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Jennifer focuses on quality improvement, revenue cycle management and strategic planning in this post-health reform world.
Prior to taking on the role as entrepreneur, Jennifer was the Vice President of External Provider Relations for UnitedHealthcare, a Minnesota-based health insurance company. From 2007 to April 2011, she established and led the Provider Communications & Advocacy unit. This enterprise asset reviewed and approved communications for the commercial, Medicare and Medicaid participating providers in the UnitedHealthcare network. She also solicited direct feedback on how to improve payer operations from the physician and hospital community, which resulted in higher provider satisfaction rates with the national insurance company during her tenure at UnitedHealthcare.
Before going behind the iron curtain, Jennifer served as the External Relations Liaison for the Washington, DC-based Government Affairs Department of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). As the External Relations Liaison, Jennifer coordinated MGMA advocacy efforts with other specialties and medical organizations. She also was the Government Affairs Representative for the Eastern & Southern Sections. She began her work with MGMA in August of 2001.
Jennifer has had the pleasure of teaching at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she taught health care law, international diplomacy and women & politics and at George Washington University teaching health care policy. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in health science and policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and law degree from the University of Maryland.Jennifer is a Certified Medical Coding Specialist, Certified Healthcare Coding Instructor and Certified Practice Office Manager by the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists.
Training Sessions by Jennifer Searfoss
Patient no-shows and late-cancels aren’t just a costly nightmare, they can also seriously increase your practice’s legal risk. US physician practices lose approximately $150 BILLION a year on this chronic problem. This equates to an average loss for outpatient practices, just like yours, of 14% of daily revenue. Can you really afford to lose 14% of your […]Learn More
MACRA is here to stay. Failing to participate or to submit accurate data really isn’t an option, unless you want to continue to see your Medicare reimbursements drop. Most likely, you’ll be submitting your data under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Your best course of action is to make MACRA work for you. Or, […]Learn More
Your old patient and business files could be ticking time bombs just waiting to go off, and both paper and electronic files are equally dangerous. Accurately maintaining, storing and in some cases destroying these records is your only protection. But, what about charging for medical record requests? Well, the third most investigated type of HIPAA […]Learn More
You’d think charging for medical record requests would be pretty straightforward, right? Well, if this is what you believe, it’s probably only a matter of time before you have to deal with a HIPAA complaint investigation. Did you know that the third most investigated type of HIPAA complaint is due to patient access to their […]Learn More