Huron Consulting Group Expands Healthcare Revenue Cycle Team
CHICAGO, Apr 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Ben Foster has re-joined the Company as a managing director in its Huron Healthcare practice. Foster works with academic medical centers, multi-facility health systems, community hospitals and physician practice group clients to streamline and improve their revenue cycle.
"A typical revenue cycle is comprised of hundreds of steps that span across dozens of departments. In this complex environment, revenue leakage occurs as a result of process breakdowns and lapses in communication," said Gordon Mountford, executive vice president, Huron Healthcare. "Ben's deep knowledge of the revenue cycle operations will help our clients create significant, sustainable results."
Foster has more than 15 years of healthcare consulting experience. At Huron Healthcare, he will be working collaboratively with clients to redesign the revenue cycle as a single, integrated process and establish a high-performance work culture. In addition to improving revenue recovery, Foster and Huron Healthcare's other revenue cycle experts work to enhance revenues through efforts such as charge capture, strategic pricing, managed care contracting, and improved clinical documentation, ensuring that clients receive full and accurate reimbursement for services provided.
Previously, Foster worked at MedeAnalytics and Accenture where he managed a variety of projects within their healthcare process consulting groups. Prior to joining MedeAnalytics, he was a managing director in Huron Healthcare.
About Huron Healthcare
Huron Healthcare partners with clients to provide comprehensive performance improvement solutions that improve quality, increase revenue, reduce expenses, and increase physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise. Clients include national and regional integrated healthcare systems, leading academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician practices. Modern Healthcare ranked Huron Healthcare third on its 2010 list of the top 15 largest healthcare management consulting firms.
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
SOURCE: Huron Consulting Group
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