Who We Are

Founded in 2002, KIWI-TEK is one of the nation’s largest independently owned coding companies. For over 16 years, KIWI-TEK has successfully partnered with healthcare providers to solve their coding challenges including staffing shortages, PRN needs, coding backlogs and EHR disruptions.

Meet The Team

Founders

Mark Wagner

President & Founder

Mark’s 30 years of experience and knowledge of the information technology needs in healthcare have proved invaluable to the growth of this company, founded in 2002. His commitment to recruiting and retaining only the best and brightest individuals throughout the company has created a lean, agile, responsive coding resource to provide healthcare facilities with extremely cost-effective remote coding solutions.

Bill Wagner

CHPS, CPCO, Chief Operations Officer & Founder

Bill Wagner, CHPS, CPCP is the Chief Operating and Security Officer for KIWI-TEK, LLC. Bill brings 26 years of senior management experience from his prior retail career to KIWI-TEK as Co-founder. In his current role, Bill oversees all coding operations for the company’s outsourced domestic coding services for hospitals, health systems, and physician practices. In addition, he serves as security officer to ensure all protected health information (PHI) managed by KIWI-TEK on behalf of its client sites is protected and secure. Also an established national speaker and author, Bill maintains deep industry knowledge and awareness of evolving medical record coding, revenue cycle, and privacy and security issues that impact healthcare providers and their business associates. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University Bloomington’s Kelly School of Business.

Jerry Mason

Executive Vice President & Founder

Jerry has vast experience in healthcare information management and delivery. He has been a key factor in defining and implementing the company’s various coding services, from PRN to completely outsourced partnership coding, which allow hospitals, clinics and physician groups to customize a partnership coding approach that best meets their needs, budgets and comfort levels.

Consulting Team

Terri Adam

Sr. Regional Manager

After 30 years in healthcare and IT management, Terri attributes much of her success to being a great listener. Whether it’s a coding prospect or existing client, she doesn’t consider herself a sales person. She’s a listener. For only if she truly understands the client’s needs and wants, can she provide her expert counsel and serve as a collaborator in helping the client reach the best coding decision.

Ross Donewald

Regional Manager

Ross aims to make the lives of his clients easier by taking an impartial, objective, consultative approach. He learns as much as he can about your current organization and its coding particulars, then he works diligently to formulate a plan that will exceed your expectations. His ability to make sure you have the right coding solution to fit the precise needs of your facility will allow you to rely on KIWI-TEK as your trusted partner.

Bruce Rogers

Sr. Regional Manager

An advocate for clients, Bruce views his role as an extension of a facility’s coding department, providing advice and suggesting resources to make their coding more cost-efficient and productive. With KIWI-TEK’s coding experience and resources, Bruce can help a client’s coding function easily evolve to meet whatever workloads and specialties confront them.

Jack Diamond

Regional Manager

His mission is simple: make clients’ lives easier and generate value for their organizations. At KIWI-TEK, Jack has the unique ability to create a tailored coding solution to meet the exact needs of your facility, clinic or physician group. He strives to learn as much as he can about your systems, operations and current pain points, and then work persistently to create a plan that will fulfill your coding needs and exceed your expectations.

Preston Wagner

Regional Manager

Preston recognizes that every healthcare organization is different, with particular needs and challenges. When it comes to medical coding, no one size fits all. He is dedicated to developing unique coding solutions to fit each client’s individual requirements. He takes great pride and enjoyment in being personally involved in every project, knowing his passion for devising boutique-style coding solutions helps a facility improve the quality and cost of its healthcare.

Bob Stewart

Strategic Partner

A 35-year healthcare veteran, Bob is vice president of a healthcare consulting company and strategic partner of KIWI-TEK. Together they seek to reduce costs and discover creative ways to advance the quality of patient care for hospitals they serve. This strategic alliance has a proven track record of providing cost-effective, high-quality solutions that help hospitals improve patient documentation and consistently achieve appropriate reimbursement.

Coding Operations Team

Sarah Humbert

RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA Certified Trainer, Vice President of Coding Operations

Sarah Humbert serves as the Vice President of Coding Operations at KIWI-TEK, LLC, where she is responsible for coding quality, production, and staffing. She oversees all coding processes, including coders’ performance, credentials, and recurrent testing. Sarah makes sure that every coder in the KIWI-TEK family has full-time, responsive corporate support, training, and mentoring to help with any coding issue. She is a member of AHIMA, IHIMA, CHIMA, and she is also a Certified ICD-10 AHIMA trainer. Prior to joining KIWI-TEK, Sarah worked in a variety of Health Information Management positions for Health Care Excel, MedFocus, and St. Vincent Health System.

Jenni Garrett

RHIA, Coding Manager

During Jenni’s time with KIWI-TEK she’s received a wide range of experience in various coding specialties. She enjoys working with others to share her knowledge and also to expand her knowledge base. Jeni has a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Administration.

Christy Watts Craver

CCS, AHIMA approved ICD 10-PCS trainer, Coding Manager

Christy has been in the coding industry for nearly 18 years, serving as a Coding Manager at KIWI-TEK for over 11 years. In her previous role she specialized as an IP and OP coder at a large trauma/teaching facility. While at KIWI-TEK Christy has structured a multi-specialty management team focused on a proactive approach for both hospital and professional coding services. She has used her vast knowledge of network connection options, EMR’s and abstracting systems to manage large backlog resolution projects, system transition periods and complete outsource clients.

Charlene M. Laxson

CCS, Coding Manager

From CDM and data analysis to inpatient and outpatient coding to edit work and  clinical documentation improvement, Charlene has assisted with almost every area of the revenue cycle. Charlene loves a challenge and is dedicated to the client/vendor team aspect to achieve coding and quality goals.

 

Traci Hotard

RHIA, Coding Manager

Traci has a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Louisiana. With over 20 years of HIM experience, Traci has been with KIWI-TEK for almost 10 years.

 

Catrena L. Smith

CCS, CCS-P, CPCO, CPC, CIC, CPC-I, CRC, CHTS-PW, Audit & Education Manager

Her credentials say it all. Catrena is passionate about the business. Catrena is the Audit & Education Manager for KIWI-TEK, and brings over 19 years’ experience in the health information management industry. She currently manages all of our internal and external audit and education processes. She is frequently asked to speak at a variety of conferences and seminars annually, as well as presenting webinars on coding, billing, documentation improvement, and compliance. She is a former AAPC Local Chapter President and is an active FHIMA and AHIMA Volunteer.

Myriam Johnson

RHIA, Coding Manager

Myriam is RHIA certified with over 18 years of coding and management experience. She has a Bachelors Degree focused in Health Information Management from Middle Georgia State University and has been with KIWI-TEK for over 10 years.

 

Lana Skjolaas

CCS, Coding Manager

With over 14 years of coding experience and expertise in a wide range of coding specialties, Lana has been in management roles with KIWI-TEK for over 10 years. Lana has an associate‘s degree in applied science and a Certificate in Health Information Management from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Her current role as a coding manager also includes coder education, auditing, and assistance with revenue cycle functions. Prior to KIWI-TEK, Lana worked for Our Lady of Bellefonte in Russell KY, Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN and Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.

 

Lisa Peters

RHIA, Coding Manager

Lisa has been with KIWI-TEK over 12 years, with 10 years in a management position. With decades of experience in the HIM and coding specialties, Lisa always looks for better ideas, resources and methods to achieve set goals. Because she highly values the individual as well as the team, Lisa also believes in the importance of personal and professional integrity and quality communication in the pursuit of excellence.

 

 

 

Temeka Davis

RHIT

Temeka Davis attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as Walker College, achieving an associate‘s degree in applied science and a Certificate in Health Information Management. She has over 20 years of coding experience, with expertise in a wide range of coding specialties. Davis has been with KIWI-TEK for nine years and has served in a variety of coding and management positions. Her current role as a coding manager also includes coder education, auditing, and assistance with revenue cycle functions. Prior to KIWI-TEK, Davis worked in HIM positions for UAB Hospital and St. Vincent’s Health System.

 

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KIWI-TEK is nationally recognized for our unique approach to solving revenue cycle issues. We support national industry events through speaking events and presentations. on a variety of HIM topics.

Our coding and operational experts are published frequently in industry publications. We are proud to share our knowledge, offer education and provide valuable insight gained from 17 years of experience.