HFS Consultants Hires Veteran Healthcare Finance Expert, Carlos Jimenez, In Its Government Programs And Reimbursement Practice Area

Jul 15, 2013, 16:48 ET from HFS Consultants

OAKLAND, Calif., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting company providing management, financial consulting, operations and strategic planning services to hospitals and healthcare facilities, announces it has hired Carlos Jimenez, as manager in its Government Programs and Reimbursement Practice area.

Mr. Jimenez brings over 30 years experience in healthcare finance. He began his career at various California facilities as Controller and later, as a Chief Financial Officer.  Since 1993, he has been with Pacific Hospital Management, where he provided financial and reimbursement consultation to healthcare facilities in California and throughout the West. His clients have included small and rural hospitals and clinics, private community hospitals, and other public health care providers.

Mr. Jimenez's areas of expertise include Medicare and Medi-Cal cost reporting and appeals, including Federally Qualified and Rural Health Clinics (FQHC/RHC), revenue cycle analysis, financial planning and simulation modeling; and feasibility studies related to new programs and services. He has specialized expertise in Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), and Medicare and Medicaid Disproportionate (DSH) Share programs, and has provided expert witness services related to healthcare financial issues.

"The extensive experience and achievements in healthcare finance that Carlos brings to HFS will provide our clients with the opportunity to have a level of service that is specifically tailored to their individual needs," says Trahan Whitten, CEO of HFS. "We anticipate that our clients will welcome Carlos's collaborative skills as well as his ability to craft unique solutions for their particular circumstances."

Mr. Jimenez holds a bachelor's in business administration from Loyola University in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  

About HFS Consultants

HFS Consultants, in business since 1991, offers a broad range of services focused on the needs of hospitals and other healthcare facilities for financial, strategic, clinical and management operations. It specializes in assisting healthcare facilities position themselves for organizational and competitive change and growth. Clients include: Adventist Health, Alameda County Hospital, Dignity Health, Hospital Association of Southern California, Natividad Medical Center, Oakland Children's Hospital, Scottsdale (AZ) Healthcare, and St. Joe's Health System.

For more information, visit http://www.hfsconsultants.com.

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