HEALTHCON Regional 2022 | Stay Current. Stay Engaged. | Join today!

I Am AAPC: Evelyn Kim, MBA, CPC, CPMA, CRC

I Am AAPC: Evelyn Kim, MBA, CPC, CPMA, CRC

In 2000, my husband challenged me to go back to school and get a degree. I didn’t think I could go back after so long (30+ years), so I looked at courses I could take at home. I was working in an ophthalmologist’s office at the time and was intrigued with coding. I talked to my employer and my husband, and I prayed about it. I purchased the self-study course and began studying. I studied for 18 months before sitting for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam. I was fortunate enough to pass on the first try.

It’s Never Too Late to Learn More

After my husband retired and we moved back to San Antonio, I worked as a coder for several years before deciding it was time to finish my degree. In 2010, I went back to college and completed my bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration. In 2013, I aimed even higher and went for a Master of Business Administration, which I completed in 2015. While working on my degrees, I began working in the Medicare risk adjustment field for a few different health plans.

Credentials Validate Specialty Knowledge

In 2015, I sat for and passed the Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC™) exam. In November 2016, I started working as the manager of the special investigation unit (SIU) for a Medicaid plan [see page 46 to learn more about SIUs]. I completed my studies in auditing and, in February 2017, I took and passed the Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) exam. I am now working on fulfilling the requirements to become recognized as an AAPC Fellow.

Michelle Dick
Follow me
Latest posts by Michelle Dick (see all)

About Has 250 Posts

Michelle A. Dick, BS, provides writing and editorial expertise to clients. She is a freelance proofreader for Partners & Napier’s Vine Creative Studios and the owner of My Garden Gal, a garden maintenance and landscaping business. Prior to becoming a free agent, Dick was an executive editor for AAPC.

Comments are closed.