YES HIM Consulting Celebrates 14 Years Helping Clients Achieve Success

YES HIM Consulting Celebrates 14 Years Helping Clients Achieve Success

This year, YES HIM Consulting, also known simply as YES, celebrates its 14th year in business. During these last 14 years, YES has become one of the premier coding, education, and auditing consulting firms in the health information management industry.

Backed by a team of industry leaders in HIM and coding, the company’s Subject Matter Experts (SME) average 20+ years of experience in the field. The HIM consultants hold several credentials and certifications, such as RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CDIP, and PMP.

The YES Executive Team. Front row: (from left to right) Mari E. Cely, Walt Youmans, Karen Youmans, and Vanessa Youmans. Back row: John Franz, Elizabeth Kelly, Amy Davis, Tara Jarvis, Nikki Trowbridge, and JJ Crumbley.

Founded by President and CEO Karen Youmans in 2007, YES HIM Consulting, Inc., sought to educate medical coders on the soon-to-be-implemented ICD-10 codes and guidelines. “We recognized a great opportunity to train people on ICD-10 before it was rolled out,” Walt Youmans, Executive Vice President and CIO, says. “And, Karen was already a highly sought-after, well-respected HIM educator in the field.”

Since its inception, YES’ range of services has evolved to include medical coding support, coding quality audits, data trending and analysis, coding education and training, coder coaching and mentoring, ProFee coding/auditing, denials management including payer edits, and bridge the gap consulting. Every year, Karen and several YES Directors are asked to present on popular HIM topics, such as HCC coding, ProFee denials, project management, and more, at their professional annual meetings and conventions.

YES worked diligently to set itself apart by offering higher quality coding, auditing, education, and other HIM solutions at reasonable prices. “We offer the cutting-edge experience and expertise that our clients need to make their organizations successful”, says Walt.

Located 100% in the U.S., the YES team of HIM consultants strives to deliver personalized attention and customized solutions to every client. Throughout the years, YES’ goal has remained the same: To become a true partner with each and every client and help them thrive.

“YES’ priority is to be a true partner to our clients’ needs, working side-by-side with our clients to achieve optimal compliance, accuracy, and revenue efficiency,” Karen says. Unlike some other HIM consulting companies, YES provides ongoing communication throughout our services. And we continue to partner with our clients for continuous years to see their success.


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The company’s biggest differentiator is in the quality of work. Karen says, “The quality of our services is reflected in our 98%-99% accuracy in coding and auditing, as well as our recognized education programs – we provide 200+ CEUs annually to over 6,000 coders nationwide.”

She continues, “We provide the coverage and support our clients need for ongoing projects, as well as unforeseen events. Our coding expertise helped clients navigate unknowns and constant coding updates during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

As world events – both planned and unforeseen – roll out, YES will continue to grow and adapt to better serve their clients. “Our goal is to continue to increase our name recognition and assist facilities in the industry with any new or ongoing coding/billing issues,” Walt says. “We want to be the first name healthcare organizations think of when they need our services especially in quality coding audits, Profee services or education.”

Healthcare organizations struggling with coding backlog, denied claims, coding compliance issues, and other HIM topics should contact YES HIM Consulting today. Our team of HIM consultants are ready to help today!

Mari Cely

Director, Business Strategy & Marketing
HIM consultant

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