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.
2008 – 2012
Bearing Point, Inc.
2005 – 2008
2003 – 2005
United Audit Systems
2001 – 2003
1999 – 2001
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Director, Health Information Management
1996 – 1999
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
BS, Health Information Administration