Lynn Farmer is the Director of Health Information Management at Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy, North Carolina. In her current position she managers the HIM department for a 100-bed hospital, 30 bed nursing home and 9 physician practices. She manages the coding for all facilities including professional coding for the practices. Lynn also manages Case Management including discharge planning, Insurance authorization, appeals and Utilization Review.
She has worked in HIM since 1980 and has worked in healthcare facilities large and small including adolescent psychiatric facility. Lynn has also consulted in renal dialysis and critical access facilities. Lynn also spent 15 years as a compliance officer with her role as Director of Health Information.
Lynn loves the profession and has volunteered her time to the North Carolina Health Information Management Association as Coding Liaison and spent 4 years volunteering for AHIMA on CCHIM Commission.