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Christopher G. Richards, RHIA, CCS

Christopher G. Richards, RHIA, CCS

Chris’ areas of expertise include health information administration, case management, quality improvement, hospital payment oversight, and documentation education initiatives. He has a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Medicare program rules and regulations, as well as extensive experience ensuring that clinical coding and DRG assignment result in accurate provider reimbursement.

Chris was honored with the 2009 Professional Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and was nominated for the 2009 Distinguished Member Award from AHIMA. He is four-time recipient of the QIO Peer Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement. Chris served as Chairman and Staff Liaison to the Massachusetts Hospital Payment Monitoring Advisory Committee, Chairman of the DRG Advisory Subgroup of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Team Leader for Total Quality Management – Continuous Quality Improvement Initiatives at Masspro.

He joined Barry Libman Inc. as a Senior Associate in 2014 after 27 years with Masspro, the Massachusetts Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). Chris held a variety of positions at Masspro; most recently, DRG Specialist and Healthcare Quality Reporting Advisor for the Office of Medicare Operations. Chris is a member of the Wolters Kluwer’s MediRegs Product Advisory Board. A graduate of Hobart College, he received a postgraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration from Northeastern University.

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