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  1. 1. Dr. Barbara A. Julian-Garner DEL/MS/BS/RHIT 2013 1010 Old Monongah Road Fairmont, West Virginia 26554 304-3290-1400 Extension 320 Work 304-612-4680 Cell and Home EDUCATION: 2013 Completed all requirements for graduation December 2013 Doctorate of Executive Leadership 3.9 GPA 2008 Masters of Strategic Leadership, Mountain State University 1993 Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Information, Fairmont State University 1991 Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology, Fairmont State University 1991 Associate of Arts in General Studies, Fairmont State University 1991 Accredited Records Technician Credentials obtained (American Health Information Management Association) EMPLOYMENT April 2011 to Present Director of Health Information Management/Privacy Officer, Preston Memorial Hospital 300 South Price Street, Kingwood WV. Supervisor: Robert Milvet, CFO 304329-1400,Extension 700. Plan, supervise and coordinate overall department activities in order to meet established goals and insure quality service. Project Manager for ICD-10 hospital and physician community conversion. Responsible for meeting external agency regulatory standards, including Conditions of Participation, complying with corporate policy and procedures, managing supplies and equipment, for promoting teamwork with physicians and all health care providers, for promoting internal and external customer satisfaction, and for appropriate resource management. Provide leadership in Legal Compliance Operations and Performance Improvement and is designated as the HIPAA Privacy Officer and is assigned all those duties described by the law. Serves as legal custodian of all medical records, including those filed in divergent locations. Responsible for ongoing physician education, hospital wide education, and physician office education with regards to coding and reimbursement issues.
  2. 2. Responsible for the second phase of the Electronic Health Record as it pertains to Preston Memorial Hospital and meaningful use regulations. Responsible for developing and implementing educational seminars for ICD10 coding systems. Continuously improving the electronic format of how Preston Memorial does business. RAC Audit Coordinator Member of Ethics Committee, Performance Improvement Committee, Compliance Committee, Revenue Cycle Committee, and Forms Committee November 2010 to Present Adjunct Faculty Mountain State University, Beckley, West Virginia.Dr. Elizabeth VanderWeil, Dean of Organizational Leadership. March 2006 to April 2011 Medical Programs Coordinator and Instructor for West Virginia Junior College 148 Willey Street, MorgantownWV Supervisor: Patty Callen and Leanne Cardoso 304-296-8282  Develop and implement new classes and programs  Review instructional material for classes  Develop and improve class syllabi  Developed and implemented new Medical Coding Program  Student Advisor  Externship Proctor  Review new externship sites  Instructor (Medical Terminology I&II, Medical Administrative Process, Health Law, ICD9 Coding, CPT Coding, Quality Health Management)  On-going review of Program for accreditation purposes  Proctor for credentialing tests  Inventory of Medical lab and purchasing of equipment  Developed and Implemented school wide disaster plan May 2004 to February 2006 Director of Operations for Fairmont Management Service Organization 606 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont WV Supervisor: George Boyles 304-367-7100  Director of Operations for a physicians group  Corporate Privacy Officer  Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable  Payroll  Customer Service  Human Relations/Personnel  Manage offsite Physician Offices  Billing and Coding Supervisor  Prepare annual budget  Supervise over 20 employees
  3. 3.      Perform billing and coding audits Educate staff on coding and privacy issues Educate physicians on documentation and billing issues Research insurance denials Prepare and present financial reports to corporate management September 2003 to September 2004 Part Time Instructor for the North Central WV OIC (Opportunities Industrializations Center) 120 Jackson Street, Fairmont, WV. Supervisor: Thelma Ford 304-366-8142  Patient Communication  Transcription  Workplace Skills  Anatomy and Physiology  ICD9-CM Coding Developed and Implemented  CPT Coding Developed and Implemented  Medical Billing April 2003-September 2003 Clinical Care Consultant American Medical Facilities Management(AMFM) 240 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301, Supervisor: Barbara Neidig, 304-344-1623.  Performed chart audits  Wrote and updated Policies and Procedures  Performed mock state surveys  Provided assistance and education in Health Care Services to 11 state wide facilities July 2003 – Present Consultant Self owned company: Complete Coding Solutions  Review charts and recommend audits for the FBI and Federal agents for medical fraud issues.  Coding backlog  ER Audit for a large hospital: Reviewed E&M selection for patient visit  Physician training February 2001 – April 2003 Coding Compliance Coordinator Fairmont General Hospital, 1325 Locust Ave.Fairmont, West Virginia 26554: Supervisor: Brenda Cafazza 304-367-7100  Training and Development of staff/physicians/hospital wide  Quarterly audits performed for DRG assignment  Worked on hospital wide teams on improvement processes  Developed and Implemented Coding Class  Continuing education for coders approved through AHIMA  HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
  4. 4.       ICD10 Patient registration and Patient Scheduling Training Program Developed and Implemented Medical Terminology Class Medical Necessity training hospital wide Write off issues addressed and a decrease in money lost was obtained Developed Physician office managers Training Programs September 2000-September 2001  Established and Co-owned West Virginia Coding Consortium, Incorporated  Developed and taught Medical Terminology, Coding and Reimbursement  Developed Objectives and Goals for Continuing Education Hours  Outside consultant for hospitals and physician offices  Performed audits for both hospitals and physician offices  Provided training to physicians and staff  Provided coding training to Blue Cross nurses  Worked as a consultant for the FBI, National White Collar Crime, State Police, and Rita Valdrini, Assistant U.S. Attorney General Office Wheeling WV September 1996 –August 2000 Auditor/Trainer, University Health Associates, Morgantown, West Virginia. Supervisor: Donna Pitrolo, 304-293-4270. Management of UHA Billing personnel with regards to UHA Corporate Compliance Policies Provided education corporation- wide on coding and billing issues. Performed physician and billing audits Conducted pre-payment audits as needed Educated residents and medical students on billing and coding issues as it pertains to teaching hospitals. Worked with payors on billing and coding issues. February 1994 – September 1996 Data Abstractor/Coder. West Virginia University Hospital, Inc. Morgantown, West Virginia. Supervisor: Cathy Allen and Melissa Martin. Data Abstracting and Data entry of all ICD9 and CPT codes ICD-9 inpatient coding and DRG assignment CPT coding for outpatient visits August 1991 – February 1994 Data Abstractor/Coder, The Washington Hospital, Washington, Pennsylvania. Supervisor: Judith Adler McNutt Data Abstracting and Data Entry ICD9 inpatient coding and DRG Assignment
  5. 5. CPT coding for outpatient services September 1998-August 2002 Part-Time Instructor Fairmont State College, Fairmont West Virginia  Medical Terminology  ICD-9-CM Coding  CPT-4 Coding  Adjunct professor September 1996-September 1997 Part-TimeInstructor Vocational Center, Morgantown, West Virginia  ICD-9-CM Coding  CPT-4 Coding ACTIVITIES AND HONORS:               Graduate Counsel Member 2010 Mountain State University Preston County Kiwanis elected Vice President Selected as a member of Omicron Psi Honor Society at Mountain State University 2010 to present. Voted Instructor of the Quarter Fall 2006 and Winter 2007(West Virginia Junior College) 2006 appointed as a book reviewer for AHIMA 2003 appointed as the Coding Facilitator for the State of West Virginia by AHIMA(American Health Information Association) and SCC (Society of Clinical Coders). Past President of West Virginia Health Information Management Association 2001-2002. Distinguished Member West Virginia Health Information Management Association 2002. Education Chairperson for the Society of Clinical Coders 1999-2000 Co-Chair for the Coding Quality Advisory Committee for the State of West Virginia 2003. Education Co-Chair West Virginia Health Information Management Association Program 1991 to 1999. Published articles on coding for RIPAC (Regional Integrated Provider Access Corporation). Developed and Implemented Skills Day at West Virginia Junior College Developed and Implemented school wide disaster plans for all West Virginia Junior college campuses. This was my Masters Action Research Project.