Mrs. Edenburn

Melissa H. Edenburn, RHIA


After working in the nutrition field for many years, I decided to make a career change.  I knew I did not want to work with patients, but I did not want to leave the hospital setting.  What I found was the world of health information where I can read about the patients, but not have to feed them!  I spent two additional years in school and graduated from the RHIA program at TX State University and began my new career as an LTACH coder.  I have been coding since 2003 and truly enjoy the challenges of deciphering the medical record.  Five years ago I was approached about teaching a course at a local community college, and while not exactly in the HIM field I decided to give it a try.  I have honestly had a great time introducing students to the daily working of the medical front office and incorporating my HIM knowledge to make sure everyone is well prepared when confronted with the inevitable issues of privacy, security, and of course coding!  

I work at several institutions teaching online courses in ICD-9 and CPT coding as well as health data content, medical office procedures and computers in healthcare.  I am also happy to report I am an AHIMA certified ICD-10 trainer!

I am a wife, mother to three children, and have a sweet dog and new kitten to round out my days. 

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Textbooks:  HITT 1301


Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices by Michelle Green, Mary Jo Bowie.  2nd ed  2011,

ISBN 13: 9781439060186

Lab Manual to Accompany  Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and PracticesISBN 13: 9781439060063


Case Studies for Health Information Management Author: Charlotte McCuen, Nanette Sayles and Patricia Schnering,

ISBN 13: 9781418055462

Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, 2nd edition; edited by Merida L. Johns; ISBN: 1584261412.