Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P

Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P

Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P

Gail Smith, president of Gail I. Smith Consulting, is a nationally recognized coding educator. For most of her career Gail was an associate professor and director of the health information management (HIM) program at the University of Cincinnati and HIM program director at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Gail is a currently a consultant with a software company specializing in medical terminologies. Gail has authored several textbooks, including Basic Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding published by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

An advocate for advanced coder training, Gail is the author of several titles for Libman Education including CPT: Introduction to Procedural Coding and two courses on the unique challenge of CPT coding in the pediatric setting: CPT for Pediatrics and CPT for Pediatrics: Advanced Orthopedic Coding.

Gail’s unique approach to education is on display in her courses for Libman Education.  According to Gail: “One cannot possibly teach every coding scenario a coder will experience in their career. That is why coding education needs to focus instead on how to arrive at an accurate and defensible code assignment. It is the difference between learning to fish, and being given a fish. If you learn to code instead of being given answers to memorize, you will be able to arrive at the complete codes more quickly and with greater confidence.”

Courses available by Gail:

eLearning Library: Pediatrics
ICD-10-PCS Root Operations Flash Cards
Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam Review
E/M Coding: Evaluation and Management Coding Changes 2021
CPT: Introduction to Procedural Coding
ICD-10-CM for Pediatrics
CPT® for Pediatrics
CPT® for Pediatrics: Advanced Orthopedic Coding
CPT® Code Updates

About the Author

Libman Education
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.