WHIMA & MHIMA Webinar – CMS.gov: A Guided Tour

WHIMA and MHIMA are pleased to present a webinar entitled, CMS.gov: A Guided Tour, on October 16, 2019.


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) website, CMS.gov, is one of the largest and most comprehensive payor websites available to the public. Not only does it offer guidance and program information for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, but buried in this website’s overwhelming amount of data and information is a treasure trove of guidance for coding, documentation improvement, and billing teams. Join us to discover how your organization can benefit from a guided tour of CMS.gov.


At the completion of this webinar, participants will understand:

  • Important coding, billing and documentation guidelines provided by CMS
  • How and where to find links to CMS coverage guidelines (LCDs and NCDs)
  • How to interpret and apply CMS guidelines, policies and procedures to improve your organization’s coding, billing and documentation practices


Melissa Cartier, RHIT, CCS-P has been in the health care field for over 12 years. In that time, she has gained experience in multiple areas of both large and small organizations. In her current role as the PB Coding Education Specialist at North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale, MN she is responsible for coaching and training of coding staff, coding-related data analytics and developing coding policies and procedures. She has previous experience as an Adjunct Instructor at both St. Paul College and Anoka Technical College and is an AHIMA Mentor.

Katie O’Hearn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, CRC is a versatile HIM professional and educator. Her background includes work as a Coding Supervisor, Trainer, Program Coordinator of an AAS HIT program, HIM Supervisor and ProFee Coder. Currently, she is the Provider Education Program Manager with Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN and an Adjunct Instructor at Anoka Technical College.

CEU:  1 CEU – Clinical Data Management

AHIMA Member Price:  $25

Non-Member Price:  $30