Dr. Leah A. Grebner
|Title:||Director of Health Information Management|
|Dept:||Health Information Management|
|Phone:||(309) 692-4092 x2340|
Attn: Dr. Leah A. Grebner
Director of Health Information Management
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614
|General||Office 234||M 8:00am–2:00pm|
|General||Office 234||Tu 8:00am–12:00pm|
|General||Office 234||W 12:00pm–2:00pm|
|General||Office 234||Th 8:00am–11:30am|
|General||by appointment||F 8:00am–3:00pm|
|BIO121 - IN CLASS||128||W 8:00am–12:00pm|
|HI215 - IN CLASS||208||Tu 12:30pm–4:05pm|
Leah Grebner, PhD, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA has 25+ years of experience in the Health Information Management career field. Her diverse background includes acute care inpatient and outpatient, home health, skilled nursing, physician office, and consulting in a variety of settings. She enjoys sharing her passion for this career field, not only through teaching, but also by volunteering with professional organizations at the regional, state, and national levels.
Leah is currently a member of the AHIMA Consumer Engagement Practice Council. Her greatest area of passion in the Health Information Management field is provision of education to the public regarding personal health records and health literacy. This has also inspired her to pursue her dissertation research study related to promoting health literacy. Leah enjoys being actively involved in professional organizations, giving presentations, and writing for both professional and layperson audiences. She has published two textbooks, "Medical Coding: Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS" in February 2012, and "Ethics Case Studies for Health Information Management" in 2008."
Leah was awarded the Literary Legacy Triumph Award by the American Health Information Management Association in 2012 and she delivered her first international presentation, "Promoting Student Success and Engagement Through Mentoring, Professional Association Involvement, and Networking" at the 17th Congress of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in May 2013.
Fellow of American Health Information Management Association (2008)
Registered Health Information Administrator, No. 26180(2003)
Registered Health Information Technician, No. 40753(1996)Certified Coding Specialist, No. C09047 (1996)
PhD in Health Services, Specialization in Community Health Promotion and Education, 2014Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
"Learning Style Needs and Effectiveness of Health Literacy Education"
AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Academy, Las Vegas, NV, 2009American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
A workshop combining two online courses, providing basic training in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, and three days of face-to-face training focused on engaging the trainer with in-class intermediate and advanced ICD-10 coding exercises.
Master of Science in Health Service Administration, 2005University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Bachelor of Business Administration - Healthcare Management Concentration, 2003Midstate College, Peoria, IL
Associate degree in Medical Records Technology, 1996Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL
Additional courses included: Microsoft Office 97, COBOL programming
Certificate in Medical Record Technology, 1996American Health Information Management Association, Chicago, IL
Passed Certified Coding Specialist exam in July 1996 and Accredited Record Technician exam in October 1996
Attended Nursing Program, 1990Methodist Medical Center School of Nursing, Peoria, IL
Attended as Chemistry/Biology major, Music minor, 1988Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Classes included: Chemistry, Biology, Calculus, Nutrition, Literature, Art, and Music
Cengage Learning (2017)Author/Editor
Management of Health Information: Functions and Applications, Second Edition
Medical Coding: Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL (2009–2010)PRN Coder
Coding inpatient and outpatient records on a PRN basis for acute care hospital.
Delmar Cengage Learning (2008–2009)Author
Ethics Case Studies for Health Information Management
ISBN 13: 9781418049300
ISBN 10: 1418049301
Midstate College, Peoria, IL (2005–present)Director, Health Information Technology
Maxim Coding Solutions, Gardena, CA (2004–2005)Remote Coder
Remote coding for inpatient and outpatient records, including VA accounts.
Midstate College, Peoria, IL (2002–2005)Adjunct Faculty, Department of Allied Health, Midstate College
Evening instructor for AH 200, Medical Office Procedures III (coding)
OSF Home Care, Peoria, IL (2001–2002)Supervisor of Health Information
Supervised of 7-9 office employees, prepared monthly statistics, and applied knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and other third party billing regulations.
YPRO Corporation, Corydon, IN (2000–2004)Manager of Remote Coding and Development
Managed coders working out of their homes, development of educational material for internal and external use, quality and compliance audits for work done by coders and auditors, tracking regulatory changes for clients and internal staff, marketing services to healthcare facilities, and presentation of education seminars. Subcontractor from November 2000 through November 2002; became a full-time employee in December 2002.
Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL (2000–2005)Adjunct Instructor, Department of Health Occupations
Evening instructor for HEOCC 040, Introduction to CPT Coding
Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, Peoria, IL (1997–1998)PRN Coder
Coded inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation records for acute care hospital on PRN basis.
Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL (1994–2001)Coder
Coded records for acute care hospital inpatient, outpatient diagnostic, emergency department, addiction treatment, and skilled nursing services.
Peoria Family Medicine, Peoria, IL (1991–1992)Transcriptionist
Transcribed dictated reports and correspondence for Dr. Les Johnson and Dr. Henry San German.
Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL (1989–1994)Clerical
Held various clerical positions including outpatient diagnostic clerk, outpatient surgery clerk, abstractor, and quality assurance abstractor.
Awards and Certifications
AHIMA Literary Legacy Triumph Award, 2012
Fellow of American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA), 2008
Fellow of American Health Information Management Association.
The AHIMA Fellowship Program is a program of earned recognition for AHIMA members who have made significant and sustained contributions to advancement of the Health Information Management (HIM) discipline through meritorious service, excellence in professional practice, excellence in HIM education, and advancement of the profession through innovation and knowledge sharing. Individuals who earn fellowship may use the designation Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA). The names of these individuals will be maintained in the AHIMA Registry of Fellows.
For additional information and a list of Fellows, go to http://www.ahima.org/fellow
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), 2003
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), 1996
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), 1996