HIMSS ICD-10 Speakers Bureau

Welcome to the HIMSS ICD-10 Speakers Bureau! To help you with your ICD-10 transition, members of the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force are available to share their knowledge and experience on operationalizing ICD-10. Should you be interested in inviting a speaker to present to your organization, please contact Pam Jodock at pjodock@himss.org or 312-507-9924.

Please note: Speaker is responsible for negotiating reimbursement of all related expenses for delivering presentations. Requesting organizations are responsible for reaching agreements with speakers. HIMSS is not responsible for any financial agreements/arrangements made between speaker and requesting organization.

Current ICD-10 Speakers Bureau

Anita Archer, CPC

Anita Archer, CPC
AHIMA-approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer & Ambassador
Director, Regulatory & Compliance
Hayes Management

Anita has 30 years of extensive management experience in the healthcare industry with an emphasis on regulatory ICD-10 code set migration efforts, revenue cycle management, HIPAA compliance, and clinical documentation improvement.

Region: Henderson/Las Vegas, NV/50 mile radius.

 
F. Phil Cartagena, Jr., MBA, CPHIMS, PMP

F. Phil Cartagena Jr., MBA, PMP, CPHIMS
Senior Project Director
UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine

Phil is a terminologist and has over 20 years’ experience in program management, business process redesign, and technology implementations. Phil has certifications from PMI, HL7 and HIMSS. He is also an adjunct Professor at Boston University, and is a member of the CPHIMS Technical Committee.

Region: Greater Boston area/will consider other travel in US.

 
Ann Chenoweth, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Ann Chenoweth, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
Senior Director of Industry Relations
3M Health Information Systems

Ann creates and builds high-value partnerships with leading healthcare associations and industry executives. She is a nationally recognized speaker on topics related to payment methodologies, ICD-10 and clinical documentation improvement.

Region: Western & Pacific: Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming.

 
Elaine Lips, RHIA

Elaine Lips, RHIA
President & CEO
ELIPSe, Inc.

Elaine has more than 30 years of experience in HIM consulting and information systems in the user, integrated health organizations, and vendor environment. She is a frequent speaker and author and was the recipient of AHIMA’s Visionary Award.

Region:Western & Pacific: Colorado, Nevada, Utah, California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii.

 
Judy Monestime, MBA, CDIP, CPC, CPC-I

Judy Monestime, MBA, CDIP, CPC, CPC-I
AHIMA-approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer & Ambassador
Consultant & Educator

Judy is an independent healthcare consultant and adjunct professor. She is a recognized expert in coding regulations and excels at providing education, project management and process improvement. Her expertise is in ICD-10 and the various reimbursement systems, ICD-10 assessments and implementing clinical documentation improvement programs and education for providers and coders.

Region: South Florida including Miami, Broward, Palm Beach County.

 
Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS, CRA, RCC, CPC, CPC-H

Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS, CRA, RCC, CPC, CPC-H
President
Coding Strategies, Inc.

Melody is a frequent speaker and nationally recognized author. During her 20-plus years of experience, she has held the position of Vice-President of Billing Compliance for the largest national billing company and has extensive expertise in billing and collections, coding and compliance, management engineering, and operations improvement.

Region: Atlanta, GA; will consider other travel in US.

 
Penny Osmon Bahr, CHC, CPC, CPC-I, PCS

Penny Osmon Bahr, CHC, CPC, CPC-I, PCS
Director
Avastone Health Solutions

Ms. Osmon Bahr has more than 20 years’ industry experience. She currently provides strategic guidance on revenue cycle, ICD-10, quality and health information technology for clients throughout the Midwest. She is a member of the Wisconsin ICD-10 Task Force Steering Committee, participates on the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force and is a member of HFMA.

Region: Midwest: Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

 
Paresh Shah, MBA

Paresh Shah, MBA
Founder & President
MindLeaf Technologies, Inc.

Paresh has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare technology, medical administrative services, medical compliance and consulting with his specialty being in healthcare regulatory compliance. He has been recognized in Inc 500/5000 and the Boston Business Journal / Fast 50 (2009-2011) and is a member of the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force.

Region: East Coast: Massachusetts, Connecticut Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island

 
Rhonda Taller, MHA

Rhonda Taller, MHA
Payer & Value Solutions – Advocacy
American College of Cardiology

Rhonda is a current member and past chair of HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force and serves as co-chair of the WEDI ICD-10 Transition Workgroup. Rhonda has over 30 years of experience within the health industry and is a frequent speaker at HIMSS, WEDI and AHIMA. Rhonda received her MHA in health planning from George Washington University.

Region: Washington DC, East Coast area