Mr. Thiry has over 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
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
Mr. Trout is a highly experienced C-suite executive with hospitals, managed care organizations, physician billing and practice management companies, and consulting firms. His 30 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, with an MBA from the University of South Florida.
Affiliations: Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Adjunct Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Ms. Balish has 17 years experience in healthcare finance. She has 4 years of public accounting experience auditing healthcare facilities, as well as 10 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.
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, provided oversight for 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, centralized scheduling, authorization management, pre-registration, point of service collections, and patient access performance metrics. Mrs. Tremé holds a Bachelor 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 Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association
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
MS, RHIA, RAHIMA
AHIMA,ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer, Senior 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)
Ms. Szmyt has over 15 years of revenue cycle and operations experience in Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC’s) and the physician practice arena. She specializes in process optimization and analysis with an emphasis on patient finance. Her expertise in medical software and IT lends cross-functional support to vital practice operations. She has effectively redesigned process workflows for surgery centers from registration to PACU/post-op. Ms. Szmyt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Ramapo College of NJ and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix.
Affiliations: MGMA (Medical Group Management Association), HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association), SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management), ASOA (American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators)
CPPM, Senior Consultant
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
Mrs. Seelye has 18 years of Office Management experiences and is currently performing comprehensive functions involving Human Resources, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Billing, Payroll, and Tax Filing, plus managing of Business Bank Accounts Reconciliation and Reporting. Daily duties include providing administrative support to managing principals and consultants including travel arrangements, client proposals and reports, maintaining client personnel and subcontractor files, including contracts and agreements, and assisting in the resolution of IT issues. She also is actively involved in maintaining a positive and compliant work environment. Prior to joining the Revenue Recycle Solutions team, Mrs. Seelye spent 14 years as an Office Manager for Advanced Transfer, Inc., 8 years at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the Student Accounting Department and 6 years in the banking industry, holding positions ranging from Bank Teller to Loan Processor and advancing to Senior Clerk in the Loan Servicing Department.