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.
Cathy Huyghe, CPC
Catherine Huyghe has 30+ years of experience in the Interventional Radiology and Cardiology auditing, revenue cycle, and management industry and is a Certified Procedural Coder (CPC). In her role as consultant, Cathy performs procedure based CPT procedure and ICD-10 diagnosis coding audits of cardiology, interventional radiology, image guided invasive procedures; radiology chargemaster assessments; reviews for regulatory agency compliance; and administrative policies and procedures evaluations. She also assists in the development of compliance programs and conducts Interventional Radiology and Cardiology educational training seminars.
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.
Donna Richmond, BA, RCC, CPC, CIRCC
Donna’s more than 20 years of experience in billing, coding, and compliance include positions as coding services manager for a computer-assisted coding company (directing 30+ coders and assisting clients with coding questions) and billing, coding and compliance responsibilities for a practice management / billing company. Donna is a past member of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) Programs committee and chairman of the Coding sub-committee. She was the Radiology Coding Certification Board’s RBMA Liaison for two years and previously served on the Education committee. In addition to Donna’s coding hotline responsibilities for Panacea, she performs a variety of radiology and cardiology audits and contributes to several publications and webcasts.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Daniels, MHSA, CPC
Jennifer Daniels serves as Vice President of Revenue Integrity for Panacea, bringing nearly 20 years of healthcare experience. Previously, she worked at large for-profit teaching and non-teaching health systems specializing in pricing methodology, consulting, pharmacy guideline development, compliance, CMS regulatory billing requirements, chart audits, and provider education. She specializes in pharmacy, chargemaster and revenue capture and integrity services. Her experience in pharmacy includes software development and implementation as well as CDM analysis for managing pricing and standardization. Her chargemaster services experience includes overseeing and coordinating the development of chargemaster policies and procedures. Jennifer holds an MA in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis and earned her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification from AAPC.