Clinical Documentation Improvement

Accurate coding affects your patients, your hospital, and your bottom-line.

With an expanding focus on quality transforming the healthcare industry, clinical documentation is an integral piece of the many data requirements. Clinical documentation is vital to the accurate capture of disease burden. Quality, reimbursement, and population health are increasingly driven by the detail captured in the medical record of a patient.

At Baker Newman Noyes our team of healthcare experts help you optimize your revenue cycle integrity through identification of the risks and opportunities relative to clinical documentation.

How we help

  • Initial assessment of medical records documentation
  • Assist with improved data capture
    • Optimization of case mix index
    • Accurately reflect diagnosis specificity and severity
    • Increased compliance with coding and regulatory guidelines
    • Increased capture of quality data
  • Financial analysis
    • Impact on DRG assignment
    • Impact of HCC risk scores
  • Physician and other healthcare professional education
  • Coder, CDI, and HIM education

A partner for you

With extensive experience in coding and clinical documentation consulting, our team delivers a comprehensive integrated approach. We focus on education and will work with your documentation specialists, physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, other health professionals, and coders to develop a solution to clinical documentation improvement that helps you ensure the highest quality in medical record documentation.

Lead Contacts

Paul Letalien

Principal

Paul began at Baker Newman Noyes in 1995 as one of the founding members. Prior to entering public accounting, he served as CFO at a multi-level healthcare provider.

Janet Hodgdon

Director of Healthcare Development

Jan is a director in the healthcare consulting practice at Baker Newman Noyes, specializing in revenue cycle management, finance, provider education and training, risk adjustment documentation and coding, 501(r) Treasury regulations, and third-party reimbursement.

Team Members

C. Dayton Benway Pamela Cook Maggie Fortin Gina Hobert Denis Houle Marc Levy Roland Mercier Stephanie Richio Dianne Rodrigue Brett Seekins Shane Williams