 2005). Dr. Z has functioned as an independent interventional radiology, vascular surgery, and cardiovascular coding consultant to a variety of physician groups and hospital providers across the country, and he has

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