Carol S. Fremaux
|Dept:||Health Information Management|
|Phone:||(309) 692-4092 x2361|
Attn: Carol S. Fremaux
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614
2017 Winter Term (November 13th, 2017–February 18th, 2018)
Number of classes: 5
I began my career in Health Information Management (formerly called Medical Records) in 1976. I have held various positions in acute care hospitals, a rehab facility, a credentialing company and a transcription service in the states of Illinois, Florida and Colorado. My job titles have included: Director, Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader, Coordinator, Coder, and Transcriptionist. My vast experience allows me to share my knowledge of the "real world" thus enhancing textbook information.
Bachelor's Degree in Medical Record Administration, 1980Illinois State University
Associate's Degree in Medical Record Technology, 1977Illinois Central College
Graham Hospital (2016)Certified Coding Speciality
I coded inpatient, outpatient, ER and ambulatory surgery health records.
Midstate College (2007–present)Instructor
I teach full-time in Health Information Technology along with the Medical Coding and Billing program.
Pekin Hospital (2001–2009)Senior Supervisor
I started as the Release of Information Coordinator along with the responsbility for coding inpatient charts. I was promoted to Senior Supervisor with the responsbility of supervising all employees in the clerical division of the department including release of information and tumor registry.
Porter Adventist Hospital (1998–2000)Health Information Coordinator
I held various positions in this department including Coordinator and Site Manager. My overall responsibilities included the supervision of all clerical staff along with a contracted release of information service.
Provenant Health Partners - St. Anthony Central and St. Anthony North (1983–1987)Director; Manager
As a Director at St. Anthony North, I had the responsibility of overseeing the day to day operations of the entire medical record department in a 100 bed hospital. As the Manager at St. Anthony Central, I had responsibility for overseeing the coding section of the department.
Awards and Certifications
I orginally took my registry examination in the fall of 1980 after graduating from ISU was awarded the RRA credentials. In 2004, I was not able to earn enough CEU's and my credential was revoked by AHIMA. My job did not require the credentials so I took the lazy road. After coming to Midstate, I wanted to get back on track with my professional path so I retook the exam in summer of 2011 and was once again awarded my RHIA. Moral of the story, earn it and keep it. You deserve those credentials!