julia hammerman, rhia, cphq

director of eduction and audit
ahima-approved icd-10-cm/pcs trainer

Julia has over 30 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry, including health information, performance improvement, and revenue cycle. Most recently, Julia served as the Enterprise HIM Operations Manager for BJC Healthcare, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare integrated delivery organizations in the country. Julia’s experience includes:

  • Completion of HIM ICD-10 work plan tasks, including coder training program, developing dual coding strategy, coordinating coding claims for testing, coordinating forms remediation process, and submission of RFP to obtain external coding resources
  • Served as Enterprise Coding Project Manager centralizing coding services into Revenue Cycle Management, completing gap analysis, and developing coder orientation and training sessions
  • Building an Organizational Performance Improvement department to meet changing Joint Commission requirements, which included performance improvement/quality management, HIM, infection control, risk management, and medical staff services
  • Serving as HIPAA Compliance Officer and HIM consultant for organizations transitioning to an electronic medical record 

Julia is a member of AHIMA, the National Association for Healthcare Quality, and the Missouri Health Information Management Association.