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Home Health Accounting Staff

Salem, OR, 97306
March 20, 2018

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Dana M. Strong Phone: 207-***-****

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Salem, OR 97306 Email:

Miscellaneous Achievements/Honors: Academic Achievement:

Chairman - Reimbursement Committee M.S. Business Husson University December 1993

Home & Health Care Association of Massachusetts B.S. Accounting New Hampshire College May 1984

Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (HFMA-6/15) Fellow American College Healthcare Trustees (FACHT)

Work Experience:

Manager (WIPFLi CPAs & Consultants-Oakland,CA)

From: August 2016 To: October 2017

Responsible for financial, operational and reimbursement consulting to healthcare clients.

Healthcare clients include:

Acute Care Hospitals

Critical Access Hospitals

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Rural Health Clinics

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Home Health Agencies

Physician Practices

Director Revenue Cycle & Reimbursement (Silverton Hospital, Silverton, OR)

From: July 2015 To: July 2016

Responsible for enhancing and maintaining a properly functioning revenue cycle process through a cross-departmental

structure. This position will also concentrate resources on improving core clinical care delivery and protecting organization

assets, while overseeing all aspects of reimbursement, including managed care contracting and cost reporting.

Reduced Gross Days in A/R from 76 to 67 (12%) in a three month period

Reduced Unbilled Days in A/R from 14 to 7 (50%) in a three month period

Reduced Discharged Not Final Billed from $5.5Million to $1Million (88%)

Successfully completed FY 12 Oregon Medicaid DSH Audit

Timely filed FY 15 Medicare Cost Report

CFO (Northern Cochise Community Hospital-CAH-Willcox, AZ)

From: October 2014 To: June 2015

Responsible for Monthly Financial Statements, Budgeting, EHR, Annual Financial Audit, Annual Medicare Cost Report, Compliance Officer and Financial Modeling. Other duties include daily supervision of Patient Accounting, Medical Records, IT, Materials Management, Imaging, Laboratory, Facilities, Rehabilitation Services and Respiratory Therapy.

CFO (Wrangell Medical Center-CAH-Wrangell, AK)

From: August 2013 To: September 2014

Responsible for Monthly Financial Statements, Budgeting, EHR, Annual Financial Audit, Annual Medicare Cost Report, Compliance Officer and New Building Project. Other duties include daily supervision of Patient Accounting, Medical Records, IT, Materials Management.

CFO (Alaska Island Community Services-FQHC-Wrangell, AK)

From: December 2013 To: September 2014

Responsible for Monthly Financial Statements, Budgeting, Annual Financial Audit, Annual Medicare Cost Report, Grants Management & Reporting and daily supervision of Business Office Staff

Founder (Strong Consulting LLC-Salem, OR)

From: July 1999 To: Present

Developed consulting firm specializing in financial and operational services to healthcare providers.

Nature and scope of consulting arrangements:

Medicare cost report preparation (hospital, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, renal providers).

Strategic planning (facilitated hospital board retreat to consider Critical Access Hospital designation).

Compliance plan design & implementation (acted as Chief Compliance Officer to several healthcare providers).

Medicare certification (Completion of pro-forma financial statements, capital budget, staffing budget and CMS Form 855 submission).

Interim CFO assignments (worked as interim CFO at hospitals, home health agencies & skilled nursing facilities).

Budget Development (assisted various provider types in constructing annual budgets).

Medicare Appeals (Developed PRRB appeals & have written several position papers for healthcare clients).

Financial Statements (prepare monthly financial statements for clients).

Financial Modeling (calculating monthly client cost per treatments).

Information system conversions (supervised McKesson system conversion).

Recent client engagements include:

Interim Controller at Calais Regional Hospital, a 25 bed, nonprofit critical access hospital ($30M net revenues) located in Calais, ME. Supervision of accounting staff to include, staff accountant, payroll accountant and A/P accountant. Responsible for monthly closing process and Medicare cost report financial modeling.

Interim Controller at The Memorial Hospital, a 25 bed, nonprofit critical access hospital ($70M net revenues) located in North Conway, NH. Supervision of accounting staff to include assistant controller, staff accountant, payroll accountant and A/P accountant. Responsible for FYE 6-30-12 Medicare/Medicaid Cost Report submissions (2552-10) for both CAH and Swing Bed. Successfully developed accounting policies and procedures manual. Managed FYE 6/30/12 annual audit with Ernst & Young.

Interim Controller at The Jackson Laboratory medical research institution ($200M+ net FY 11 revenues) located in Bar Harbor, ME. Supervision of accounting staff to include GL Accountant, Billing and A/R. Successfully collected $1M in receivables greater than 90 days old.

Managed transplant data acquisition project for a Tufts Medical Center (large academic medical center, $500M FY 11 revenues) located in Boston, MA. The project resulted in additional $3-$5 million Medicare reimbursement.

Interim CFO at nonprofit disability service advocacy organization. Responsible for monthly financial statements, annual budget preparation, finance staff supervision, bank statement reconciliation, board presentations.

Virtual CFO for home hemodialysis provider to include monthly financials, cost per treatment financial modeling, staff supervision.

Prepared hospital Medicare cost reports for consulting firm in Juneau, Alaska.

Medicare certification assistance for three home health agencies to include proforma financials and benchmarking.

Interim CFO at Saint Joseph’s Manor, 165 bed, nonprofit Skilled Nursing Facility in Portland, ME.

Facilitated board retreat for hospital system in Oklahoma considering CAH status.

Conducted square footage study for a Critical Access Hospital in Maine.

Chief Financial Officer (All Care VNA)

From: July 1998 To: July 1999

Responsible for the overall finance operations of All Care VNA with net operating revenues of $23 million.

Accomplishments include:

Daily supervision of finance department consisting of 30 professionals.

Design & implementation of a corporate compliance plan.

Development of departmental budgeting process.

IPS financial modeling, utilization reports and PPS planning.

Quarterly cash flow projections.

Development of monthly general statistical report.

Receivables management.

Installation of new general ledger (MAS90).

Reorganization of finance division.

Senior Manager (Baker Newman & Noyes - CPA Firm)

From: June 1994 To: July 1998

Responsible for the development of a viable home care consulting practice.

Successfully developed 30 home care clients throughout New England while providing Medicare certification assistance, financial modeling, compliance reviews, provider appeals and cost report preparation services.

Performed third party reviews in conjunction with annual financial audits of firm clients.

Senior Auditor (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maine)

From: December 1991 To: June 1994

Responsible for daily supervision of 10 auditors to include monitoring of workload progress and answering staff questions.

Developed the annual audit schedule of 80 providers and assigned auditor settlement objectives for three fiscal years.

Revised hospital, home health agency and skilled nursing facility audit procedures to comply with AQRP and Medicare program requirements.

Responsible for review of provider submitted direct costing plans.

Loaned Executive (United Way of Greater Portland)

From: September 1991 To: November 1991

Responsible for over 100 business accounts in the finance unit (e.g. banks, insurance, real estate, stockbrokers and developers) at UWOGP during the 1991 campaign.

Assisted in the successful fundraising campaign which raised 5.7 million dollars to benefit 38 member agencies serving over 100,000 people in the Greater Portland area.

Senior Auditor-HHAs (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maine)

From: February 1987 To: August 1991

Responsible for supervisory review of audit and problem resolution workpapers. Prepared workpapers for review by the

Health Care Financing Administration.

Researched Medicare regulations relative to various audit issues.

Medicare Auditor I (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NH/VT)

From: March 1985 To: January 1987

Responsible for audits of 60 HHAs in NH/VT. Sole HHA auditor on staff responsible for the entire cost report settlement process to include desk review completion, determination of audit scope, scheduling and performance of on-site field audits, writing adjustments to the as filed cost report and conducting exit conferences with providers.

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