OAHIMA | 2020 Fall Meeting

Live Zoom Meeting Only


September 18, 2020
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT


8:00 AM – 8:15 AM – Get Connected to Zoom

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM – Welcome/Business Meeting
Veronica Richardson, RHIA
OAHIMA President

Rhonda Werdeman
CCS, Treasurer

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Denials Management
Kelly Walton, RHIT, CCS
Sr. Manager, Coding Operations & Quality Assurance
Comforce Health
CEU: 1.0 – Revenue Cycle Management

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM – Break (Door Prize drawings)

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM – HIDI – How Hospitals Can Use the Data With Our Business Intelligence System
Steve Warchol, DBA
Hospital Industry Data Institute, Sr. Director of Client Outreach
CEU: 1.0 – Informatics, Analytics and Data Use

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Ventilator Usage and Nomenclature
Aaron Light, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Respiratory Care Program Director, Ozarks Technical Community College
CEU: 1.0 – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch On Your Own

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM – Recruitment and Retention of Employees During a Pandemic
Celeste Cramer
System Director of Recruitment and Retention

Jill Scott
Supervisor of Recruitment and Retention
CEU: 1.0 – Organizational Management and Leadership

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Break (Door Prize drawings)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Long Term Care; Working for America’s Heroes
Tori McCrampbell, RHIT
HIM Manager
Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron, MO
CEU: 1.0 – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

3:00 PM – Adjourn

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Kelly Walton, Director of Quality Assurance and Audit Services

Kelly Walton is the Director of Quality Assurance & Audit Services at ComforceHealth. Kelly is a multi-credentialed coding, revenue integrity auditing and education professional with nearly 10 years of experience.

Kelly’s notable experience includes developing customized coding and physician education for healthcare systems nationwide and being a 3M 360 implementation subject matter expert. Kelly is also a seasoned speaker at local and state conferences, such as MEHIMA and AAPC Bangor, ME Chapter. For several terms, Kelly taught the coding curriculum as Adjunct Faculty Member at Beal College in Bangor, ME; her alma mater. Her passion for mentoring and educating the HIM community continues in her role at ComforceHealth. Kelly’s operating motto is “steel sharpens steel and we all stand to learn from each other.”

Kelly’s strong subject matter background began as an inpatient coder and since then has expanded to include professional billing, charge reconciliation, physician education and outpatient workflows. In addition, she has served as a valued member of ICD 10 implementation and revenue cycle committees.

A passionate HIM professional, Kelly is proud of her professional and academic accomplishments. Kelly holds an Associates of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management and holds the AHIMA RHIT and CCS credentials.

Tori McCrampbell, RHIT, HIM Manager
Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron, MO

Tori McCampbell comes to us today with over 20 years of health information management experience at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron Missouri.  She has been the Health Information Manager of the Cameron Missouri Veterans Home for the past 15 years. 

Tori’s passion for long-term care started when she began working as a CNA in a long-term care facility.  Tori obtained a degree in office occupations from North Central Missouri College and began working at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron shortly after graduating, working as a Health Information Clerk.  After working for a couple of years in that position, and with the encouragement from her supervisor at the time, she went back to school at Missouri Western and earned her degree as a Health Information Technician and then her RHIT credential.  In 2004 she became the manager of the Health Information department at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, her current place of employment.

Since 2019, she has taken on more responsibilities than just being the Health Information Manager at the Cameron Veterans home, her extended job duties include working directly with the Missouri Veterans Commission headquarters office, based out of Jefferson City, and her tasks are to access control audits of the EHR, develops procedures, investigates HIPAA breaches, and is also responsible for training new HIM managers for all seven Missouri Veterans homes in the state.

Aaron Light, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Respiratory Care Program Director, Ozarks Technical Community College

Dr. Light is a 2001 graduate of OTC’s Respiratory Care Program and holds credentials as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Adult Critical Care Specialist. He worked as a respiratory therapist at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO for almost 14 years in the Adult ICU’s. He joined OTC in the summer of 2003 and has served as the Director of Clinical Education for 12 years until he accepted the position of Program Director in the summer of 2015. During his time at OTC he has taught courses in Pharmacology, Equipment, Mechanical Ventilation, Pulmonary Disease, and Cardio Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology. Over his career he has earned an Associates of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy, Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy, Master of Science in Respiratory Care Leadership, and a Doctor of Health Science.

Professional membership include the AARC, NBRC, and the MSRC. He has served as the Vice President and AARC Delegate for the Missouri Society for Respiratory Care and as the Adult Critical Care chair of the MSRC specialty conference. Currently he serves as a Director at Large for the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Steve Warchol, DBA Hospital Industry Data Institute

Dr. Steven Warchol, is the Senior Director of Outreach and Education for the Hospital industry Data Institute. Dr. Warchol engages hospital team members to provide education and insights on market analysis, data collection, and quality domains at both rural and metropolitan hospitals. He provides education and awareness of HIDI’s services to all levels of hospitals leaders and ensures HIDI’s alignment with hospitals’ data needs. Additionally, he supports the deployment and training of hospitals in adjoining states and HIDI’s state partner associations.

Celeste Cramer, System Director of Recruitment and Retention

Celeste Cramer is the System Director of Recruitment and Retention at CoxHealth. She joined the system in 2016 and is focused on finding creative ways to address the current labor shortage. Her position also enables her to find ways to reduce turnover, engage employees, help build the employer brand and invest in building the workforce locally through partnerships with area schools, colleges and non-profit organizations.

In addition to hiring the workforce, she leads CoxHealth’s Center for Professional Development. The CPD is responsible for developing emerging, new and experienced leaders in the system. They recently took over employee development to create career pathways for individuals that want to go from frontline positions to ones that require specialized training and education.

She received the CoxHealth Firestarter award in 2018 and was named a Springfield Business Journal “40 under 40” that same year. She serves on The Network’s Leadership Council, the board for the HOPE Foundation, the board for Leadership Springfield and the board for GO CAPS.

Prior to working at CoxHealth, she served as the Manager- Recruitment at Mercy in Springfield, MO. She was also the Internet Content Manager for the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB.

Celeste grew up in Branson, Missouri and graduated from Evangel University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She is currently completing her Master of Science in Operations Management in the University of Arkansas’ Engineering Department. Celeste is married to Doug Cramer, a Senior Meteorologist at the National Weather Service. They have five children who are active in sports and school.

Jill Scott, Supervisor of Recruitment and Retention

Jill Scott is the Recruitment and Retention Supervisor for CoxHealth.  She has been with the system since 2014 and is passionate about finding great applicants and growing a culture of diversity and inclusion.  Jill has her bachelor’s of science degree in organizational behavior and a graduate certificate in conflict and dispute resolution. Last year, Jill became SHRM-Certified and won the Community Service Aware through Missouri Rehabilitation Association. 

Jill grew up as a ‘General Motor’s Brat.  Her Father was a CEO through the finance department which meant they moved often – Spokane, Detroit, Omaha, Fargo, and some time in New Zealand. Jill is the mother to both Jake and Ella, who are active athletes for Ozark Jr high and wife to Chris Scott.


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