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John Folger Oakland

66 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607



Email: jfolger@wipfli.com

John L. Folger, RHIA


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.


  • 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

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




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