Connie has more than two decades of professional experience in the areas of health care reimbursement, consulting, auditing, rate setting, and litigation support. Throughout her career, Connie has conducted and assisted with field audits and desk reviews on health care providers for state Medicaid agencies in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, as well as state Medicaid regulations. Her experience includes hospitals, nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID), federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and residential care facilities (RCFs). She supervises staff in the calculation of Medicaid prospective rates, both with and without a case mix component, and supports agencies with appeals. Her experience includes development and review of state plans for reasonableness; revising state regulations and criteria; developing justifications; developing cost reporting forms and instructions; reviewing cost and assessment information accumulated by state agencies; and responding to departmental inquiries concerning third-party reimbursement issues.
Connie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) , a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.