AzHIMA Coding Roundtable
Meeting & Webinar
Recorded: November 18, 2017
CEUs: 3.0 – Clinical Data Management
To finish out the year we will be covering Mastocytosis: Allergies Behaving Badly, Pancytopenia: When Nothing Means Everything, 4th quarter Coding Clinic, and The ABCs of RBCs: Anemia and other Blood Dyscrasias
Debra Beisel Denton, RHIA, CCS, CCDS
Debra has over 25 years in Health Information Management, coding, billing, revenue cycle and Clinical Documentation Improvement. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a RHIA, CCS and CCDS. Originally from Michigan where she managed an internal medicine practice for 14 years, Coding Supervisor for Henry Ford Hospital Trauma I ER for facility and professional billing. Has worked at other large facilities like William Beaumont Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Scripps and Sutter Health as a consultant providing, coding, auditing and clinical documentation services.
Debra is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-Cm/PCS Trainer, currently working at Maricopa Integrated Health System as the Coding Supervisor and Coding Educator/Trainer.
She is the AzHIMA Coding Roundtable Coordinator from 2015 to 2017. Debra has recently received the 2016 1st Place AHIMA Roundtable Achievement in Coding Excellence Award in Baltimore, MD. She also received the AzHIMA Appreciation Award in June.
Heather Guscott, RHIA worked in Outpatient coding for twelve years as a coder, a coding quality review auditor, a trainer and finally, for the last 5 years as a Hospital Outpatient Team Lead. Heather earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Administration from Stephen’s College in Columbia, Missouri and recently completed a Master’s degree in Project Management. She actively volunteers for AzHIMA as the chair of the Social Media committee, as a member of the Annual Meeting Committee and the Coding Roundtable Committee. In her free time, Heather enjoys hiking in the Grand Canyon, camping and participating in trail & road races in Arizona and various other states.
Cindy Kibbe has recently reconnected with her health care roots as a CCS-credentialed Medical Coding professional.
In addition to her skills as a medical coder, Cindy is the owner of Kibbe Creative Communications, a boutique freelance writing studio and business consultancy. With more than decade of award-winning journalism and editing experience, she helps small businesses, nonprofit organizations and publications succeed through a variety of outreach strategies.
Her professional narrative includes experience as a clinical application analyst, corporate team leader, and quality management coordinator for the health care industry. She also spent many years working closely with patients as a registered medical technologist.
Evelyn Thomas, RHIA
Evelyn has worked in HIM for over 25 years in Critical Access Hospitals in the Midwest. Her background consists of working in a variety of HIM roles, from being coding team leader to HIM Director. She continues to provide consulting HIM services to her rural hometown hospital. Six years ago, she made the transition to education and was the HIM Program Director and teaching several HIM subjects for North Central Missouri College. More recently, she has joined Central Arizona College as an Instructional Specialist for an accredited HIT online program. In addition, Evelyn is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.
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