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AHIMA-RHIA/RHIT/CDIP/CCS current with renewal date of 2/2023

Location:
Tulare, CA, 93274
Posted:
April 21, 2021

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JUDY JOSEPH, BS, RHIA, CCS, CDIP

*** * ******* *** ******, California 93274

adlvbp@r.postjobfree.com/559-***-****

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM; Birmingham, Alabama

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Certifications: AHIMA Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

AHIMA Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)

AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lexicode, an Exela Technologies Brand, South Carolina 11/2018 – 11/2019

Associate Manager, Consulting Services (Remote)

Clients: United Healthcare/MedReview

Utilized Cerner, EPIC, 3M360, MEDITECH, Quantim, SoftMed, RRA, CORE, CAVO, MedStrat

Perform remote DRG/APR-DRG validation audits for compliance utilizing MedReview clinical criteria.

United Audit Systems Incorporated; Ohio 02/2017 - 06/2018)

Medical Coder, Contract Services (Remote)

Clients: University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

Utilized Cerner, EPIC, 3M360, MEDITECH, Quantim, SoftMed

Performed remote auditing and coding assistance for inpatient and outpatient

HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Hospital; Bakersfield, California 03/2004 – 12/2017

Consultant Health Information Management Services

Responsibilities include continued department management, overseer of day-to-day operations, auditor, and coding compliance reviewer

Kforce/Himagine, Inc.; Tampa, Florida 02/2012 - 10/2016)

Medical Coder, Contract Services (Remote)

Clients:

Avera McKennan Hospital; Sioux Falls; South Dakota (545-bed acute care teaching hospital)

Maricopa Medical Center; Phoenix, Arizona (449-bed acute care teaching hospital; Level I Trauma Center)

Providence Hospitals; Portland, Oregon (483-bed acute care teaching hospital)

USC; Los Angeles, California (401-bed acute care hospital)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital; St. Louis, Missouri (1,315-bed teaching hospital; Level I Trauma Center)

Utilized Cerner, EPIC, 3M360, MEDITECH, Quantim, SoftMed

Performed remote auditing and coding assistance for inpatient and outpatient

Valley Children’s Hospital; Madera, California 10/2014 - 07/2015

Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist

358-bed acute care pediatric hospital

Concurrent and retrospective clinical documentation specialist:

Conducted various concurrent audits on targeted APR-DRGs with low severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM) values

Reviewed clinical documentation for missed coding opportunity prior to final bill (pre-bill status)

Assisted coding staff in seeking clarification of vague diagnostic verbiage and query preparation

Created of various diagnostic query templates utilizing MEDITECH, 3M 360, and 3M HDM systems

LexicodeJUDY JOSEPH, BS, RHIA, CCS, CDIP

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Maxim Health Information Services, Inc.; Gardena, California 11/2008 - 02/2013 Consultant - Health Information Management Services (Travel/Remote Coder)

Clients:

Stanford; Stanford, California (01/2010 - 03/2013) (663-bed acute care teaching hospital; Level I Trauma Center) (01/2010 - 03/2013)

Performed remote coding assistance utilizing EPIC and 3M systems

UC Davis; Sacramento, California (11/2009 - 07/2010) (627-bed acute care teaching hospital; Level I Trauma Center)

Performed onsite coding assistance utilizing EPIC and Quantim

California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation; Bakersfield, California (CDCR) 01/2009 - 03/2011

Central Region Medical Records Director

Regional Director; served as a health information management resource liaison to twelve correctional institutions located within the Central San Joaquin Valley and Central Coastal regions

Provided resource services, including staffing analysis, development of performance improvement and workflow corrective action plans, regulation and policy research (interpretation and presentation), and compliance auditor

HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Hospital; Bakersfield, California 03/2001 – 03/2004

Consultant Health Information Management Services

Director of HIM

Responsibilities included HIM Department oversight, including staffing, medical/legal, coding compliance, statistical analysis

Compliance/Data Analyst - data reviewed in preparation for submittal HCIS, MedNet, UDSmr, OSHPD, JCAHO coding accuracy and conducted revenue charge audits

Trainer - HIPAA, ICD-10-CM/PCS, coding compliance, documentation reporting practices, and systematic procedure designs

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Bryan University; Los Angeles, California 02/2010 - 02/2012

Health Information Management Coding Program - Online Instructor

Provided instruction in Health Information Management program of study, including ICD-9-CM basic, intermediate, and advance medical coding courses

Provided instruction in CPT procedural coding; Introduction to Health Information Management, and Professional Practice coding lab

San Joaquin Valley College; Visalia, California 06/1997 - 06/2003

Healthcare Administration Program Director and Instructor

Provided instructor placement and scheduling, book selection, and curriculum content development

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

California Health Information Association (CHIA)

References Available Upon Request



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