Marcia L. Brauchler,
MPH, FACMPE, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPHQ
Founder of Physicians' Ally, Inc. Marcia advises physicians and practice administrators on negotiating managed care contracts, reimbursement, compliance and coding. Her experience includes working with non-profit HMO operations management, hospital administration, and as the Executive Director of several Colorado Independent Practice Associations. She is a published author and nationally recognized speaker on contract negotiations, HIPAA, security risk assessments, compliance obligations for medical practices, Medigap standardization, coding issues, and marketing physician practices.
Marcia earned her B.S. in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of California at Los Angeles. Marcia is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), and has been a governor appointee to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Strategic Task Force for statewide health reform and the Board of the State’s Uninsurable Health Insurance Plan. In 2014, she received her Fellowship (FACMPE) in the American College of Medical Practice Executives from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
Holly L. Monogue,
Holly is an Account Executive for Physicians’ Ally, Inc. and has over fifteen years of experience in sales and client account management. In her current role, she works with individual physicians, physician group practices, and practice administrators nationally, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Idaho, Wyoming, Tennessee and Utah.
Holly specializes in practice analysis, contract negotiation and implementation and credentialing. She holds a B.S. in Organizational Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.
CONTRACTING & CHART AUDIT SPECIALIST
Laurie brings over 20 years of diverse experience spanning education, health care and recreation. Her health care experience includes planning and business development, managed care contracting, coding, compliance and operations management.
Laurie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. She continued her education by obtaining her Master of Health Services Administration (MHA) from Cornell University. Ms. Bouzarelos earned her Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) Diplomat status from the American College of Healthcare Executives in 1996. In 2016, Laurie became a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and became a member of AAPC.
Lindsey H. Daly,
Lindsey Hayes Daly has over twenty years of project management, process improvement, administrative oversight, and financial management experience for healthcare organizations and nonprofits. Lindsey has gratefully returned to Physicians' Ally to work with private group practice physicians to provide practice analysis, strategic planning, and managed care contract negotiation support after a personal leave to focus on her young family and the Hayes Family Foundation.
Lindsey holds a MS in Health Administration and BS in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Colorado.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jerry has an extensive background in consultative sales in the medical field to include managed care and a variety of medical specialty clients. His primary role with Physicians’ Ally is to engage with current and new customers to assess current needs and align them with our various products and services. Additionally, Jerry assists current and new clients with our portfolio of compliance products: HIPAA, OSHA and Medical Office Compliance Plans.
Mr. Rath holds a Bachelor of Science, with Honors, from the University of Nebraska.
Melissa brings a strong background in customer service, organizational, managerial, and educational skills to our office. Melissa processes our online training requests from hundreds of clients in addition to her administrative role.
Ms. McHugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Science and Housing from Colorado State University as well as a Paralegal Certificate from the Denver Paralegal Institute.
Karen L. Covelli
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE & SENIOR CREDENTIALING MANAGER
Ms. Covelli was a Practice Administrator for a large surgical practice in Denver, CO, for many years. In 2010, she became an Account Executive and Credentialing Specialist for Physicians’ Ally, Inc., managing client engagements across the country for both large and small multi-specialty physician groups, including diagnostic testing facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, and dozens of medical specialties. She has extensive experience in all aspects of medical provider credentialing and successfully processes hundreds of Medicare and Medicaid applications each year. She understands the technical aspects of various credentialing software applications, the impact of timely credentialing with regards to protecting practice revenue, and the process of creating a smooth transition for the physician group during the process.
Ms. Covelli holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, with Honors, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kelllie has over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry with an extensive background in all aspects of the routine functions of a medical office. With her broad understanding of private practice, she is enthusiastic to use her knowledge to support our clients and their credentialing needs.
OPHTHALMOLOGY CODING SPECIALIST
Lynn specializes in Ophthalmology coding and is a member of both the AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders) and the ASOA (American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators). She has worked in the medical field for more than 10 years and has hands-on work experience with each stage of the revenue cycle. Lynn and her team work to both optimize provider reimbursement and provide outstanding customer service to patients.
Lynn holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Christopher has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare field and has held a wide range of positions within private practices and in commercial insurance companies. This has provided him with an excellent understanding of the entire billing cycle. He recently achieved his certification as a CPC (Certified Professional Coder) from the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders). Christopher is also interested in technology and has become a resource within our office to help address these issues.
Shawna has worked in several health care settings over the past 15+ years. She earned her degree as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and has worked in both the administrative and clinical components of medical practices. Her work here consists of client billing, posting payments, A/R aging accounts and collections. Shawna is currently in training to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC).
Laura J. Kelty
CREDENTIALING & BILLING SPECIALIST
Laura offers over twenty-five years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise includes medical billing, implementation of practice management software, oversight and training of front desk and billing staff. Working directly with our clients allows her to combine her hands-on experience in various health care settings with her passion for improving workflow and the billing process to ensure the best experience for the patient and medical provider.