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Dr. Leah Grebner

Dr. Leah Grebner

Dr. Leah Grebner
Title: Director of Health Information Technology
Dept: Health Information Technology
Office: 234
Phone: (309) 692-4092 x2341
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: lgrebner@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Midstate College
Attn: Dr. Leah Grebner
Director of Health Information Technology
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Office Hours

Course Location Time
General Off campus or Skype Su,Sa 12:00pm–9:00pm
General office 234 by appointment M,Tu,W,Th 7:00am–9:00am
General office 234 M,Tu,W,Th 9:00am–3:00pm
General office 234 by appointment M,Tu,W,Th 3:45pm–9:00pm
General office 234 by appointment F 7:00am–3:00pm

Biography

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.

CERTIFICATION

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)

AWARDS

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Literary Legacy Triumph Award (2012)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) FORE Scholarship (2004)

Clarence E. Baker Scholarship awarded from the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria (2004 – 2007)

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

“Professional Practice Experience: Evolving to Meet the Needs of the Changing HIM Workforce” (2013)

Contributing author for PPE Workgroup for the Journal of AHIMA 84, no.12 (January 2014): 58-62

“How Can I Help You? Top 10 Customer Service Tips for HIM Professionals” (2013)

Primary author for Journal of AHIMA 84, no.5 (May 2013): 32-36.

“Consumer-Facing Health Information Practices" (2012)

Contributing author for Journal of AHIMA 83, no.9 September 2012): 60-63.

“Transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS in the Classroom: Countdown to 2014” (2012)

Contributing author for Journal of AHIMA 83, no.6 (June 2012): 68-73.

Medical Coding: Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS (2012)

Published by McGraw-Hill; ISBN 0073402214

“Teaching the Future: An Educational Response to the AHIMA Core Model” (2011)

AHIMA Educational Strategies Committee, Journal of AHIMA 82, no.10 (October 2011): 34-38.

“Advancing the Academic Transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS” (2010)

AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Academic Transition Workgroup, Journal of AHIMA 81, no.6 (June 2010): 62-66

"Transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS— An Academic Timeline" (2009)

AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Academic Transition Workgroup, Journal of AHIMA 80, no.4 (April 2009): 59-64

Ethics Case Studies for Health Information Management (2008)

Published by Delmar Cengage Learning; ISBN 13: 9781418049300, ISBN 10: 1418049301

"HIM Principles in Health Information Exchange" (2007)

AHIMA e-HIM Workgroup on HIM in Health Information Exchange, Journal of AHIMA 78, no.8 (September 2007)

“Classification of Coagulopathy” (2005)

Journal of AHIMA 76, no. 9. (2005, November-December) Co-authored with Mary Stanfill

“Describe More Details With New Diagnosis Codes for 2005” (2004)

(2004, August). Clinical Coding and Reimbursement, 57-59

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

International

"Promoting Student Success and Engagement Through Mentoring, Professional Association Involvement, and Networking" (2013)

Co-presented with Donna Schnepp

International Federation of Health Information Management Associations 17th Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

National

"Fundamentals of Good Syllabus Construction" (2013)

Co-presented with Cindy Glewwe

American Health Information Management Association Audio seminar

"The World of Imagination: Dreaming of Ways to Introduce ICD-10-PCS into the Classroom" (2012)

American Health Information Management Association Assembly on Education, Orlando, FL

"Fundamentals of Good Syllabus Construction" (2012)

Co-presented with Cindy Glewwe, American Health Information Management Association Assembly on Education, Orlando, FL

"Integrating ICD-10 Into the Curriculum: The Hybrid Phase" (2010)

American Health Information Management Association Assembly on Education, New Orleans, LA

"ICD-10 Panel: Open Questions on ICD-10" (2010)

American Health Information Management Association Assembly on Education, New Orleans, LA

“Transitional Instructional Design to Accommodate ICD-10-CM/PCS” (2009)

American Health Information Management Association Audio seminar, Chicago, IL

“Curriculum Impact/Practice Brief Panel” (2009)

American Health Information Management Association Assembly on Education, Las Vegas, NV

“ICD-10: Ready or Not, Here it Comes!” (2008)

American Association of Medical Assistants Annual Conference, Rosemont, IL

“Addition of Online Component to Professional Practice Experience” (2008)

American Health Information Management Association Assembly on Education, Louisville, KY

“How to Address Practice Problems Through Applied Research” (2007)

American Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

“Introduction to Research” (2007)

American Health Information Management Association Assembly on Education, Chicago, IL

“HIM Careers Evolving With E-HIM and Other New Technology” (2006)

Poster Presentation at American Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

“Coding with Operative Notes” (2005)

American Health Information Management Association, Audio seminar, Chicago, IL

“Hospital Outpatient Reporting – Modifiers” (2005)

American Health Information Management Association, Audio seminar, Chicago, IL

“ICD-9-CM Coding Guidelines” (2004)

American Health Information Management Association, Audio seminar, Chicago, IL

“ICD-10 is Coming. Are You Ready?” (2004)

Brim Healthcare Annual Convention, Nashville, TN

State

“Does Your Career Need an Extreme Makeover?” (2005)

Illinois Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting, Lincolnshire, IL

“Medicaid ER Coding Changes In Illinois” (2004)

Illinois Health Information Management Association Hot Topic Meeting, Melrose Park, IL

“Medicaid ER Coding Changes In Illinois” (2004)

Illinois Health Information Management Association Hot Topic Meeting, East Peoria, IL

Regional

“HIM Promotion of Consumer Engagement in Healthcare” (2014)

Central Illinois Health Information Management Association Quarterly Educational Meeting, Midstate College, Peoria, IL

“Non-Traditional Options for HIM Career Growth” (2013)

Central Illinois Health Information Management Association Quarterly Educational Meeting, Midstate College, Peoria, IL

“Health Literacy” (2012)

Central Illinois Health Information Management Association Quarterly Educational Meeting, Midstate College, Peoria, IL

“Coding Roundtable” (2012)

Panel member for Central Illinois Health Information Management Association Quarterly Educational Meeting, Midstate College, Peoria, IL

“Transition from Practitioner to Teacher” (2011)

Panel member for Central Illinois Health Information Management Association Quarterly Educational Meeting, Midstate College, Peoria, IL

“Update on Transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS” (2010)

Central Illinois Health Information Management Association Quarterly Educational Meeting, Midstate College, Peoria, IL

“Academic Transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS” (2010)

Central Illinois Health Information Management Association Quarterly Educational Meeting, Midstate College, Peoria, IL

“Electronic Health Records” (2007)

McClean County Medical Assisting Association Education Day, Peoria, IL

“Consulting Careers in Health Information Management” (2005)

Presentation to Senior class Health Information Management majors. Illinois State University, Normal, IL

“Master Your Chargemaster” (2004)

Central Illinois Quarterly Educational Meeting, Peoria, IL

“Alternative Career Settings in Health Information Management” (2004)

Presentation to Senior class Health Information Management majors. Illinois State University, Normal, IL

“Coding Roundtable” (2003)

Central Illinois Quarterly Educational Meeting, Morton, IL,

“ICD-9-CM Coding Changes for 2004” (2003)

Central Illinois Quarterly Educational Meeting, Morton, IL,

Workshops

“AHIMA MyPHR” (2007 – 2011)

Trained presenter for AHIMA MyPHR Community Education Campaign

“Coding and Auditing” (2009)

Workshop series for University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, January - March 2009

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

“Avoiding and Responding to Disaster with your Personal Healthcare” Healthy Cells Magazine – Peoria (January 2014): 24

“Blue Button Initiative - What Does it Mean to Consumers and Providers?” Healthy Cells Magazine - Peoria (December 2013): 34

“Paradigm Shifts in Health Information Management” Healthy Cells Magazine - Peoria (September 2013) 18.

“Managing Personal Health Information Using Mobile Applications” Healthy Cells Magazine – Peoria (February 2013) 24.

“Get Involved in Your Healthcare” Healthy Cells Magazine – Peoria (January 2013).

Member of Peoria Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Development Committee 2011-2013

Presentation about creating and maintaining personal health records at Peoria Women in Leadership luncheon, October 10, 2013

Member of Peoria Jaycees 2006-2010

Coordinated and hosted Professional Development Seminar for Peoria Jaycees at Midstate College; included presentation of “Professional Portfolio Development” – October 5, 2010

OFFICES HELD AND COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

National

Member of AHIMA Consumer Engagement Practice Council (2013)

Member of AHIMA Council on Excellence in Education Curriculum Committee (2013)

Member of AHIMA Associate Educator Coalition (2013)

Member of AHIMA Council on Excellence in Education (2012)

Member of AHIMA Consumer Health Practice Council (2012)

Member of AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS in the Classroom Workgroup (2012)

Member of AHIMA Member of AHIMA Educational Strategies Committee (2009 – 2011)

Member of AHIMA Co-chair of ICD-10 Academic Transition Workgroup (2008 – 2009)

Member of AHIMA AHIMA Multinational Curriculum Committee (2008)

Member of FORE Research Committee (2006 – 2008)

Member of AHIMA HIM Principles in eHIM Workgroup (2006 – 2007)

State

Regional Director, Illinois Health Information Management Association (2010 – 2011)

Director of Communication, Illinois Health Information Management Association (2004 – 2006)

Chairman, Speaker subcommittee for Illinois Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting (2005)

Co-Chairman, Speaker subcommittee for Illinois Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting (2004)

Regional Director, Illinois Health Information Management Association (2002 – 2003)

Regional

Past-President, Central Illinois Health Information Management Association (2011 – 2012)

President, Central Illinois Health Information Management Association (2010 – 2011)

President-Elect, Central Illinois Health Information Management Association (2009 – 2010)

Past-President, Central Illinois Health Information Management Association (2003 – 2004)

President, Central Illinois Health Information Management Association (2002 – 2003)

President-Elect, Central Illinois Health Information Management Association (2001 – 2002)

MEMBERSHIPS

American Health Information Management Association (1995 – 2013)

Central Illinois Health Information Management Association (1995 – 2013)

Illinois Health Information Management Association (1995 – 2013)

International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (2006 – 2013)

American Medical Informatics Association (2006 – 2008)

Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (2008 - 2013)

Education

  • PhD in Health Services, Specialization in Community Health Promotion and Education, 2014
    Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

    Dissertation Title:
    "Learning Style Needs and Effectiveness of Health Literacy Education"

  • AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Academy, Las Vegas, NV, 2009
    American 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, 2005
    University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Healthcare Management Concentration, 2003
    Midstate College, Peoria, IL
  • Associate degree in Medical Records Technology, 1996
    Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL

    Additional courses included: Microsoft Office 97, COBOL programming

  • Certificate in Medical Record Technology, 1996
    American 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, 1990
    Methodist Medical Center School of Nursing, Peoria, IL
  • Attended as Chemistry/Biology major, Music minor, 1988
    Bradley University, Peoria, IL

    Classes included: Chemistry, Biology, Calculus, Nutrition, Literature, Art, and Music

Work Experience

  • McGraw-Hill (2010–present)
    Author

    Medical Coding: Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
    ISBN: 0073402214

  • Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL (2009–2010)
    PRN Coder

    Coding inpatient and outpatient records on a PRN basis for acute care hospital.
    www.proctor.org

  • 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.

    www.maximhealthinformationservices.com

  • 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.


    www.yprocorp.com

  • 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