Title: Retired HIMS Coding Scheduler
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Linda E. Gilchrist, Retired HIMS Coding Scheduler at Kaiser Permanente, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Providers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical billing and coding.
Ms. Gilchrist is a retired medical insurance professional who dedicated more than four decades of her career to delivering patients and medical providers high-quality and accurate billing and coding services. Raised in a rural area, she spent summers working in the city as a young teenager and began her insurance career at the age of 14 as a temporary employee for People’s Life Insurance Company. In 1974, she joined Blue Cross Blue Shield as a file clerk and would remain with the company in a variety of roles until 1993.
From 1994 until 2004, Ms. Gilchrist was a supervisor for Aetna, and for the next six years, she focused on independent contract work adjacent to the medical field. She became a HIMS coding scheduler for Kaiser Permanente in 2012 and continued to work with the company until her retirement in 2015. Ms. Gilchrist pursued continuing education throughout her career, and completed business management coursework through the University of Phoenix and DeVry University. In her retirement, she is active in her church community and enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren.
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