During 30+ years of serving the Healthcare Industry, Mr. Blount has served more than 300 clients in 30 states in the areas of Reasonable Charges (UCR), Medical Billing; False Claims, Regulatory Compliance, Reimbursement, Damage Quantification, and Financial Management. Mr. Blount is a Fellow and Certified Financial Professional in HFMA, member of the American Institute & Georgia Society of CPAs, and National Association of Health Underwriters, and has been an Arbitrator for American Health Lawyers Association. He has been admitted as an expert in multiple US District and State Courts and Administrative Hearings, and has testified for plaintiffs and defendants, providers, payors and government clients. A nationally recognized author, Mr. Blount has co-authored AMA’s best selling "Mastering the Reimbursement Process" book.
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Kohler Healthcare Consulting, Inc., is an effective, cutting-edge Healthcare Consulting firm employing credentialed nurses, accountants, and coders since 1980. With clients across the United States and Virgin Islands, Kohler Healthcare Consulting has extensive relationships with healthcare organizations including academic medical centers, large and small hospitals, critical access hospitals, physician / medical practices, long term acute medical facilities skilled nursing facilities, and other healthcare providers.
Charlotte L. Kohler, [RN], CPA, CVA, CRCE-I , CPC, CHBC, President of Kohler HealthCare Consulting, Inc., specializes in litigation, investigation, accounting, auditing, and consulting. She has over 30 years of healthcare experience starting with the clinical side of nursing to the finance and compliance side of healthcare.
During her years at Kohler HealthCare Consulting, Ms. Kohler and her firm provided regulatory compliance services to over 60% of all hospitals in Maryland as well as hospitals and other health related organizations outside of Maryland. She continues to provide reimbursement regulatory support to attorneys regarding billing, coding, and documentation in the areas of home care, radiology, hospital billing, DME, Therapy, ASC, anesthesia, and physician practices. She also provides services as an independent review organization for providers under Integrity Agreements.
Managing Partner, Healthcare Practice works with health systems, health IT companies, and health plans. Recent retentions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Drug pricing, patent infringement, medical coding and billing and Qui Tam False Claims Act and fraud case specialties. He has in-depth experience in HIPAA mandates, the HITECH Act and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and is a published author and regular speaker. He consults to clients including Health IT investors, Health IT companies, and health plans and hospital systems in matters regarding:HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breaches, Revenue Cycle Management