Dr. Robert Fazzi

1Bob is the founder and Managing Partner of Fazzi Associates, one of the oldest and largest home care and hospice consulting, training, outsourcing, benchmarking and research firms. Bob is a nationally recognized speaker, author, futurist and change expert. He is widely published in trade journals and the author of a number of books including Management Plus™, published by McGraw Hill and named a main selection on Fortune Magazine’s Book of the Month Club. He has been Director or Co-Director of many of Fazzi’s national studies including serving as lead researcher for Fazzi’s four best practice National State of the Home Care and Hospice Industry studies. He has provided organizational, planning and change services to home care agencies, hospices, associations and a broad range community based health care systems for over forty years. Most of all, Bob is zealous about making a real difference in health care by strengthening the quality, value and impact of home care, hospice and community based services.

Dr. Bob Fazzi, Managing Partner and Founder, Fazzi Associates

Tim Ashe, RN, MS, MBA

Tim is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Fazzi Associates.  A leader in the field of home care and hospice, Tim’s expertise and career has included a unique blend of clinical, operational, fiscal and academic roles.  Tim is a frequent presenter at national and state conferences and is often asked to contribute to industry forums.  Tim provides organizational, operational, turn around, and change management services to home care agencies across the country and is highly skilled at helping agencies to create real change and progress on their path to Triple Aim outcomes.  He is also the Co-Director of the 2016-2017 National Home Care and Hospice State of the Industry Study.  Tim joined Fazzi in 2006, became a Partner in 2007 and was promoted to COO in 2017.  Prior to joining Fazzi, Tim was the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester & Monroe County in New York.  He was also an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.  He earned his MBA and MS from the University of Rochester and his BSN from St. John Fisher College.

Tim Ashe

Melanie Duerr, RN, MS, ANP, BCHH-C

3Melanie is a Partner and Director of Coding Operations for Fazzi and an AHIMA ICD-10 Certified Trainer.  Her experience in home care includes both certified home care and hospice as a Clinician, Clinical Director, Administrator, Vice President of Operations and as a Director of Financial and Clinical Operations.  She has been a speaker in over 30 states on strategies for OASIS accuracy and success at the clinician practice level.

Melanie Duerr

Partner, Director of Coding Operations at Fazzi Associates

Lynn Harlow

Lynn is a Partner and the Director of Development at Fazzi. Lynn manages the firm’s Business Intelligence Division where she directs research on health care statistics.  She has served as the Project Coordinator for a number of Fazzi National Studies including the 3M National OASIS Integrity Project, the National Operational Benchmark Study, and the 2013 National State of the Home Care Industry Study.  Lynn has CIP-I certification.

Lynn Harlow

Eileen Freitag, MBA

Eileen is a Partner and Director of Fazzi’s Strategic Consulting Division. She is the past President and CEO of one of the largest home care agencies in the United States, the Boston VNA, has served as the CEO of a long term care continuum that included a major home health component, and the Vice President of Business Development of a start-up software company.  During her 40 year career in home care, she has served on the boards of a variety of local and national health care organizations.  Eileen’s division works with home health agencies on a variety of marketing, customer service, referral enhancement and interim management efforts.

Eileen Frietag

Gina Mazza, BSN, RN, CPHQ

Gina is a national leader on regulatory and compliance issues. As a Partner of the firm and the Director of Fazzi’s Regulatory and Compliance Division, she manages one of the largest OASIS and compliance groups in the country, has spearheaded a number of Fazzi’s national best practice initiatives, serves as the clinical expert on Fazzi’s National State of the Industry Study, has published white papers on the realities and implications of regulations on service delivery and has served as the clinical content expert for Fazzi’s presentations in VBP states. Gina combines strong clinical and regulatory expertise with the realities of being a senior executive in both free standing and hospital based agencies. As part of her responsibilities at Fazzi, she serves as the Director of Fazzi’s Home Health and Hospice CAHPS Programs as well as Fazzi’s OASIS and compliance auditing and agency-wide QAPI Program services.

Gina Mazza

Jami Albro-Fisher

Jami is the Chief Information Officer at Fazzi. Prior to working at Fazzi, he worked as the Senior Implementation Manager at OneShield, a leading enterprise applications vendor serving insurance carriers, and the Director of Engineering at MetaComet Systems, an independent software vendor providing royalty accounting subledger solutions.  Having spearheaded the development of Fazzi’s Interactive Web Reporting, Jami is focused on innovation and invention as he works to move Fazzi to the next level.

Jami Albro-Fisher

Chief Information Officer at Fazzi Associates

Cindy Campbell RN, BSN

Cindy Campbell is a nationally recognized leader, speaker and management consultant to the full continuum of healthcare at home. Cindy leads a team of executives who conduct organizational design, operational improvement and clinical model advancement for Home Health, Hospice, Advanced Illness Management and Private Duty organizations throughout the United States. She holds a proven track record of improving clinical and financial outcomes while increasing employee engagement. Cindy directs Fazzi’s Operational Consulting and the Fazzi Total Management System, teaching executives and managers functional management methodology, targeted to the continuum of care at home. Cindy is a passionate advocate for advancing practice through innovation, increasing the integration of technology into operations and clinical practice.  Cindy is a past Board Member of the National Association for Homecare & Hospice, chaired the Pediatric Homecare & Hospice Association of America and sat on the American Telemedicine Association’s Executive Committee-Homecare and Remote Monitoring Special Interest Group.

 

Lindsay Doak, MBA

Lindsay is the Director of Education at Fazzi. In her role, Lindsay manages Fazzi’s Distance Learning programs, including the Fazzi Learning Center, and OASIS Skills Testing, the largest OASIS testing service in the nation.  Prior to working at Fazzi, Lindsay managed the Online and International Programs for the University of Massachusetts Amherst and also worked as a marketing consultant for the tourism board in Bessines, France.

Lindsay Doak

Director of Education at Fazzi Associates

Peter Emmott

Peter Emmott is Fazzi’s Vice President of Business Development. Peter is responsible for account management and business development working closely with agencies to deliver highly valuable partnerships in using Fazzi’s many services to improve quality, profitability, efficiency and patient and family satisfaction. He is a seasoned leader in the healthcare at home industry with nearly 25 years of experience in working with C-Level leaders of Home Health and Hospice agencies with expertise in the systems, processes and revenue cycle. Prior to joining Fazzi, Peter was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for McKesson Provider Technologies’ (now Change Healthcare) Home Health and Hospice business unit.

Vice President of Business Development at Fazzi Associates

Susan Mattick-Gold, MPA

Sue, Director of Revenue Cycle Management at Fazzi has had progressive experience in home care and hospice including 9 years in management and 10 years in post acute consulting.  Her experience includes fiscal management including reimbursement review and analysis, budgeting, cash flow projections, and financial reporting.  She also has consulting experience which includes revenue cycle management, workflow analysis, process improvements, A/R management, compliance, policy and procedure development, and culture change.  As a result of revenue cycle assessments that identified opportunities for improvements in the revenue cycle, clients have experienced an increase in reimbursement resulting in a reduction of days in A/R and a reduction in bad debt and process improvements including staff productivity.

Sue Gold

Director of Revenue Cycle Management at Fazzi Associates

Kelly Murphy-Miller, BCHH-C

Kelly Murphy-Miller is the Director of Coding Operations at Fazzi Associates and is the Operational leader for our coding department.  Kelly holds a BCHH-C in coding and is the programming creator of the Coding Dashboard, a QuickBase application that controls the workflow for all coding Clients.  Kelly serves on several company committees to drive growth and change at Fazzi, with a focus on security, innovation and operational efficiency.

Kelly Murphey Miller

Director of Coding Operations at Fazzi Associates

Janet Warren

As Director of Sales and Marketing, Janet is responsible for helping agencies learn how Fazzi can help them by providing valuable information and through consultative relationship development. Her three decades of experience in marketing, sales, and product development have included serving as vice president of marketing at Monson Savings Bank; president of her own marketing practice, MarCom Capital; and second vice president of market development at Phoenix Home Life. An active contributor to the community, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for EcoTechnology, past president of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce and has served on the starter board of the Hampshire County Regional Chamber, the Hampshire County Tourism Advisory Council, and on the board of directors of United Way of Hampshire County.

Janet Warren

Ellen Waters, RN, MS, COS-C

Ellen is the Director of Home Care & Hospice Compliance at Fazzi.  In her role she is responsible for serving as the leader of Fazzi’s OASIS and Compliance services which includes product development, coordination of audit and compliance consulting activities, and clinical education.  An expert in current and anticipated regulation and optimal compliance and risk management, Ellen and her team assists agencies throughout the country.  Ellen has a Masters in Health Policy and Management and has held many senior level healthcare management positions.

Ellen Waters

Director of Home Care & Hospice Compliance at Fazzi Associates

Anita Werner, RN, BCHH-C, COS-C

As Senior Compliance Consultant, Anita Werner is widely known as an OASIS expert, instructor, enthusiast, devotee, coach and mentor.  She has over 30 years of nursing experience and over 20 in home care.  Prior to joining Fazzi, she ran a successful consulting practice providing agencies with advisory services, education, clinical direction, audits and reviews in several critical areas.  In addition to OASIS, she is also a recognized expert in coding, quality and compliance.  A frequent presenter at state and national conferences, she is appreciated far and wide for her ability to make complex concepts and regulations real and understandable.

 

Anita Werner

Senior Compliance Consultant at Fazzi Associates

Lisa Woolery, RN, BSN, BCHH-C

Lisa is Fazzi’s Director of Coding Quality and Education and is also an AHIMA certified ICD-10-CM trainer.  With over 15 years home health coding experience, Lisa brings a breadth of knowledge to her trainings.  Lisa has had progressive experience in home health organizations for over 30 years and over sixteen years of experience in consulting such topics as strategic planning, organizational and operational design, workflow analysis, interim management and staff development.  She has received a certificate for Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis from the Board of Advanced Medical Coding and has made numerous presentations on Diagnostic Coding throughout the US.

Lisa Woolery

Director of Coding Education at Fazzi Associates