Daniel Thiry, Managing Principal
Mr. Thiry has 20 years experience in healthcare finance. He spent 12 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
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
K. Craig Trout, Vice President
Maryann Balish, Senior Manager
Michelle Tremé, CHAM, Senior Consultant
Affiliations: Member, National Association of Healthcare Access Management Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association
Lance Trott, Senior Consultant
Mr. Trott has over 30 years of healthcare experience working in fiscal management and executive leadership positions with premier world-class healthcare providers and most recently with one of the nation’s largest health insurers and fourth largest Blue Cross Blue Shield Company, Highmark, managing their Fraud Division with concentration on claim audits and payment compliance of Facility Providers. Mr. Trott currently provides healthcare consulting services to hospitals and health systems in areas of specialization that includes:
- Hospital managed care contract negotiations, payer performance assessments, and KPI modeling
- Revenue Integrity reviews on billed claims and claim audit appeals and defense strategies
- Medicare Cost Report assessments, regulatory compliance reviews, and optimization of cost-based reimbursement providers
- Strategic planning of hospital service lines and key service areas addressing ROI improvement initiatives
- Manage and provide subject matter expertise on transformation and operational projects
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)
Michelle Colaberardino, Director of Physician Practice Services
Ms. Colaberardino has over 20 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 5 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 3 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)