Supported by our core values of integrity, accountability, quality, transparency, and results, Medac provides comprehensive anesthesia business and technology solutions that improve the lifestyle, productivity and profitability of our clients and enhance their focus and ability to provide quality anesthesia care, better anesthesia outcomes, and greater patient satisfaction.
Bijon has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, first as a practice administrator for Gwinnett Family Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and then as Vice President for Medical Bureau, Inc., a medical billing service. The son of a physician and experienced in the medical industry, he saw the need for comprehensive business solutions for hospital-based specialties, founding Medac in 1992. Bijon is focused on bringing value to anesthesia physicians by building a unique partnership based on integrity and trust. He is a graduate of Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Bellinger has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and 19 years of experience in anesthesia and pain management billing, coding, reimbursement, education, and management. Through Bellinger’s experience in auditing and consulting for anesthesia and pain practices across the country, he has gained many valuable insights into anesthesia and pain-specific coding and compliance pitfalls. These can include common documentation problems that affect reimbursement, CRNA coding issues and how they vary between states, managed care contract issues that affect reimbursement, unique anesthesia and pain coding techniques that increase reimbursement, cardiac anesthesia coding compliance, critical care coding for maximum compliance and reimbursement. Bellinger is also very experienced in anesthesia billing rules and exceptions for Medicare, Medicaid and private payers, teaching facility documentation rules and coding techniques for maximum compliance and reimbursement, as well as policy variability between different Medicare carriers and private payers. Bellinger graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is a nationally Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), a nationally Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), a nationally Certified Compliance Professional (CCP) through the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Compliance Institute, an AAPC Approved Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC) Coding Instructor and a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Anesthesia Administrator’s Assembly (AAA). read more...(read less)
Rick comes to Medac from AmSol where he served as Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of the multi-state anesthesia management services company. Rick has an extensive background in the healthcare industry. Before attending law school, he spent 10 years working as a healthcare administrator, including two different tenures as the Chief Executive Officer of hospitals in Central Florida and in Chicago, Illinois. As an attorney, he has worked in the regulatory healthcare group at Alston & Bird, LLC, one of the largest and most respected law firms in the United States focused on healthcare law. He has served as Corporate Counsel for Per-Se Technologies, Inc., and as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for The Hughston Clinic. He has extensive experience in corporate compliance, healthcare law, and the legal/regulatory aspects of physician billing. Rick acquired his Juris Doctor and Bachelor degree from Vanderbilt University and his Master in Health Administration from Duke University.
As a nationally known expert in the field of anesthesia and chronic pain management, Hal brings a variety of expertise to Medac clients in helping medical practices resolve anesthesia coding, billing and compliance challenges. His experience navigating through Medicare billing regulations, anesthesia and pain coding, payer audit defense and physician documentation analysis for compliance ensures that Medac clients have a safety net for these challenging issues.
Hal was awarded the Certified Professional Coder designation in 1998, and has previously taught coding certification classes collegiately in Atlanta, GA. He has 25 years of experience on both the payer and billing side of the business, and is one of the compliance executives in charge of supporting auditing and compliance initiatives. He has extensive knowledge of compliance issues related to anesthesia and pain management billing.
Bryan joined the Information Technology (IT) department at Medac, in 2010, where he specialized in project management, data center & cloud infrastructure management, reporting, business intelligence, database management, and interface initiatives. Bryan has 13 years of healthcare related Information Technology experience gained from his involvement with companies like Coventry Health Care (currently Aetna) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Insurance Services Division. Bryan received both his MBA and Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management from Duquesne University.
More recently, Bryan received the industry renowned Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certificate from ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association). He is responsible for ensuring Medac’s data and data processing procedures are secure and up to industry standard best practices. His experience and career track has led Bryan to head up the Information and Cyber Security initiatives at Medac as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Jack comes to Medac with over 20 years of diversified expertise in project management, software development, technology infrastructure, data architecture, and telecommunications. His record of success was proven in creating robust technology solutions in a variety of healthcare settings, most recently at Wellmont Health System in Kingsport, TN, which included 6 full-service hospitals with a staff of 6,500 employees and over 600 physicians. Jack has a track record of providing strategic direction of technology initiatives by building, managing, and promoting multi-national teams. Jack received both his Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina.
Jun has over 20 years of information systems expertise including a record of success in leading major, complex business productivity application development projects with a strong focus on .Net and Microsoft Technology stack. He has several years of management and technical consulting experience as well as 8 years of accounting, budgetary control, and auditing experience. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the University of Santo Tomas, his Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia Southwestern State University and earned his CPA certification in the Republic of the Philippines.
Alan comes to Medac with over 25 years of information systems experience including a record of success in software development and project management. His record of success was proven in domestic and international projects that supported a variety of operations specializing in logistics, automotive, public utility and household goods for both small and large organizations. Alan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at the University of South Carolina and his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Clemson University.
Janet has over 30 years’ experience in accounting and finance. She has an extensive background in treasury, tax, audit, financial reporting, budgeting, payroll and benefit plans. She has managed financial reporting and operations for multiple companies in the private sector. She has been with Medac for over 9 years. As Medac’s Chief Financial Officer, Janet is responsible for all financial operations and 401K administration and benefits, as well as managing payroll, accounting and financial reporting for our Practice Management clients.
Christine Wilkie has over 20 years’ experience in the anesthesia revenue cycle management business, with specific concentration in marketing and business development. She has a BA degree in Communications from the University of Georgia. As VP of Business Development for Medac, over the past 20 years, Christine has successfully added over $20 million in additional business to the Medac client portfolio. Based on her in-depth knowledge of the anesthesia marketplace, she continues to cultivate and develop excellent business relationships.
Gary comes to Medac with a broad range of experience in financial and practice management including: MSO structure development; stipend/subsidy negotiation and analysis; profitability analysis of new and existing ventures; payer contracting and impact analysis, etc. Most recently, Gary served as Eastern Regional Vice… President of Anesthesia Services for McKesson where he was responsible for the management of 170 anesthesia clients. He is well-versed in billing and collections management, hospital and facility contracting, development of governance structures, financial analysis, tax structures, and short and long term strategic planning. Gary is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University. read more...(read less)
Jerry serves as a Senior Vice President of Practice Management and Managed Care and is responsible for ongoing negotiations with managed care companies for Medac clients. He ensures that client contracts with managed care companies meet all applicable guidelines and regulations. Jerry also supports Medac’s practice… management clients – evaluating and negotiating hospital contracts, strategic planning, designing compensation formulas and fringe benefit packages, as well as interfacing with other practice advisors. Jerry has over 35 years of experience in medical administration, overall practice management, managed care, and management services to hospitals and physicians. He has 20 years of experience in anesthesia and pain management. Jerry is a member of Medical Group Management Association – Anesthesia Administrative Assembly and has numerous publications in medical journals. He has a Master in Business Administration (health administration major) from Temple University. read more...(read less)
Nick has over 30 years of experience in healthcare finance and administration, practice operations and development, and hospital and managed care contracting. His perspective is unique as a result of his background in both insurance and healthcare administration. Nick was Vice President for Prudential’s HMO… subsidiary, PruCare, where he was responsible for their group practice model. His responsibilities included medical group operations and development, as well as specialty physician and hospital contracting. From there, Nick moved on to focus on managed care and spent 8 years as the Director of Contracting and Reimbursement for the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School with responsibilities for all managed care contracting and credentialing functions for its 375-physician faculty practice plan. As a result of his tenure in senior administrative positions, he is also well versed in practice management functions, including payer contracting. Nick has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Seton Hall University. read more...(read less)
John serves as a Vice President of Practice Management for Medac. He possesses a strong analytical and technical background and has extensive experience in billing and collections management, financial analysis, short and long term strategic planning, EMR transitions, staffing analysis & OR utilization, and hospital & managed care contract negotiations. Since joining Medac in 2009, John has worked extensively with anesthesia and pain management practices across the nation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (finance major) from Widener University and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association. read more...(read less)
Rey comes to Medac with more than 25 years of experience in billing operations and financial management. He has managed multiple physician groups, ranging in size from 20 to 250 physicians. Rey spearheaded the successful start-up of 6 large billing groups. His duties included developing start-up processes and system set… up, hiring staff and client and corporate reporting. Most recently, Rey managed the University of Southern California Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery departments, where both departments experienced high levels of success, both financially and operationally. In addition, Rey has a vast knowledge of coding and compliance issues, and has successfully researched and solved various coding issues to increase reimbursement. Rey has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. read more...(read less)
Kelly has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare, beginning her career at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, and then working for a private neurosurgeon. Kelly has extensive experience in managed care contracting, resolving contractual payment issues, and HIPAA compliance. In addition to her practice management experience,… Kelly has knowledge of provider enrollment, accounts receivable management and assisted with the development of Medac’s Managed Care Module, which tracks under‐ and overpayments on managed care contracts and government payers. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Georgia, is a member of Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and is certified by the Board of Managed Care Medicine. read more...(read less)
Melanie joined Medac’s Practice Management team with 20 years of experience in the areas of anesthesia and pain management billing, practice management, coding and compliance. Her experience includes practice management services for a wide variety of anesthesia provider organizations and operational management of client… teams that provide revenue cycle management and new client implementation. Melanie has also provided guidance with group formation, hospital relations, and payer negotiations. She has been a presenter at many billing, coding, and compliance seminars across the country and continues to be a resource for many anesthesia associations. read more...(read less)
Becky has over 15 years of anesthesia specific billing and practice management experience. Becky previously worked with a national anesthesia billing and practice management company where she specialized in revenue cycle management, billing compliance, data and process analysis, and provider education. Most recently, she… served as the Revenue Cycle Director with one of the nation’s leading anesthesia care companies with over 1,500 providers. Based on her in-depth knowledge of the anesthesia industry, Becky commands a high level of competency for continuous quality/process improvement. Becky is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and an MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration from Dallas Baptist University. read more...(read less)
Lori joins the Medac team with over 23 years of experience in the areas of operations and managed care. She enjoys a broad base of knowledge, one that encompasses both anesthesia and pain management.Her responsibilities have… included managed care contracting, billing and revenue management and Corporate Compliance, having served as the HIPAA Officer for her previous anesthesia group. Lori believes in an inclusive management style and is especially proud of her team’s consistent success in meeting or exceeding the MGMA benchmarks for AR. Lori holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the Pennsylvania State University, is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and is certified in HIPAA Privacy and Security. read more...(read less)
Kristin Rich began her career in the medical field at Medac in 2002 as an Accounts Receivable Representative. In 2004, she went on to pursue a career in ambulance billing with local services in the Augusta area where she learned enrollment, contracting, and various aspects of the billing cycle. In 2007, Kristin returned to Medac as an Accounts Receivable Representative. In 2009, she was promoted to AR Supervisor for the Florida based accounts. Within 10 months she was promoted to Account Manager over many of the Midwest accounts. In early 2011 she was promoted to Regional Billing Manager for the Midwest Region where Medac has a steady growth in business. Over the course of the last 6 years, Kristin has managed some of Medac’s largest clients, including one located in Oregon with $30M in monthly charges and more than 30 servicing locations. In July 2017, she promoted to Director of Practice Management where she is applying her 15 years of Operations knowledge and experience to provide our clients with stellar service. read more...(read less)
Todd has over 19 years of healthcare leadership experience. Prior to joining Medac, Todd was in leadership at a fully integrated health system in North Central Washington for over 18 years. There he helped lead the organization in their revenue cycle management, the organization’s journey into value-based medicine, leadership of their fully-capitated population, and eventually helped oversee the organization’s provider-owned health plan. Now as a team member of Medac, he brings functional experience in revenue cycle management, managed care processes, health plan operations and strategy, contract management and negotiations, and overall health system leadership. Todd has been a past member of several healthcare professional organizations including America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), America Medical Group Association (AMGA), and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Todd is currently working on completing his Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University. read more...(read less)