Women of Excellence

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Mary Berard

Title: President
Industry: Medical Billing/Credentialing/Collections
Type of Organization: Medical Billing
Major Product/Service: Providing medical billing services, credentialing, specialized collection projects, business consulting for startup practices, and practice management services
Expertise: Ms. Berard has over 25 years experience training providers and other staff members within facilities. She specializes in medical billing, time management and increasing revenue by 80% within a year for hospitals, home healthcare agencies, nursing homes and private practices. She trains office staff in EMR upgrades, templates, revenue cycle and how it impacts practices, meaningful use, Medicare incentive programs, fee negotiations with insurance for higher reimbursement and self pay collections.
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
Affiliations: Ms. Berard saved a hospital from closing by increasing their revenue to the point that they could reinstate their staff. The facility has since been open for over 10 years. Another direct result of Ms. Berard's consultancy was that Medicare paid claims that were over 5 years old for a private practice; United healthcare waived 6 months of contracts to pay a home health agency; She collected $1400.00 in 90 days with only seven providers.
Hobbies/Sports: Arts and crafts
Children: Amanda, Christopher, Crystal, Sara Jane, Roberto, Jose, Joseph, Michael; Step Children: Thomas, Daniel;
Work History: Previously, Ms. Berard spent 25 years in the healthcare arena working with hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes and private practices.