April Smith, CCS, is a seasoned Health Information Management professional with thirty (30) years of coding, auditing, compliance and management experience that enhances clients’ operational outcomes.
Atlanta, Georgia – March 2022 – JTS Health Partners (JTS) is pleased to announce 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 thirty (30) years of healthcare experience, Ms. Smith has six (6) 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. As the HIM Client Services Manager, April will utilize her expertise in coding, auditing and compliance to improve our clients’ operational and financial outcomes through accurate and timely processes,” says Thomas Stewart, President and Co-founder of JTS.
Previously, Ms. 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.
Ms. Smith 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 specialized, national healthcare professional services ﬁrm. Our portfolio and expertise concentrate highly skilled professionals within revenue cycle management, health information management, healthcare information technology and analytics services focused on hospital, health system and physician clients.