Brecksville, OH (Nov. 1, 2018) – MedData, a MEDNAX (NYSE: MD) company and a leading provider of patient-facing financial services for hospitals and health systems, has named Dr. Robert Wagner as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs.
Throughout his career, Wagner has brought an innovative touch to building end-to-end clinical revenue cycle solutions including: medical necessity compliance, denials management, coding and billing, clinical documentation improvement, care and utilization management, denials and appeals, practice management, physician advisory services, and physician leadership.
Emily Fisher, president and chief operating officer of MedData, said Wagner’s breadth of expertise and years of experience in emergency medicine will benefit all levels of the organization as well as add tremendous value for its clients.
“Most importantly to us at MedData, Dr. Wagner is passionate about making sure patients receive excellent care – clinically and financially,” Fisher said. “His unique skillset ensures that providers, executives, operations personnel, and support departments have appropriate access to high-level clinical expertise and advisement, so that each can achieve their individual and organizational objectives.”
Wagner has a background of working with healthcare organizations of all sizes, building consensus to integrate the revenue cycle, IT, coding, compliance, informatics, and care and utilization management to provide sound clinical, operational, and financial outcomes.
“One of the things that immediately drew me to MedData was its emphasis on being a patient-focused revenue cycle company,” Wagner said. “It’s obvious that everyone here works really hard to ensure patients receive excellent financial care. This is the kind of company with incredible potential for me to build interconnectivity among the clinical, financial, and IT components of our business.”
Before joining MedData, Wagner was a partner in the Consulting Services Division at Schumacher Clinical Partners (SCP). He was the first chief medical information officer for SCP, and prior to that he led the Care Management Division of the Schumacher Group. Rob also has served as chief medical officer at a leading revenue cycle management and population health solutions company, leading the physician advisory service and managing all aspects of the clinical revenue cycle.
Wagner is a practicing, residency-trained, board-certified, emergency physician with over 25 years of experience in emergency medicine, including roles as medical director in both large academic and community hospitals serving both adult and pediatric patients. He has served in various leadership roles and on various committees as well as a clinical instructor for both the Georgia and Florida Colleges of Emergency Physicians.
MedData, a MEDNAX (NYSE: MD) company, is a leading provider of technology-enabled management services for hospitals and health systems that serve the entire patient financial lifecycle from pre-visit through post-discharge while improving the patient experience and helping them engage better with their providers. For four decades, the company has been providing innovative solutions to the medical community and serving hundreds of millions of patients across numerous medical specialties. MedData currently serves more than 10,000 physicians at a growing network of 3,000+ facilities nationwide from its headquarters in Brecksville, Ohio, and more than 20 regional offices across the U.S. To learn more about MedData’s patient-focused solutions platform, please visit the MedData website.