Zabeen is the Director of the Provider Enrollment Operations Group (PEOG) in the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Zabeen has worked at CMS for over nine years and has extensive background in website development and design. She has taken on a number of initiatives to streamline the provider enrollment process including establishing a provider focus group, implementing enhancements to the Internet-based PECOS system, and developing solutions that will better suit the diverse needs of the provider community. Previously she served as the Director of the Website Project Management Group in the Office of Beneficiary Information Services at CMS where she led the redesign and implementation of new technologies on both www.medicare.gov and www.cms.gov.
Dennis K. Grindle, CPA, Partner in Health Care Consulting, has been with the consulting and accounting firm of Seim Johnson, LLP, since 1989 and prior to that time he had two years of tax consulting experience with a national accounting firm and four years of physician reimbursement management experience with a hospital-owned physician management group.
Dennis focuses on the following services: Medicare provider enrollment (Form CMS-855 completion and compliance consulting) issues; Medicare provider-based issues; Medicare reimbursement physician and non-physician practitioner Medicare billing issues, and other such issues.
Dennis has lectured on Medicare provider enrollment (Form CMS-855) issues, Medicare provider-based issues, physician and non-physician practitioner reimbursement matters, corporate compliance plans, physician compensation plans, and other practice management issues at a local, state and national level.
Dennis frequently does presentations on provider enrollment and reimbursement issues with representatives from the CMS Central Office, CMS Regional Offices, Medicare contractors, state agencies, and various other payors. He also serves on the CMS Central Office PECOS focus group and is a member of several professional and healthcare associations.
Gretchin is a CPA and Partner in Health Care Consulting division at Seim Johnson, LLP. She graduated from Doane College in May 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance. Gretchin joined the firm in 1997 in the HealthCare Audit Division providing audit and Medicare/Medicaid cost report services on over 100 engagements. Gretchin left in 2006 to pursue an opportunity as the Chief Financial Officer of a critical access hospital. There she was able to gain valuable experience in both the financial and clinical arenas of a hospital.
Gretchin rejoined the firm in 2010 and since that time, she has been able to bring the knowledge and understanding of working in the healthcare environment to the consulting division. Gretchin’s focus since rejoining the firm has been on Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment, Medicare provider-based issues and reimbursement.
Gretchin has given many presentations on a wide range of healthcare and not-for-profit related topics at a local, state and national level and is currently serves on the CMS Central Office PECOS focus group. In addition, she is an active member of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and is a past President of the Nebraska Chapter. Currently, she is serving as the Treasurer of HFMA Region 8.
David is a consultant with Zetter Health Care Management Consultants. He has provided practice management, coding and compliance training to medical organizations for more than 25 years. David is also a nationally recognized enrollment expert and CMS regularly solicits his feedback in their PECOS user focus groups. David is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Society of Certified Health care Business Consultants and is a certified health care business consultant (CHBC). He is also a certified professional coder (CPC) for physician practices, hospitals and facilities, and a certified health care compliance consultant (CHCC). David is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Medical Group Management Association and the Health care Financial Management Association.
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