Our goal at YES is to truly become a partner with our health information management and revenue cycle management clients. We provide our clients with tailored solutions, excellent communication and the industry expertise to meet their goals. YES is successful ONLY when our clients thrive.
Unlike other health information management consulting companies, we provide open and honest communications throughout the service provided. Every requirement is unique, our leadership and subject matter experts are eager to provide support.
What sets us apart
Industry leaders in HIM & Coding
Higher quality at lower prices
20+ Years Experience
Integrity & True Partnership
100% Team Members in the USA
Remote or on-site support
Karen Youmans, MPA, RHIA, CCS
Karen Youmans is the Founder, President and CEO of YES HIM Consulting. Ms. Youmans has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and the HIM/Coding profession. Ms. Youmans’ career has also included Executive Vice President of national healthcare consulting firms; Practice Manager and Content Expert at AHIMA; Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida; and Coding Product Consultant and Client Resource Specialist for an encoder company. Karen is an SME on coding consulting, coding compliance and corporate training. Ms. Youmans has been President of Gulf Coast FHIMA (1987-88), State Advisor at SEHIMA (1990-92), President of FHIMA (1990-91), member of the Board of Directors (1994-97) / Chair (1993-94) / Director (1993-94) at AHIMA.
Walt Youmans, BA
Mr. Youmans is a strategic business professional with a broad range of experience in the field of Information Technology. His expertise in computer systems and networking technology has been an important asset in the growth and expansion of YES HIM Consulting, Inc. and our ability to serve the needs of our clients. Mr. Youmans has over 30 years of experience in military, broadcasting, and health related technologies. Mr. Youmans has a Bachelors degree from Regents College.
Vanessa Youmans, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPC
Vanessa Youmans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from St. John’s University and a Masters’s degree from New York University (NYU). Vanessa currently serves as Director of Outpatient and ProFee services. She holds the Register Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer credentials. Vanessa is currently serving as Secretary for GCHIMA (Gulf Coast Health Information Management Association) 2019-2020.
Elizabeth Kelly, RHIA
Ms. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from the University of Central Florida. Elizabeth has 25 years of experience in acute care facilities, with a variety of roles within the acute care setting ranging from Transcription Manager, IT Project Manager to HIM Director of a 320-bed acute care facility. She is an experienced leader in HIM with an excellent record of successfully managing multiple facilities volume and operations including JCAHO, coding, cancer registry, medical library, accredited CME program, transcription, as well as privacy officer. She has extensive experience with health information management technology, particularly in the areas of electronic health record, transcription, dictation, CDI and coding, and has expertise in the implementation of computer systems for HIM. She was named Outstanding New Professional and Outstanding Professional by FHIMA and served as Committee Chairman on several FHIMA committees. Elizabeth is a member of AHIMA and past President of SWFHIMA.
Amy Davis, RHIA, CDIP
Ms. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She has in depth knowledge of health information operations with an emphasis on coding and reimbursement and significant experience with implementation of quality improvement systems to comply with Joint Commission and regulatory agency standards. Amy has been a Manager of Coding and Operations in an acute care setting and has assisted with implementation and training on the Cerner Document Imaging System and managing the Recovery Audit process. She has worked as an independent coding consultant, coding specialist, case mix manager and DRG validation analyst. She has taught coding and medical terminology classes and participated in the clinical documentation improvement process. Amy is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and a Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioner.
Mari E. Cely, MBA, PMP
Mari E. Cely is the Director of Business Strategy & Client Services with YES HIM Consulting, Inc. She provides a wealth of experience as a strategist, product manager, and project manager for multinational corporations. Prior to joining YES HIM Consulting, Mari worked for a Fortune 200 Company, with extensive experience in project management, business strategy, data science, and communications. Mari worked for a Fortune 100 Company as a Regional Product Manager, leading product development and revenue share business initiatives. She has previous experience as a Marketing and Consumer Behavior educator, in English and Spanish. Ms. Cely is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing Engineering from ESPOL, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Tampa. She is an active member of AHIMA, FHIMA, and HFMA. Mari currently serves as the FHIMA Social Committee Chair 2020-2022.
Tara Jarvis, MS, RHIA
Ms. Jarvis has 20+ years of experience working within the HIM profession. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management as well as a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida. For over 13 years, Tara worked in a variety of roles within the acute care setting ranging from Supervisor to Service Line Manager. She is a proficient professional with extensive expertise in project management, personnel management and compliance. For four years, Tara moved into the education setting and was a National Program Director for a Health Information Technology Program and an Associate Dean. She has served twice as the past President of CFHIMA. Tara is very active in FHIMA having served many times as a Committee Chairman for a variety of committees, as well as a Director. In 2003, Tara received the FHIMA Distinguished Service Award. She is an active member of AHIMA and IFHIMA.
JJ Crumbley, MBA, PMP
JJ Crumbley is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who serves as the Director, Project Management & Operations at YES HIM Consulting, Inc. JJ has 11 years of experience integrating project management and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive solutions specific to our healthcare industry’s needs and challenges. Prior to joining YES HIM Consulting, he worked for a nationwide Hospital and Emergency Medicine staffing company and a large multi-hospital healthcare system in Tampa, FL. JJ has experience managing and executing high-level hospital and health system initiatives including project management activities, strategic planning activities, Clinical Documentation Improvement implementations, large-scale CPOE activations, inventory and finance management, and Cerner EMR management. JJ holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Finance as well as a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Nikki Wright Trowbridge
Ms. Trowbridge has over 20 years of experience in administrative support positions. She has worked for both medium and large healthcare consulting firms that conduct business nationwide. She uses her analytical skills to complete complex tasks and solve problems while “thinking outside the box”. While working in the Health Information Management (HIM) industry, she has received training in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) policies, and understands the importance of privacy and confidentiality and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Nikki is a great asset to our team. She is an active member of AHIMA and SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management).