Meet Our Experts
Panacea’s consulting professionals possess extensive hands-on clinical, financial, administrative, and executive experience, so they understand how their recommendations will impact your organization’s revenues and regulatory compliance. Our consultants have developed and constructed reimbursement programs for physician groups, ambulatory centers, and hospitals throughout the United States.
Our staff is expert at providing on-site analyses and in-house education for specific reimbursement needs. We take a pragmatic approach to our work that leads to real success for our clients. We strive to work with each facility to develop programs that institute realistic goals and yield positive results in a reasonable amount of time.
Auditing and Compliance
Kathy Pride, RHIT, CPC, CCS-P
Kathy Pride, RHIT, CPC, CCS-P, is a proven leader in healthcare revenue cycle management with extensive experience in management, project implementation, coding, billing, physician documentation improvement, compliance audits, and education. She has trained and managed health information management (HIM) professionals in multiple environments and has provided compliance auditing and documentation education to hundreds of physicians and coders throughout her career.
Becky Rodrian-Jacobsen, CCS-P, CPC, CPEDC,CBCS, MBS, CEMC, BSN
Becky Rodrian has over 20 years of experience in coding, billing, auditing, reimbursement and collections. She has a diverse background, having performed duties in medical offices from patient care to collections. She has audited and educated physicians, physician extenders, and mid-level providers nationally, focusing on multi-specialty clinics, with an emphasis on surgical coding. Becky is a nationally recognized speaker who strives to educate all healthcare personnel with proper interpretation of guidelines and regulations set forth by the government.
Sandra Brewton, RHIT, CCS, CHCA, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Sandy Brewton brings 25 years of experience in Health Information Management. In her role as Senior Healthcare Consultant, Sandy offers expertise in inpatient and outpatient record audits, including review and validation of MS-DRG assignment and quality of physician documentation; coder and provider training and education to improve documentation quality and clarify code assignment; and recommendations for medical records operations and instructing facility staff on ICD-10-CM/PCS, and CPT coding guidelines. Sandy provides additional expertise in multi specialty outpatient surgery coding and pediatrics.
Kim McIrvin, AAS, RHIT, CCS, CICA, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Kimberly has over 26-years of auditing experience for MS- DRG/APR-DRG coded claims, DRG downgrades, audit the auditor internal quality audits, and facility disputes. Additionally, she has performed rebuttal reviews and education, vendor overturn reviews, and provider disputes. Kim has coded and audited both inpatient and outpatient claims utilizing both ICD-9 and ICD-10-CM/PCS and has extensive outpatient coding experience in ENT, orthopedics, and ASC facility coding with Assignment ICD-10-CM and CPT coding guidelines.
Barbara Oviatt, CPC, CCS-P, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Barbara Oviatt has nearly 20 years of experience in coding, auditing, and educational services. Barbara received her ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Certificate from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in September of 2010. She was instrumental in the development and delivery of ICD-10 educational courses and services to prepare the physician market for the implementation of ICD-10 and continues to provide training on optimizing reimbursement.
Chelisa Clark, CPC, COC, CIRCC, CPC-P, CPC-I
Chelisa Clark has over 20 years’ experience in coding professional and outpatient facility services for evaluation and management (E&M), interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, emergency room, ambulatory surgery center, outpatient treatment, and ancillary services including E&M and ICD-10-CM coding. She has taught AAPC education workshops and other educational presentations on various coding and compliance topics at the local, regional, and national level to audiences of coding professionals, medical billers, health care managers and providers.
Amanda Hollis, RCCIR, CIRCC, RCC, CPC
Amanda Hollis brings over 15 years of coding, auditing, and training experience spanning multiple radiology and cardiology modalities, including interventional and diagnostic radiology coding, vascular surgery, and nuclear medicine. With her extensive experience as a coder and auditor, Amanda has provided education to radiology coding professionals on enhancing their coding methodologies and boosting their accuracy rates. She has also worked directly with physicians to improve clinical documentation integrity.
Amanda is a Radiology Certified Coder-IR (RCCIR) and Radiology Certified Coder (RCC) through the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA). Additionally, she is a Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC), and a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She studied Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder at Tulsa Community College and Elementary Education and Teaching at Oral Roberts University.
Jayna Tuominen, RHIA, CIRCC, CCC
Jayna Tuominen is a skilled auditor, coding specialist, and compliance analyst with 15+ years of experience across diverse healthcare settings providing technical expertise, developing strategies, and deploying medical coding solutions, including experience in physician and hospital revenue cycle processes and health information workflows. Her specialty expertise encompasses interventional radiology, neuro-interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, cardiology, cardiac rhythm management, transcatheter valvular, and cardiac catheterization coding and billing, and she has provided expert auditing and consulting services in these areas for both hospital and professional settings. She has delivered educational seminars to physicians, technicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to improve understanding of compliance guidelines.
Jayna is credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC) and Certified Cardiology Coder (CCC). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health Information Management from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.
Govi serves as Panacea’s EVP where he leads a team of financial and revenue integrity consultants to strategically partner with hospitals, health systems and other providers to grow their revenue cycle performance through the use of technology and deep industry expertise. He has held several leadership roles within the high-tech and big 4 consulting space as well as serving on the provider side working for large academic and not-for-profit community-based health care systems.
Govi’s technical area of expertise lies in building revenue integrity teams, developing strategic pricing models and performing CDM reviews. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University Medical Center. Govi is an active board member of the Florida HFMA chapter serving as the incoming President for the 2021 – 2022 membership year and is passionate about volunteering throughout the sunshine state.
Henry has over 20 years’ experience in Healthcare Financial Management both in the large Acute Care teaching and non-teaching hospitals, health systems and as well as critical access and small hospitals. He is experienced in Budgeting and Financial Planning, 3rd Party Regulatory Cost Reporting, Service Line Profitability, Managed Care Contracting, Net Revenue Modeling and Claims Auditing, Chargemaster Compliance / Pricing and Revenue Cycle Management. Henry has fully implemented, designed and managed Decision Support & Cost Accounting, Service Line Profitability, Contract Management and Budgeting Systems and has been Panacea’s lead on health system CDM synchronization and Hospital Zero-Base Pricing projects.
Brian Prokop is a healthcare financial advisor with more than 13 years of experience serving in a variety of healthcare organizations including Academic Medical Centers, Critical Access Hospitals and Integrated Health Systems. Throughout his career, Brian has worked with dozens of healthcare organization, providing leadership and support across a continuum of revenue performance improvement initiatives including pricing strategies, financial modeling, market assessments and payer contract modeling.
John is a healthcare financial advisor who excels in providing qualified and timely advice. He has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field, primarily in financial management in hospital and consulting settings. His expertise includes Medicare Cost Report preparation and review, development of reimbursement software, charge setting enhancement tools, product line profitability management, RAC assessments and clinical compliance audits.
Kevin Bode is a healthcare financial advisor with more than 15 years of specific experience in the health care industry working with hospital systems, Third Party Administrators (TPA) and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM). His services included third-party reimbursement, internal control reviews, hospital strategic pricing and comparative pricing projects. Furthermore, he has extensive expertise in claims administration services for both the insurer and employer groups, where he performed and lead a team to conduct detailed health claim file analyses, specifically focusing on the appropriate application of member benefits per the summary plan descriptions and service level agreements.
Jason Kloszewski, RHIA, CRCR
Jason is a healthcare financial advisor with over 13 years of experience partnering with hospitals and physician groups to optimize revenue cycle and financial operations by conveying key research insights, installing industry best-practices, and managing process and cultural change. Jason leverages his Revenue Integrity skills to provide services such as strategic pricing, price transparency, CDM reviews, chart to bill auditing, and to identify revenue capture opportunities.
Carlous Ivey, MBA, MHA, CHFP, CSAF
Carlous Ivey is a healthcare financial professional with over 7 years of experience in the healthcare field. He has held several roles within the healthcare payer and provider space, working for a large academic and nonprofit healthcare system. His roles throughout his career primarily focused on contract management, payer analytics, and strategic pricing. His technical expertise lies in contract modeling, financial analysis, and quantifying pricing-related improvements. Carlous is an active member of Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) Lone Star Chapter and is credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) and Certified Specialist in Accounting & Finance (CSAF).
Brian graduated with a Finance degree in 2019 and has over 4 years of healthcare experience. He has experience working for large health systems doing financial reporting, budget preparation and chargemaster analysis. Additionally, he has worked with medical groups focused on practice acquisition and physician compensation.
Clinical Revenue Integrity
Tiffani Bouchard, CCS
Tiffani has more than 25 years of experience in chargemaster management, hospital bill auditing, claims issues resolution, and coding and documentation reviews for PPS and CAH hospitals nationwide. She has extensive knowledge of CMS coding / billing guidance and regulations and provides on-site training for chargemaster staff, claims processing, and department leadership.
Stephanie Volante, MPH
Stephanie has over 20+ years of healthcare professional experience in chargemaster and revenue cycle management. She got her start with KPMG as a healthcare risk advisor to hospitals and health systems providing professional services such as chargemaster analysis, charge capture analysis and facilitated national education and training sessions to large academic medical centers. Her professional growth includes revenue integrity management, revenue cycle management and coding management with large hospital health systems in the state of Illinois. Most recently she was a Director for the Illinois Health and Hospital Association in the Division of Health Policy and Finance. Stephanie has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, a Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration and has been a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) since 1999. She is Epic Certified in Charge Capture and Charge Master Resolute Hospital Billing and has assisted in Epic implementations building and testing charge capture services. As Revenue Integrity Director she will share the responsibility of managing our chargemaster, charge capture, CDMsync, Price Transparency and NSA GFE clients.
Scott Andersen, COC, CRCR
Scott Andersen is a CDM and Charge Capture expert who has spent the last 22 years helping healthcare facilities manage their revenue cycle operations. Scott’s experience includes system transformation, clinical documentation training, regulatory research and change implementation, denials management, and revenue optimization. He has worked with hospitals of all shapes and sizes and has experience navigating all major billing and EHR systems currently in use around the country, as well as multiple third-party interfaced clinical charging systems. His passion is working hand-in-hand with clinical and operational leadership to ensure optimal charge management and revenue capture. Scott has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Idaho and is a Certified Outpatient Coder (COC-A) through AAPC.