In addition to his position as Executive Director for EHNAC, Mr. Barrett is President, CEO of IGI Global Health, a provider of services to HIE's, EMR, Portals and EDI Transactional platforming. He also currently serves as a board trustee on the NJ HITEC Regional Extension Center.
Mr. Barrett has 10 years leading healthcare professional services organizations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, Covansys and Virtusa. He has 20 years in senior management roles in payer organizations including: MassMutual, Connecticut Mutual, Travelers and Aetna. He has also lead and grown healthcare and other software/solutions companies including: MultiMate, Barrett Consulting Group, Medical banking Exchange (MBEXX) and Claredi Corp. He has also been in senior leadership for the American Dental Association Business Enterprises Inc. (ADABEI), the for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of the ADA, a provider organization. He has served as chairman of WEDI, and ASCX12N Insurance Subcommittee and has been on a number of other industry board roles.
He speaks nationally on a variety of e-Health/e-Commerce and industry topics and is involved in a number of industry coalitions promoting the use and implementation of both administrative and clinical transactions, including the development and proliferation of electronic health records (EHR) and "Meaningful Use" including the National Health Information Network (NIHN) and Health Information Exchanges (HIE's).Mr. Barrett continues to work on key e-Health industry initiatives that lay the foundation for health information technology - including support and implementation of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act (HITECH and Accountable Care Act (ACA).
John Casillas is CEO of BoardTrust, LLC., a strategic advisory firm dedicated to advancing the medical banking paradigm. He also serves as the global health IT fellow with the World Bank and was formerly Senior Vice President of HIMSS, a global health IT association and society.
In 2001, Casillas founded The Medical Banking Project, an industry think tank and pioneering authority in the convergence of banking and healthcare systems, later acquired by HIMSS. He coined the term "medical banking" to denote this emerging area of discipline and founded a series of industry-recognized forums that shaped the agenda in the medical banking industry.
CNET's Esther Dyson called the Medical Banking Project one of the "top ten levers" for transforming healthcare. He is well-published and has been interviewed by CNBC, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, LA Times, Crain's Workforce Management, HFM magazine, HealthLeaders and many others. He has provided testimony to the US National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), advised various agencies at HHS, the U.S. Treasury, and several state legislatures. He has served as an EHNAC Commissioner.
His honors include being named one of the Top 100 Influential People in Finance by Treasury & Risk Magazine in 2012, Healthcare 100 awarded by the Nashville Business Journal in 2005 and 2006, and in 2001, he received "First Place National Editors Award" by the Association of American Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) for his article entitled "The Emerging Compliance Matrix." He defined the body of law, published in the Banking Law Journal and LexisNexis' Treatise on Health Care Law and Health Care Law Monthly that helped to resolve the difficult issue of HIPAA's impact on banks and financial institutions and is considered a leading expert in this area.
He lives in Tennessee, USA.
As Vice President of Revenue Cycle, Sarah Cevallos is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the Florida Cancer Specialists' business office. In this role, she supports FCS through accurate billing, timely collection and precise payment posting, while delivering a positive patient experience. Since joining FCS in 2008, she has held several finance-related positions of increasing responsibility. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MBA degree from Western Governors University with a concentration in Healthcare Management.
Rich Dowell is the manager of UnitedHealthcare's Process Performance Program (P3) where he and his team work with large hospitals, physician groups and ancillary care providers to improve their administrative experience with UHC. As a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with 15 years of experience in payment systems and technology adoption, his focus is on transforming opportunities for improvement into sustainable solutions that reduce rework and wasted resources. A graduate from Brigham Young University (Economics) and the University of Illinois (MBA), Rich is completing his doctorate in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University with an emphasis in change management results in healthcare technology.
Doug Downey, Assistant Vice President - Treasury for HCA Inc., has been employed by the company since August of 1995. Prior to joining HCA, Mr. Downey spent 16 years in the banking profession. The last eight years in banking were comprised of developing and managing large corporate electronic payment products, selling a wide variety of cash management products/services and managing a treasury management sales division.
As Assistant Vice President - Treasury for the nation's largest healthcare provider, Mr. Downey is responsible for daily cash operations, bank relationship management and strategic planning for HCA's cash management system. Mr. Downey is a member of the Association for Financial Professionals on a national and local level and is recognized as a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). He is also a graduate of the Tennessee School of Banking – Vanderbilt University and the School for Bank Administration – University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Downey has served on advisory boards for SunTrust Bank, The Northern Trust Bank and Wachovia Bank as well as the AFP Government Relations Committee. He is a past member and chairman of the AFP Payments Advisory Group. Mr. Downey also served as President of the local Nashville AFP chapter.
Jay Eisenstock has 30 years of management and technology consulting experience along with significant health insurance industry knowledge. He currently heads provider eSolutions at Aetna where his responsibilities include the innovation and deployment of administrative, clinical and financial interactions between Aetna and the provider community. In previous roles at Aetna, Mr. Eisenstock led the company's efforts to achieve HIPAA compliance for electronic transactions.
Prior to joining Aetna, Mr. Eisenstock was vice president of the web development and business intelligence line of business for a technology consulting firm. He also held various leadership and technical positions with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS). He is a member of The U.S. Healthcare Efficiency Index (USHEI) advisory council, serves the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) as a director, and the Electronic Health Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) as a commissioner. He was selected by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) to be one of twenty participants in its Health Information Exchange Work Group. Mr. Eisenstock was honored with the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Leadership in Technology award and was a finalist for Aetna's highest employee recognition award. He was also recognized as one of 11 top executives and thought leaders in the healthcare IT industry by eMids Technologies and Healthcare Payer News. Mr. Eisenstock earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.
Andy is engaging with existing and prospective participating organizations to consult about CAQH initiatives, help manage provider EFT/ERA enrollments, and support the integration of COB Smart into the healthcare system. He most recently worked with RelayHealth, a McKesson Company, serving as a payer-facing Senior Sales Executive. Andy holds a B.S. from Millersville State University.
Scott R. Hawig, Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Froedtert Health. Mr. Hawig joined Froedtert Health in this position in August 2012. Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Mr. Hawig was Vice President of Finance with Shands at the University of Florida from 2010 to 2012. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Hawig served as a Divisional Chief Financial Officer with Duke University Health System. Prior to his time at Duke, Mr. Hawig served as a healthcare audit and consulting manager within the public accounting firms of Arthur Andersen (1997 to 2002) and Deloitte & Touche (2002 to 2004). Mr. Hawig is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants and Healthcare Financial Management Association. He received a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1996.
Ms. Holland currently is the Senior Director of Healthcare & Industry Verticals for NACHA. As Senior Director, she leads NACHA's healthcare payments program and works on other payments and remittance information and standards projects. Previously at NACHA Ms. Holland led NACHA's international programs. She has more than 20 years of experience in cash management, project management and product development. Prior to joining NACHA in 1996, Ms. Holland was a Vice President and Senior Product Manager for First Interstate Bank. She is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and a permanent Certified Cash Manager (CCM).
Chris Johnson is Vice President Patient Revenue Cycle Management – Regional Facilities for Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chris has been with CHS for 16 years and, in his current role, is responsible for oversight of the revenue cycle operations of regional healthcare facilities affiliated with the HealthCare System. Chris has over 28 years experience in revenue cycle operations in sole community providers, an academic medical center and an integrated healthcare delivery system. Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration for Montreat College in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Chris is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association and an active member of the North Carolina Chapter of HFMA where he has served in numerous leadership positions including Chapter President. Chris has also worked with National HFMA on the Board of Examiners, National Advisory Council and the Chapter Advancement Team.
Dan Johnson is Executive Vice President of Healthcare Strategy of Experian Healthcare where he is responsible for the strategic vision and growth strategy, including mergers and acquisitions, for Experian's healthcare business line. He joined Experian with the acquisition of SearchAmerica® in 2008, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare transaction services and telecommunications industries to his role.
Prior to Experian, Johnson led SearchAmerica, the industry leader in providing hospitals and healthcare providers data, scoring, and analytical software products and services to assist with making critical financial decisions. Prior to SearchAmerica, Johnson founded the healthcare technology company MedServe Link Incorporated.
Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota.
Charyl Kavner is a Vice President and Senior Healthcare Product Strategy Manager for Fifth Third Bank. She is responsible for developing, executing and launching Treasury Management healthcare products that help providers better manage their revenue cycle. Charyl has over 20 years experience working in the healthcare industry that includes developing products for: health plans, bank card payment networks and financial institutions. Charyl earned a Master of Arts and Education degree from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts and Education from Arizona State University. She currently resides in Chicago, IL.
Charlie Myers is Director of Operations, Special Programs and Support for the Johns Hopkins Health System. In that role, he has Accounts Receivable responsibility for the psychiatry, substance abuse, and long term care services of JHHS. Charlie is also responsible for the revenue control, cash applications, and customer service functions for 5 of the Hopkins hospitals.
Charlie's previous experiences include positions in hospital, independent laboratory and physician business offices. On the other side of the ledger, he served as Utilization Review Manager at Blue Shield of Maryland, earlier in his career.
In addition to his duties at JHHS, Charlie is the Nominations and Elections Chair for the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, and he is Co-chair of the WEDI Sub-workgroup for the 835 transaction.
He is married and has four children. His hobbies include music and sports.
John Osberg has over 30 years of continuous healthcare IT industry involvement. He is the Managing Partner of Informed Partners, LLC, a healthcare information technology consulting firm focused on offering advisory services, industry intelligence and serving the legal community. He served as the Senior Vice President for EDI services for the publicly traded Medaphis Corporation ($500M in revenues, re-named Per Se', and later acquired by McKesson). He has participated in several mergers and acquisitions. In 1990, he published the first "Directory of Healthcare EDI Companies" and published a profitable quarterly newsletter: "EDI News". He was a senior executive in 2 California hospitals. He speaks at industry conferences and is quoted in industry publications. Recently, in June 2013, Citi sponsored and published a major research paper that he was the lead researcher and co-author of. Sample research conclusions include: "Hospitals are Just Beginning to Feel the Impact of Consumer Directed Healthcare & High Deductible Health Plans. Just When Hospitals are too often distracted with clinical system implementations and other issues. A Perfect Storm is Brewing. Industry events, trends and realities are forcing institutions to re-tool I.T. to avoid unprecedented revenue losses, maintain fragile operating margins, decrease expenses, increase government / public transparency & comply with quality measures reporting requirements.
Mr. Robert Poiesz is a Principal Policy Analyst with the AMA. With over 30 years of experience in health care electronic commerce and medical practice management systems, he has worked with:
- Health Plans
- System Vendors and Clearinghouses
- Federal Government
Bob's background includes extensive experience with health care information processing and the HIPAA mandated transactions.
EDI Standards Experience
Bob serviced for five terms as co-chair of the Claim Payment work group at ASC X12, and is in his third term as Vice-Chair of ASC X12 Insurance Subcommittee (ASC X12N). He also served as Vice-Chair of the BCBSA Joint Claim Adjustment/Claim Status Reason Code maintenance Committee for five terms.
Anthony is Director of eHealth Business Operations for Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena, California.
He has overall national responsibility for the facilitation and implementation of electronic data interchange of health care administrative transactions, code sets and identifiers in compliance with HIPAA Rules and Regulations. He must also ensure compliance with State regulations.
Anthony has 48 years of experience working in the health care administrative environment both in hospital administration and health plan claims processing environments. He has served in director capacity positions managing billing departments, emergency rooms, and admitting departments for three different hospitals, including one in a university setting. Before and after these assignments, he has worked in the claims environment with two Blue Cross Blue Shield plans with responsibility for claims examining functions and Micrographics.
Anthony has been successful with the recovery of millions of dollars in accounts receivable for these hospitals. He has also been responsible for streamlining claims processing functions resulting in significant reductions in costs for the respective health plans. These accomplishments were achieved largely by converting paper processes into electronic.
Anthony has been an active member of WEDI and ASC X12 for the last twenty three years and has served as Co-chair of the Enrollment and Patient Information (attachments) work groups. He served a Commissioner on the Electronic Health Networks Accreditation Committee (EHNAC) for ten years and has earned the Follmer Bronze Merit Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA.) He is a Certified HIPAA Professional and holds a Master's Degree from New York University in Public Administration specializing in Health Policy, Planning and Administration. He has had articles published dealing with EDI subjects and has been a presenter and instructor at several industry meetings.
Alan Robinson has over thirty years of financial management experience with Intermountain Healthcare. He has worked as financial analyst, hospital CFO, and Strategic Planner. As CFO at Logan Regional Hospital his team reduced AR Days to 40 days and reduced bad debt expense by $1 million while lowering per unit cost. His facility has been progressive in implementing point of service collections while focusing on customer service experience. POS cash collections increased dramatically under his leadership.
His facility was also innovative in introducing a revenue integrity department. This has generated over $30 million in net savings in the Urban North Region the past five years.
Alan has an MBA, CPA, CGMA, and is a Fellow with Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Alan currently serves in a volunteer role as the Region Executive for HFMA's Region 10, comprising seven states.
As Vice President of Clinic Financial Services, Christina Sievert oversees all functions of the Financial Counselors in the Florida Cancer Specialists offices and is dedicated to ensuring that every patient has a positive experience. In her role, Christina is responsible for intake registration, utilization management, patient resolution, self-pay collections and financial aid. A member of the FCS team since 2003, she has held numerous positions within the organization. Prior to joining FCS, Christina was the Director of Patient Business Services for Cape Coral Eye Center. She has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years and continues to be an active member of Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Oncology Managers of Florida (OMF), and Southern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
Mick Talley is currently the Program Manager for the SSA E-Disability E-Filing contract with the "Southeast Michigan Health Information Exchange". (SEMHIE) Mr. Talley is a Director and Treasurer of SEMHIE. Mick has been invited to participate in numerous projects involving a variety of federal agencies such as the "National Institute of Standards and Technology", (NIST)," Lawrence Livermore National Labs", (LLNL), the "National Security Agency", (NSA), the "General Services Administration", GSA, and the "Department of Defense", (DOD) related to the secure sharing of data, identity management, key management, encryption and the standards development for facilitation of interoperability. He was an original participant with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and member of the Task Force for the "EBIDS/NACHA" pilot for electronic billing and payment solutions involving the Fed, Financial Institutions, Telecom Companies, and vendors to the ACH network for a "service oriented architecture", (SOA) approach for the processing of multiple IT solutions across disparate IT platforms amongst members of the financial services industry.
Talley is under "non-disclosure agreement" (NDA) to the Federal Reserve and the National Security Agency. Mr. Talley is an approved ARRA Project Manager.
Talley is an active member and contributor to the healthcare services and financial services consortia in such groups as "HIMSS IHE Technical & Planning, HIMSS HSSP/OMG", the "HIMSS Medical Banking and Financial Services Steering Committee", the "HIMSS Security & Privacy" Work Group for Financial Services. Talley was the Lead and Chair of the "HHS/ONC Beacon Communities Work Group for Security & Privacy" in 2011, the 17 communities selected for focus and investment in healthcare information exchange by the "Health and Human Services" (HHS). Mr. Talley was recently named to the Security & Privacy Work Groups of the "Michigan Health Information Exchange", (MiHIN) and as an SSA contract award representative, invited to join the sub Work Group for Security & Privacy of the "Nation-Wide Health Information Exchange", (Now known as "Healtheway") sponsored by such federal agencies as SSA, NIST and the VA. SEMHIE is an anchor participant. Mr. Talley is currently Chair of the Security & Privacy Task Force for HIMSS.
Donna has 28 years of banking experience in the areas of treasury and relationship management.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo 14 years ago, she worked for several large national banks in New York and Chicago. Donna’s banking background has included a focus on specialized industry such as national retailers, power and energy companies and healthcare. In her current role she specializes in providing treasury management to the large corporate healthcare sector and to regional not-for-profit hospital systems.
Donna is an active member of the Association of Financial Professionals and participates in the HFMA. She has her CTP certification and received her BA from Syracuse University.
A passionate innovator with an insatiable curiosity, Tom has launched and/or accelerated five multi-sided payment platforms in the past 15 years. These initiatives include the development of a low cost B2B global e-commerce payment network for most major currencies and healthcare specific platforms offering multiple payment modalities. Currently, Tom is an Executive Catalyst assisting companies in accelerating their product and service initiatives. He has held executive positions with Comdata, Emdeon, PaySpan (aka; Payformance), National Processing Company, and was a consultant within IBM's GBS Healthcare Payer Practice.
Ms. Wojciechowski is a Healthcare Market Specialist with BNY Mellon's Healthcare Solutions Team. Rose is responsible for executing on the team's strategic direction, solution development and marketing efforts to the healthcare industry.
Ms. Wojciechowski has over 30 years of experience with the organization and, over the course of her career, has held various roles in product management, direct marketing, credit risk, and financial analysis across multiple business lines. Ms. Wojciechowski is a Certified Treasury Professional and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Carlow University and a master of business administration degree from Capella University.