James C. Hall, CPA
A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Jim was recruited off his college campus to work for over two years in public accounting in the Dallas/Fort Worth area prior to joining the Medicare Intermediary Audit Staff of Mutual of Omaha. Work at Mutual of Omaha included audits of hospitals, psychiatric facilities, certified outpatient rehab agencies and facilities, and physical therapist in private practice clinics.
Subsequent to being promoted to Senior Auditor, Jim was hired by Healthfocus, an outpatient physical therapy chain, based in Wharton, Texas (Houston), to examine their Medicare reimbursement. After helping recover over one million dollars in Medicare reimbursement his first year on the job, Healthfocus promoted Jim as the Director of Internal Audit to begin the process of standardizing procedures among their 60 national clinic locations. Healthfocus was acquired by National Rehabilitation Centers (NRC) and Jim assumed their Director of Audit position and was transferred to their corporate offices in Brentwood, Tennessee (Nashville). A short time later, Jim moved to the Business Development Department where he performed due diligence work related to corporate acquisitions and helped determine business valuations on potential acquisitions.
Jim later worked with The Rehab Group (a privately held corporation also located in Brentwood, Tennessee), and oversaw business office operations and advised corporate management on how to maximize cash flow on their existing clinic operations. Through his corporate therapy work, his duties included:
- Negotiation of managed care contracts and clinic acquisition terms
- Financial analysis and cash flow maximization of existing clinics
- Preparation of cost reports
- Audits of clinics against company established benchmarks
- Establishment of communications between top management and clinical operations to increase performance and profitability.
Jim’s experience in the areas above led to starting his own company, which will celebrate 20 years in business in August 2017.
Rehab Management Services was founded in order to provide support to rehabilitative therapists in private practice who were struggling to remain independent in the midst of a continually changing reimbursement and legislative environment. Jim uses his experience to assist therapists and their staff in making decisions regarding insurance contracts, healthcare regulations, and efficient practices. Additionally, Jim serves as a Federal Lobbyist on behalf of APTA and PPS and as a volunteer on the PPS Payment Policy Committee. In 2016, PPS honored Jim with the Friend of Private Practice Award.
Jim and Beth (his wife and co-owner), live in Cedar Rapids and have two children.
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