Team

Principals

Daniel Thiry, Managing Principal

Mr. Thiry has twenty years' experience in healthcare finance. He spent twelve years directing patient accounting finance functions in large teaching hospitals and health systems as well as mid-sized and urban hospitals. Prior to becoming a founding Principal at Revenue Cycle Solutions, he served as Chief Operating Officer with an established healthcare financial services company. He is certified as a Patient Account Manager by the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management and has been a featured speaker at HFMA, AAHAM and Hospital Council organizations. With experience that is both broad and deep, Mr. Thiry speaks to the latest issues regarding revenue cycle assessments, hospital charity care programs, patient access, managed care contracting, and denied claims management. He has written and contributed to articles for The Receivables Report, Health Data Management Magazine, AAHAM and the Healthcare Advisory Board. Mr. Thiry is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Affiliations: Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association
Past Treasurer, American Association of Healthcare
Administrative Management

Mike Evans, Managing Principal

Mr. Evans is a highly accomplished senior-level healthcare executive and corporate officer with a diverse background and both CEO and COO experience gained in hospitals and health systems of various size and complexity. He also has gained in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry through regional trade association, physician practice and consulting engagements. As a CEO, he led a successful hospital turnaround by focusing on operational efficiency and cultural transformation. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Evans formed his own consulting company, Trinity Healthcare Solutions, LLC, in 2014 to help hospitals improve their bottom lines through operational and revenue cycle assessments. Prior to becoming an owner and Managing Principal of Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, he served as the company’s COO from 2009 to 2011, and has a broad knowledge base of all aspects of the revenue cycle and hospital operations. Mr. Evans also teaches strategic planning and marketing at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. He has an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Affiliations: Fellow (FACHE), American College of Healthcare Executives; Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association; Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh

RCS Management Team

K. Craig Trout, Vice President

Mr. Trout is a highly experienced C-suite executive with hospitals, managed care organizations, physician billing and practice management companies, and consulting firms. His thirty years of experience include entrepreneurial start-up entities through large corporate environments within the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Mr. Trout has extensive experience as Chief Financial Officer and Administrator of several hospitals, and capital market expertise with tax exempt bond issues and merger/acquisition transactions. He has also provided medical management and cost containment services to third party administrators and reinsurance carriers. Mr. Trout is a graduate of Point Park University, withan MBA from the University of South Florida.

Affiliations: Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Adjunct Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Maryann Balish, Senior Manager

Ms. Balish has seventeen years experience in healthcare finance. She has four years of public accounting experience auditing healthcare facilities, as well as ten years coordinating multiple implementations of patient finance and registration systems and directing patient finance activities for large and mid-sized teaching hospitals and urban hospitals. Ms. Balish’s consulting experience includes interim patient finance management services for a variety of facilities, has led consulting teams in the performance of hospital revenue cycle assessments and work plan development, and has coordinated, designed and implemented managed care contract performance reviews. Ms. Balish holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Accounting from LaRoche College.

Michelle Tremé, CHAM, Senior Consultant

Mrs. Tremé has extensive experience in Patient Access, as she successfully managed a centralized patient access service center for various hospitals and health systems. Her expertise extends well beyond the primary patient access functions, into supporting technologies and process improvement management. She has developed and implemented guides for various medical practice management systems, oversaw the design and build of proprietary patient access software, and worked with various bolt-on systems. She also effectively redesigned patient access processes for several hospitals, in areas such as quality assurance, authorization management, centralized scheduling, pre-registration, front end collections and patient access performance metrics. Mrs. Tremé holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from Robert Morris University and is a Certified Healthcare Access Manager (NAHAM.)


Affiliations: Member, National Association of Healthcare Access Management

Edward McCaul, Senior Consultant

Mr. McCaul has over 30 years experience in the healthcare industry with the primary areas of responsibility in the Patient Finance and Patient Access functions. He has directed these functions at large health systems as well as smaller community hospitals. Additionally, Mr. McCaul has worked for both regional and national health insurers including experience with claims adjudication and the enrollment process. Prior to joining Revenue Cycle Solutions he was a Senior Director for a national revenue recovery company responsible for the Managed Care and Transfer DRG service lines. Mr. McCaul is certified as a patient account manager (CPAM) by the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management and has served as Vice-President and President of his local chapter.


Affiliations: Member, American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, Three Rivers Chapter

Frank Caligiuri, Director of Recruiting Services

Frank's expertise has been acquired from being a leader in the Executive Search industry for over 30 years. He has successfully led national searches for top level talent for some of the nation's finest companies and organizations. Prior to Revenue Cycle Solutions, Frank was a Shareholder and Manager for a leading Executive Search firm. During his tenure, he assisted in the growth of the firm by being a key member in the startup of offices in geographic markets along the East Coast. In addition to his expansive experience in talent acquisition, Frank has developed curriculum and conducted training seminars on job search techniques. Frank also served as a speaker to various trade groups and associations regarding employment topics. This culmination of experience and commitment to service has resulted in lasting partnerships with clients and candidates.

Gregg Glinka RN, CPC

Mr. Glinka has over thirty years of healthcare experience including clinical practice and revenue cycle consulting. He has worked with a Pittsburgh based consulting firm for over 25 years holding various positions including Regional Director of Charge Recovery services, Senior Project Manager, Director of Coding/Specialty Services and Vice-President of Research and Development. Areas of expertise include Managed Care Contract Compliance Review, Transfer DRG Analysis, Hospital Charge Process Improvement and Provider Education and Auditing. Mr. Glinka is a graduate of the St. John’s School of Nursing.


Affiliations: Member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

Michelle Colaberardino, Director of Physician Practice Services

Ms. Colaberardino has over twenty years of diverse experience in the healthcare industry primarily specializing in physician practice management. Her expertise includes Organizational Consulting, EMR Implementation, Credentialing, Budgeting and Medical Billing/Collections. During the course of her career, Ms. Colaberardino spent five years traveling throughout the United States implementing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software. She has also served in a managerial role for physician group practices of various disciplines, a large Durable Medical Equipment (DME) organization, as well as three years supervising a hospital business office. Her knowledge of current technology and broad range of experience in different areas has allowed her to be very successful in helping physician groups fully automate their practice and become much more productive and efficient. Ms. Colaberardino attended Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.


Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC); Member, Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM)

Laurine (Laurie) M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Senior Healthcare Consultant

Ms. Johnson has over 35 years of health information management (HIM) experience. She has experience managing HIM departments as well as performing inpatient and outpatient coding audits, transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS, Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) services, revenue cycle turnaround services, software development, and providing coding and reimbursement educational services to clients. Ms. Johnson has also been a featured speaker at over forty conferences and seminars including National RAC Conference, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) audio-conferences, and Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association. She is currently serving on the 2017 AHIMA Clinical Terminology and Classification Practice Council. Laurie previously led the award winning PHIMA ICD-10 education initiative. She was a regular guest on Talk Ten Tuesday as the News Desk correspondent. She has a B.S. in Health Records Administration from University of Pittsburgh, and an M.S. in Healthcare Information Systems, also from University of Pittsburgh.


Affiliations: Fellow (FAHIMA), American Health Information Management Association; Past President, Former Director, Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA); Member, Western Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (WPHIMA)