Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hayes Management Consulting Announces New Revenue Cycle Practice, Leader

Hayes Management Consulting, a leading healthcare consulting firm, is pleased to announce the formation of its new revenue cycle practice and welcomes its leader, Sharon Christoforakis, to the firm.

“We are excited to welcome Sharon to Hayes,” says Pete Butler, Hayes’ president. “She brings a level of knowledge and experience that will be indispensable as we expand and deepen our revenue cycle expertise and offerings.”

Christoforakis comes to Hayes having worked with more than 90 top medical schools and multiple large independent practices over her 27-year career, gathering deep experience in healthcare operations, consulting, advisement, assessment and management. Her core competency is healthcare revenue cycle strategy and execution. Her skills include revenue cycle audit and business process evaluations, managing revenue cycle cash acceleration projects, business office staffing and productivity assessments, business office process redesign (both front end and back office), business office outsourcing and vendor contract negotiations.

Before Hayes, Christoforakis served as senior vice president of revenue operations at ABQ Health Partners in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Previous to ABQ, she worked for 12 years as a manager/consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC). Christoforakis’ holds a Masters of Science in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

“I look forward to joining an exciting organization whose commitments to its customers and employees convinced me that it is the right place to be,” says Christoforakis.

At Hayes, Christoforakis will be responsible for leading, planning and directing the activities of Hayes’ revenue cycle practice.

About Hayes

Hayes is ranked the Top Overall Professional Services Firm by KLAS (2007-2009) in the 2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services. Hayes improves healthcare with services and software designed to improve operational efficiency. Hayes consultants are subject-matter experts in IT strategic planning, revenue cycle management, system selection, implementation, conversion and optimization and more. Hayes also offers MDaudit™ compliance audit software to improve auditing efficiency and productivity. Visit our website at www.hayesmanagement.com to learn more.

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