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Webinar Speakers

Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC

Kristi is a Senior Consultant with Haugen Consulting Group with more than 20 years of industry experience in coding education and consulting and is a national speaker on topics related to ICD-9, ICD-10, and CPT coding as well as code-based reimbursement. She has designed and developed training programs for inpatient and outpatient hospital-based coding including vascular interventional radiology and interventional cardiology CPT coding.

Kristi has served: on the CHIMA board of directors, as former chairperson of CHIMA’s ICD-10 Task Force, and as a past president of NCHIMA. Kristi devotes extra time to mentoring current and future coders through her Coder Coach blog and is the proud recipient of the 2011 AHIMA Triumph Award for Mentoring. She also received CHIMA’s 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Award for her work with the ICD-10 Task Force.

 

Heather Eminger CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer

Heather is a CCS and AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer. She has worked as a trainer, speaker and Product Manager at Dolbey for over 10 years. Heather has worked with several hospitals and health systems to implement CAC and spoken at numerous State and National AHIMA shows. Other career highlights include co-authoring the AHIMA “CAC 2010-11 Industry Outlook and Resources Report”.

Dennis Kurlinski, Dolbey Program Manager

Dennis leads Dolbey’s Project Management Team, which handles overseeing new Fusion CAC and Fusion CQM systems. He is directly responsible for implementing our largest enterprise systems.

Dennis has been with Dolbey for over 14 years. His enthusiasm for technology and customer service has given him the range needed for the various positions he has held in the Client Services department. His dedication to making clients successful is reinforced by having held every position on our implementation team; from Help Desk Analyst, Trainer, Integration Analyst and Project Manager.

Much like Hannibal from the A-Team, he “loves it when a plan comes together.” Which is something Dennis does well with pride.

Rhonda Crabtree, CPHIMS Organizational Efficiency Officer, Covenant Health, Knoxville, TN

Rhonda has been in healthcare IT for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Applied Organizational Management. She is a regular speaker at State and National AHIMA and HIMSS Conferences and also lead the team that won the Innovation Award in Covenant’s 2015 Performance Excellence Awards for their Central Coding & CDI/CAC Implementation project.