Phone: (714) 484-7289
Office Hours: Monday: 10-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 1-3 p.m.
Thursday: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Technical Education III (TE-3) Room 208
About Professor Larez
I have been an instructor for the Cypress College Health Information Technology Program since 2014 teaching the Beginning ICD-10 Coding and Coding Skills Lab courses.
In addition to teaching, I am an independent consultant providing coding and auditing services in the acute care and ambulatory care settings. I have over 25 years experience in the healthcare field.
I received my Associate of Science at Cypress College, and achieved my Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), and both certifications for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P) as well as earned the status of a ICD-10-CM/PCS AHIMA Approved Trainer. I am also an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) where I currently participate in the Mentor Program for students and healthcare professionals.
HI 114 Beginning ICD-10 Coding
The focus of this course is to learn about nomenclatures and the classification systems ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. As we learn these complex systems we will be building a solid foundation that can be applied in a variety of areas in the healthcare field, such as medical research, management deision-making, and reimbursement purposes.
- American Health Information Management Association
This site holds a wealth of information for certification, education, trends in health information, careers, and also conferences and events.
- California Health Information Association
CHIA is our state affiliation for health information and will provide members with education opportunities through on-site seminars or webinars, as well as employment opportunities through job postings from employers throughout the state.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This site will provide you with the latest news on ICD-10 and links to other ICD-10 related information.