October Member Spotlight

Amber Simpson, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CRC

Professional Shares

Where do you work and what is your job title?
Administrative Consultant Service (ACS) / Inpatient Consultant

What certification types have you received or are seeking to receive?
Currently have RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CRC

Which college/university did you attend?
Arkansas Tech University

What other jobs and/or titles have you held prior to the present one?
Inpatient coder, CDIS, denials and appeals management, HIM director of outpatient mental health system

What do you enjoy most about your job?
There is always something new to learn especially on the clinical side.

Personal Shares

What is your favorite food?

What’s something about you (a fun fact) not many people know?
My husband, daughter and I throw darts while blindfolded at a map of the United States and the best dart of the three is where we go for summer vacation.  It has taken us to Colorado, Oregon, Michigan, the Grand Canyon, to name a few.

What’s your favorite family tradition?
See above 😊 And road tripping for said summer vacations.

What was the first concert you ever attended?
Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine

Do you like to cook? If so, what is your favorite thing to cook?
Cooking not so much, but LOVE to bake as does my daughter so it’s something we enjoy together. Have finally perfected my granny’s banana nut bread and my mom’s lemon squares. Chocolate chip cookies are another fave.

Where is one place in Arkansas you would suggest people to visit?
Crystal Bridges Museum.  The art, the walking trails, and the food are all amazing and the North Forest Lights exhibit is an absolute must see!