7 pm EST / 4 pm PST
Join presenter Rene Lumene, owner of Healthcare Experience LLC - a professional healthcare consulting group - and Sarah Purdy PA-C, owner of Today Telemedicine and president-elect of PAVMT for part 1 in a series of discussions on PA practice start up and ownership, with a focus on telemedicine.
Topics will include
- Practice start up
- Apply for tax EIN, group NPI
- Insurance credentialing
- Revenue cycle management for telemedicine
Rene Lumene, MBA, MHA
CEO & Healthcare Business Consultant
Healthcare Experiences, LLC.
Rene is a highly accomplished health care executive with the ability to balance strategic decisions and financial discipline with a hands-on approach to leadership—resulting in strong employee, patient, and physician satisfaction. Engaging communicator and relationship builder with expertise in organizational planning, multimillion-dollar operational budget, contract negotiations, team development, and increasing visibility for growth.
With over 14 years of broad-based healthcare experience, Rene has developed a diverse and deep working knowledge of the private practices, services and a great understanding of industry regulations. His expertise is instrumental helping private practice providers enhance operational efficiencies, improve their bottom line, and optimize revenue cycle. He strives to maintain long-term relationships with clients by being responsive and relevant and by consistently delivering exceptional value to clients whenever they do business.
Rene is a graduate of Webster University where he attained his Master’s in Health Administration and Master’s in Business Administration. He has worked for JPS Healthcare Network, Texas Health Resources Physicians Group and HCA Physician Services Group, which has held senior leadership roles as well as Ethics & Compliance Officer for the North Texas Division prior to starting his own Management Service Organization.
Healthcare Experiences LLC, based in the Corinth, TX, was established in 2019 to provide professional healthcare consulting services to private practice providers desiring to start-up their practice or improve their operations. We specialize in planning, management, and implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation of projects and services. Our focus is on offering administrative support to private practice providers including credentialing, billing, remote patient scheduling, remote patient monitoring, compliance, and business management. We strive to anticipate your next challenge and help you strategize your next action.
Sarah Purdy, PA-C
Owner, Today Telemedicine
PAs in Virtual Medicine and Telemedicine (PAVMT)
Sarah is an experienced physician assistant of over 10 years with a wide range of clinical experience ranging from emergency medicine, urgent care, workers compensation, primary care, psychiatry, and addiction medicine. She has focused primarily in the telemedicine space since 2017 and has currently been telemedicine only since 2018. Sarah’s practice style is one of open communication with her patients in a judgement free environment focusing on the entire person not just a medical problem.
With over a decade of clinical experience in a wide range of medical specialties, she has developed increased knowledge of practice management, billing, and general small business practice solutions while working for single owner medical practices (and telemedicine companies). She has used this niche expertise to market herself to small practice (and start up organizations) with being their first PA hired and with education, strategic planning and execution has allowed other Pas to be hired as the companies grew.
Sarah is a proud graduate of the University of Florida Physician Assistant program and prior undergraduate education as a radiologic technologist at The University of Central Florida. She is also in a leadership role and in the founding year of Pas in Virtual and Telemedicine (PAVMT) special interest group turned nonprofit organization helping put Pas in the forefront of telemedicine. She served as the initial legislative co-chair and currently the president-elect position.
She has started a new chapter in her career with entrepreneurship with starting her own 100% owned telemedicine company, Today Telemedicine, service the state of Florida for urgent care, primary care and coming soon mental health. Today Telemedicine accepts most major insurance plans as well as affordable cash rate. Her business model is Physician-led, PA driven and Patient preferred care, focusing on team-based approach to acute and chronic illness-all via telemedicine. Her goal is to branch out multi state and create jobs for other physician assistants.