Valerie K. Petersen

Coding Manager, Revenue Cycle Management

Resolution

Valerie is a Health Information Management professional with 35-years’ experience in the Healthcare Industry. Specializing in revenue cycle, reimbursement recovery, coding, billing, charge posting, training and educational development, she is an AHIMA- Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and an AHIMA- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).

Valerie manages all coding service engagements; performs direct project start-up and serves as client liaison. She is an experienced team leader performing chart and claim audits, quality assurance and serves as a subject matter expert for clients, account leaders, billers and coding staff answering revenue cycle coding related questions while maintaining an active role in creating procedures and workflows with a strong emphasis on compliance. She has developed and presented educational webinars for partnered clients, internal staff and peers. She interviews candidates for hire and trains new hires in all aspects of the companies’ projects as it relates to the Coding Team.

Valerie believes that common respect and solid leadership is key for fundamental growth and success. She enjoys mentoring and believes in shared knowledge. Her leadership style is best summed up with two self-proclaimed quotes; “A good leader should be an excellent pilot but an even better co-pilot” and L.E.A.D.; Lead through Example And others will Develop and grow.

Valerie has experience in mid-size and large academic hospital’s and rural health systems. Valerie has spent the last 13 years working for Resolution Consulting a revenue cycle company which partners primarily with Rural Health Community Hospitals. She is passionate about working in the rural health sector and quotes, “The rural health medical community is so vital; it would be a personal injustice not to serve and share the knowledge I have gained throughout my career to help rural medical communities achieve financial stability and success”.

Areas of Expertise

  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Hospital and Professional Coding Management
  • Coding Audits
  • Reimbursement Recovery
  • Project Management
  • Educational Development and Training

Previous Experience

  • Resolution Consulting, Inc
  • Med Quist, Inc
  • Coding Concepts
  • Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center
  • Michigan Health Center

Education

  • Associate of Applied Science
    Schoolcraft College

Certifications

  • RHIT- Registered Health Information Technician American Health Information Management Association
    CCS- Certified Coding Specialist
    American Health Information Management Association