Owings Mills, MD, June 29, 2016 – Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC (RS&F), a business consulting and accounting firm, today announced it has hired Sarah Clarke, MBA as senior healthcare consultant for its healthcare division, RS&F Healthcare Advisors (RSFHA).
Clarke will support healthcare organizations at they improve and reorganize their infrastructure and enhance organizational practices to operate most efficiently. She will analyze key predictive indicators and structure, financial statements, patient and revenue workflow operations, market capture, IT operations, affiliations, and human capital. Clarke will next use that information to determine methods of saving money or improving operational efficiency. Finally, she then works with the client to help implement the suggested changes.
“I had the privilege of working with RSFHA (formerly SHR Associates) as a client, and had firsthand knowledge of their customer service approach and excellent results in practice restructuring,” Clarke explained. “As a major regional consulting and accounting firm, Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander has impressive success in strategic growth planning and management of mergers and acquisitions for a broad range of industries. When RSFHA was created, I saw an opportunity to work with an incredible organization that has the resources to creatively strategize, restructure, and transform healthcare organizations for growth and sustainability during this evolutionary period in the healthcare industry.”
Clarke joins RSFHA from Doctors Community Hospital, where she served as senior director of physician integration. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and specializes in operations management, new business development, physician integration, and contract administration. Clarke successfully reduced losses to a primary care service line by $1 million and specialty services lines by $1.5 million in two years. She also renegotiated sleep and wound care center contracts to reduce expenses by $700,000 in one year. Clarke has also worked as executive director of Medical and Surgical Clinics of Southern Maryland, Inc., director of managed care for Southern Maryland Health System, and various positions for Principal Healthcare, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia, and The Prudential Insurance Company.
“Sarah shares RSFHA’s vision and passion to collaborate with healthcare organizations in strategic planning for transformation from productivity-based to population health models through improvements in operational efficiency, quality of care delivery, patient satisfaction, reduced costs, partnerships, and compliance with State and Federal requirements,” said Howard J. Rosen, CPA, CGMA managing partner of Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC. “She is an excellent addition to our team as we continue to increase work with physicians, clinics, practice groups, public health providers, and hospitals to increase revenue, maximize profitability, and reduce risk through operational best practices.”
RSFHA offers a comprehensive suite of services to address the strategic, operational and accounting needs of healthcare organizations. Services provided include:
· Strategic planning, including merger and acquisition advisory, business planning, corporate structure analysis, and capital formation;
· Specialized healthcare services, including practice administration, compliance plan and coding audits, revenue cycle management, fee schedule and relative value unit analyses, and operational assessments; practice organization, including marketing, human capital evaluation, and IT; and
· Accounting and tax services, including audits, estate planning, tax strategies, and partner disputes.
Clarke earned her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Virginia and her Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.
About Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC
Founded in 1979, Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC (RS&F) is a business consulting and accounting firm that caters to middle-market businesses and high net worth families. RS&F delivers services mainly along the East Coast but has clients residing throughout the United States. As a full-service CPA firm, RS&F provides consulting, tax, audit, forensic accounting and business valuations, and accounting services. The firm works with clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, real estate, nonprofits, government contractors, construction, business services, manufacturers, distributors, print/packaging, automotive, and mortgage lending.