Brooke Lorraine Newton is a Managing Director, Coding & Clinical Documentation Compliance at SCALE.
Brooke has over a decade of professional and technical facility coding experience across both inpatient and outpatient sites-of-service. Most recently, Brooke was a coding specialist at Swedish Covenant Health within the NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago.
Brooke has experience in the development & implementation of organizational training programs for a large academic hospital. She has developed, performed, and overseen audits of patient records for various organizational needs, including audits used to evaluate compliance as well as determine physician compensation.
Brooke’s coding expertise includes internal medicine, oncology, physical rehabilitation services, hematology, emergency medicine, intensive care, hospitalist medicine, and otolaryngology. Brooke holds the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential from AHIMA and the Certified Outpatient Coder from AAPC.
Prior to earning medical coding certifications, Brooke held positions in many areas throughout Swedish Hospital. She is familiar with both the administrative and operational aspects of healthcare & hospital management and has expertise in hospital accreditation activities as well as emergency management. Brooke has a proven ability to cultivate collaborative and productive relationships with all types of colleagues, providers, executive leadership and clients.
Brooke earned her undergraduate degree from North Park University in Chicago, and a Master of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.