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Jennifer Ritter, BS '08

Name: Jennifer Ritter
Class Year: 2008
Degree, Major: BS-HSM, Health Services Management

What is your current professional position?

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System, Senior Compliance Analyst/DRG Specialist in the Office of Billing Compliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Professional and Continuing Studies, Adjunct Faculty Member and Coordinator for the Medical Coding Certificate Program

In your current position, what are your responsibilities/duties?

  • Perform data analysis of hospital specific billing data to uncover potential areas of risk and concern for auditing purposes
  • Assist with the development of clinical documentation templates to ensure Medicare reimbursement regulations are met
  • Educate physicians and coding staff with respect to proper documentation and billing to meet Medicare’s reimbursement policies
  • Act as an ICD-10-CM/PCS Subject Matter Expert for the Penn Medicine community
  • Facilitate coding classes in the Medical Coding Certificate Program at Jefferson

What are your current accreditations, memberships or affiliations in your field?

  • RHIT – Registered Health Information Technologist
  • CCS- Certified Coding Specialist
  • AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
  • Member of AHIMA (American Health Information Association)
  • Member of PHIMA (Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association)

Are there any publications you have had or other awards/recognitions you would like to share?

  • Created and serve as Editor-in-Chief for Penn Medicine’s Coding Newsletter
  • Inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society (2006)
  • S.T.A.R. Award, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2003)

What are your career accomplishments that you would like to highlight?

  • Redeveloped and launched the Medical Coding Certificate Program at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Redesigned the auditing process for inpatient hospital claims at Penn Medicine
  • Assisting in implementing a training program at Penn Medicine for the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS for Medicare

If you could give any advice to a current student in your program or a recent graduate what would it be?

  • Find someone to mentor you. A good mentor will pay dividends for life!
  • Never be afraid to ask a question. Better to ask than to get the information incorrect.
  • Look for ways to challenge yourself. You will discover how strong, intelligent and resourceful you are.

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