Meet Our Health Information Administration Degree Faculty

Todd Nickelsberg, M.S.

Todd Nickelsberg

Todd Nickelsberg

Assistant Professor

M.S., Saint Joseph’s University
B.S., Peirce College
A.A.S., Community College of Philadelphia

Subject Areas: Health Information Technology, Health Informatics, Medical Coding, Health Administration, Healthcare Finance, Community/Public Health

Professor Todd Nickelsberg teaches in both the Health Information Technology (HIT) and Healthcare Information Administration (HIA) programs at Peirce College. He has spent the majority of his career working in various healthcare settings serving as Privacy Officer, Associate Executive Director of Program Standards and Capacity Management and most recently as Clinical Consultant. Professor Nickelsberg is very passionate about teaching adult learners and has been doing so for almost nine years.

He earned his associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Community College of Philadelphia, his bachelor's degree in Paralegal studies from Peirce College and his Masters of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Information Technology from Saint Joseph's University. Professor Nickelsberg is actively exploring various Doctoral programs as he firmly believes that lifelong learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development; but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness. Professor Nickelsberg is also an active member of the following trade associations; American College of Healthcare Executives, American Public Health Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Health Information and Management Systems Society and American Health Information Management Association.

Professor Nickelsberg has a considerable amount of experience performing financial and clinical audits that include Risk Adjustment and Medical Record Reviews (MRRs), Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Payment Integrity Reviews and Care and Quality Improvement Audits. He has performed these audits in a variety of healthcare settings that include long-term care facilities, ambulatory care facilities, inpatient medical settings and various behavioral healthcare facilities that include inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol programs.

At Peirce, he teaches Statistical Applications in Healthcare; ICD-10 Coding; Computer Information Systems for HIT; Advanced Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Healthcare; Electronic Health Records; Health Code Sets, Clinical Terminologies and Classification Systems; and Advanced ICD-10 Coding.

In his spare time, Professor Nickelsberg enjoys spending time with his daughter, watching re-runs of Seinfeld, and following his favorite NCAA College Football team, The Ohio State University Buckeyes.

Contact Todd Nickelsberg, M.S.: tnickelsberg@peirce.edu

    The full-time faculty members of Peirce College's Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration degree program are dedicated to preparing graduates for employment. They teach our students the lessons and knowledge necessary for assuming roles in administrative and managerial positions in hospitals, multi-specialty clinics and physician practices, long-term care, mental health and other ambulatory settings, software vendors, consulting firms, education and pharmaceutical managed care organizations, health insurance companies, health marketing firms, non-profit community-related organizations and associations, government agencies (local, state and federal), law firms focused on healthcare issues and other healthcare regulatory bodies.

    Early in the program, the faculty focuses on advanced quality management and performance improvement in healthcare, teaching students about benchmarking, utilization and resource management, risk management, case management and critical paths. They also instill in students crucial knowledge about HIPAA regulations and compliance in regards to privacy and security in healthcare. Plus, you'll learn from them proper healthcare research methodology, including lessons on surveying, observations, experimentation and quasi-experimentation and epidemiological research. And you'll also receive teachings from the faculty on how to operate in a modern electronic health record environment.

    As you move through the program, the faculty will instruct you on strategic planning and organizational development in healthcare, which means you'll learn how to perform an organizational assessment and bencmarking as well as lessons in problem solving, negotiation techniques and decision making. They'll also impart their knowledge of HIM compliance for hospital outpatient services, physician practices, long-term care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, long-term acute care and behavioral health.

    Finally, Peirce's Health Information Administration degree faculty will lead you in a professional practice workshop, a capstone project proving your understanding of all previous lessons and in receiving experience in a professional practice.

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