Clinical Staff

Located across the country, UDSMR's respected clinical team provides an array of training, coding, consulting, and support assistance to our subscribers every day.

Map of United States with Staff Locations


 

Clinical Information Specialists

Erin Duffey-Dupree, MS

Erin Duffey-Dupreé, MS

Clinical Support Supervisor

Erin Duffey-Dupreé, MS, has been with UDSMR since December 2005. As the clinical support supervisor of UDSMR’s Education, Training, and Consultation (ETC) department, Erin is primarily responsible for supervising ETC staff; participating in chart audits, presentations, and training efforts; developing workshops and webinars; answering clinical questions from subscribers; and performing other key clinical responsibilities. In addition, Erin is responsible for conducting a final review of all chart audit executive summaries and ETC presentations, and she serves as the backup to ETC’s manager when needed.

Prior to becoming a full-time employee at UDSMR, Erin worked in a large IRF setting as the PPS coordinator and a consultant for UDSMR. She has a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation and a master’s degree in health care management.

Linda Case, CTRS

Linda Case, CTRS

Clinical Support Specialist

Linda Case, CTRS, joined UDSMR in February 2018 as a clinical support specialist. In this role, Linda participates in chart audits, provides on-site consultations, develops and presents workshops and webinars, develops educational materials, and helps subscribers with clinical questions.

Linda’s twenty-five years of experience in inpatient rehabilitation includes various roles in a large freestanding IRF and in the rehabilitation unit of an acute hospital. She uses her experiences as a PPS coordinator, a rehab director, a rehab administrator, and the president of a freestanding IRF to help subscribing facilities understand IRF PPS Medicare regulations and implement operational changes.

Heather Girard, PT, MSPT, CSRS, CBIS

Heather Girard, PT, MSPT, CSRS, CBIS

Clinical Support Specialist

Heather Girard, PT, MSPT, CSRS, CBIS, joined UDSMR as a clinical support specialist in December 2019. She shares her knowledge by preparing and conducting webinars and training workshops and by conducting chart audits and facility-specific consultations. She also provides clinical support to subscribers as part of UDSMR’s clinical support help desk and by developing educational resources. Heather’s experience includes fifteen years in the inpatient rehabilitation field as a staff physical therapist and roles in both therapy and program leadership.

Stacy Johnson, BSN, RN, CRRN

Stacy Johnson, BSN, RN, CRRN

Clinical Support Specialist

Stacy Johnson, BSN, RN, CRRN, is a clinical support specialist in UDSMR's Educational, Training, and Consultation (ETC) department. Stacy’s past experience as a PPS coordinator and an admissions coordinator, as well as in utilization review, adds to the already robust expertise of UDSMR’s clinical staff. Her IRF PPS experience helps facilities understand the payment system and Medicare regulations, ensure the accuracy of their codes, and maintain compliance. Stacy’s many responsibilities include conducting chart audits, developing and presenting workshops and webinars, and creating educational materials.

Janet Patrick, RN, CRRN

Janet Patrick, RN, CRRN

Senior Clinical Support Specialist

Janet Patrick, RN, CRRN, is a clinical support specialist at UDSMR. In this role, Janet provides answers to questions about the IRF PPS. She regularly contributes to the development of educational tools and presentations that further the industry’s understanding of critical regulations. She also conducts chart audits, consultations, and educational workshops and provides IRFs with recommendations and feedback for improving their practices.

Prior to joining UDSMR, Janet was the PPS coordinator at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. In this role, she was involved in all aspects of completing the IRF-PAI, including providing PPS education to staff members, reviewing documentation, creating documentation templates, preparing charts for audit, coordinating with the medical records and patient accounts departments for accurate reporting information, and helping overturn denials.

Alexandra Riley, MS, OTR/L

Alexandra Riley, MS, OTR/L

Clinical Support Specialist

Alexandra Riley, MS, OTR/L, is a clinical support specialist in UDSMR’s Education, Training, and Consultation (ETC) department. In this role, she participates in chart audits, education and training workshops and webinars, and resource development in order to help facilities understand IRF rules and regulations. Alex draws upon her experience as a PPS coordinator and her clinical expertise as an OT to help facilities understand the importance of QI coding and accurate IRF-PAI completion.

 

HIM Coding Specialists

Anita Debnam, CCS, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS

Anita Debnam, CCS, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Senior HIM Coding Specialist

Anita Debnam, CCS, CPC, is a HIM coding specialist at UDSMR. Anita joined UDSMR's coding team in 2017 with a focus on providing PPS/ICD-10 training and education related to coding information on the IRF-PAI and the UB-04, conducting chart audits and on-site facility workshops, and designing educational resources. At UDSMR, Anita is primarily responsible for coding the IRF-PAI and the UB-04 for subscribing facilities as part of UDSMR's remote coding services and for answering the ICD-10 help desk for UDSMR's subscribers. She works in tandem with PPS coordinators, program directors, and physicians to ensure the accuracy and completeness of each patient's clinical picture.

Prior to working at UDSMR, Anita was the lead inpatient coder for an IRF. She graduated with honors from ECPI College of Technology.

Kamilla Gibbins, RHIT

Kamilla Gibbins, RHIT, CCS

HIM Coder

Kamilla Gibbins, RHIT, is a HIM coder at UDSMR. Since joining UDSMR’s coding team in March 2019, Kamilla has been responsible primarily for coding the IRF-PAI and the UB-04 for subscribing facilities as part of UDSMR’s remote coding services. In this role, she works closely with PPS coordinators and physicians to ensure the accuracy and specificity of the ICD-10 codes recorded on the IRF-PAI and the UB-04. 

Prior to joining UDSMR, Kamilla worked for a forty-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the Dallas, Texas, area and served as its HIM manager for four years. She earned her associate of applied science degree in health information technology from Collin College. 

Linda Govea, RHIT

Linda Govea, RHIT, CCS

HIM Coding Specialist

Linda Govea, RHIT, CCS, is a HIM coding specialist at UDSMR. A member of UDSMR’s coding team since November 2019, Linda is responsible for coding the IRF-PAI and UB-04 for subscribing facilities as part of UDSMR's remote coding services. She works alongside UDSMR’s clinical support specialists, facilities’ PPS coordinators, and their physicians to ensure the accuracy of the codes recorded on the IRF-PAI and the UB-04.

Linda came to UDSMR with four years of IRF coding experience for a fifty-bed freestanding teaching facility, where she was responsible for educating new PM&R residents on IRF documentation, tiers, and CMS's 60% rule.

Stephanie Tyler, RHIT, CCS

Stephanie Tyler, RHIT, CCS

HIM Coding Specialist

Stephanie Tyler is a HIM Coding Specialist at UDSMR. Prior to joining UDSMR, Stephanie spent nine years as a rehab coder and acute care coder. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management.

Since joining UDSMR’s coding team, Stephanie has been primarily responsible for performing chart audits and coding the IRF-PAI and the UB-04 for subscribing facilities as part of UDSMR’s remote coding service. She works closely with UDSMR’s Clinical Support Specialists, PPS coordinators, and physicians to ensure that accurate and specific ICD-10 codes are supported.

 

Appeals Management

Marjorie Mantione, PT

Marjorie Mantione, PT

Clinical Appeals Supervisor

Clinical Support Specialist

Clinical Implementation Specialist

Marjorie Mantione, PT, is the clinical appeals supervisor, a clinical support specialist, and a clinical implementation specialist at UDSMR. She supervises the daily operations of UDSMR’s appeals department in addition to reviewing cases, writing letters of appeal, preparing and representing inpatient rehabilitation facilities at the administrative law judge level of appeal, and submitting cases to the Medicare Appeals Council. She also provides on-site training for the UDS-PRO Doc™ System and conducts chart audits and workshops for UDSMR’s Education, Training, and Consultation (ETC) department.

Prior to joining UDSMR, Marjorie worked in a variety of clinical venues. She worked for eight years in utilization management for an HMO insurance company, where she developed and implemented a utilization management program for outpatient rehabilitation, home care, and SNFs. She later expanded the program through corporate regions, which involved reviewing cases for medical necessity, educating providers on commercial and Medicare criteria, and working directly with medical directors on quality assurance projects.