We will be covering coding cardiovascular disease and procedures, both inpatient and outpatient.
February 2, 2019
CEUs: 3.0 – Clinical Data Management
Ann Rees, RHIA, CCS, CHC
Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Mitral Regurgitation
Ann Rees has nearly 40 years of experience in the Health Information Management field. She discovered early in her career that she has a love for coding and education. She has served as an adjunct faculty member and now serves on the HIM Advisory Council for Phoenix College. Ann holds a RHIA, CCS, and CHC. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University. Ann also serves as the Chairman of the AzHIMA Fundraising committee. In her spare time Ann enjoys gardening and hiking with her dogs and shopping for antiques. She also loves to do historical research on Jerome, AZ, where she resides. Ann has co-authored a book on the Jerome Cemeteries and has written the Jerome Historical Society’s Ghostwalk script for the past 3 years.
Katherine Andersen, RHIT, CCS, CRCS-I, CRCS-P, NREMT
Getting to the Heart of the Matter – A look at heart facts, statistical data, lifestyle heart risk and myths regarding heart disease.
Kathy has over 35 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry. She has worked directly with Physicians, Nursing and Staff in the development of guidelines, educational tools, and software implementation to achieve proper reimbursement for serves provided. Kathy is a Registered Health Information Technician~ graduate program and Registered through AHIMA, National American University, and Western Nebraska Community College, Certified Educator and ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer, Certified Coding Specialist, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Institutional and Physician Based, and a Registered Emergency Medical Technician. She has worked in both the Hospital and Clinic settings as well as with Long Term Care Centers in both South Dakota, Nebraska and Arizona. She is the Past President and Past-Director of Education for SDHIMA and Past President for the Nebraska Region IV -AHIMA. She was the first to be Board Certified in Advanced Coding (Inpatient and Outpatient) in South Dakota through The Board of Advanced Coding. Kathy was also recently awarded the SDHIMA Distinguished Member of the Year Award for 2013. This is the highest award a healthcare professional can receive by their State Association. SDHIMA elected Kathy as their SDHIMA President in 2014. She is Also a presenter and presider for AHIMA’s National Convention in September.2014 and received the Honorable Mention Award in Coding Education and First place in the Coding Roundtable Leadership Award. She currently serves on the AHIMA Advocacy Council and Policy Committee.
Evelyn Thomas, RHIA
Personal reflections regarding a TAVR – The Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Disease
Evelyn has worked in HIM for over 25 years in Critical Access Hospitals in the Midwest. Her background has been working in a variety of HIM roles, from being a coding team leader to HIM Director. Eight years ago, she made the transition to education serving as the HIM Program Director and instructor for North Central Missouri College. She moved to Arizona four years ago and joined Central Arizona College as an Instructional Specialist. In addition, Evelyn is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.