Our team averages over 28 years of experience
Our team of senior level reimbursement experts are dedicated to equipping hospitals with the tools and information they need to obtain correct Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. We provide comprehensive advisory services as well as software solutions.
We provide cost effective solutions and high quality services with a thorough understanding of the regulations and guidelines. Our success is due to our pragmatic approach in resolving issues as evidenced by our loyal clients.
Our nationally recognized clients include:
- Adventist Health System
- Banner Health
- Dignity Health
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
- Loma Linda University Medical Center
- Sharp Healthcare
- Stanford University Medical Center
- UC Davis Medical Center
- UCLA Medical Center
- Universal Health Services
- University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Meet Our Team
JOSEPH A. FASS
Mr. Fass started in health care finance in 1981. He is an expert in Medicare reimbursement and payments to hospitals. Primary clients include large complex teaching hospitals and university teaching hospitals. Primary work focus areas include: Medicare financial feasibility relating to license changes, Medicare disproportionate share documentation and logs, indirect medical education and direct graduate medical education, Medicare bad debt documentation and logs, cost report preparation, reviews, reopening requests and appeals. Mr. Fass is an expert in organ acquisition audit support and appeals, contractual allowance estimates and financial audit support, and outsourcing of reimbursement functions.
LAURA C. SCHONEMAN
Senior Vice President
Ms. Schoneman started working in hospital financial management and reimbursement in 1991. She is an expert in Medicare reimbursement and payments to hospitals. In addition to a broad background in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, her focus is on Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments and related Medicaid eligibility issues. Ms. Schoneman directs a national practice providing Medicare DSH services to hospitals in numerous states. Ms. Schoneman performs the prior period reviews of Medicare DSH payments, outsourced DSH logging, and trains hospitals in the use of the DSH Detective Software.
CHERYL J. JONESON
Ms. Joneson started working in hospital finance and reimbursement in 1984. Ms. Joneson also has 10 years of experience in public accounting. Ms. Joneson is an expert in Medicare reimbursement and payment issues, with extensive experience working with the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs in DSH and Medicare Bad Debt. Other experience includes group appeals, cost-reports, and business office related issues. Ms. Joneson also prepared and assisted in the presentation of Medicare appeal issues before the PRRB, District Court and US Appeals Court. Working with a broad spectrum of providers, from rural hospitals to urban and university teaching hospital facilities and chain organizations has enabled Ms. Joneson to gain and develop expertise in many aspects of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
SUSAN C. STARR
Ms. Starr started working in hospital financial management and reimbursement in 1979. She is an expert in Medicare reimbursement and payments to hospitals. In addition to a broad background in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, she has participated in numerous projects involving operational, capital and long-range planning analyses and feasibility studies. In a consulting capacity, Susan has directed both national product initiatives as well as managing regional consulting practices. She directed reimbursement department outsourcing projects providing full-scope management and delivery of all reimbursement functions for major teaching hospitals. Ms. Starr performs the prior period reviews of Medicare DSH payments, outsourced DSH logging and trains hospitals in the use of the DSH Detective Software. Relevant experience includes specialization in third-party reimbursement, preparation of Medicare and Medicaid cost reports, assisting clients during third-party audits, formulating appeals of cost report audit issues and cost report reopening requests. Ms. Starr is the project director for reimbursement feasibility and the financial modeling for hospital expansions, major building and renovation projects, and hospital consolidations.
Mr. Gritzer started designing databases in 1995, and has become expert in the design, administration, and development of database applications while working in a broad range of industries. In addition, he has extensive experience with application design, performance optimization, and general technical consulting.