Billie Jean Mounts, Chief Reimbursement Officer, Mercy Health

Billie Jean Mounts is the Chief Reimbursement Officer for Mercy Health, a catholic healthcare ministry comprised of 23 hospitals and more than 450 locations serving people in Ohio and Kentucky. Previously, Billie Jean was the Chief Reimbursement Officer for Providence Health & Services. In her role, Billie Jean established the system’s corporate reimbursement function aligning 5 regional reimbursement teams to one team. The function was responsible for monthly net revenue calculations, annual cost reports and reimbursement-related regulatory filings. The function also communicated changes and trends to the finance team, serves others by proactively providing timely updates as new regulations are implemented and ensured that all Providence entities were compliant with existing Medicare regulations. Prior to that, Billie Jean was the assistant vice president of reimbursement for Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) of Naples, Fla., and was responsible for the oversight of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for the company's 71 hospitals located in 15 states. Over the course of her career with HMA, she served in various positions, including reimbursement manager, director of reimbursement and director of reimbursement financial reporting.Billie Jean received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. She is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and active member of the HFMA’s Florida chapter, She is the recipient of HFMA’s Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Medal of Honor awards. In addition, Billie Jean has been recognized by the Florida chapter with 3 President's Awards and the Florence Henry award for excellence in women’s leadership.