About Us

Meet Our Team

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Brian Boyce          CEO


Brian Boyce, is the CEO, Proprietor, and Managing Consultant of ionHealthcare®. He has over 20 years of healthcare experience in leadership, practice operations, hospital operations, health plan support, and medical coding and billing. He began his healthcare career in the U.S. Air Force in Aeromedical Evacuation (flight nursing). He is serving as a National Advisory Board member for the AAPC for the 2015-2018 term.

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Lisa Larrimore          COO


Lisa Larrimore, is the COO, and Senior Consultant for ionHealthcare®. She has over 20 years of experience in management and consulting. She has a special interest in diagnosis coding and interventional radiology. She has spoken at national level conferences on risk adjustment.

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Susan S Layman          Client Services Director


Susan has 15 years of experience in healthcare, including operations, project management, leadership, and risk adjustment in both Medicare and Commercial Markets. She has worked in Client Services for over 7 years, providing expertise and guidance to a broad spectrum of clients, including health plans and co-ops, physician practices and facilities, and legal entities.

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Kerri Phipps          Analytics and Reporting Manager

Kerri has over 10 years of experience in Risk Adjustment Analytics. She has a great deal of experience in managing and leading complex, cross-functional processes around Risk Adjustment, IT, Finance, Audit and Reconciliations. Her talents include risk adjustment financial reporting and projections, retrospective and prospective program design, provider education and engagement strategies, RADV/Mock-RADV analytics and interpreting and advising of economic impacts due to federal and regulatory policy and procedure changes of risk adjustment models.

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Eunice Sanchez          QA Manager


Eunice Sanchez, has over 10 years of coding experience and over 6 years of experience in management and development of coders. Eunice has a special interest in OB/GYN coding and has a great deal of experience teaching providers on clinical documentation improvement.

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Caren Swartz          Affiliated Instructor


Caren brings with her over 21 years experience in practice management, coding, billing and reimbursement. She is a veteran of the Navy where she worked as an operating room technician, participating in surgeries of all specialties. She also holds a specialty certification in Interventional Radiology Coding. She is serving as a National Advisory Board member for the AAPC for the 2015-2018 term.

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COLLEEN MESCALL          Affiliated Instructor

MHA/E, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, ICD-10-CM Instructor

Colleen has worked in the health care field for over 31 years and has been a Certified Professional Coder since 2000. In November 2011 Colleen obtained her Masters in Health Administration with an Emphasis on Education. Colleen has also worked in the billing, coding, audit, training, and registration areas of health care industry in a variety of settings; working with hospitals, group practices and for the Department of Defense. Colleen also teaches coding and billing in Richmond Va. Colleen’s current position as the Coding/Billing Manager for the Emergency Department is to ensure compliance with Federal Documentation Guidelines, educate providers and staff in provider documentation and to ensure the billing and coding is accurate and correct for the emergency department.