WHIMA Coding Roundtable

Connecting the Dots—Part II


May 31, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT



CEU – This program has been approved for three (3) continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).


Rasmussen College - Green Bay Campus

904 Taylor St. Suite 100 | Green Bay, WI 54303
(Across from Taylor Creek)

Phone: 920-432-1234



12:00 - 1:00 PM


Lunch: Grab and Go lunch provided (may be eaten during the sessions)

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Acute Coronary Syndromes, Complications and Related Procedures

Define specific cardiac related syndromes, signs and symptoms, diagnostics, and treatment modalities.

Lisa Hansen, MSN, RN

Lisa is currently the Assistant Nursing Professor-Rasmussen College. She received her BSN from Marquette university in Milwaukee, WI in 1982 and her MSN from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2011.

CEU: 1.0 Clinical Foundations

1:55 - 2:45 PM

Significance of Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs

This session will include the following topics:

  • Impact of documentation gaps on reimbursement, mortality data, and severity of illness.
  • CDS role in PSI’s and HAC’s.
  • Clinical validation and how does it protect the hospital in audits.
  • Denial management strategies
  • Importance of relationship building with physicians, other healthcare providers and coders.
  • Physician education and engagement.
Kristine Grunewald, BSN, RN, RHIT, CCDS

Kristine graduated from UW-Oshkosh with my BSN in 2000. She worked as a staff RN for 13 years in many areas including Med/surg, Psych/eating disorder, Corrections, and Long-term care/rehab. In 2012 while attending school for her HIT degree, Kristine began working as a Clinical Documentation Specialist at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, WI. In 2013, she obtained she CCDS (Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist) certification and in 2016 she obtained my RHIT certification. Kristine is still currently working as a CDS at St. Agnes Hospital.

CEU: 1.0 Clinical Data Management

2:45 - 3:00 PM


3:00 - 3:50 PM

Coder Panel Discussion

The panel will provide insight into the journeys of coders to be compliant and competent in minimizing the impact of denials and rejections. The panel will also share the commitment to life-long learning and the skills, education and experience necessary to become competent and credible as a coder

Panelists: Inpatient and Ambulatory Coders

Deb Wenig, RHIA

Day Surgery Coder

Deb Wenig has worked for Thedacare for 18 years where she currently is a coder for day surgery accounts. She has also worked for St. Elizabeth Hospital, Calumet Medical Center in Chilton and the Fond du Lac Clinic. Deb received her education at Viterbo College in LaCrosse, WI. In her free time, Deb enjoys visiting with family and friends, reading quilting and being outside.

Sue Banta, RHIT, CCS

Senior Coding Consultant
IMedX, Inc.

After obtaining an associate degree in medical records, Sue began coding ambulatory surgeries in the late 1980’s. Over the next decade, she gained experience coding all patient types while working in several different acute care facilities. In the early 2000’s, Sue entered a nine-year hiatus from her health information employment status (due to personal reasons). During that interval, she maintained an active RHIT credential and successfully re-entered the field after obtaining a CCS credential, this time as a remote coding specialist for Amphion Medical Solutions.

Opportunities were abundant with significant growth occurring throughout the industry due to advancement in EHR’s, software development and the impending implementation of ICD-10-CM. In 2012, Sue took a consulting position within Amphion (acquired by IMedX, Inc in 2016). She settled into more of an educational role working one-on-one with individuals, both novice coders and others with a need to expand skills in targeted areas or specialties.

In her current role at IMedX, Inc, as Senior Coding Consultant, Sue performs both external client audits and internal quality reviews. She provides coding advice for challenging ambulatory surgery cases. Sue is also involved with our Education Consultant team assisting in the development of CPT webinars and a weekly newsletter.


Cathy Maynard, RHIA, CCS

Inpatient Coder

Cathy has been in the HIM field for over 15 years. She is currently an inpatient coder for ThedaCare. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management and is RHIA and CCS credentialed through AHIMA. She also has experience processing billing edits, denials, and auditing and educating physicians and coders.

Terri Wuensch, RHIT CCS

Inpatient Coding Quality Analyst
UW Health

Terri Wuensch has over 25 years of inpatient coding experience including the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding.  Currently, Terri is employed at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI as an Inpatient Coding Quality Analyst.  Prior to that she was employed as an Inpatient Coder with St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI.   Terri earned the RHIT credential in 1992 and the CCS credential in 2008. Her current position includes working very closely with the Inpatient Coding team as well as the Clinical Documentation staff to help maintain a working relationship between the two teams, and to help foster the DRG reconciliation program.

CEU: 1.0 Clinical Data Management





3:50 - 4:00 PM

Wrap Up


Member: $20
Non-Member: $25

Group Discounts:

WHIMA Offers discounted rates to Members and Non-Members if the criteria are met: If 3 or more individuals from the same organization (not health corporation) register together for the meeting, you will receive a discount of 5% for each registration.

Student Members are not eligible for group discounts.

Group discounts are only available when all registrants are registered at the same time, on the same registration. Discounts are automatically reflected once three registrants are added to a single registration


Full refund less a 15% processing fee for any cancellations prior to one week before the educational event

Full refund less a 50% processing fee for any cancellations within 7 days of the educational event

Full refund for any cancellations due to emergency

  • Cancellations due to emergency must be submitted in writing to the WHIMA Executive Office
  • Full refund for cancellations due to emergency must be approved by the President

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