Ellen joins the Eye Health America team with more than 30 years of healthcare financial experience working for both healthcare providers and payers.
Ellen started her career managing many financial functions and a variety of special projects including Department of Insurance filings, financial statement preparation, long range projections and coordinating the financial functions of a claims processing system implementation for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Her move to the healthcare provider sector began with the management of physician compensation arrangements, physician financial statement preparation and management of a global risk agreement settlement for HCA Physician Services in the Florida West Coast market.
With the goal of diversifying her experience, Ellen transitioned to operational finance roles such as Director of Patient Financial Services for Cleveland Clinic Florida and Executive Director of Hospital Business Operations at University of Miami managing the full suite of revenue cycle functions, identifying and implementing many performance improvement initiatives.
Ellen also acted as Chief Financial Officer for Anchor Health Centers in Naples, Florida managing treasury, accounts payable, payroll, accounting, financial statement preparation, physician compensation and revenue cycle functions.
Most recently Ellen has been with 21st Century Oncology as the Vice President Revenue Cycle Management for the last ten years where she managed the revenue cycle functions as the company rapidly grew to almost 1000 physicians in 16 states with annual cash receipts of over $1B.
Ellen enjoys the facets of revenue cycle management that allow for measuring and monitoring results as well as the creative aspects of solving complex problems through team building and the use of technology, communication, workflow and driving accountability.