Cassi Birnbaum

System-Wide Director of Health Information Management and Revenue Integrity
UC San Diego Health System
Cassi Birnbaum is presently the System-wide Senior Director of Health Information Management and Revenue Integrity at University of San Diego Health System where she provides enterprise-wide leadership and strategic direction for all activities related to HIM and revenue integrity for the UCSD Healthcare system which provides outstanding care and breakthroughs in medical research as one of “America’s Best Hospitals”. She was Senior VP of HIM and Consulting for Peak Health Solutions from 2011 - 2015, specializing in providing remote coding, auditing, CDI, ICD-10 transition and HIM consultation nationwide. She was the Director of Health Information, CDI and Chief Privacy Officer for Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego for fifteen years, and Director of Quality Resource Management at Scripps Health. As the Immediate Past Board Chair/President of AHIMA, 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. She is the Past President for California Health Information Association from 2006 -2008, and received its prestigious Distinguished Member Award in 2009. She was appointed as a 2015 San Diego Connect Board Member for HIE (formerly the San Diego Beacon Community designated by the ONC in 2010). Ms. Birnbaum was appointed in January of 2015 to the State of California’s Policy Steering Committee for the CA Office of Health Integrity, comprised of a diverse and distinguished stakeholder group. She was Co-Chair of CCHIT Privacy and Compliance Workgroup, CA Healthcare Association (CHA)'s Health Care Informatics and Information Technology Group, and CalPSAB.
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