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Gretchin is a CPA and Partner in the Health Care Consulting division at Seim Johnson, LLP. She joined the firm in 1997 in the HealthCare Audit Division providing audit and Medicare/Medicaid cost reporting services on over 100 engagements.
In 2006, Gretchin left Seim Johnson to pursue an opportunity as the Chief Financial Officer of a critical access hospital. There she gained valuable experience in both the financial and clinical arenas of a hospital.
Gretchin rejoined the firm in 2010, and since that time, she has been able to bring frontline knowledge and understanding of working in a healthcare environment to the consulting division. Her focus is on Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment, Medicare provider-based issues and reimbursement.
Gretchin has given many presentations on a wide range of healthcare, and not-for-profit related topics at a local, state and national level and currently serves on the CMS Central Office PECOS Focus Group and the CMS Central Office Provider Compliance Focus Group.
Also, she is an active member of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and is a past President of their Nebraska Chapter. She also served as the Treasurer of HFMA Region 8. Gretchin graduated from Doane College in May 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance.
Training Sessions by Gretchin S. Heckenlively
One simple mistake in the complex PECOS Medicare enrollment process can have serious consequences to your practice. Errors and process violations can get your reimbursement and your access to the PECOS site shut down. There is a lot depending on you getting your provider PECOS Medicare Enrollment correct the first time. It isn’t about just completing a form, there are […]Learn More
Missing even one step when you’re enrolling your Medicare practitioners in PECOS (Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System) with the CMS Forms 855I and 855R can have devastating financial ramifications for your practice. PECOS enrollment. Both your new and existing practitioners are counting on you to perfectly execute their PECOS enrollment to keep your insurance payments coming in. Any misstep […]Learn More
If you are using your practitioner’s login to access and manage their PECOS (Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System) Medicare enrollment records, you are not in compliance with CMS requirements. pecos surrogacy enrollment. CMS rules specifically prohibit you from using your provider’s login to manage, verify, update or authorize their information in PECOS. Instead, you’re required to use a surrogacy […]Learn More
Overlooking even one small detail in PECOS enrollment can be devastating to your practice. Your provider can end up losing patients, getting cut from payor networks and having no Medicare reimbursements. The consequences of this combined revenue loss could be catastrophic. You know PECOS enrollment has a ton of requirements that are difficult to maneuver and keep straight, any of […]Learn More