NirmalaSivakumarHeadshotNirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP is an experienced health information management professional with expertise in IRF PPS coding. She has created and presented many webinars and workshops on IRF coding and clinical documentation for rehab physicians, coders and PPS coordinators. She has trained and mentored many coders. She also has experience in conducting coding audits. She enjoys sharing her expertise and knowledge and has a desire to help coders and PPS Coordinators overcome the challenges of IRF PPS coding. She is a member of the 2019 AHIMA Clinical Documentation Improvement Practice Council.

She has held previous positions as Health Information Management Supervisor for Healthsouth’s acute inpatient rehab hospital and HIM Coding Consultant at Uniform Data Systems for Medical Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner, and a Certified Coding Specialist.