Yvonne Focke has over 25 years of hospital operation and consulting experience. She is best known for her understanding of the clinical and financial aspects of the healthcare industry, promoting cooperation and achieving mutually beneficial and solvable goals in quality, service, compliance and reimbursement.
Utilizing exceptional assessment skills, Ms. Focke guides performance improvement activities in multiple areas including organization redesign and expense reduction, innovative program and system development, strategic planning and enhancing reimbursement. Ms. Focke has received the “Laureate” distinction award from the ComputerWorld Honors Program for her part in the development of software to improve registration accuracy and was an advisor for the HealthCare Advisory Board’s gold book, “Capturing Lost Charges” regarding denials management.
Uniquely qualified to perform on a diverse range of assignments in a matrix environment and adept at relationship management, cultural change and strong mentorship, Ms. Focke has built working teams who have exceeded best practices. Access and care management has been her focus in revenue cycle where reduction in rework results in faster payment and denial avoidance. She has given many national presentations on denials, observation, access and audit management, consumer driven health plans, and has assisted hospitals in preparing for recovery audit contractor reviews.
Ms. Focke is currently the director of Revenue Cycle and Integrated Care Services for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, a 5 hospital system in Northern Kentucky. She holds her MBA from Xavier University and her BSN from the College of Mount St. Joseph. She is a licensed RN, a certified professional coder, is certified as a health access manager, is on the board for her local HFMA chapter, participates as a member on HCPro’s RAC Advisory Panel, and is a member of ACMA and NAHAM.
Renee George is Vice President of Revenue Cycle for Premier Health Partners. In this role she is responsible for patient access, health information management and the business office for four hospitals: Atrium Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, Upper Valley Medical Center and approximately 20 ancillary locations around the region. She has been a member of HFMA for over 10 years. Renee is a current HFMA Board member and the chair of the Revenue Cycle Education Committee. Renee was raised in Northern Kentucky and has worked in various aspects of the revenue cycle in Atlanta, Georgia and Cincinnati, Ohio including St. Joseph’s Health System, Mercy Health Partners and Premier Health Partners. She has a bachelor’s degree in health administration from University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in business from Georgia State University.
Chris is a twenty year veteran of Children’s Hospital as of this year with a total of twenty-seven years in the health care industry. While most of his health care career has been in patient accounts, he is currently the Executive Director over Business Office Service. Chris is most proud of my staff and what we’ve been able to accomplish over the past few years. The Children’s contact center recently was named to the J D Power Roundtable of Champions for the 5th consecutive year. Also this past year, his Financial Counseling unit won the Customer Relation Metrics (CRM) service excellence award beating out quite a few Fortune 500 companies in the process.
On the personal front, he lives in Amberly Village with his wife (Lee). His also has two sons, Joey and Evan. Joey is currently a sophomore at Miami University. Evan is currently attending Purcell Marian High as a freshman. His kids aren’t the only ones involved in school. Chris recently returned back to finish his MBA and is currently attending Xavier University. When he finds the time in between the work and school, he and Lee like to travel.
Dave McAdams, is a CPA, Xavier MBA, Miami alum, and has been in the local healthcare finance field for 26 years. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of South Community Behavioral Healthcare in Dayton, Ohio. Dave was previously Chief Financial Officer for The Linder of HOPE, Mason, OH, Vice President of Finance for The Deaconess Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, and served as Director of Finance for Middletown Regional (now Atrium) Hospital, Middletown Ohio. Throughout his career, Dave has been responsible for administering major Operations and Finance related activities including, Business Planning and Development, Managed Care, Patient Financial Services, Patient Access, Decision Support, Reimbursement, Budgeting, Managerial Accounting, Materials Management, Information Services, Coding, and Case Management. Dave has lead initiatives within these organizations, implementing physician alignment strategies, costing systems, data repositories, and managed care strategies, critical to market positioning, Planning, and Operations.
The philosophy he follows is to manage resources such that healthcare professionals are provided the best tools and support possible in delivering care to their patients. That philosophy extends to Dave’s belief that all healthcare professionals need to be knowledgeable in their industry’s dynamics. Dave has been a longstanding Board member, and Treasurer of the Southwest Ohio Healthcare Financial Management Association. Dave is also Past President of the Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.
Carol Tenenholtz owns and manages Carol Tenenholtz, Inc., a healthcare financial consulting firm. Carol Tenenholtz, Inc., founded six years ago, provides financial consulting services including contract compliance, revenue enhancement, financial pro formas and budgeting tools. Her clients are community hospitals and academic medical centers including their related physician group practices.
Prior to forming Carol Tenenholtz, Inc. she worked in the healthcare practices of the Chicago and Cincinnati offices of Arthur Andersen for 16 years. Carol has a BS in Accounting from Indiana University and is a CPA. She was the Indiana CPA examination gold-medal winner. She has been a member of HFMA since 1991. Currently, Carol serves as the Secretary of the Southwestern Ohio Chapter. Carol has served on the HFMA, education committee, membership committee, was the co-chairperson of the ProAction! Committee and received the Follmer Bronze Award.
Joyce A. Lehmann
Joyce A. Lehamnn is the Director, Corporate Recruiting Services for Medical Recovery Systems with more than 25 years of health care experience. In her current role, she is responsible for recruiting all levels of the revenue cycle candidates to be contracted out to the regions hospitals and other health care facilities. She has been involved with HFMA since 1998. Joyce is a current HFMA board member who is Co-Chair of the membership committee and Chair of the Annual Awards Dinner Dance. Joyce was raised in the Cincinnati area and has worked in various aspects of the revenue cycle. She is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati and has been a Certified Procedural Coder, through American Academy of Professional Coders, since 1998.