About the author
Denise Van Fleet, MS, RHIA, is a program coordinator and full-time faculty member for the Health Information Technician (HIT) degree program at the Rockford, Illinois college campus of Rasmussen University. Ms. Van Fleet also has a M.S. degree in Healthcare Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. She has worked professionally as a HIPAA privacy officer, cancer registrar, inpatient and outpatient record manager, as well as a coding supervisor.