WHIMA Workshop – Coding Roundtable

June 1, 2018
Registration: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM (Front Desk-Lobby)
Workshop: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

3 CEUs Available

Coding as a career is coveted by those seeking entry into the healthcare workforce and by employers pursuing competent job candidates. In this workshop, you will learn tips to sharpen your coding skills by deepening your understanding of clinical documentation as it relates to coding, gain insights to help “bullet-proof” your coding with payers and auditors and hear from coders working in field regarding their career journeys.

Who should attend? HIM coding professionals: New graduates, job seekers, beginning coders and those interested in expanding their clinical knowledge and understanding of compliance related to coding.


12:00 - 12:30 PMRegistration
12:30 - 1:20 PMConnecting the Dots-Clinical Documentation to Codes
Learn to recognize the connection between medications, lab tests
and orders as clinical indicators of acute and chronic diseases.

Rasmussen College Faculty
Dawn Boettcher, MSN-RN - Associate Nursing Faculty
Becky Smith - Program Coordinator/Instructor-Medical Laboratory
Technician Program
Julie Rasmussen - Program Coordinator/Instructor-Medical Assisting

1 CEU - Clinical Foundations
1:30 - 2:20 PMDefend Your Coding—A Coding Auditor’s Insights
Gain insights into coding from the perspective of an auditor.
Become aware of challenges between documentation and codes, the
importance of correct identification of principal diagnosis, complications
and comorbidities, procedures and discharge disposition in DRG
calculations and coding for compliance to prevent fraud and abuse.

Jeanne Matz, RHIT - DRG Auditor, Honor Health

1 CEU - Clinical Data Management
2:30 - 3:20 PMCoder Journeys
Coders will share their career paths from entering the field to
now (education, experience, networking, job seeking, working
remotely and job opportunities). Tips on preparing to enter the
workforce, ongoing growth and skill development, missed opportunities,
and the importance of “soft skills” and teamwork in today’s environment.

Cathy Maynard, RHIA, CCS - Coder
Sue Niedbalski, CCS-P - Coder
Tammy Myers - Coding Support Specialist

1 CEU - Management Development



Sandy Stevens-Berens, MS, RHIT

Sandy Stevens-Berens, MS, RHIT

Over 40 years of experience in Health Information Management witnessing the advent of DRGs, ICD-10 coding and now preparations for HIM-Reimagined! Twenty years of involvement with hiring, training and managing coding functions. The most recent 4 years have been focused on the formal education preparing HIT students for entry into the field of Health Information. Earned the RHIT credential in 1975, a Bachelor’s Degree in 1995 and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Quality in 2008.

Currently employed full time as the HIT Program Coordinator for Rasmussen College in Green Bay.

Dawn M Boettcher, MSN-RN

Dawn M Boettcher, MSN-RN

Associate Nursing Faculty

Currently full time Nursing Faculty at Rasmussen College. Completed Master’s in Nursing, with a focus in Leadership and Management in 2011. Enjoys the education side of Nursing – “why only touch one life when you can touch the lives of thousand through the hands and hearts of others”.  In her free time, she enjoys singing with her church and hanging out with her family.

Becky Smith

Becky Smith

Program Coordinator/Instructor-Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Becky Smith has twenty years in-field experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician with six years in a management role.  She earned a Master’s in Business Administration and has specialization in Chemistry. Currently, Becky is the Program Coordinator for the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Rasmussen College for the past 9 years.

Julie Rasmussen

Julie Rasmussen

Program Coordinator/Instructor-Medical Assisting Program

Julie Rasmussen is a Certified Medical Assistant with over 25 years of clinical experience.  For the past 9 years she has been working at Rasmussen College as the Medical Assisting Program Coordinator and Associate Instructor. Julie has an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Education.   Julie teaches both online and residential Medical Assisting courses.  She helps coordinate the Colleges Medical Assisting externships and clinical placements with over 20 area healthcare organizations.  Julie also acts as a Medical Assisting Program Specialist with The Allied Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) programmatic accreditation team.

Jeanne Matz, RHIT

Jeanne Matz, RHIT

DRG Auditor, Honor Health

Jeanne Matz, RHIT, is a DRG Auditor for the Honor Health Organization based in Arizona.  She has an Associate’s degree in HIM, a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Informatics, holds a CompTIA Project+ Certification with 6 years’ experience in both compliance and DRG auditing.

Cathy Maynard, RHIA, CCS

Cathy Maynard, RHIA, CCS

Cathy Maynard has 15 years coding experience and is an inpatient coder with ThedaCare-Neenah. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from the University of Cincinnati and has RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) and CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) credentials. Cathy is has coded inpatient, trauma, rehabilitation, outpatient and clinic accounts. She also has experience with processing billing edits, denials and auditing and educating physicians and coders.

Sue Niedbalski, CCS-P

Sue Niedbalski, CCS-P

Susan is employed at R1 RCM, Inc., a revenue cycle management company which provides coding services for Ascension. She has 30 years of experience in the HIM field, most recently as a home-based inpatient coder for the last 5 years. Susan is a member of AHIMA and is credentialed as a Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-Based.

Tammy Meyers

Tammy Meyers

Tammy Meyers is a graduate of Rasmussen College-Green Bay campus Health Information Technology Program in 2016. She completed the professional practicum internship at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and was subsequently hired by St. Elizabeth Hospital as a Coding Support Specialist.  Currently working on preparations to sit for the RHIT Exam through AHIMA.


Rasmussen College – Green Bay Campus
904 South Taylor Street
Green Bay, WI 54303


WHIMA Member – $20
Non-Member – $25
Student Member – $10

Registration includes:
Lunch: Subs, chips and drinks
Break: Snack

Group Discounts:

  • WHIMA Offers discounted rates to Members and Non-Members if the criteria are met:
    • If 3 or more WHIMA Members register together for the same type of conference pass, you will receive a discount of 5% for each WHIMA Member.
    • If 3 or more Non-Members register together for the same type of conference pass, you will receive a discount of 5% for each Non-Member.
  • 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

Educator Discount:

25% Discount automatically applied when Educator is selected.


  • 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
  • Substitutions are allowed

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