Providing leadership, expertise, and an industry voice for the AHDAM membership.
Denise Wilson, RN, MS, RRT
Denise serves as Assistant Vice President, Training and Education for AppealMasters, the appeal service group of the Intersect Healthcare family. With over thirty years of experience in healthcare, including clinical management, education, compliance, audit, and denials, Denise has educated thousands of healthcare professionals across the country on the art and science of writing winning appeals. She has personally managed hundreds of appeals and presented dozens of cases at the Administrative Law Judge level with a 95% success rate.
Brian is a nationally recognized speaker and sought-after expert in the areas of Revenue Risk Management, Regulatory Audit Management and Payer Compliance. Brian pioneered the early design and development of BPM software for revenue compliance and next-generation RCM technology to improve hospital net revenue performance. Over the last twenty years, he has worked with hundreds of hospitals and many of the nation’s largest healthcare systems to improve their managed care reimbursements, denied claim recoveries, billing integrity, RAC audit management and Medicare compliance.
Larry Hegland, MD
Larry is an experienced hospital and group practice administrator with 30 years of experience at several nationally known organizations. He also has experience in provider-sponsored health plan and accountable care organization operations. He is an Anesthesiologist, having trained at Northwestern University and possesses a management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a nationally known speaker and consultant in the area of Physician Advisor services. He is founding and current board member of the American College of Physician Advisors. He also sponsors the RAC Relief listserv, a nationally recognized free education resource for Physician Advisors, case managers, coders and revenue cycle staff. Larry’s particular area of interest is in Physician Advisor Program development and Physician Advisor mentoring.
Vivek has more than 22 years of experience designing/developing software and has worked across multiple domains in his professional life, including banking, telecommunication, K-12 education and Healthcare. He has been with Intersect Healthcare for 7+ years; Vivek believes that the customer is the most valuable asset an organization can have and that all software design should be driven by a unrelenting pursuit of end user focus and experience which enables them to effectively use applications to achieve business results. As the VP of Engineering he revels in solving problems, finding creative solutions to customer needs and clearing a path for the organization to do the very best they can while constantly moving forward.
Rick Scott recently joined the Intersect Healthcare, Inc. (IHI) and Denial Research Group, Inc. (DRG) as Senior Vice President – Business Development. Rick is tasked with evaluating the business to identify opportunities that will be beneficial to the organization, and ultimately deliver value to our business partners. Rick is dedicated to building and maintaining long-term relationships that will be beneficial for both our clients and IHI/DRG.
Rick has been a business development professional for over 30 years. He worked for five years as a Commercial Lines Underwriter at The Hartford Insurance Group, and for the past 25 years as Vice President – Business Development at BFPE International, a woman-owned, national leader in designing, providing, and installing fire protection systems and equipment.
Rick is very familiar with working with trade associations. He was an active member of the Fire Suppression System Association (FSSA) for over 20 years (He served in all of the executive roles in the organization, including treasurer, vice president, and president). Rick also serves on the Board of Directors for the State of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame.