Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, CCDS

Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, CCDS has over 20 years of experience in Health Information Management, with specialized education and experience in Inpatient coding. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management from the University of Tennessee.

She served as a consultant for Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF, the AL QIO), and Florida Medical Quality Assurance, Inc. (FMQAI, the FL QIO) for several years. She taught Coding Workshops and oversaw all coding activities related to PEPP under the 6 SOW and 7 SOW for Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation, including coding education across the state of Alabama. She made many presentations to medical staffs across the state with the Deputy Medical Director of AQAF, speaking on documentation/coding issues and medical necessity.

She is Past-President of the Alabama Health Information Management Association (AAHIM), Distinguished Member of AAHIM for 2003, and served on the CSA task force for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

She works as an independent contractor for YES-HIM Consulting. She also has her own consulting firm, Joy King Consulting LLC. She offers presentations related to Clinical Documentation, Severity-Adjusted DRGs, Present on Admission indicators and Pay for Performance topics related to upcoming changes in reimbursement for Medicare for Case Managers, Physician Advisors, and Coding Staff. She has been a featured speaker at AAHIM & THIMA State meetings, Coding Symposiums, State & Regional HFMA Meetings, Medical Director and Board of Director Retreats for hospitals, as well as the State Healthcare Risk Management Association. She also has expertise in auditing and coding consulting for Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTCHs). She obtained her certification as a Clinical Documentation Specialist in June 2010. She is an approved AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and has made several presentations on ICD-10 to Hospital and Medical staffs. She has also participated with YES-HIM Consulting to develop online physician training on ICD-10.