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Simione Team Members Certified for Expertise


Several Simione team members were recently certified for advanced qualifications related to home health and hospice business disciplines. 
 
Thomas Boyd, Vice President of Reimbursable Services, has earned the designation of Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). The CHFP credential is awarded upon successful completion of HFMA's Business of Health Care program, and its Operational Excellence exam, and recognizes Tom's high level of technical knowledge, experience and skills in healthcare finance. A nationally recognized expert in Medicare reimbursement, he is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2013 National Association for Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Conference. 
 
A growing number of Simione team members have obtained ICD-10 certification from the National Credentialing Board of Home Health and Hospice. Recent certifications include: Rachel Hawkins, BSN, Senior Manager, and Kim Skehan, RN, MSN, Senior Manager, as well as Simione Contractors Julia Faidley, Maureen McCarthy, Tammy Holden, Terry Holden and Amanda Patterson. The BCHH-C ICD-10 designation (Board Certified Home Health Coding) is granted upon passing a rigorous examination in the areas of health information documentation, diagnosis coding in ICD-10, OASIS, and regulatory compliance and reimbursement.