16 RCM leaders to know

As the healthcare industry is charged with redefining financial responsibility in episodes of care, progressive thought leaders and administrators in the revenue cycle space are increasingly vital in helping hospitals maintain fiscal footing.

Here are 16 revenue cycle leaders to know.

Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. RCM leaders were selected based on editorial judgment and discretion. Individuals cannot pay for inclusion on this list.

Michael Berger. Director of Revenue Cycle for Saint Peter's University Hospital (New Brunswick, N.J.). Since August 2012, Mr. Berger has served as director of revenue cycle for Saint Peter's. In addition to his role at Saint Peter's, Mr. Berger is president of The M. Berger Consulting Group, a revenue cycle management consulting firm. He earned a Master of Public Administration from New York University in New York City.  

Jane Berkebile. System Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management for OhioHealth (Columbus). Ms. Berkebile has more than 35 years of healthcare experience, including 10 years in her current role at OhioHealth. As system vice president of revenue cycle for OhioHealth, she oversees all aspects of the revenue cycle, including human resources. Her specialties include coding, billing, collections and facility patient access. Prior to joining OhioHealth, Ms. Berkebile was vice president of revenue cycle at Mercy Health Partners in Cincinnati.

Kelly Clasen. Senior Director of Business Operations for Middle Park Medical Center (Kremmling/Granby/Walden, Colo.). Ms. Clasen has nearly three decades of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Middle Park, she was senior director of revenue cycle at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Also involved in mentoring efforts, she co-founded the Colorado Association of Healthcare Access Management, and is currently a board member for the Colorado Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Greg Douglass. Director and Revenue Cycle Strategic Partner at Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). At Ochsner Health System, Mr. Douglass also oversees the practice specialist division for system service lines. Previously, Greg served as the director of operations for an oncology billing and consulting organization based in Birmingham, Ala. His responsibilities included designing and leading revenue cycle performance improvement strategies for clinic-based operations around the country specializing in chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Mr. Douglass has a bachelor's degree in healthcare management from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

David Kelly. Director of Revenue Cycle for Mary Rutan Hospital (Bellefontaine, Ohio). Mr. Kelly has held his current position since January. In that role, he has management and governance responsibilities for the end-to-end revenue cycle for Mary Rutan Hospital and its physician clinics. Previously, Mr. Kelly was interim director of health information management for Mary Rutan Hospital.

David J. Law. Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Zotec Partners (Carmel, Ind.). At Zotec Partners, Mr. Law leads business development and marketing strategies.  Mr. Law specializes in revenue cycle and practice management in all specialties serviced by Zotec. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Butler University in Indianapolis.

T. Scott Law. Founder and CEO of Zotec Partners (Carmel, Ind.). Mr. Law has been with Zotec Partners since the company's founding in 1998. A certified public accountant, he also specializes in revenue cycle and practice management in all specialties the company services. He is a member of the Radiology Business Management Association and the American College of Radiology's Radiology Leadership Institute.

Richard Lyman. Vice President of Revenue Cycle for Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.). Mr. Lyman has more than 25 years of healthcare experience. Throughout his career, he has worked in a variety of settings, including large integrated health systems, academic medical centers, community-based hospitals and faculty and medical group practices. As vice president of revenue cycle for Advocate Health Care, he oversees revenue cycle operations for the system's 12 hospitals in Illinois.

Micheal Orseno. Vice President of Revenue Cycle at Regent Surgical Health (Westchester, Ill.). In his role, Mr. Orseno oversees business aspects and operations for all of Regent's surgery centers. Prior to joining Regent, Mr. Orseno served as revenue cycle administrator for the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch. He received a bachelor's degree in public administration from Augustana College, based in Rock Island, Ill., and a master's degree in health systems management from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Lisa Rock. President of National Medical Billing Services (Chesterfield, Mo.). Ms. Rock has served as president of National Medical for 13 years. National Medical is one of the largest and most respected ASC revenue cycle management companies in the nation. Ms. Rock has more than 30 years of experience in this industry and her background includes the positions of director of training and education for seven years at Mid Atlantic Medical Services in Rockville, Md., and vice president of business office operations for a development and management company in St. Louis.  

Nader Samii. CEO of National Medical Billing Services (Chesterfield, Mo.). Mr. Samii has served as CEO of National Medical Billing Services since April 2010. Before that, he was co-founder and president of Ajuba International, a revenue cycle outsourcing company that was created in 2001. Mr. Samii also previously was an investment banker at both Merrill Lynch and Dillon Read & Co., now UBS Securities, and served as a corporate finance attorney at the Dykema Gossett law firm. He is currently on the advisory board of business process outsourcing company ResourcePro. He earned a BBA/BA in finance and economics from The University of Notre Dame (Ind.) and a Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rosemary Sheehan. Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations at Partners HealthCare (Boston). In her role at Partners HealthCare, Ms. Sheehan leads all revenue cycle functions for six acute hospitals, five specialty hospitals, home health services and employed physicians. Prior to that, she was executive director of the professional billing office at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. She has served on the board of Connance, a provider of predictive analytic technology solutions, since March 2015.

Mike Simms. Vice President of Revenue Cycle for Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Since 2013, Mr. Simms has served as vice president of revenue cycle for Cone Health.Prior to Cone Health, he was chief budget officer for the Pacific region of Universal Health Services in Murrieta, Calif. In that role, he was responsible for the billing and collections of five hospitals and health systems. Mr. Simms earned an accounting degree from the University of Akron (Ohio) and a master's degree in business administration and healthcare management from the University of Phoenix.

William Thacker. Director and Revenue Cycle Strategic Partner for Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Since May 2015, Mr. Thacker has served as director and revenue cycle strategic partner at Ochsner Health System. Before that, he was manager and revenue cycle strategic partner at the health system. Mr. Thacker has a master's degree in business administration from Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business in New Orleans and a bachelor's degree in management from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Ron Wachsman. Chief Revenue Officer of Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston). Mr. Wachsman serves as chief revenue cycle officer of Memorial Hermann. Prior to Memorial Hermann, he worked for three decades at ProMedica Health System in Toledo, Ohio. There, his primary focus was all areas related to revenue, including oversight of the revenue cycle. While at ProMedica, Mr. Wachsman served as chairman of the Ohio Hospital Association finance committee and was a member of the Healthcare Roundtable group.

David Wilson. Associate Vice President of MedeAnalytics (Emeryville, Calif.). Mr. Wilson has served as associate vice president of MedeAnalytics since June 2014. Previously, he was the company's director of professional services. He also previously served as director of revenue cycle operations for Surgical Care Affiliates. He received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Richmond (Va.) - Robins School of Business and a bachelor's degree in healthcare management from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.





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