Kevin Quinn, MA, EMT-P & Deborah A. Mason, RHIT, RN, BBA, MJ, CPUR

Kevin Quinn MA, EMT-P
Senior Health Economist with 3M Health Information Systems

Kevin Quinn, Senior Health Economist with 3M Health Information Systems, has 24 years of experience in the analysis and design of health care payment methods.  Before joining 3M in 2017, he was Vice President, Payment Method Development, at Xerox State Healthcare, where he designed APR DRG payment methods now used by Medicaid programs in California, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.  His article, “After the Revolution: DRGs at Age 30” was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2014. Kevin’s analyses have also been published by Health Affairs, the Congressional Budget Office, the Wall Street Journal, HFM: Healthcare Financial Management, the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management and the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.  He lives in Helena, MT, where he also works part-time as a paramedic for St. Peter’s Hospital.

Strategic Services Sales Executive 3M HIS CONSULTING SERVICES

Deborah is a Strategist with 3M Health Information Systems. Currently, her role as a strategist is to assist customers in designing 3M products and solutions to assist in solving customer needs. Previously, Deborah served as the Director of the Acute Care Services Area within 3M Consulting.  Deborah was responsible for development and management of Clinical Documentation Improvement Services, RAC Services, HAC Services, Coding Validations, Quality Outcome Services, Data Monitoring Services and Compliance Services.

Deborah’s experience spans more than 29 years in health information and 24 years in nursing, including inpatient and outpatient coding, case management/discharge planning clinical documentation improvement and utilization review for health systems and third party payers. 

Professional Membership

  • Georgia Nursing Association (GNA)
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Georgia
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
  • Certified Professional in Utilization Review (CPUR)

Professional Certifications


  • Master of Jurisprudence (Health Law), Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration/Management, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Records, Hinds Community College, Raymond, Mississippi
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia


TOPIC: Using APR DRGs to Verify Medicaid Payment and Improve Hospital Care: Let’s Talk Methodology and Strategy

Effective October 1, New Jersey Medicaid will make the most significant change in decades to its $500 million inpatient payment method.  The State is converting to All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR DRGs) from All Patient DRGs (AP DRGs).  Despite the similarity in acronyms, there are important differences between APR DRGs, AP DRGs, and Medicare DRGs.  Join 3M APR DRG experts to learn how this initiative will affect documentation and coding, how hospitals can prepare, and how hospitals can use APR DRGs to improve their own financial and quality performance.

PRESENTATION: Using APR DRGs to Verify Medicaid Payment and Improve Hospital Care: Let’s Talk Methodology and Strategy Click here to download your copy of the presentation.