Altegra Health Provider Services Division

Professional Coding Services

Janae Ballard, CPC, COC, CPMA, CEMC, PCS, FCS
Janae Ballard, CPC, COC, CPMA, CEMC, PCS, FCSManager
Janae Ballard brings to Altegra Health more than 11 years of healthcare experience in professional coding, auditing and insurance billing. She is a skilled coder and educator in the areas of physician coding and documentation and specializes in coding and provider education for medical hematology/oncology, infusion and radiation oncology services. Prior to joining Altegra Health, Janae worked for multiple large specialty clinics and hospitals in Seattle as a coding/compliance analyst and educator performing billing, coding, physician audits and physician education.

Janae is a national speaker and conference and webinar presenter. She is also an editor for Decision Health’s E/M Workbook, an instructional auditing guide. A Certified Professional Coder and Auditor, Janae holds multiple credentials including CPC, COC, CMPA, CEMC, PCS and FCS. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Facility Coding Services

Arlene Baril, MHA, RHIA, CHC
Arlene Baril, MHA, RHIA, CHCSenior Director, Facility Reimbursement & Coding Services
Arlene Baril is senior director, Facility Reimbursement & Coding Services, for Altegra Health and has more than 30 years of experience in revenue cycle management and HIM operations. Before joining Altegra Health, she was principal/CEO of Baril & Associates Healthcare Consulting. Arlene has served in positions as executive vice president of HIM Services for PHNS, based in Dallas, TX; vice president of HIM & Software Services for UASI based in Cincinnati, OH; and as director of HIM & Coding services for Pyramid/The HealthCare Financial Group. She also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in Dallas.

Additionally, Arlene has worked as a supervisor and a manager of coding, assistant director of medical records, director of medical records, and as a claims auditor for a Medicare carrier in New York State. She possesses extensive knowledge of all aspects of coding and third party reimbursement issues. Baril has developed several software programs designed for coding compliance, auditing and Charge Description Master reviews. A frequent contributor to many HIM and healthcare financial publications, Arlene currently serves as an expert panelist for Advance for HIM Professionals magazine’s monthly Coding Q&A column.

Recruiting Staff

  • Jon Merz – Director, Staffing Services
  • Dylan Meeks – HIM Recruiting Specialist
  • Jerell Hester – HIM Recruiting Specialist
  • Kait Brzozowski – HIM Recruiting Specialist
  • Leigh McCord – HIM Recruiting Specialist
  • Richard Oh – HIM Recruiting Specialist
  • Stephen Kupiszewski – HIM Recruiting Specialist
  • Jun Minami – HIM Recruiting Specialist
  • Liz Rowland – HIM Recruiting Specialist