Cassi L. Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA

System-wide Director of HIM and Revenue Integrity

UC San Diego Health

Ms. Birnbaum provides enterprise-wide leadership and strategic direction for all activities related to HIM, coding, clinical documentation and revenue integrity for the UC San Diego Healthcare system which provides outstanding care and breakthroughs in medical research as one of “America’s Best Hospitals”.   She is also a faculty member for both UCSD Extension and San Diego Mesa College Health Information Management academic programs.

As a Past Board Chair/President of AHIMA (2014 – 2016), Cassi was able to successfully lead the industry, profession and its members to realizing its vision with a successful transition to ICD-10, Information Governance, and adoption of its Global Curriculum. She presently represents the AHIMA Board of Directors on CAHIIM, and Chairs the 2017 BOD Strategic Planning Task Force.  Cassi was previously an AHIMA Director from 2009 – 2012 and chaired the Governance Committee and the Advocacy and Alliance Task Group.


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