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.