20 Mar Olympic Medical Honors Credentialing and Finance Teams
PORT ANGELES (March 20, 2020) – Chief Medical Officer Scott Kennedy, MD, and Chief Operating Officer Darryl Wolfe, recognized seven employees recently at a board of commissioners meeting.
Dr. Kennedy honored Stacy Remick, credentialing, contracting and reimbursement analyst, patient financial services, Sally Rowland, certified credentialing specialist, medical staff services, and Marisa Bleck, credentialing specialist, medical staff services for working, together to achieve delegated credentialing status, which means the health plans accept Olympic Medical’s approved credentialing requirements and audits annually.
Without delegated credentialing status, regulatory and accrediting organizations and each health insurance plan have their own credentialing process. These separate processes create payment gaps due to delayed processing of credentialing by health plans and create redundant work.
“The work of our credentialing specialists is a great example of innovation and optimizing efficiencies in alignment with our strategic plan,” said Dr. Kennedy.
Wolfe honored Financial Analysts Lauren McElwain and Jillian Jenkins, Assistant Treasurer Mika Nel, and Accountant Shellie Hunter for being a team that works well together and has a culture based on high standards and respect.
In addition to finalizing financial reports each month, Olympic Medical’s finance staff excel at statistical financial reporting, budgeting, audit support, cost report preparation, property management, cash deposit reconciliations and department-level support across the organization.
Olympic Medical’s newest accountant, Hunter recently finalized a multi-year asset inventory project.
McElwain always strives for perfection and is a pillar of the team.
A quick learner with an excellent attitude, Jenkins provides valuable financial analysis for contracts.
Nel excels at tracking all provider compensation details and managing available funds.
Pictured in front row from left: Mika Nel, Sally Rowland, Lauren McElwain, Jillian Jenkins, Shellie Hunter. Back row: Rhonda Bowen, director, safety program and medical staff services, Stacy Remick, Dr. Scott Kennedy, Marisa Bleck, Jim Leskinovitch, board president, and Darryl Wolfe.