Kristy Manrique joined Health Catalyst in September 2020 as Director of Medical Necessity. She is responsible for creating and maintaining medical necessity edits for Medicare, select Medicaid, and commercial payers. Manrique has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field. Her background includes serving several years in health information management at an acute care facility as a certified coding specialist, CCS, CCS-P, where she led a team of hospital and professional coders. Manrique’s main responsibilities included performing coding quality reviews and providing education on new coding guidelines and regulation changes.