Associate General Counsel and Director of Operations roles round out healthcare compliance and global services management team
STAMFORD, CT, June 19, 2019 — EXTEND Resources, a leading professional services and solutions company, announced an expansion of its healthcare leadership team. Michelle Jacobi has joined the company as Associate General Counsel with a focus on various transactional and compliance activities and Fred Wulf has joined the company as Director of Operations, Healthcare Services.
EXTEND’s Healthcare Revenue Cycle Services help healthcare organizations, and their vendor partners, support their goal of timely and appropriate reimbursement by enhancing clinical documentation quality and facilitating more accurate medical coding. The company also offers information security compliance tools and breach-related data extraction services to the healthcare market. Through the company’s expert resources both in the U.S. and across the globe, EXTEND clients benefit from the efficiency, exceptional support, and rapid turnaround times that only follow-the-sun services can offer.
Michelle Jacobi brings more than fourteen years of experience to EXTEND Resources as a corporate healthcare, transactional, and compliance attorney. Michelle provides extensive expertise in advising public and private companies in employment law, operations, regulatory requirements, compliance requirements, and large transactions. In addition to her business law and operations work, Michelle has also provided counsel on state and federal compliance & regulatory matters, including fraud and abuse, anti-kickback implications, data usage and licensing, consumer protection laws, conflicts of interest, licensure, and Medicare/Medicare/Qualified Health Plan requirements. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in developing and managing comprehensive corporate and regulatory compliance programs and has served as a member of corporate compliance and privacy committees.
Fred Wulf is an accomplished operations and quality management leader with more than forty years of experience in healthcare services delivery and health information management. He leads EXTEND’s healthcare operations, ensuring high-quality, sustainable service delivery and consistent customer satisfaction. Fred brings a wealth of healthcare revenue cycle knowledge and expertise to EXTEND’s clients. Before joining EXTEND, Fred shared his insights as a medical coding consultant, helping healthcare services organizations across the globe – and their clients – improve quality, compliance, and financial outcomes. Fred has also led operations, training, and compliance initiatives for several national revenue cycle consulting firms as well as academic and other health systems in a variety of roles, including HIM Director in Data Quality, Coding, and Daily Operations, ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, MS-DRG/DRG/APC Auditor, Coding Compliance Coordinator, and Clinical Documentation Manager and Trainer.
Commenting on the appointments, Howard Hoffmann, CEO of EXTEND Resources said, “With a wealth of compliance and revenue cycle expertise, Michelle and Fred are tremendously valuable additions to the EXTEND Resources management team. We are very pleased to welcome senior legal and operations leaders of this caliber, as we expand our efforts to serve the needs of our healthcare partners and clients.”
About EXTEND Resources
EXTEND Resources solves a fundamental problem many organizations face: How to do more with less. Clients rely on EXTEND’s operational performance expertise to help them enhance efficiency, quality, transparency, insight, and security – while generating valuable results. With decades of combined expertise in business management, technology enablement, process improvement, and global outsourcing across an array of industries and initiatives, the EXTEND team can help your organization reach peak performance. To learn more, visit ExtendResources.com and follow the company on Twitter at @ThinkExtend.
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