Kristy Evans, RHIT CCS CPC, Approved AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Lori Harbison, LPN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS

Manager of Clinical Documentation and Quality Services

Lori brings over 30 years of experience in nursing, including 13 years of experience in Clinical Documentation Integrity. A proven subject matter expert with a deep understanding of review, audit, and education, Lori is respected for her contributions and vast knowledge in the Clinical Documentation field.

Lori is a credentialed CDI specialist holding a CDIP from AHIMA and a CCDS from ACDIS. Additionally, Lori is a clinical LPN and credentialed CCS. Lori’s philosophy is built on the principle that to meaningfully affect clinical documentation, the physician, CDS, and coder must work together as a cohesive unit. She is committed and passionate about fostering and advancing physician engagement and clinical documentation integrity education. Lori has developed and presented customized education programs for individual physicians, large-scale physician groups, and health care systems, that have driven increased physician engagement and quality documentation. Lori is recognized for the advancement of the CDI profession by her work on many innovative, targeted projects, including early adoption of CDI at patient roundtable discussions and CDI discussions at physician rounding and other progressive initiatives.

Before joining Intellis, Lori led the CDI training program at the Cleveland Clinic for 13 years. As the Quality and Education Coordinator, Lori was charged with the comprehensive training of clinical nurses, coders, and HIM professionals in their complete education as CDI specialists. She developed detailed training programs and continuing education to grow and develop skilled and experienced CDI specialists in this capacity. Lori is an accomplished educator and mentor with a proven record of successfully training adult learners.  Lori prides herself on the long-term accomplishments of her trainees, many of whom hold CDI leadership positions as well as other health care executive roles.

Certifications

  • Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS)
  • Certified Clinical Documentation Practitioner (CDIP)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Industry Areas

  • Inpatient clinical documentation integrity
  • Clinical documentation education-physician
  • Clinical documentation education-CDI specialist
  • Medical Record Review and Auditing
  • Query compliance
  • Inpatient Coding