Kelli Horn is currently the Director of Coding Education at Ardent Health Services where she oversees all of the coding education weekly roundtables and initiatives and serves as the Epic Credentialed Trainer for all coders, CDI Specialists and HII nurses at all facilities. She also currently co-leads the quarterly Coding Clinic workshops for OkHIMA with the HIT Program Director at Tulsa Community College.

She received her Associate Degree in Health Information Technology and Coding Reimbursement and Specialist Certificate at Tulsa Community College and the Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Trainer, and Certified Coding Associate (CCA).

Also, she has had the privilege of speaking at AHIMA’s Clinical Coding meeting in Louisiana and the AHIMA National Convention in California. She has also spoken on topics such as leadership and personal brand development at the Oklahoma Health Information Management Association (OkHIMA) and daily life management at the Alabama Association of Health Information Management (AAHIM).  She has also served as an instructor for CCS Examination workshops for OkHIMA, ArHIMA, and NYHIMA.

In addition, she has contributed several articles to various AHIMA publications including the Journal of AHIMA and the Code Write newsletter. Leading Your Facility Through the ICD-10 Storm appeared in the October 2014 edition and Top Ten Challenges of Passing The CCS Examination appeared in the January 2015 edition, and Improving Coding and Documentation Quality Through Real-Time Collaboration: Nurses and Coding Professionals Team Up To Tackle Documentation Issues appeared in the October 2016 edition of the Journal of AHIMA.

Furthermore, she is the author of “Singing Through The Storm…Because I Still Love God, Family, and Professional Growth”, which she has written to encourage others to “keep on keeping on” and strive to grow professionally and personally, particularly in the midst of life storms.  She is the creator of the innovative Five Stages of Growing Through Life Challenges and Four Steps To Growing Professionally.

In summary, she is driven to achieve professionally and wants to assist others in achieving their professional goals related to career advancement, credentialed coders in the workplace, and continuing education for all health information professionals.

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