Kim Seery, RHIT, CDIP, CCS, CHDA, CPC, CRC
Christiana Care Health System
With a team of over 7,000 professional staff members, our knowledge makes the difference between delivering good and great care.
AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer
Associate Director of Coding and Data Quality
Christiana Care Health System
Kim Seery, RHIT, CDIP, CCS, CHDA, CPC, CRC, is the Associated Director of Coding and Data Quality at Christiana Care Health System, a major teaching hospital, with two campuses and a standalone emergency room located in Delaware. She has taught several ICD-10 coding workshops and continues to work mentoring coders and aspiring HIM managers. Her management experience includes working with HIM professionals and CDI staff. She is an active member of AHIMA, ACDIS, and the AAPC and is the 2018-2020 Delaware AHIMA CSA President. She is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-CM/PCS trainer and has almost 15 years in the HIM profession.
CEO/CCO, Superior Education & Auditing
Sue serves as VP of Compliance and Education for RRS services, working to provide educational resources to staff, clients and patients.
Sue graduated from Ferris State University in Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in HIM, and a Master’s in Career and Technology Education, with a focus on Training and Development in the workforce. With more than 25 years in the field, Sue’s career has included working in acute care hospitals, very large multi-specialty physician groups, integrated healthcare systems, a staff-model HMO and Education. She has enjoyed teaching, both on the job and in the classroom, working with HIM students, physicians, support staff, coders, billers and administration.
AVP, ACIO, IS Business Operations & HIM
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gilbert Davis currently serves as AVP, ACIO of IS Business Operations, IT Service Mgmt. & Continuity, HIM, Strategy & Planning and the Project Management Office. Gilbert joined CHOP in 2007. Prior to joining the hospital, Gilbert worked in a variety of healthcare Director and Corporate level roles and has over 25 years of experience as a subject matter expert in various aspects of health information management, revenue cycle and IS.
Gilbert began his allied health career as an ICD-9-CM Coder. He also served as Director of HIM at a major local acute care teaching hospital and trauma facility in the Philadelphia area as well as a Senior Consultant and Account Executive for a healthcare outsourcing company. He has been a Regional Director of Coding Compliance and HIM for one of the largest healthcare corporations in America with responsibility of the Northeast Region.
Gilbert currently serves as an Advisory Board member of a local university’s HIT Program. He also serves on the Advisory Board for a nationally known medical and health education publishing company based in Atlanta, Georgia. At CHOP, Gilbert also serves in an advisory capacity to the Chief Executive Officer as a member of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council and has chaired multiple enterprise-wide CHOP committees, workgroups, and initiatives. His community service also includes service as a fiduciary Board Director for a non-profit that prepares children for college and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
A native Philadelphian, Gilbert now resides in Delaware.
Corporate Medical Director Managed Care
Network Development and Medical Management
Baptist Health South Florida
Lorena Chicoye, MD graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana School of Pharmacy. She received her MD from the University of Wisconsin. After completing a Family Medicine residency and fellowships in Adolescent Medicine and Faculty Development, at Cook County Hospital, she worked as the Medical Director of the Ounce of Prevention School Based Clinics on Chicago’s Westside. She left Chicago to become faculty and Director for Community Programs in the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She developed the Teen and Young Adult Clinic, a school linked clinic and New Start Clinic, for the working poor women of Milwaukee, both providing comprehensive health care. She also developed medical curriculum in family medicine, pelvic exam, and adolescent medicine. Upon leaving academia, Dr.
Chicoye worked for three health plans as a Medical Director, United Health Care, George Washington University Health Plan, and Amerigroup Health Plan. After learning the internal workings of the managed care companies, Dr. Chicoye chose to work on the hospital side of medicine, becoming the physician advisor for the West Volusia Division of Florida Hospital and then becoming the Corporate Medical Director for Managed Care, Network Development, and Medical Management for Baptist Health of South Florida.
Her honors include the Martin Luther King Jr., Humanitarian Award, the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine for Excellence in Teaching Award, an Emmy nomination for a TV segment on Teen Suicide, the Legacy award as one of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals of 2011, and the Voice of the Customer Award Bridging the Gap from Nuance. Her most recent accomplishments have been noted in the Journal of the HFMA highlighting the success of her unique Clinical Documentation Improvement Program that she developed using international physicians. She has also been published in peer reviewed journals, Family Medicine Textbooks and has served on a number of editorial boards for medical journals.
Sr. Director – Revenue Cycle
Hurley Medical Center
Michael Marulli is the Sr. Director of Revenue Cycle Services at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI. In this role Michael has full management responsibilities over revenue cycle operations for both hospital and professional services, including registration, coding, clinical documentation improvement, physician education, utilization review, pre-authorization and denial management, prebilling and collection, cash posting / reconciliation, and customer service.
Michael is no stranger to Revenue Cycle operations, having spent 35+ years as a manager / director over multiple patient accounting departments. In these leadership roles he has lead successful accounts receivable reduction efforts, system conversions, and several process improvement initiatives. Before joining Hurley Medical Center in 2009, Michael worked 26+ years for a diverse range of organizations in the metro Detroit area, including Henry Ford Health System, Ascension Health, Bon Secours Health System, and Beaumont Health.
Michael’s varied background and experience gained by working within these prestigious, diverse, and highly integrated health systems provided the perfect foundation and experience for him in leading the complete revenue cycle process now at Hurley Medical Center.
Senior Director of Health Information Management
Rochester Regional Health System
Senior Director for HIM & CDI for Rochester Regional Health System (RRH) in Rochester, NY. RRH is an integrated health system that includes five hospitals, ElderONE/PACE and home health programs, outpatient laboratories, rehabilitation programs and surgical centers, independent and assisted living centers and skilled nursing facilities. RRH serve families in communities from the Greater Rochester area across Western New York and the Finger Lakes region.
Judy joined RRH in 2011 and has an extensive background in Coding, CDI, CDM management, utilization management and denial management as well as HIM operational experience. A 2013 graduate of St. Scholastica’s dual Master’s program in HIM & IT/Leadership, Judy has been a key leader in both the ICD-10 transition and in converting legacy EHRs to EPIC. A member of AHA’s Coding Clinic for HCPCs since 2003, she previously served a four year term on CMS’s APC Panel including chairing the visits and status indicators subcommittee.
Judy is a dedicated HIM professional with over 30 years of experience who is interested in leading her organization through the fundamental changes taking place in healthcare today. Preparing for new payment models, improving revenue cycle performance, and developing data governance functions related to interoperability are areas of current interest.
Assistant Vice President of Coding Quality, Operations and Denials Management
Northwell Health System
Bridgette Kreuder, RN, CCS, CPC, ICD-10-CM Trainer is currently working Northwell Health System as the Assistant Vice President of Coding Quality, Operations and Denials Management for the Northwell Health System in New York. With more than 25 years experience in the Health Information Management profession, she is responsible for the Centralization of the Quality and Audit programs, the system wide education programs and the denials management for all comercial denials for 11 of the acute care facilities withing the NSLIJHS. Included in the Centralization is the Development of an Extensive Quality Program and the Development and Management of the continuing ICD-10 Mentoring Program for over 200 ICD-10 coders. Prior to accepting the role of AVP in March of 2014, she held the position of Director of Quality Coding and Appeals.
In this role, she was responsible for the development and implementation of system wide coding education sessions for the health systems' coders, clinical documentation specialists, physicians and other hospital staff. Bridgette has an extensive understanding of denials management. Additional responsibilities in this role included the management of the appeals process for the health systems' Recovery Audit Contractor enterprise. Other positions held in the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System included Director of Patient Financial Services at which time she was accountable for the oversight of the outpatient Medicare appeals process and assisted in the creation of a database for the tracking of all rebuttals.
She has an extensive knowledge of outpatient charging and charge master maintenance as well as substantial experience in inpatient and outpatient coding audit services. Before working for the NSLIJ Health System, she was employed as a registered nurse in a large tertiary facility on Long Island. She has an undergraduate degree in Nursing
Medical Director - Medicare Risk Operations
Dr. James M. Taylor is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician, Certified Professional Coder and AHIMA approved ICD-10 trainer. After residency in Dayton, Ohio, he was in private practice in Xenia, OH for 8 years. His practice included typical small town responsibilities including CCU/ICU, Neonatal ICU, OB, and Office Practice. During that time, he was the physician business lead for his group and was also Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee, and served on the Executive Committee for Greene Memorial Hospital. He was a Clinical Associate Professor at Wright State University School of Medicine.
In 1995 he joined Kaiser Permanente, an HMO in Denver, Colorado that currently has over 600,000 patients at 21 clinical locations. He served on the EMR team for 3 years as a physician trainer and system administrator. He served as the Physician Director of Coding from 2002 to 2007 and was the Medical Director of Revenue Cycle and Claims from 2007 to 2015. He was elected to CPMG's board of directors, a 1,000 doctor medical group, and was elected the Chair of the Board for 2 of the 4 years. He served as the Kaiser Program Co-Chair for ICD-10 compliance in addition to his Revenue Cycle/Claims responsibilities. He is a frequent speaker and published author for AHIMA, HCCA, AAPC and other Health Information organizations. In 2013, he successfully completed Harvard Business School's Executive Leadership Program at Harvard's MBA program. In 2015, he became the Chief Medical Officer for Colorado Access. At the 2015 National Rise Conference, he received the Dr. Martin Block Award for Clinical Innovation and Excellence. In 2016, Dr. Taylor joined Iora Health as their Medical Director for Medicare Risk Operations.
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