About Me

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Partnering with practices to identify and achieve their goals

 

I am passionate about independent medical practices and enjoy partnering with them to see them succeed.  After more than 20 years of honing my skills within large and small organizations, I started my own consulting practice in July 2020 where I collaborate with practitioners and practice leaders by providing business and operational expertise. I started my healthcare management career in 1992, received my BS degree in 1999 and achieved my MGMA/ACMPE certification in 2008 and my FACMPE certification in 2013.

 

Types of projects I provide:

 

•              Interim Practice Administration – In addition to managing day-to-day clinic operations I focus on developing project plans to ease the transition and help orient new leaders to the immediate and long-term needs of the practice.

•              Fractional Practice Administration – Many smaller practices can benefit from the expertise of a seasoned leader but don’t need to carry the expense of a full-time employee.  I provide targeted expertise in shorter amounts of time and at a lower annual expense.

•              Recruiting – My experience teaching and mentoring leaders combined with my continued networking in several healthcare communities gives me a unique perspective in finding the right candidates for clinic positions.

•              Credentialing – My attention to detail and timeliness allows me to complete these projects as quickly, correctly and efficiently as possible.

•             Payer Contracting and Renegotiations – My relationships with payer representatives and current exposure to multiple plans enables me to achieve the best contract rates available on behalf of practices throughout the Pacific Northwest.

•             EMR Optimization – I have worked with Athena Health implementation and optimization projects since 2011 and have additional Epic and Centricity experience. I enjoy helping practices optimize existing systems and add complementary applications to improve the patient and caregiver experiences.

•              Operations Assessments – I have created custom tools that leverage my unique experience and knowledge of diverse clinical specialties to identify opportunities for improvement and to set measurable goals.

•             Leadership Development and Coaching – I am passionate about helping leaders develop their skills and enjoy working with individuals and teams to improve relationships and develop practice culture.

•              Strategic Planning – I facilitate customized planning meetings to help practice leaders hone their focus and create operational plans with achievable goals.