People

DEANN TUCKER, CHPS, CCS

Senior Manager

Areas of Expertise

Education/Memberships/Credentials

University of Southern Indiana

Master of Healthcare Administration – Health Informatics

Evansville, Indiana

University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Health Administration Services

Cincinnati, Ohio

Certifications

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Professional Memberships

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Health Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

DeAnn Tucker is a senior manager in Coker Group’s compliance division. She focuses on HIPAA compliance and has over 28 years of combined experience in health information management, as well as privacy and security in acute health systems. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the National Institute of Standards and Technology), Joint Commission standards, and payment card industry requirements. Ms. Tucker is also well-versed in state and local regulatory requirements.

 

Experience

  • Proficient in the areas of policy and procedure development, project management, and systems implementation.
  • Developed and maintained information privacy and security policies and procedures for various institutions, including training programs, ongoing compliance monitoring, and yearly risk assessments.
  • Registered health information administrator (RHIA), certified in healthcare privacy and security (CHPS), and a certified coding specialist (CCS).