As vice president of FR&R Healthcare Consulting Inc., Betsy is primarily responsible for the day to day activities of FR&Rís Health Care Management Group, providing consulting services to the health care industry regarding the reimbursement, regulatory and operational challenges they face. Since joining FR&R in 1989, Betsy has been instrumental in developing FR&Rís national reputation as Medicare experts. Her industry knowledge and hands on expertise Ė including clinical experience as a nursing student and as a Medicare auditor with a fiscal intermediary Ė make her an invaluable resource to her health care clients, which include skilled nursing facilities, continuing-care retirement communities, assisted living, rehabilitation agencies and senior housing organizations.Among her accomplishments, Betsy:
A graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Betsy also spent three years in the nursing program at Aurora University. As head of FR&Rís Healthcare Management Group, Betsy serves in a number of key firm positions, including the Personnel Committee. A frequent speaker on health care topics, Betsy has presented for numerous organizations, including the Illinois CPA Society, Life Services Network, Illinois Health Care Association, Illinois Nursing Home Association, Illinois County Nursing Home Association, National Association of Directors of Nursing, Illinois Council on Long Term Care, Indian American Medical Society and Lorman Educational Services. In addition to publishing many articles in state health care newsletters, she is also co-author of A Health Care Providerís Guide to HIPAA, and writes monthly bulletins regarding new regulations and compliance issues for her clients. In addition, the National Trade Press often calls upon Betsy to serve as a trusted story source. Betsy also is a member of several committees sponsored by various nursing home associations in Illinois.