Denise Tinkel has an extensive background in healthcare quality and clinical documentation integrity, which includes two decades providing bedside patient care to critically ill patients.

She is highly skilled at utilizing outcome data to develop policies and procedures, training physicians and other healthcare professionals to understand quality performance measures, and improving quality outcomes through strategic planning.

Before joining BRG, Ms. Tinkel was a clinical documentation manager at a major consulting group. In this role, she served as a principle classroom instructor and a clinical mentor for clients across the United States.

Representative examples of Ms. Tinkel’s experience before joining BRG include:

  • Led delivery phases of the Compliant Documentation Integrity Program at hospitals nationwide, achieving returned financial reimbursement improvement ranging from $650,000 to $9 million
  • As a core measures specialist in the Healthcare Quality department at a large Catholic multifacility hospital system in Indiana, improved healthcare quality indicators throughout the system by developing and implementing clinical documentation protocols for more timely assignment of diagnosis

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Respiratory Care

Association for Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists

Indiana Association for Healthcare Quality
Past board member and secretary to the Board of Directors


Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS)

Registered Respiratory Therapist, Indiana

Registered Pulmonary Function


Purdue University
MS, Health Administration
BA, Public Health

Indiana Vocational Technical College
AS, Respiratory Care Science