About the Author
Mary Jo Bowie, MS, BS, AAS, RHIA, RHIT, owns Health Information Professional Services, a medical record consulting firm in Binghamton, New York, and for more than 15 years has served as an instructor in the Health Information Technology Program at Broome Community College, teaching courses in medical coding, quality assurance, and computers in healthcare. She is also the author of UNDERSTANDING ICD-9-CM, UNDERSTANDING ICD-10-CM/PCS, UNDERSTANDING PROCEDURAL CODING, 2013 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS WORKBOOK. An active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), she has served on the New York State Health Information Association Board of Directors, where she was education director and a member of the Ambulatory Coding Guideline Committee. Ms. Bowie is a popular national speaker for ICD-9-CM, CPT and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. She holds Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degrees.
Gail I. Smith is President of Gail I. Smith Consulting in Cincinnati and has more than 35 years' experience in the field of coding, education, and health information management (HIM). Gail was an associate professor and director of the Health Information Management Program at the University of Cincinnati, and HIM program director at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Gail has authored several coding textbooks and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and Academy faculty member. Ms. Smith is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), previously serving on the Board of Directors. She received her bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and her master's degree in education from the College of St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH.