Barry Libman Inc. has a team of 35 medical record professionals with expertise in coding and audit as well as training and education. This team is counted on by clients throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.
Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS
President and Founder
Prior to forming Barry Libman Inc. in 1998, and Libman Education in 2012, Barry held a number of positions in the health information management field, working for hospitals, insurers, consulting firms, and regulatory bodies.
Barry is recognized for his in-depth knowledge of coding and reimbursement issues for acute care hospitals. An area of particular interest and expertise is Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) coding. Barry is often called upon to provide education and training on code updates and coding issues. Barry is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer.
Barry Libman is a graduate of Northeastern University and received a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College .
Barry received the Professional Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA). Barry served on the MaHIMA Board of Directors and as a representative to the House of Delegates held at the AHIMA national conference.
Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC
Mary Beth York joined Barry Libman Inc. in January 2000 and has been responsible for coding, auditing and documentation improvement services provided to clients throughout New England. Mary Beth has over twenty years of experience in medical record coding for hospitals ranging from community to teaching as well as physician groups practices.
Mary Beth is an experienced educator working with individuals and small groups on coding quality issues, CCS and CCA certification, and documentation improvement. Mary Beth developed and leads Libman Education’s CCS Exam Preparation course which has successfully prepared hundreds of coders to achieve their CCS credential.
Mary Beth is an AHIMA certified ICD-10 trainer and attended Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill , MA . Mary Beth is a long-time member of the New Hampshire Health Information Management Association (NhHIMA) Board of Directors and served as President.
Chris Richards joined Barry Libman Inc. 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’ areas of expertise include health information administration, case management, quality improvement, hospital payment oversight, and documentation education initiatives. Chris 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 Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and was nominated for the 2009 Distinguished Member Award from AHIMA. Chris 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.
Chris is a graduate of Hobart College and received a postgraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration from Northeastern University.
Susan Pepple was one of the first employees of Barry Libman Inc. and remains actively involved in the operations responsible for all aspects of business management as well as product development and marketing: internet and social media promotion, financial management, strategic planning, operations, and coordination with accounting, personnel, and legal advisors. Susan is also managing partner of Libman Education responsible for strategic growth and development.
Susan is a member of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and past member of its Board of Directors. Susan was honored with the MaHIMA Champion Award in 2011 for long-term and enthusiastic support of the association. Susan currently serves on the Council for Excellence in Education, Workforce Workgroup, of the AHIMA Foundation.
Susan holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science from Southwest Missouri State University.