Joan (Joni) Dion has more than thirty years of experience in the healthcare industry, serving clients across the United States.

She has been involved in overseeing the implementation of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) programs in large multihospital systems, developing best practices for revenue-cycle management for a fourteen-hospital system, and contributing to the design and implementation of an electronic medical record for a healthcare system.

Ms. Dion has extensive experience in health information management (HIM) and related fields. She has participated in projects that have included the development of a centralized HIM model, coding management and compliance, revenue-cycle team leadership, and accounts receivable days reduction. She has in-depth knowledge of APR-DRG methodology and took part in the Maryland demonstration project before adoption of severity DRGs for reimbursement.

Ms. Dion also spent three years as an HIM director at a Saudi Arabian facility that achieved a successful outcome for its first Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (now The Joint Commission) survey. She is also an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and has participated in development and delivery of education for healthcare professionals.

Employment History

Navigant Consulting
Associate director
2008 – 2012

Bearing Point, Inc.
2005 – 2008

HP3, Inc.
Senior manager
2003 – 2005

United Audit Systems
2001 – 2003

Lexicode Corporation
1999 – 2001

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Director, Health Information Management
1996 – 1999

Professional Affiliations

Association of Clinical Documentation Specialists

Ohio Health Information Management Association


American Health Information Management Association
Registered Health Information Administrator
Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

American Academy of Professional Coders
Certified Professional Coder

Areas of Expertise


Stephens College
BS, Health Information Administration