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Lisa Trundy-Whitten

Lisa Trundy-Whitten, a Senior Manager in the Healthcare Group, provides audit and consulting services to a number of hospitals and affiliates in their continuum of care in New England. A member of the American Academy of Professional Coders, she also addresses third-party issues, including cost reporting, modeling, sensitivity analysis, budget, provider-based analysis and attestations. Lisa has been active in the Maine Chapter HFMA since 2005, working on program and certification committees.
Is your revenue cycle team ready for Medicare’s Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)?

On October 1, 2019, the Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) payment system will transition from RUGS-IV to the Patient Driven Payment Model. This payment model is a major change from the way SNFs are currently reimbursed. Under PDPM,...

New Patient Driven Payment Model from CMS―What to Expect and What to Do

Effective October 1, 2019, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)s will be reimbursed under a new payment system. The existing case mix classification group, Resource Utilization Group IV (RUG- IV) will be replaced with a new case mix model, the...

7 Steps to Take the Anxiety and Annoyance out of an Audit Firm Transition

We know, both from our experience as external auditors (all of us) and years of experience working in private sector firms (many of us), that changing audit firms can be a painful process. NOTE: if you’re a current BerryDunn client, feel free to...

Slow and Steady Wins the Race When Implementing ICD-10

As you’ve heard, the International Classification of Diseases 10th revision (ICD-10) will be delayed until October 1, 2015. So what do you do now?


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