Professional Highlights

Kathy Vetovich has over twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in process and system improvements designed to increase revenue / collections through the use of GE Healthcare software. Extensive expertise in the areas of project management for system implementation and management Vendor Search & Selection experience


Relevant Experience

Manager of Business Services for a 70+ physician sub-specialty group

  • Increased cash collections by over 20%, decreased aged receivables by 15% in a 6-month period
  • Implemented process improvements within a Business Office which included; automated collection letters, enhanced dunning table, Rejection Code Subsystem, Paperless Collection System, Invoice Header Hierarchy
  • Implemented a rudimentary productivity reporting system
  • Assisted in Strategic Planning efforts with senior management
  • Managed 50 plus employees
  • Provided Technical Support for the Information System Department

National Accounts Advisor

  • Responsible for effectively advising clients in the management of their business through maximizing the use of GE Healthcare applications
  • Served as project manager on application installations for BAR, DBMS, PCS, SCHED
  • Served as Project Manager for system upgrades and process improvements
  • Conducted application utilization reviews of the Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAR) and Paperless Collection System (PCS) applications
  • Provided technical assistance to clients in their use of the GE Healthcare applications
  • Advised and recommended process improvements with the billing office and IT departments that increased production and revenue
  • Assisted with the development of system upgrades for the BAR and PCS applications
  • Clients included; University Physicians Inc, Albuquerque, NM, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Wake Forest University Physician’s, Winston-Salem, NC, University Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA to name a few

Systems Specialist/Project Leader for a major healthcare organization with a tertiary care medical center and 72 off site clinics

  • Project Manager responsible for project management and resource allocation for a team of 22 individuals that included support personnel and programmers
  • Involved in vendor selection and system implementation for new systems and tools to improve the effectiveness of the Business Office; which included Imaging Applications, Interactive Voice Response System, Intranet Development, Reports Automation, Decision Support System, Executive Report Package, PC Deployment Strategies, EDI and many others Acted as the liaison between the Corporate Office, Clinic Sites, Information Systems and GE Healthcare main office for all operational issues
  • Provided technical support in the implementation and coordination of daily physician billing activities
  • Responsible for the development and training of all applications of the GE Healthcare Billing and Accounts Receivable System such as ongoing group progress, clinic conversions and system enhancements including post-conversion/ implementation follow-up
  • Assisted in the implementation and dictionary development of GE Healthcare Physician Billing System (BAR)

Owner, KAV Consulting2003 - Present

Manager of Business Services, Slocum – Dickson Medical Group2002 - 2003

National Accounts Advisor, GE Healthcare (IDX Systems Corp.)1997 - 2002

IDX Systems Specialist/Project Leader, Geisinger Health System1984 - 1997


Education

Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Management, University of Maryland.1997

Associates degree in Computer Information Systems, Keystone Junior College1990


Vendor / Application Experience

GE Healthcare

  • Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAR)
  • Paperless Collections System (PCS)
  • DBMS- both Report Writer and Screen Builder
  • FDL
  • EDI Toolkit
  • Claim Form Generator
  • Scheduling
  • Transaction Editing System
  • Enterprise Task Manager
  • Payor Contracts Module
  • Visit Manager