As a Vice President of Clinical Strategies Elisa brings her enthusiasm to provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that clinical education, resources, and systems are in place to effectively support the clinical mission of providers as well as support financial strength and operating efficiency. Currently, Elisa works closely with providers to carry out the Health Care Redesign process as well as PDPM transition initiatives. Through Marketplace analysis, Program Analytics and Systems Evaluation, Elisa develops a Strategic Road Map for optimal market development and positioning to enhance referrals, census and patient outcomes promoting successful transitions to next level of care.
Her knowledge and extensive experience includes guiding skilled nursing facilities through the Medical Record Review process known as Additional Development Requests as well as all Claim denial phases.Elisa served as an appeals coordinator for a national nursing home company, working with facilities to address Medicare denials. Additionally, she has participated as an Expert Witness in multiple cases.
Elisa has contributed to a multitude of articles featured in select Post-Acute Care industry trade magazines. Subject matter targets MDS coordinators, Rehabilitation Directors, and staff on MDS coding, RUG-IV, QAPI, Compliance, case management, therapy and nursing documentation, as well as denials management.