Lori Beaudry, CCS-P
Vice President, CFR
Lori Beaudry started out her career as a medical assistant for a primary care physician but she did not stay there long.
Lori explains: “I was fascinated by the coding and billing aspect of the medical field which ultimately brought me to the HIM side of the business.”
Lori Beaudry, the Vice President of Clinical Financial Resource, Inc. has over two decades of experience in the healthcare field. She is an AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist as well as an AHIMA approved ICD10 trainer and presenter. She has an extensive track record of coding optimization. In her current role, Lori is responsible for executive leadership in all aspects of CFR’s coding and auditing as well as consultative services for its clients and workforce.
She is also responsible for the development and evolution of the overall strategy for the Company’s coding operations to include overseeing coding staff, conducting audits, and providing physician education. Lori prides herself on building and maintaining a business based on reputation, integrity, relationships and trust. Of particular interest is coder training/education both for her internal staff and for others outside of CFR.
Lori works closely with the CEO and assists with the oversight and implementation of CFR’s planning, service level agreements, budgets, workflow processes and internal controls. Lori is a key promoter of CFR, setting the tone of the company as a service vendor, continuously seeking to understand, meet and exceed customer expectations and needs.
One of Lori’s dreams is to work with our local area teaching hospitals and medical schools to put together coding and documentation training for Residents and Fellows while they are currently in school. “Coding is critical to these physicians’ ultimate success and yet most get all the way through school without ever learning anything about how their documentation feeds into the coding and billing systems. This is a clear need on their part and a great opportunity for HIM professionals to share what they know.”
AHIMA and MaHIMA are a big part of Lori’s professional network and she wishes she had joined in earlier. “I feel that I missed out on many opportunities and wish I had been involved earlier in my career. This would have provided me a better understanding of all aspects of HIM. It is a great way to network with other HIM Professionals.”
And what does the future hold? “My knowledge base is very broad due to my desire to learn and the different opportunities presented to me throughout my career. I am looking to share that knowledge and dedicate more hours to MAHIMA with regard to education.”