Partners and Associates

Partners and Associates

A hybrid team of accountants, advisors, and consultants whose collective experience and diverse backgrounds ignite ideas, reconfigure approaches, and recommend strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.

John Folger
Oakland

505 Fourteenth Street
Oakland, CA 94612-1912

Tel: 310.251.5330
Email: jfolger@wipfli.com

Services

Consulting

Areas of Focus

  • Coding assessments for emergency services, observation, behavioral health, neonatal intensive care unit, and inpatient services
  • Reviewing patient problemlist issues to identify appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes as well as SNOMED and IMO terminology
  • Teaching ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS classes to coders, nurses, physicians, and managers
  • Reviewing charge description masters for updates and revisions
  • Preparing documentation for educational materials on subjects such as infusions, drug administration, and evaluation and management (E&M) level selection for nurses and coders
  • Preparing HIM department policy and procedures manuals
  • Reviewing clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program to ensure documentation clarity and effectiveness of queries

Industries

Healthcare

Education

Regis University
  • Certificate in health information management
University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of science degree in music industry

John L. Folger, RHIA

Manager

John Folger is a manager in the firm’s health care consulting practice.  Having focused his work in the health information management practice since 2013, he is a certified coding specialist and performs coding assessments for various health care entities, ensuring optimal outcomes.  John is also adept at teaching and training and leverages his industry experience to help clients achieve success.

Certifications

  • Registered Health Information Administrator
  • Certified Coding Specialist
  • Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-Based

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - Member
  • California Health Information Association (CHIA) - Member
  • Greater Orange County HIA (GOCHIA) - President, 2017-2018