Esta Lynn Farmer, RHIA, CDIP, CHPS, CCS, CCS-P

Education:

Stephens College Columbia, MO
BS – Health Information Management

Current Credentials:

(RHIA) Registered Health Information Management Administrator
(CDIP) Clinical Documentation Improvement Professional
(CHPS) Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security
(CCS) Certified Coding Specialist
(CCS-P) Certified Coding Specialist – Professional

Prior Credentials:

(RHIT)Accredited Health Information Technologist
(CHP) Certified in Healthcare Privacy

Employment:

Northern Hospital of Surry County – 2012- present
85 acute care beds
35 long term care beds
Director of Health Information Management, Privacy Officer,  RAC Coordinator, Director of Case Management, and director of professional coding for 9 clinics.

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital – 1995 – 2012
81 acute care beds
120 long term care beds
18 Swing beds
Director of Health Information Management
Privacy Officer
Compliance Officer
Responsible for compliant documentation program, utilization review, RAC coordinator, facilitator, EMR, Revenue Cycle, Automated auditing, Stage I meaningful use and charge master.

Conway Hospital – 1990 – 1995
Director of Clinical Information Management
Responsible for Utilization Review and Health Information Management Departments

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport – 1987 – 1990
Assistant Director of Medical Records
300 bed facility
Responsible for coding, chargemaster, Utilization review, insurance pre-certification, coding and transcription.

CPC Sandhill – 1987
50 bed adolescent psychiatric facility
Director of Medical Records

Hancock General Hospital – 1987
Coder/Utilization Review

Johnson County Memorial Hospital – 1981 – 1986
Transcription, coding and Utilization Review

Watauga County Hospital – 1979-81
Filing, coding, and transcription

Volunteer:

North Carolina Health Information Management Association – 2020 – Chairman Coding Round table.

North Carolina Health Information Management Association – 2019 – Program Committee

North Carolina Health Information Management Associate – 2018 – Secretary

American Health Information Management Association – 2018 – Item writing for the CCS-P examination.

American Health Information Management Association – 2017 – Item writing for the CCS examination.

American Health Information Management Association – 2016 – Item writing for the CHPS examination.

North Carolina Health Information Management Association – 2015 – presented Revenue Cycle and HIM at annual meeting.

CPSI National Revenue Cycle Conference – 2012 – Preparing for ICD-10

CPSI National Users Group – 2011 – Meaningful Use Stage 1 – a successful team

AHIMA Job analysis Certified Coding Specialist – 2012

American Health Information Management Association – served 2010 – 2014 on the Commission of Certification for Health Information Informatics and Information Management.  The Commission provides strategic oversight of all AHIMA certification programs. 

CPSI National Users Group Board –   2006 – 2009

CPSI Southeaster Regional Users Group – President

Publication:

Vaccination Administration – easy right? NCHIMA e-mail alert June, 20202