Karen Chase

EVP, CDI Operations

Karen is a seasoned healthcare veteran with over 35 years of varied clinical healthcare and leadership experience and extensive knowledge in healthcare quality management, performance improvement and comparative data analysis.

In her role as EVP of CDI Operations, she leads all aspects of our CDI Program including the areas of CDI staff education, new client implementation, query writing, query escalation, CDI compliance and continuous improvement.

Karen is an RN by training and spent the past 11 years at Stony Brook Medicine. She was most recently the Associate Director – Clinical Documentation Integrity Program where she was responsible for the development of a comprehensive CDI Program that successfully and demonstratively increased CM, improved quality scores and streamlined work flows for better quality and quicker response rates. She developed the curriculum for the new Coding, Quality and Reimbursement degree in Stony Brook University’s undergraduate program. Karen has also been recognized as one of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists top 30 leaders in the nation and was invited to the newly established Leadership Convention for 2016.

Karen received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School.