Past President/CEO for regional HME company, starting in 1987. Trained as a registered pharmacist specializing in home health care applications including orthotics & prosthetics, custom rehab equipment, seating and positioning, specialized medical supplies, durable home medical equipment and home IV therapy.
Driven to manage costs and establish strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with users, vendors, patients, clients and service providers thru contracting and adherance to Federal and State policies.
Full service medical equipment and surgical supply homecare start-up without any constraints of insurance reimbursement or Government reliance on revenues. Utilizing full retail capabilities to showcase much needed equipment to maintain mobility, facilitate rehabilitation and allow for more rapid healing to occur. Emphasis on product selection and appropriate client satisfaction rather than provision based on insurance reimbursement. Full assessment of market options leading to this new venture.
Startup community pharmacy in 2002 requiring extensive adherence to State Board regulations for each step of development.
Included design and buildout of new retail space requiring extensive evaluation of construction, heating/air handling, lighting, layout and design of pharmacy department, and store/retail planning. All while budgeting startup costs and ongoing expenses. Stayed within budget and opened on time.
Mentored team of healthcare professionals resulting in revenues from zero to 4.5 million over 10 year period. Ongoing education thru regular staff training encounters.
Responsible for contracting with over 100 payor organizations while maintaining accreditation requirements, patient satisfaction and sound financial management of each contract. Knowledgeable in diagnosis coding as well as correct application of HCPCS coding of equipment and supplies.
Coursework in Massachusetts State audit of controlled substances as well as completion of pharmacy practice curriculum.
Completed co-op program in city of Boston at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton.
Accomplished clinical training in emergency and general medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Brookline, MA.
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