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About Definity Healthcare Administrative Services

My knowledge and experience includes working in the healthcare and computer fields for many years and my educational background includes a Ph.D. in Higher Education, Master’s in Public Administration, Bachelors in Psychology, over 80 credit hours from Pima Community college in healthcare administration and computer technology and another 30 credits from Tacoma Community College where I earned my Associates in Health Information Management and my RHIT certification. All of this education and experience has enabled me to earn four national certifications (CCS and CCS-P from AHIMA and CPC-H and CPC from AAPC) and to write two medical coding books for Cengage/Delmar Publishers. I have worked for more than 25 years with all types of schools, businesses, and agencies and have learned well what creates and what destroys quality. I have used my vast knowledge and education to problem solve including creating tremendous successes out of long-term failures. While others may strive to make lemonade out of lemons, at Definity Healthcareour standards of quality are higher as we make the finest lemon meringue pies instead!

The Good, Bad and Ugly Leadership

Dr. Lyn Olsen’s presentation on The Good, Bad and Ugly in Leadership, June 2016.

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This is Fraud….

This is why it is essential to have competent qualified workers, from coders to billers, in the healthcare setting.  Aside from outright fraud, oftentimes there is simply a lack of knowledge and proper procedures which allow for errors and omissions … Continue reading

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ICD-10 Coding Courses

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Huge HIPAA Violation and Fine

An Indiana court has awarded a plaintiff $1.44 million in a Professional Liability case she brought against a pharmacist, according to Reports from Mondaq. The case highlights how HIPAA requirements affect the day-to-day work required of pharmacists and other allied health professionals, as well … Continue reading

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TITLE: ICD-10 DELAYED OR NOT?

Congress is still debating whether ICD-10 should be implemented this fall or not.   One of the main reasons is the possible explosive costs to practitioners including hospitals and small practices which some have estimated to be as high as … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Comas

One thing I always tell my new students is that when you are done with my courses you should have a whole new perspective of healthcare.  Our healthcare has changed drastically from one centered on patient-doctor to one that involves … Continue reading

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Designer Babies

Members of the British parliament today voted to make Britain the first country in the world to allow scientists to create three-parent genetically-engineered embryos, sometimes called “designer babies.” In the process, the babies the babies, born from genetically modified embryos, … Continue reading

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New Publication – Comprehensive Medical Coding Study Guide

Medical coding has become a critical component of quality healthcare, so it is critical that coders are well-educated and highly knowledgeable withim a wide variety of healthcare administrative areas. Dr. Olsen’s new medical coding textbook is comprehensive in order to … Continue reading

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