Ted Burnes, MPA, is the Director, RADPAC & Political Education at American College of Radiology (ACR). In addition to his fundraising activities, he manages the ACR’s Grassroots Program that has organized more than 200 facility visits by Members of Congress to radiology practices throughout the country. Mr. Burnes has worked on political campaigns and managed political polling accounts for local, state and federal candidates. He earned an undergraduate degree in government and politics from George Mason University as well as a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in government relations.
Dennis J Chaltraw, CRCE has provided senior leadership for over 30 years on three sides of the "AR Equation" -payor side (Aetna), radiology billing (McKesson), and on the provider side in his current position as the Director RCM for Oregon Imaging Centers and Radiology Associates.
Eric Christensen, MCSE, CCNA, CHCP, is a nationally recognized speaker and author on compliance topics and practice management. He co-founded Healthcare Compliance Pros in 2011, bringing his 30 plus years’ experience in health care compliance, IT administration, and education to the organization. Eric’s background in IT administration has been instrumental in providing a technical view of an organization's adherence to HIPAA Privacy and Security policies. Mr. Christensen experience and expertise are highly regarded in the Security Risk Audits he is asked to perform for hundreds of health care entities. Eric’s experience brings a unique perspective into compliance and implementation in the medical community. He possesses a broad knowledge of telemedicine, e-PHI, MIPS/MACRA, employee hiring and firing, and more.
Andrew Colbert is a managing director and founding member of Ziegler’s Healthcare Investment Banking Practice. Mr. Colbert has represented 17 radiology groups on partnership transactions; he specializes in advising both professional and technical radiology groups on strategic and financing alternatives including merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital investments, and partnerships.
W. Kenneth Davis Jr., J.D., is a partner in the Katten law firm. He counsels radiology businesses on structuring, growth and ongoing operations including initial business model development, analysis of regulatory, compliance and reimbursement issues, negotiation of contracts, various types of financings, and sales, mergers and acquisitions. He received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Chicago and his JD with honors from DePaul University College of Law. Over the past 25 plus years, he has given numerous presentations on very diverse subjects before the RBMA, ACR, RSNA, and AHRA.
Richard Duszak Jr., MD, has been a frequent faculty member at RBMA meetings for almost 20 years. Well recognized in a variety of practice and professional organization leadership roles, he is currently an officer of the American College of Radiology. He previously served three terms on the influential CPT Editorial Panel and served for over a decade as a litigate consultant for the United States Department of Justice. He has led a variety of sessions and written extensively on issues related to health care policy, payment systems, regulatory compliance, and practice administration and leadership. In his prior private and current academic practice settings, he has worked closely with both APPs and resident/fellow trainees.
Stephanie L. Dybul, MBA, R.T.(R)(VI)(ARRT), CIRCC, started her career in 2004 as an interventional radiologic technologist at Froedtert Hospital. In 2008, she began focusing on the coding and billing aspects of the IR department. Over the next several years, her position evolved to become fully administrative, and she is currently the division administrator for vascular and interventional radiology at The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Donald Elting, with 25 years in the field of Radiology, and the last 15 years as the Director of Operations at Hackensack Radiology Group (HRG), hails his greatest professional accomplishment as successfully navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic. HRG not only continued to serve the community during the pandemic but did so while consistently maintaining the health and safety of its employees and patients. In an unprecedented season of fear and uncertainty, Donald saw opportunity to streamline operations and gain efficiency with clarity, serving as an anchor to the organization.
Chuck Falci, CPA, has been a practice manager with Zotec Partners since 2007 and is committed to helping radiologists better manage their practices.
Dave Gorman, MBA, is the senior financial manager for the radiology department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Gorman's responsibilities include oversight of all the ancillary services within radiology, including billing, coding, scheduling, quality assurance, and compliance. He is also responsible for the RCM process and the financial health of the radiology faculty practice, consisting of more than 160 radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. In addition to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he is an adjunct professor of finance at Molloy and Berkeley colleges. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Queens College and a Master of Business Administration from Dowling College.
Gregory Q. Hill, J.D, has been working in radiology for 25 years as a lawyer and an executive. He has taught residents, fellows and attending physicians for 25 years regarding the business of radiology at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Northwestern School of Medicine, Stanford University, Emory University, University of Colorado, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Topics include compliance, billing, financial statements, malpractice and the general business of being a physician.
Leo Hopf is an adjunct faculty member in executive education within the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. His expertise spans strategy, decision-making, and business renewal. Mr. Hopf is the author of “Rethink, Reinvent, Reposition: 12 Strategies to Renew Your Business and Boost Your Bottom Line”.
Miata Koroma, RN, MBA, currently serves as director of economics and practice development at the Society of Interventional Radiology. She has over 10 years of experience in nursing and operations management. In her current role, she manages health policy, coding and reimbursement, practice development, and carrier advocacy. She is dedicated to optimizing medical reimbursements and practice operations through health policy and regulation.
Patricia A. Kroken, FACMPE, CRA, FRBMA, has been a radiology practice manager and/or consultant for nearly 30 years. She is a past president of the RBMA, served on the Associated Sciences Consortium for RSNA and as editorial advisor of the RBMA Bulletin, written more than 200 practice management articles, and spoken at state/national levels.
James E Leitner serves as the chief executive officer of Simplified Medical Management (SMM) bringing more than 25 years of successful business leadership experience. With a proven, real-world system, his and SMM’s goal is to ensure the best medical care by allowing physicians and their staff to focus on the patient.
Kelly Long, CPC, CPCO, has worked in the physician and outpatient coding industry for 23 years. She has an extensive background in compliance, regulatory guidelines and health care fraud, waste and abuse. She has provided compliance auditing and education to both physicians and coders. Kelly has been certified through AAPC since 2007.
Debby Mann, RCC, CPC, ROCC, has been employed with ADVOCATE since 2000. As the coding compliance liaison, she develops and implements coding processes that focus on compliance with federal and state regulations. She has spoken at national and local conferences, currently serves on the RBMA Program Education Subcommittee and is vice president of the RBMA Ohio Chapter.
Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS, CRA, RCC, CPC, CPC-H, is the president of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies. She and her team work with physician practices, billing companies, hospitals, and other industry stakeholders to address their coding and compliance needs through auditing and educational services. She is a frequent speaker and author for Coding Strategies and other nationally-recognized professional organizations and publications and she often speaks at national conferences on radiology specific issues. She is the AHRA liaison to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Economics Commission and also the Vice-Chair of the AHRA Regulatory Affairs Committee. She holds a Master of Science in Health Systems (MSHS) degree and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
Paul Pitts, J.D., is a member of Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group and the managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office. He advises health care providers and life science companies on regulatory matters and business transactions. This often includes providing clients with guidance on fraud and abuse laws, payment and coverage rules, privacy and security laws, and participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs. He has worked with a wide range of health care providers and life science companies and has particularly deep industry experience in radiology.
Stephen Schulte, Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), is a director in the VMG Nashville office. Mr. Schulte specializes in providing valuation, transaction advisory and consulting services to the health care Industry. He has a broad range of experience working with the physician practice organizations, physical therapy centers, ambulatory surgery centers, specialty/surgical hospitals, and diagnostic imaging centers.
Chance Sherer, Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), is a managing director at VMG Health with 12 years of experience specializing in providing valuation and transaction advisory services to the firm's health care clients including (but not limited to) radiology groups, hospitals, imaging centers, and hospital imaging departments. He has also consulted on numerous analyses for imaging joint ventures, restructurings, and denovo development purposes.
Bob Still, FRBMA, has been the executive director of the Radiology Business Management Association since 2017. He is a past president and Fellow of the RBMA. From 1992–2014 Bob was practice manager of Lancaster Radiology Associates (LRA) - a 30-physician medical practice providing diagnostic radiology services to Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital, the MRI Group, Lancaster P.E.T. Partnership, and Lancaster Cardiac Imaging Associates. Prior to joining LRA he was Director of Government and Community Relations for the Medical Center of Delaware (1990–1992) and executive irector of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Delaware (1981–1990). Most recently heserved as the chief clerk, the chief administrative officer, of Lancaster County Pennsylvania and CEO of Brain Orthopedic Spine Specialists. Mr. Still is a graduate of Indiana University (BS, Education, 1976) and Penn State University (Master in Management in Health Care Administration, 1998). He has also completed post graduate study in negotiation at the Harvard Business School. He has an extensive background in community service. He served in the Delaware State Senate from 1986–1990. He has served as the president of the Hempfield School District Board of School Directors. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Lancaster and has served on numerous boards of community organizations.
Jennifer Studdard, RCC, CCS-P, CPC, CPCO, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Approved Trainer, is the director of client services, compliance, and quality for Coding Strategies Inc. (CSI), she is responsible for supporting clients with audits, operational assessments, onsite training, and other consulting support services. Prior to joining Coding Strategies, Ms. Studdard served as a division compliance officer for one of the largest publicly traded multi-specialty health care organizations. As a division compliance officer, she was responsible for implementing and maintaining Corporate Integrity Agreement requirements within her operating division. She also had the opportunity to play a key role in developing and implementing operational policies and procedures that would coordinate Sarbanes-Oxley controls with existing regulatory controls. When her division was acquired by a private equity firm, she was responsible for transitioning the compliance program into one applicable to a private corporation while maintaining the necessary components to satisfy the company’s Corporate Integrity Agreement.
Robin Tang, MD, MBA, is Vice President of Operations for Radiology Partners, the largest physician-owned radiology practice in the US. He sits on Rad Partners’ COVID Response Task Force, oversees initiatives in outpatient imaging, and leads radiology operations on the West Coast. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and a graduate of UCLA, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Harvard Business School.
Corbin Wilson, J.D. is the CEO of Radiology Associates of North Texas, a 235 provider 100% physician owned private radiology practice serving 40+ hospitals across North Texas. Corbin has 25+ years’ experience in single and multi-specialty physician practice management, transactional and healthcare law and medical malpractice defense, as well as involvement on multiple not-for-profit boards. Corbin earned a Juris Doctorate from Baylor University School of Law and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) by the Medical Group Management Association.