Discover insights on the future of coding and challenges ahead. This presentation will reveal answers to tough questions about the coding profession from industry experts.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
1. Describe a historical perspective on the coding profession.
2. Explain 10 key insights about the coding profession and current challenges.
3. Discover the coding profession in 5 years.
November 15, 2018
1.0 – Clinical Data Management
Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P
Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P is President of Gail I. Smith Consulting in Estero, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the field of coding, education and health information management (HIM). For most of her career, Gail was an associate professor and director of (HIM) program at the University of Cincinnati and HIM program director at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
For the past several years, Gail has been focusing on ICD-10-CM/PCS education with developing online courses and presenting workshops.
Gail has authored several coding textbooks for CPT and ICD-10-CM/PCS and she is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and was an AHIMA Academy faculty member.
Ms. Smith received her bachelor’s degree in HIM from The Ohio State University and her master’s degree in education from The College of Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.