Martha serves as senior audit and healthcare consulting manager for MSA. In that capacity she oversees audit staff in the field and works on various compliance and reimbursement projects.
Martha has over 34 years of healthcare experience. Over 20 years were with Riverbend Government Benefits Administrator (“Riverbend”), the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary where she managed the Medicare Audit, Reimbursement, and Enrollment functions for all Medicare provider types. She served five years as a Director of Reimbursement for a small hospital chain where she was responsible for all third-party reimbursement areas including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, and all other insurance. Martha has an extensive knowledge of Medicare laws, regulations, and government accounting standards and practical experience in all areas of the Medicare cost report including Bad Debts, Graduate Medical Education, Disproportionate Share Payment, and Organ Acquisition. From 2003 to 2009, Martha served on the BlueCross BlueShield Association’s 12-member Reimbursement Advisory Committee that advised the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services on national Medicare cost reporting issues. Riverbend served as the largest Rural Health Clinic fiscal intermediary in the United States, served over 400 Skilled Nursing Facilities, and served as single intermediary for Organ Procurement Organizations and Religious Non-Medical Healthcare Institutes.
Martha joined Matheney Stees and Associates in February 2010.
Martha has participated in developing and presenting many workshops/trainings to various groups. This includes but is not limited to: Provider workshops regarding the current Medicare Audit environment, various TN Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) presentations, and Medicare cost report training to OIG investigators. For the past 25 years, Martha has held many positions within the TN Chapter HFMA, including the 2015-16 President, and received many HFMA awards. She is currently serving the TN Chapter HFMA as the 2018-19 Board of Directors Project’s Chair. Her active involvement in this organization provides valuable Medicare expertise to the organization. She is well respected by the provider community due to the involvement in this organization and her leadership at the Fiscal Intermediary.
Martha is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Martha graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from East Tennessee State University.