Amalia Salazar

Health Information Management Manager

Amalia’s training includes over 20 years in the Health Information Management field including experience with ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT-4 coding systems. She is a credentialed Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and currently enrolled in a Registered Health Information Technician program. She is detail-oriented, a skillful problem solver, and has excellent organization and communication skills. Her abilities are conducive for a management position that will allow me to expand my expertise and use my unique abilities to train, motivate and lead people by example. She responds well to challenges and enjoys the opportunity to reap the rewards of hard work and dedication.


HOLY CROSS MEDICAL CENTER, Taos, NM – 02/98 -03/2014 and 03/2017 – Present

Coding Specialist IV (03/2017 – Present)

  • Proficient in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT-4, and CAC coding systems
  • Perform complete and accurate coding of Inpatient, Observation, Outpatient Diagnostic, Emergency Room, and Ambulatory Surgery records
  • Assist in the coding of ER records with ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT-4, and E&M code assignment
  • Adhere to Coding Clinic and CPT Assistant guidelines to insure accurate code assignment
  • Maintain high level of coding productivity
  • Interact with Medical Staff and Physician Office personnel regarding clarification of documentation issues.
  • Participate in compliance reviews regarding the hospital’s chargemaster
  • Instrumental in researching, reducing and maintaining the unbilled accounts report
  • Participate in coding and billing compliance meetings
  • Display leadership abilities by providing answers to the coding staff regarding technical and clinical questions.
  • Instruct coders for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) examination by reviewing their coding and DRG assignment
  • Provide interpretation and comprehension of medical terminology to the transcriptionist and special projects clerk as needed
  • Knowledge in the registration of birth certificates
  • Skilled in the use of all aspects of 3M coding software, CPSI/Evident, Hospital Meditech System, TruBridge Revenue Cycle, Wellsoft, and Microsoft Word Processing


Dignity Health Central Coding Pool – Coding Specialist (03/2014-03/2017)

  • Coding and abstracting diagnoses and procedures for Inpatient, Observation, Emergency Room, and Ambulatory Surgery Records File Clerk (8/97-12/97)
  • Filed records in a terminal digit filing system
  • Retrieved records for physician research and completion
  • Performed Assembly and Analysis of medical records
  • (Promoted to Coding Specialist)


Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Nov 2001

2013 Associates in General Studies
San Juan College
Farmington, NM

1996 – 1997 New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

1994 – 1996 Northern New Mexico Community College Espanola, NM


  • Denial Prevention: Understanding Common Culprits and How to Avoid Them-March 2020
  • Safe Guarding the Record in an HIE Environment- March 2020
  • OCR HIPAA Audits- March 2020
  • The 7 Approaches in the Medical and Surgical Sections-Dec 2019
  • Modifier -59 and the New X “EPSU” Modifiers-Dec 2019
  • NMHIMA Annual Fall Coding Conference- September 2019
  • Facility ED Coding and Charge Capture- Jan 2010
  • Clinical Documentation for Case Managers- Nov 2009
  • Chargemaster Quarterly Tune Up- Oct 2009
  • Recovery Audit Contractor Preparation-July 2009