Ryan Schultz, Associate Vice President Revenue Integrity and Forecasting UAB Medicine

Ryan has nearly two decades of experience within the health care industry focusing on revenue cycle performance improvement and provider reimbursement strategies. Prior to joining UAB Medicine, Ryan worked with Price water house Coopers, LLP as part of its Health Industries Advisory practice where he provided revenue cycle and reimbursement advisory services to some of the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems. As part of his current role as Associate Vice President, Ryan leads UAB Hospital’s reimbursement and revenue integrity functions with the goal of optimizing available public and private reimbursement mechanisms and creating an environment that minimizes revenue leakage while maintaining regulatory compliance across the continuum of patient care. Ryan also works closely with senior leadership stakeholders across UAB Medicine to develop and communicate the financial and operational impacts of proposed clinical and non-clinical initiatives in a manner that supports UAB Medicine’s strategic mission and goals.

Scott Overholt, Chief Marketing Officer Vyne Corporation

Scott Overholt is founding member of two successful healthcare IT companies, both focused on providing systems and services to improve healthcare communication management. The first venture, Clinical Health Communications™, grew to over 40 hospital customers and focused solely on improving healthcare care transitions before being acquired in October 2010 by Silicon Valley-based Vocera™ Communications, which completed its Initial Public Offering in March 2012 (NYSE: VCRA). The second venture, The White Stone Group™, grew to over 400 U.S. hospital clients utilizing its technology for revenue cycle management before being acquired by Atlanta-based MEA|NEA in September 2015. The combined companies were rebranded to Vyne™ in 2016. Scott currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Vyne. With over 25 years in healthcare Marketing, Scott provides oversight to the company’s marketing efforts and focuses on growing the client base of providers, payers and partners across the nation. He holds a BS and MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Michelle Fox, Director of Revenue Operations, Patient Access

Michelle Fox is the director of revenue operations/Patient Access at Health First in Brevard County, Florida. Michelle is nationally certified in healthcare access management. She holds a bachelor of health science education, a master of health administration and a doctorate of business administration. Michelle currently serves as Chair for the NAHAM Industry Standards Committee and is a NAHAM board member.

Nick Fricano, President & CEO, Founder, Healthfuse

Nicholas Fricano is a healthcare finance and process improvement leader and has served hospitals in a variety of roles over the last 19 years. 

Prior to starting Healthfuse, Fricano gained his revenue cycle experience on both the provider and consulting side, most recently at Zimmerman & Associates and Healthcare Business Insights, where he led strategic planning and process improvement efforts for nearly 200 health systems nationwide.

It was through these experiences that he recognized a movement in healthcare spending and cost to collect, impacted in large part by increases in vendor reliance. He sought to create a firm dedicated and accountable to helping hospitals reduce unnecessary costs and improving reimbursement through better revenue cycle sourcing and vendor management, and he started Healthfuse in 2011 to lead the charge.

As CEO, Fricano focuses the company’s efforts to deliver meaningful and measurable results for its clients—today, a network of 80 hospitals. If Healthfuse does not produce cost savings and measurable collections improvement, it does not get compensated.  This focus on hospital-first results has positioned Healthfuse as a distinguished Future 50 growth company in 2014, 2015, and 2016. 

Mike Wilson, Director Business Services, DHC Health System

Michael G. Wilson began his medical career in 1985 working for Humana Inc in the Corporate Accounting Division. From 1987 through 1999 he held Director of Business Office positions with both Winter Park Memorial Hospital and Lucerne Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.

In October of 1999 he accepted the position of Director of Business Services for DCH Health System where he continues to this day. DCH is a 3 hospital health care system in west central Alabama that consist of 875 licensed acute care beds along with an additional 122 nursing home beds with annual gross revenues exceeding 2 billion dollars.

His current position includes administrative control for the health care system following departments pre-registration, registration, billing, collection, posting, revenue integrity, CDM, denial management and revenue cycle management. His annual budgetary control exceeds 15million dollars and includes over 165FTE's.

Gerry Blass, President and CEO, ComplyAssist

Gerry Blass brings over 35 years of experience in healthcare information technology. Prior to ComplyAssistant, Gerry was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a major healthcare system in New Jersey. As the CISO, Gerry built the HIPAA Privacy and Security programs and chaired their multidisciplinary governance team. In 2002 Gerry founded ComplyAssistant to provide software and service solutions for HIPAA and IT strategic planning. Gerry currently chairs the NJ HIMSS Privacy, Security and Compliance Committee and participates in national and local chapter events that include NY, NJ, and Delaware Valley.Gerry contributes to healthcare compliance articles and postings in various blogs and publications. Gerry shares content in HIPAA 411, a LinkedIn group he co-founded, along with many other related LinkedIn groups. Gerry is an active member and presents at industry association events with HIMSS, HFMA, AITP, NCHICA, NJPCA, NJAMHAA, and HCCA.

Robert Babin, IT Director and CISO, St. Peters Healthcare Center

  • Over 35 years of accumulated experience in manufacturing, financial and healthcare technologies serving in various management capacities from Director to C-Level and sSenior Vice President in Information Technology and Operations.

  • Security Officer overseeing Information security efforts around regulatory and audit compliance, policy development, technology risk mitigation, vulnerability management and administering the information security program for Saint Peter’s Healthcare System.

  • Has extensive knowledge in information security and risk management. Holds three Master of Science degrees in Business and Technology Management and has earned his security CISA and CISM certifications.

  • Member of ISACA, NJHIMSS, CHIMES, ISSA, AEHIS, NJHA/CTISO, NH-ISAC, NJCCIC organizations.