Hi there, I’m Ruby G.

BSHIM, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P 

 

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Bio

I am a certified medical coder with 13.5 years of experience in patient financial services and health information management (HIM). I currently hold two AHIMA medical coding certifications, including the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and the Certified Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P). I have six years of experience coding outpatient accounts for a hospital. I graduated from the SBCC HIT Degree Program in the fall of 2019, and I recently passed the RHIT exam. As of September 2018, I am also a private medical coding tutor. My passion for medical coding is what drives me to tutor and mentor medical coding students. During the past seven years as a medical coder, I have learned so much. I have encountered many challenges, including the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM, my first coding certification (CCS-P), my second coding certification (CCS), the implementation of computer-assisted coding software, the implementation of an EHR, and the continuation of my education while working full-time as a remote medical coder. At times, I found myself overwhelmed by the constant change in the field. The overload of coding information like conventions, guidelines, Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, webinars, and seminars, but I realized that even though some moments in my medical coding career were extremely challenging, I became a better medical coder as the years went by. My medical coding skills have allowed me to flourish at what I do best daily. I have recently learned that the skills I have mastered as a certified medical coder are an excellent foundation for furthering the medical coding careers of those I tutor and mentor. 
 
If you are looking for a medical coding tutor, please feel free to reach out to me with your question. Thanks!

Education

Associate's Degree in Health Information Technology (HIT)

Santa Barbara City College- Fall 2019

Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management (HIM)

Charter Oak State College - Summer 2022

Languages

  • English

  • Spanish