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Paula R. Dillon
Paula R. Dillon is the director of managed care for Rockford Health System, an integrated hospital system located in Rockford, Ill., and the largest health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
Paula has responsibility for leading systemwide managed care strategy development and managing all facets of system contract administration, including negotiation, analysis, and implementation and enhancement of managed care initiatives with Rockford Health System market brokers and employees.
Paula has more than 16 years of experience in the managed care industry. Prior to joining Rockford Health System, she worked for HFMA’s national office as a technical manager, providing advisory services on managed care industry trends and issues and educational product recommendations.
Paula has a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and an MBA from Benedictine University. She is currently the secretary for the First Illinois HFMA Chapter. Her areas of expertise include:
- Reimbursement negotiation and strategies
- Employer contracting solutions
- Medicare Advantage contracting approaches
- Payer performance metrics
- Insurance exchanges
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Matt Levsen, CPA, FHFMA, is associate CFO of University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Mo.
He has more than 30 years of healthcare finance experience in varying roles at healthcare organizations. Matt is a member of HFMA’s Board of Examiners and has been actively involved with his local HFMA chapter for many years, serving as chapter program chair, chapter president, and regional executive. His areas of expertise include:
- Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
- Managed care contracting
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Michele Marcum, CHFP, is hospital contract executive, Idaho and Montana, for Humana, Inc. Michele holds a bachelor's degree in business administration/accounting from Central Missouri State University.
She has served on the board of HFMA’s Idaho Chapter and currently serves on HFMA’s Board of Examiners. She is a frequent presenter on managed care and reimbursement topics. Her areas of expertise include:
- Contract language
- Payer performance evaluation
- Medicare Advantage plans
- Commercial ACO development
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Dan McAfee is senior managing director of payer contracting and reimbursement strategy for The Godbey Group, Irving, Texas, a leader in provider contracting and reimbursement strategy. He is responsible for client negotiations, including benchmarking, modeling, market analysis with the payer, and client communications.
Dan has more than 20 years of experience in the managed care industry. Previous experience includes vice president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital and director of planning and finance for Aetna. His areas of expertise include:
- Managed care contracting
- Managed care strategies
- Managed care operations
- Managed care reimbursement and pricing strategies and analysis
- Incentive and quality-based contracting for solo providers, provider systems, and PHOs, including ACOs
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Chad Mulvany is a technical director for HFMA and is based out of the association’s Washington, D.C., office. Chad is responsible for creating content covering reimbursement issues and healthcare reform. He also is a regular contributor to hfm magazine and speaks frequently to local chapters.
Chad has more than 10 years of revenue cycle and reimbursement experience, working as both an internal and external consultant to large healthcare systems. Prior to joining HFMA, he helped Fortune 500 companies re-engineer their innovation and marketing processes as a consultant at the Corporate Executive Board.
Chad has an MBA from the University of Maryland. He is active with the Virginia Chapter of HFMA where he has served as a past board member.
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Renee A. Rasmussen
Renee A. Rasmussen, CPA, FHFMA, is senior vice president of finance/CFO/compliance officer of Allen Health System in Waterloo, Iowa, which is an affiliate of Iowa Health System. Allen Health System includes a 204-bed acute care hospital and Allen College that enrolls 500 healthcare students.
Renee received her undergraduate degree in accounting and computer information systems from the University of Northern Iowa and her MBA from the University of Iowa. She has served on HFMA’s Board of Examiners, and is also an expert for HFMA’s CFO Forum.
Renee started her healthcare career in the reimbursement area and advanced through her organization to CFO. Her areas of expertise include:
- Operational budgeting
- Revenue cycle
- Medicare cost report reimbursement issues
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Caswell Samms, III
Caswell Samms, III, is vice president of revenue cycle at St. Barnabas Hospital, a not-for-profit acute care community hospital and Level I trauma center based in the Bronx, NY.
Prior to joining St. Barnabas, Caswell was part of the executive team at East Orange General Hospital in East Orange, NJ, where he served as the assistant vice president of planning and business development, as well as the vice president of finance and planning.
Caswell holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia State University and an MBA in finance and accounting from Regis University. He is also an expert for HFMA’s Revenue Cycle Forum. His areas of expertise include:
- Managed care
- Business development
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David A. Williams
David A. Williams, CPA, FHFMA, is a partner and leader of healthcare reimbursement and advisory services at HORNE, LLP, Ridgeland, Miss. He is also chairman of the company’s technology committee and a member of the firm’s IT project review committee.
With more than 25 years of experience, David’s practice is concentrated in the healthcare industry providing assurance, reimbursement, and advisory services for a wide range of organizations, including hospitals, outpatient centers, home healthcare agencies, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, rural health clinics, and mental rehabilitation centers.
David earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He serves on HFMA’s Board of Examiners and is also an expert for HFMA’s CFO Forum. His areas of expertise include:
- Cost reporting
- DRG post-acute transfer
- Medicare and Medicaid appeal assistance
- Disproportionate share hospital payments
- Rural health clinic and federally qualified health center designation and qualification
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