JTS Health Partners names New Waterford resident as HIM client services manager

JTS Health Partners  names New Waterford resident as HIM client services manager

JTS Health Partners (JTS) is announcing the promotion of April Smith, CCS, to Health Information Management (HIM) Client Services Manager where she will provide operational leadership to support client services within the acute and physician sectors.

With 30 years of healthcare experience, Smith has six years with JTS as an inpatient and outpatient coder and auditor, including enhancing revenue and compliance using nCREAS† analytics to improve client outcomes. She is member of AHIMA, an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and is an AHIMA Credentialed Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).

“April has been a vital part of the JTS Health Information Management team for six years. April will utilize her expertise in coding, auditing and compliance to improve our clients’ operational and financial outcomes through accurate and timely processes,” said Thomas Stewart, president and co-founder of JTS.

Previously, Smith was the lead coder at a national HIM professional services firm where she maintained and reported quality, productivity and directed coding staff to enhance both accuracy and production goals.

Smith, a resident of New Waterford, has extensive experience with DRG/grouper and encoder, having worked with Cerner, Meditech, Thrive hospital information systems, 3M, Quadramed (Clintegrity), Trucode, Thrive Encoder, McKesson and Eclipsys electronic medical record (EMR) in large health teaching networks, Level 1 trauma facilities, cancer and children’s hospitals, local community hospitals, behavioral health and critical access hospitals.

JTS Health Partners is a healthcare management consulting firm focused on enterprise Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), Health Information Management (HIM), Health Information Technology (HIT) and Healthcare Analytics as a Service (AaaS). JTS offers consulting and operational services that align with performance improvement initiatives of healthcare systems, hospitals and physician practices.

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