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Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA

Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA, Clinical Home Health & Lead Hospice Consultant, 5 Star Consultants


Melissa is a registered nurse with experience in a variety of health care settings with the majority of her nursing experience in home health care and hospice where she was a clinician working in the field and then later became an administrator of a hospital-based home health and hospice agency. In 2017, she joined 5 Star Consultants as a home care and lead hospice consultant. Melissa has an expertise in identifying issues, solving problems and ...

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Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan, President, Opera Care, LLC


  One of the premier innovators in the Home Health industry regarding OASIS. Michael was formerly the OASIS Coordinator for the state of California, started Medicare Appeals Development, and now has launched OPERACARE - an automated solution and processes Home Health agencies use to thrive in the new home health payment models HHVBP, HHGM, and engage with ACO's and Hospital partnerships.    ...

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Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, Director of Clinical Services, Corstrata


  Myra Varnado, Director of Clinical Wound Services for Corstrata, is a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Specialist with extensive clinical expertise in the area of Pressure Ulcer and Diabetes Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management. She graduated from the Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program and has authored numerous publications on WOC topics. On behalf of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, she authored the Clinical Prac ...

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Nick Seabrook

Nick Seabrook, Principal, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting


Mr. Seabrook’s operations expertise has helped agencies improve profitability and reimbursement. Specifically, he has provided extensive revenue cycle consulting throughout his career, focused on improving daily operations of many providers. He has worked with agencies of all sizes throughout the country. In addition to traditional revenue cycle consulting, Mr. Seabrook has served as an interim director of patient accounts, interim finance manage ...

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Paul Weidenfeld

Paul Weidenfeld, Co-Founder, Exclusion Screening, LLC


Paul Weidenfeld focuses his practice on False Claims Act cases, fraud investigations and Qui Tam (commonly referred to as “whistleblower”) lawsuits. Mr. Weidenfeld has a rare combination of litigation experience and subject matter expertise in health law. Prior to founding Exclusion Screening, LLC, he worked over ten years as a Federal Prosecutor, including two years as the “National Health Care Fraud Coordinator” for the Executive Office for U.S ...

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Raymond Belles

Raymond Belles, Managing Consultant, BKD


  Raymond is a member of BKD National Health Care Group specializing in home care and hospice financial and operational consulting services.  He assists home care and hospice providers with operational strategies related to advanced payment models, defining and implementing successful operational processes and utilizing electronic medical record systems while focusing on operational process improvement.      Raymond’s 20 years of home care and ...

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