Judy is a partner with Myers and Stauffer in our Kansas City office, and serves as the Managed Care engagement team’s quality control leader. She has more than 28 years of experience providing auditing, consulting, and advisory services to Medicaid agencies related to hospitals, nursing facilities, disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, and Medicaid managed care programs.
Judy has led a variety of Medicaid auditing, rate setting, and managed care consulting engagements for Myers and Stauffer. She has been involved with the Medicaid DSH audits, payment calculations, and consulting services with Myers and Stauffer from the beginning of the first audits in 2005, as well as overseeing hospital Medicaid cost report audits. Much of her recent work involves the testing of Medicaid managed care health plan claims processing systems for state agencies to ensure proper payment and contract compliance. Additionally, her responsibilities include work related to Medicaid managed care encounter data completeness and external quality reviews.
Prior to joining Myers and Stauffer in 2009, Judy worked with a national certified public accounting firm in the health care audit and reimbursement department, performing financial statement audits and preparing Medicare and Medicaid hospital, nursing home, home health agency, and rural health clinic cost reports. She assisted clients in researching, applying, and interpreting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Publication 15-1, allowing for the accurate completion of cost reports and fair settlement of appeals. Additionally, her management of the finance department, work in the internal audit department, and in cost accounting for a large hospital system, a community hospital, and a physician practice provide a unique understanding of the health care industry from all perspectives.
Judy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Missouri State University
- Managed care health plan oversight.
- Cost report auditing.
- Medicaid disproportionate share hospital auditing and consulting.
“The difference is Myers and Stauffer’s commitment to quality. That’s what sets us apart. Our clients know that the work we do will be honest and accurate. Every time. Without exception.”
— Judy Hatfield