Gretchen Jopp

Gretchen Jopp, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC

Director of Healthcare Business & Health Information Management
Healthcare Business, Community Health

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Gretchen has worked in the health information management and healthcare business field for many years and enjoys sharing her experience with students entering the field. She is the Director of Healthcare Business & Health Information Management and previously served as an Associate Professor at Clarkson College since 2010. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management with a Minor in Natural Science from College of Saint Mary and her Master’s degree in Health Information Management from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. In May 2021, she earned a Post-Graduate Certificate in Informatics from the College of Saint Scholastica.  

Along with teaching, Ms. Jopp has been involved in department management, coding, billing, oncology research, and education. She has served on the Faculty Senate, Higher Learning Commission re-accreditation committee, and Interprofessional Clinical Committee at the College. Through her work, she earned the Patricia Book Perry Faculty of the Year Award in 2016 and the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. 

Ms. Jopp is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Nebraska Health Information Management Association (NHIMA), American Academy of Professional Coders and National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS). She has served on the AHIMA House of Delegates and in 2016, earned the NHIMA Distinguished Member Award. Gretchen has provided editorial review for health information management texts and has recently co-authored a medical coding text published by the American Health Information Management Association.


Words of Wisdom 

You may have to live WITH life's struggles, but never live UNDER them.


Awards and Honors

Faculty of the Year, Clarkson College
Distinguished Member, Nebraska Health Information Management Association
Excellence in Teaching Award, Clarkson College



HIM 333 - Classification Systems & Reimbursement Methodologies


Scholarly Works (Selected)  

Technical Reviewer, CCA Exam Preparation, 11th Ed. AHIMA 2024 Edition

Co-Author, Technical Editor, CPT & HCPCS Coding Exercises for Physicians and Facilities AHIMA 2024 Edition

Technical Reviewer, RHIA Exam Preparation 10th Edition AHIMA 2023

Technical Reviewer, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Preparation, 11th Edition, Editor Dianna M. Foley, AHIMA 2022

Technical Reviewer & author of new questions, CCA Exam Prep Workbook 9th Edition, AHIMA 2022

Technical Editor, Clinical Coding Workout 2023, AHIMA 2022

Technical Reviewer, Answer Key, Basic ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS Coding Exercises, 7th Ed. AHIMA. November 2020 

Technical Reviewer, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Preparation, Tenth Edition, Editor Dianna M. Foley, AHIMA January – March 2020 

Technical Reviewer, Schraffenberger & Palkie Basic ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding 2020 August 2019.

Presenter. “Billing and Coding,” presented to Graduate Nursing weekend, February, June, October 2010 -  2018 

Presenter. “The HIM Profession,” guest speaker for Introduction to Radiology, Ellen Collins classroom  November 2010 – 2018.  

“I just saved $80 on CEs!" NHIMA News & Views newsletter, July 2018.  

Presenter. “The Pearls and Pitfalls of Our Journey Using Canvas” Fall Faculty Development Workshop, Clarkson College, 2017. 

“Are you a FAHIMA?” NHIMA News & Views newsletter, May 2017.

“Drop the Mic,” NHIMA News & Views newsletter, April 2017.  

Presenter. “Deciphering the Credentials,” NHIMA Annual Spring Convention, 2017. 

Technical Reviewer, Merida Johns, PhD “Leadership Development for Healthcare: A Pathway, Process,  and Workbook” October 2016.  

Commencement Address, Clarkson College, Summer 2016 (Recipient of Patricia Book Perry Faculty of the Year Award, 2016).   

“Data Mapping Best Practices (2016 update)” AHIMA Practice Council 2016. 

Presenter. “Self-Service Tips & Tricks,” Faculty Development Program - Fall 2015

Presenter. “Synchronous Sessions to Enhance Online Learning,” Faculty Development Program - Fall 2015

Faculty on ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Training 3-day workshops for NHIMA, Summer 2015, Kearney, Norfolk, Lincoln, Scottsbluff, NE 

Presenter. “Overview of ICD-10-CM, and Documentation for ICD-10-CM”, April, 2015, MIPPA 

Presenter. “Documentation for ICD-10-CM/PCS” April, 2015, NHIMA 

Presenter. “Documentation for ICD-10-CM/PCS” November 2014, Omaha Health Information Management Association 

Commencement Address, Clarkson College graduations, December 2013, August 2014.

“Optimizing data representation through the use of SNOMED CT.” Journal of American Health  Information Management Association, March 2014. 

Presenter. ICD-10-CM/PCS Training sessions, The Nebraska Medical Center Health coding staff, Feb-Apr 2014 

Best Practices in Educating Healthcare Providers in ICD-10-CM/PCS”; The College of Saint Scholastica,  Duluth, MN. 2014. 

“Data Mapping Best Practices,” AHIMA Practice Brief, November 2013.  

ICD-10-CM/PCS Crossword Puzzle. CodeWrite Community Newsletter, AHIMA. November 2013. 

“Using CDI Programs to Improve Acute Care Clinical Documentation in Preparation for ICD-10-CM/PCS.”  AHIMA Practice Brief, AHIMA. June 2013. 

“CSA ICD-10-CM/PCS Resource Guide.” AHIMA Toolkit, AHIMA. April 2013.

Presenter. “Jeopardy of ICD-10,” NHIMA Spring Convention, April 2013.  

Presenter. “Introduction to ICD-10-CM/PCS,” Webinar for PACOM group, March 2013.

“Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice.” AHIMA Practice Brief, AHIMA. February 2013.

Presenter. “Billing and Coding,” Clarkson Family Medicine Residents, September 2010, 2012, 2013 

“Transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS in the Classroom: Countdown to 2014.” AHIMA Practice Brief, AHIMA. June 2012. 

Presenter. “Urology CPT Coding,” Greater Omaha Coding Association and Metro Omaha Coding Association, May, 2012 

Presenter. “ICD-10-CM/PCS Panel,” Nebraska Health Information Management Spring Convention, April 2012 

Presenter. “Bone Up on Musculoskeletal Coding,” Omaha Health Information Management Association,  April 2012 

Presenter. “Integrating Electronic Health Records into the Clarkson College curriculum,” Faculty  Development Day at Clarkson College, December 2011 

Presenter. “ICD-10-PCS Orthopedics,” Webinar for NHIMA, November 2011 

Presenter. “Orthopedic Coding,” Greater Omaha AAPC Chapter, August, 2011 

Presenter. “ICD-10-CM/PCS,” South Dakota Health Information Management Association, April 2011 

Presenter. “Strengthen Your ROOTS in ICD-10-PCS,” Omaha Health Information Management Association,  April 2011

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