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Andrea Utterback, Vice President, Client Engagement

Andrea Utterback, Vice President, Client Engagement

Andrea Utterback is Advantum Health’s Vice President of Client Engagement and has been in the revenue cycle management field for over 25 years. She loves being the client advocate and looking out for the client’s best interest. Andrea and her team are given the...
3 Ways To Protect Your Prior Authorization Strategy From Turnover

3 Ways To Protect Your Prior Authorization Strategy From Turnover

Consolidations, shrinking revenues, and labor shortages require healthcare providers to do more with less. It’s no secret that prior authorizations cause headaches for most healthcare providers–88% describe the burden associated with prior authorizations high or...
Women In Leadership Spotlight: Samantha Wagner

Women In Leadership Spotlight: Samantha Wagner

Samantha Wagner is our Vice President, Project Management Office (PMO) here at Advantum Health. She started working in Healthcare when she was just 15 years old filing charts at a local physician’s practice. During her time there Samantha learned more and more about...
When the No Surprises Act Can Result in Surprises for Providers

When the No Surprises Act Can Result in Surprises for Providers

At the beginning of 2022, the “No Surprises” Act was enacted. Officially, it is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which aims to eliminate a large majority of “surprise” medical bills. These typically occur in emergency situations where the ability...
MIPS and MACRA Revisited: Grading on a Curve

MIPS and MACRA Revisited: Grading on a Curve

In a recent blog post, we looked at the strong advantages of the MIPS/MACRA program to a practice’s profitability. To reiterate, MIPS and MACRA are the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance...