Meet Our Medical Coding Certificate Faculty

Jacqueline Penrod, J.D.

Jacqueline Penrod

Jacqueline Penrod

Associate Professor

J.D., Temple University
M.B.A., Temple University
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Subject Areas: Health Information Privacy and Technology, Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Regulatory Compliance, Managed Healthcare, Managed Behavioral Healthcare

Professor Jacqueline Penrod teaches in the Health Programs Department at Peirce College. She has spent more than 25 years working in various sectors of the healthcare industry. Her experiences range from working as a business person in a research institute, physician practices, health systems, health maintenance organizations and at a major healthcare consulting firm. For the past 15 years, Professor Penrod has practiced law in the health care field, focusing primarily in the areas of managed healthcare, behavioral managed health care, regulatory compliance and health information privacy.

She earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Pennsylvania), a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and a Juris Doctor degree from the James Beasley School of Law at Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). In 2018, she earned a graduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from Temple University.

At Peirce, Professor Penrod teaches Health Information Technology, Legal Aspects of Health Information, Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Strategy and Organizational Development, Health Care Compliance and Health Care Finance. In addition to her career at Peirce, Professor Penrod continues to counsel clients particularly relating to protecting the privacy of health information and to advocate for better access to mental health services.

In her spare time, Professor Penrod enjoys practicing yoga, training for and running road races and writing.

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    The faculty members of Peirce College's Medical Coding Certificate program equips students with the skills necessary to review patients’ medical records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure. Medical coders's accuracy directly impacts billing and the revenue cycle as well as outcomes and reporting activities. When teaching the coursework, our faculty relies on Health Information Management principles for the basis of our Medical Coding Certificate program.

    Students will learn about medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, ICD-10 coding, CPT coding, health information and delivery systems, healthcare reimbursement methods and healthcare, legal and compliance issues. The faculty requires students in the Medical Coding Certificate program to complete a Professional Practice Experience (PPE) in which you complete a minimum of 40 hours of authentic coding using a logic-based encoder.

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