About the Author
MARGARET A. SKURKA, MS, RHIA, CCS is a Professor and Director of the Health Information Technology Program at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. She has served as Assistant Dean and Department Chair of HIM for the past 40-plus years at the university. She has been actively involved in the American Health Information Management Association for her entire career and is a recipient of its highest honor of Distinguished Member. Most recently, she was named a Chancellor's Professor by Indiana University Northwest, one of its highest honors.