has almost 30 years of experience in healthcare education.
After graduating from college with a degree in vocational education,
she taught administrative medical programs in vocational schools and
community colleges. In addition, she has professional
experience as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, medical
records auditor, and medical office manager. She is a member
of AHIMA and has a CCS-P coding certification.
She currently does coding for an ambulatory surgery center and resides
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has six
years of teaching experience in the field of medical billing and coding
and Medical Assisting. Currently she is employed as an HIM Analyst for
a Long-Term Care establishment that is based out of Alabama. Previously
she was employed as the lead instructor for the Allied Health
Department for a local career institute.
LaTisha's field of expertise is in the area of physician-based
inpatient coding and Emergency Department coding. The certifications
that she holds are as follows: a Registered Health Information
Technician (RHIT), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and a
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). In preparation for
ICD-10-CM, LaTisha received her ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Certification
from American Health Information Association (AHIMA), where she is
currently a member. LaTisha is also a member of the American Academy of
Professional Coders (AAPC) and the National Healthcare Association
(NHA) where she is a test proctor.
has worked in medical office administration, including billing and
coding, for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business
Information Systems and a master's degree in Leadership. She is an
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and is a member of the American
Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American
Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM). She owns
her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Education Services, Inc.
She is currently completing a textbook on the new ICD-10 coding system
and is completing a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management
with a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification.
has over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. LaTrisha has
expertise in coding Inpatient, Outpatient, and ER medical records. In
addition to Ms. Howard’s experience in coding, she has experience in
chart auditing and physician education.
She is currently working as an ER Coder/Auditor for a physician billing
and consulting service, and currently holds the CCS and CPC
certification, as well as being a member of AHIMA and AAPC.
is a Certified Professional Coder, Certified Professional Medical
Auditor, and holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration,
Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in
Human Resources and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
Shonda Miles has over 6 years in the healthcare industry. Shonda has
expertise in coding and chart auditing Inpatient, Outpatient, and ER
medical records. She is a member of AAPC, NAMAS and ACHE. She is
currently employed with a university hospital as a Compliance Auditor.
She resides in Shreveport, LA.
Lydia S. Stewart, RN, BSN
received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from McNeese State
University in Lake Charles, La. Lydia currently serves as the Revenue
Cycle Manager at a large regional medical center in Northeast
Louisiana. Lydia has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years, 15 of those
years specializing in Critical Care Nursing and supervision.
Lydia has mentored hundreds of nurses throughout the course of her
nursing career. She is responsible for Medical Audits, Charge Capture,
and governmental compliance audits and reviews. She performs revenue
cycle fundamental and charging education to department directors and
hospital staff. Lydia collaborates with the business office to rectify
billing edit issues. She performs managed care reviews for accurate
payment. Lydia also serves as an independent charge master and
reimbursement consultant to area outpatient service centers. Lydia is a
member of the Louisiana Medical Auditor Association and HFMA.
is the senior ambulatory surgery coder at Maimonides Medical Center in
Brooklyn, NY. She ensures that all charges are captured using
appropriate CPT, ICD-9 codes, and modifiers.
Bunny has trained and supervised entry-level coders at St. Vincent
Medical Center in Staten Island and currently trains student coders at
Maimonides Medical Center. She has many years of experience in
inpatient and professional coding.
In 2007, Ms. Reeves became a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through
the nationally known organization, American Health Information
Management Association (AHIMA).
Sharon L. Blackford,
MA, BA, RMA has over 30 years’ experience in the medical field. She has
a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in
Business Management, and has served as a Registered Medical Assistant
since 1994.She is originally from Chicago, Illinois and has worked in
the United States Army. Sharon joined the US Army when she was 20 years
old and was an active duty Clinical Specialist for 10 years. She was
trained at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., and her first
duty station was Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as a Labor and
Delivery nurse. She also worked in Ft. Devens, Massachusetts in a
Combat Support Hospital and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in both the
Troop Medical Clinics and Family Practice on the Island of Oahu.
After 10 years active duty she worked as a Hemodialysis Technician at
Parkland Hospital in the Outpatient Dialysis Unit. She has worked in
Rheumatology, Surgical Oncology, and Family Practice, and has been the
Practice Administrator of Neurology, Cardiovascular, and Urology
She was a Medical Assisting Instructor for various Allied Health
Schools in the Metroplex in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. She has been the
Director of Education of two proprietary schools Remington College in
Shreveport, LA and Ultrasound Diagnostic School in Irving, Texas. She
moved to the Gulf Coast to accept a position as the Director of
Education of Blue Cliff College was promoted to Campus Director.