The Tolan Group (TTG), a Hunt Scanlon Top 40 Healthcare Executive Search Firm, is pleased to announce the successful placement of Catherine Keegan as the Director of Revenue Integrity for ECU Health. ECU Health is a leading healthcare system that encompasses an academic medical center, community hospitals, and outpatient facilities. With a focus on patient-centric care, ECU Health delivers comprehensive medical services to diverse communities. The system includes a multi-specialty physician and provider group, offering access to a wide range of healthcare services.
In her most recent position as Director of Revenue Integrity at Integrated Dermatology Group, Catherine provided system-wide oversight for over 80 practices across 36 states. She played a crucial role in identifying, communicating, and aligning strategies for billing, coding, and documentation. Catherine's focus on maintaining compliance for multi-state operations involved navigating complex regulatory, coding, and billing guidelines.
With a career primarily focused on academic health systems, Catherine has served in revenue integrity capacities both directly and indirectly. At UCSD, she ensured billing compliance while optimizing charges and revenue, with a special emphasis on leakage prevention. Catherine worked closely with corporate compliance to educate fellows, residents, and new providers, holding bi-annual meetings with physician specialty groups.
Catherine is a certified professional fee coder through AAPC and holds coding certifications from AHIMA. As an accredited ICD-10 Trainer, she led classes during the ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion. Catherine serves as a subject matter expert for AAPC, training providers and contributing to a new Certification Certificate Program. Her clinical background and coding expertise enable effective communication with providers and staff, demonstrated by the successful introduction of new CPT codes for accurate reimbursement.
The Tolan Group (TTG), a Hunt Scanlon Top 40 Healthcare Executive Search Firm, executed this search assignment. Kaye Johnson, Managing Partner and Hailey Brandvold, Senior Search Consultant, led the search efforts for TTG.