Joanna Garnett (Kansas City) has more than 15 years of experience. She provides consulting and public accounting services to state Medicaid agencies addressing health care reimbursement issues. She has led various Medicare/Medicaid accounting, auditing, and consulting engagements.
Joanna directs the daily activities for several of the firm’s DSH examination and DSH payment contracts, Medicaid cost report audit contracts, and medical loss ratio (MLR) examination contracts. She has been involved in developing procedures and protocols for completing DSH audits and Medicaid cost report audits in accordance with federal and state regulations. Joanna worked closely with IT to develop the Myers and Stauffer web portal, and serves as one of the firm’s internal IT business liaisons. She has also collected cost report data, claims data, and uninsured data for use in the DSH payment calculation as well as reading and interpreting payment specifications within state plans. Joanna also provides consulting and public accounting services to state Medicaid agencies addressing health care reimbursement issues. She has led various Medicare/Medicaid accounting, auditing, rate-setting, and consulting engagements.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
University of Missouri
- Project management of accounting, auditing, rate-setting, and consulting engagements.
- Developing procedures and protocols for completing DSH audits, Medicaid cost report audits, and MLR examinations in accordance with federal and state regulations.
- Health care reimbursement.
- Health IT business liaison.
- Data analysis.
- Staff mentoring and training.
“I am proud to be a part of Myers and Stauffer, a firm founded on values and goals that I find so meaningful. I feel a strong commitment to our mission of helping our nations most fragile people, and I have a deep appreciation for our culture of quality service and deliverables. Our government focus puts us in a strong position to serve our clients exceptionally well. The best decision I ever made was to move away from a traditional accounting firm to this one where I can directly influence those outcomes for the better.
— Joanna Garnett