About the CHIMA Medical Coding Community
The CHIMA Medical Coding Community welcomes leaders in the field to evaluate academic standards and the evolving role of coding, leveraging our workforce study to analyze job titles and families to refine the messaging on the critical importance medical coding plays in Canada.
This community encourages networking among its participants and is based upon open-source principles to strengthen data and information foundations in Canada.
Participating in community meetings
This community welcomes all individuals who have a vested interest in the advancement of medical coding in Canada. At a minimum, a guest account is required to attend CHIMA community meetings. Upon registration, a CHIMA user ID will be required.
Meet the facilitator
Jodi McMullin, CHIM, CCCS, CCDIS, CCS
Jodi McMullin, CHIM, CCCS, CCDIS, CCS, has over 30 years of health information management (HIM) experience, focusing on data collection, coding, abstracting and quality assurance (QA). She began her career in 1989 as a health record clerk, worked as a health record technician, and advanced to a coder/abstractor. Jodi has worked in acute care facilities across BC and remotely for outsourced coding companies since 2004.
In 2013 she became an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. With this designation, she was hired to create educational materials on documenting ICD-10-CM standards for physicians across the United States as they transitioned from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. In 2015, Jodi created her own HIM consulting business and obtained long-term contracts in Canada and abroad. In addition to her own company, she works for H.I.M on Call to set up new projects, create site manuals, monitor productivity, and more.
Share templates and presentations to be used by coders and data quality teams
Update career matrix for medical coding professionals
Share best practices for education and communication with coders, physicians, and data analysts across Canada
Create professional development materials to improve coding and standards across Canada
Create education workshops for “code the chart.” Practice your coding and review the standards that apply.