Distinguished Curriculum

Gail Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P ‚Ai Program Director/Faculty

Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P has been a HIM professional and educator for more than thirty years. Prior to joining UC, she was the program chair of a HIT program and Director of HIM in a multi-hospital facility. Gail has served as a coding consultant for many years and authored Basic CPT/HCPCS Coding for AHIMA. She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors. In addition, Gail is active in the Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA) and was previously granted the Distinguished Member Award. Mrs. Smith received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her master’s degree in education from The College of Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gail and her husband Mark live in Ross, Ohio, a small rural community north of Cincinnati. Gail enjoys reading, swimming, traveling, chatting on the phone with her adult daughter (Kristin) and enjoying the company of her two Golden Retrievers (Lily and Bella) and the little spaniel (Grace Kelly).