System-wide Director of Health Information Management and Revenue Integrity
UC San Diego Health System
Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA, is the System-wide Senior Director of Health Information Management and Revenue Integrity at University of San Diego Health System San Diego, CA, where Ms. Birnbaum provides enterprise-wide leadership and strategic direction for all activities related to HIM 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”.
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 was appointed as a 2015 San Diego Health Connect Board Member and Officer for this regional HIE. Ms. Birnbaum was appointed in January of 2015 to the State of California’s Policy Steering Committee for the California Office of Health Integrity, comprised of a diverse and distinguished stakeholder group.
Ms. Birnbaum was recently selected as the 2017 Distinguished Health Professions Alumna recipient for the University of Kansas Medical Center.
She 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 the Senior Vice President of HIM and Consulting for Peak Health Solutions from 2011 - 2015, the Director of Health Information, CDI and Chief Privacy Officer for Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego from 1997 - 2011, and the Director of Quality Resource Management at Scripps Health.