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“The Chappelle Group has worked with Stamford Hospital for the past 3 years supporting the financial operations of the Tandet Center during the ownership and the sale of the facility. In addition, the Chappelle Group has assisted in the audits for the 3 fiscal years, filing of closing audits for Medicare, Medical for FY 2008 and any follow up appeals and questions. The Chappelle Group was instrumental in our effort to recover over $2 million in outstanding accounts receivables as well as the recovery of approximately $1 million in outstanding private party accounts. Their work was excellent. Their diligence on our behalf was superb.” — John P. Rinset VP, Administration Stamford Health System
The Chappelle Group is a national health care financial and management consulting fir m, Headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland. Supporting a spectrum of health care entities, The Chappelle Groupâ€™s vision is to be the leading financial consulting firm in the health care industry with a reputation for unparalleled expertise, exceptional integrity and innovative thinking.
The Chappelle Group is an excellent source of knowledge, expertise and “know-how” in the finance arena: their work can be directly attributable to our success in managing one of our subsidiaries over the past 2 years. I do not hesitate in recommending this group to your organization. — Jennifer Dinwoodie Director of Finance Stamford Hospital
Who We Are The Chappelle Group was established in 2001, in Maryland, as a financial and management consulting firm committed to exceeding client expectations. The Chappelle Group identifies critical issues within the health care industry and implements customized solutions designed to increase: revenue, cash collections, efficiency, and maintain regulatory compliance standards.
We believe that the best testimonial to our value and quality of services is that 95% of our clients choose to utilize our services on a reoccurring basis and, of that number, 100% offer The Chappelle Group multiple engagements.
Value Proposition Our value proposition is simple, but empowering: We offer clients specific solutions for government-contracted health plans, major health systems, independent community hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in the exclusive areas of Revenue Cycle processes, Audit and Reimbursement, Regulatory Policy/Compliance and Coding. We provide organizational Mission-Supporting solutions by utilizing your organizationâ€™s two most important assets- workforce and technology.
What Makes Us Different? The Chappelle Group partners have over 25 years of health care finance and operational management expertise. This expertise is not exclusive to the provider landscape, but also extends to the payor side of the paradigm. This dual understanding and experience gives The Chappelle Group a clear advantage in helping clients (payor or provider) meet regulatory standards and increase revenue and cash collections. The Chappelle Group also warranties all work performed providing follow-up assessments, RFI revisions and audits. www.thechappellegroup.com
Our Services . . . The Chappelle Group provides services to government-contracted health plans, major health systems, independent community hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and community providers. Our expertise is concentrated in four areas: Revenue Cycle Processes, Reimbursement, Coding, and Regulatory Policy & Compliance.
Revenue Cycle Processes: ! Operational Re-engineering ! Business Process Management ! Interim Management ! Accounts Receivable Work-downs ! Charge Capture ! Claims Appeal ! Denial Management
Reimbursement: ! Cost Report Preparation ! Annual Cycle Budgeting ! Cost Report Audits (Pre and Post) ! Fiscal Year End Audits ! Interim Management ! Operational Cost Analysis/ Review
Regulatory Policy & Compliance: ! Federal Regulations (FAR, FEHBAR and HIPAA)
! Compliance Plan Development ! Compliance Plan Review and Audit ! DCAA Audit ! RAC Audit
! Operational Re-engineering ! Contract Modeling
Project Management Office Coding: ! Charge Master Reviews
! PMBOK ! PRINCE2
! Coding and Billing Reviews ! Coding and Billing Training ! Contract Coding www.thechappellegroup.com
Jamal Chappelle M A N AG I N G PA R T N E R / C E O
Jamal Chappelle is a founding Member, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of The Chappelle Group, LLC. Jamal’s core performance drivers are: Transition Project Management, Financial Reengineering Stewardship, Solution Provider and Team Builder. These performance drivers have been cultivated in Jamal’s ability to manage in excess of $60 million of funds for The Chappelle Group in client based projects. Jamal has performed engagements with most of the major hospital systems as well as mid-sized skilled nursing facilities on the East Coast. Jamal is a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE). Jamal is a graduate of Morehouse College with a degree in Finance. He has worked in the public and private financial sector since 1991.
Melvin Hines, MBA PA R T N E R / C F O Melvin Hines is a founding Member and Chief Financial Officer of The Chappelle Group, LLC. Melvin’s core performance drivers are: Government Health Care Regulatory Oversight, Government Health care financial program product development and implementation, Audit and Compliance Management and M&A Project Management. These performance drivers have been cultivated in Melvin’s ability to manage in excess of $800 million of government funds. Melvin has performed engagements with Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Plan (FEP), the largest Plan for Federal Employees, as well as Hospital systems and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Melvin is a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Melvin is a graduate of Morehouse College and George Washington University with degrees in Accounting and an MBA in Accounting/Health Care Administration. He has worked in the Health care financial arena since 1991.
Crystal Bivens-Leman PA R T N E R Crystal Bivens-Leman is a partner of The Chappelle Group, LLC. Crystal’s core performance drivers are: CDM Re-engineering Project Management, Coding and Billing Training, Charge Master Reviews and Audits and Interim Management. These performance drivers have been cultivated in Crystal’s ability to manage projects in excess of $10 million. Crystal has performed engagements with major hospital systems as well as skilled nursing Facilities in the Eastern and Southern regions of the United States. Crystal is a member of National Healthcare Association (NHA), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Health Care Financial Managers Association (HFMA). Crystal is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, with a degree in Sociology and Healthcare coding certifications from (CPC) and (CBCS). Crystal has worked in the Health care financial arena since 1996.
Malik Stovall FINANCIAL ANALYST Malik Stovall is a Financial Analyst with The Chappelle Group, LLC. Malik’s core performance drivers are: Revenue Cycle System Data Management, Reconciliatory Projects and Financial Analysis. Malik has performed engagements primarily with hospitals in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Malik is a member of Healthcare Financial Managers Association (HFMA). Malik is a graduate of Morehouse College with a degree in Accounting, and Registered Representative licenses with series 7 and 63. Malik has worked in the financial sector since 2002 and Health care financial arena since 2008.
! Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ! Howard University Hospital ! Stamford Health Systems ! The William and Sally Tandet Center ! United Medical Center (UMC)
Select Project Summariesâ€Ś Blue Cross Blue Shield Association/ Federal Employee Program 1310 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004 Contract Title: Program Manager, Administrative Costs Period of Performance: 2002 - 2005 Contract Value: $1.3 million Description of Services: Conducted broad study of healthcare administrative related expenses to determine major cost drivers and their short-term and long-term impact within the industry. Results of study incorporated into corporate planning and strategic development of the FEP. Served as financial analyst for the Health Insurance Portability Accounting Act (HIPAA) committee. Functioned as liaison to federal agency contractor to determine feasibility of financial compliance projections. Results used to negotiate separate funding arrangement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) outside normal administrative cost reimbursement procedures. Managed annual budget process resulting in reimbursement of over $800 million in administrative costs for over 60 separate operating entities. Designed and executed modified budgeting approval system utilizing performance/cost matrix in which reimbursement was based on various factors, recent service performance and historical costs. Served as co-business owner for design and installation of Peoplesoft Accounting software application. Provided extensive training in the support of the application also necessary to plan and execute full implementation.
Howard University Hospital* 2041 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20060 Contract Title: Revenue Cycle Re-engineering Project Period of Performance: February 2003 to March 2005 Contract Value: (Project value $60Mil), Contract value ($2.5Mil) Description of Services: Performed complete revenue cycle re-engineering of patient financial services department of a 300-bed urban teaching hospital with a PFS staff of sixty personnel.
Created staff work-load quotas; average daily claims worked increased 200% within first 30 days and productivity was maintained after engagement close.
Created staff training program, which increased customer service surveys by 40%.
Restructured admissions process, which decreased back-end claims denials.
Created departmental training manual.
Trained management on proper financial reporting and matrix creation. Project yielded $30 million cash surplus.
* Jamal Chappelle worked this project as a consultant with another firm- while representing The Chappelle Group, LLC.
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The William and Sally Tandet Center
Stamford Health System
146 West Broad Street, Stamford, CT 06902
30 Shelbourne Road, Stamford, CT 06904
Contract Title: Interim Director of Finance
Contract Title: PTO/EIB, P/S and Payer Remittance Audits
Period of Performance: July 2005 to November 2007
Period of Performance: October 2008
Contract Value: $1.3 million
Contract Value: $20K
Description of Services: Daily management of Finance Staff and all finance operations for 130 bed facility. Multiple other interim management and audit projects
Description of Services: The Chappelle Group, LLC was engaged to calculate the fair market value of Employee Benefits for sales purposes. The Chappelle Group, LLC utilized an internally produced audit guide to evaluate and value the Employee Benefits as a condition of a sales/lease transaction. Our client, in preparation for final sale/lease, engaged the Chappelle Group to analyze the Employed Incumbent Benefit (EIB) and Personal Time Off (PTO) account for final valuation. Steps to determine fair market value included: Review of all client payments to new owner relative to EIB, with a focus on employment status at time of sale, current employees and EIB payout schedule. Add-on reviews included Monthly Charges Reconciliation focusing on review of seller monthly charge schedule to new owner and recommended corrective action reporting. Additional services included Contract Compliance Audit to maintain Purchase/Sale agreement compliance.
Major Accomplishment: Recovered over $3 million in cash; total return on project fees 61%.
Stamford Health System 30 Shelbourne Road, Stamford, CT 06904 Contract Title: M&A Transitional Project Management Period of Performance: November 2007 to July 2008 Contract Value: $250K Description of Services: Provide regulatory, accounting and financial expertise in M&A transition of William and Sally Tandet Center to new ownership while representing (Stamford Health System) previous owner. (transaction valued at $15 million).
Major Accomplishment: Project revealed $462k owed to client
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
United Medical Center
1310 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
1310 Southern Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20038
Contract Title: Policy/Procedure Update
Contract Title: Revenue Cycle Re-engineering Project
Period of Performance: November 2009 to Present
Period of Performance: February 2010 to Present
Contract Value: $20K
Contract Value: $175K
Description of Services: Author, coordinate, and edit strategies, plans, instructions, standard work, policies, and other documents on behalf of the internal finance department to further its missions of improving efficiency and effectiveness of the operations of the Federal Employee Program. Analyze, evaluate, review, edit and develop continuous process improvement-related instructions, standard work, policies, and other documents. Directly interfaces with action officers, working group members, and senior leaders to complete the staffing process.
Description of Services: Project Manager of a Hospital wide revenue cycle re-engineering plan.
United Medical Center 1310 Southern Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20038 Contract Title: Charge Master (CDM) Re-engineering Project
Period of Performance: February 2010 to Present
United Medical Center 1310 Southern Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20038 Contract Title: Accounts Receivable Work-down Project Management Period of Performance: November 2009 to Present Contract Value: $125K
Contract Value: $350K Description of Services: Project Manager of the Charge Master (CDM) by utilizing best practices to create defensible pricing and protect revenue integrity, implement a strategic pricing strategy for charges to maximize revenue and to streamline clinical workflow to ensure charge capture across the revenue cycle.
Description of Services: Project Management of $20 million in Outstanding IP and OP Accounts Receivables. Major Accomplishment: Completed both IP and OP projects within 50% of projected project scope, while exceeding revised project cash collection goal. www.thechappellegroup.com
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Published on Aug 29, 2011
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