Van Halem Group Adds More Medicare Know-How

Audit consulting firm adds six staffers; leadership boasts more than 130 years’ Medicare experience.

Audit and compliance consulting firm The van Halem Group, a division of VGM Group Inc., has added six full-time employees, expanding its Medicare expertise, which already boasts more than 130 years’ combined Medicare experience at the leadership level.

Joining the van Halem Group are Lucretia LaFavor, a former operations manager with CGS Administrators, who will be a project manager for vHG.  Also coming on board are three new clinical consultants: Karen Greco and Cheryl Wilkerson, who are both former RAC Clinical Auditors, as well as Donna Youngblood, a former Reconsideration Specialist. Greco, Wilkerson and Youngblood are registered nurses and will report to Clinical Operations Manager Carrie Nienberg. The final two new employees are Natasha Brown and Jaye Liptak, who will work as administrative coordinators.

“There is no team in the industry that has more Medicare experience than ours,” said Wayne van Halem, president of The van Halem Group. “That knowledge and expertise is invaluable to our clients as we navigate complex issues related to audits, appeals, and compliance.”

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