ABOUT BHBS

Meet Our Team

Teresa Heim

Teresa Heim

Chief Executive Officer

Ohio Behavioral Health Expert and EHR Implementation Specialist

Over the last 25 years, my background includes solid experience and proven success in the following areas:

General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Payable/Receivables, Audit Compliance, Financial Analysis and Reporting, Month/Year end closing, Electronic Health Record implementation, and Revenue Cycle Management including billing troubleshooting and customer support.

In the last 11+ years, I transitioned into Project Management specializing in electronic health record implementation and billing support, providing training to many organizations impacted by the changes required during the adoption of an electronic health record. My billing process can be used by Behavioral Health and Primary Care agencies using ANY software ensuring an average reimbursement rate of 96-98% from Ohio Medicaid.

In addition, I have excellent computer skills specializing in Excel and Database applications and high adaptability to any EHR software application and provide proven training sessions on topics ranging from Billing to Microsoft Excel in individual or large group settings.

In the last 3 1/2 years, I’ve devoted a considerable amount of time becoming very familiar with the Ohio Redesign and Managed Care Carve in changes currently in process. This included involvement in advocacy groups, attendance and participation in multiple training sessions offered by the state, becoming a member of the technical admin work group offered by Medicaid and becoming known to the principals in this process as an advocate for all Ohio agencies.

Now as we move into the next phase, we have made a substantial change by partnering with Qualifacts to offer an Associate program for small to medium agencies. An electronic health record built by Ohio experts at a price that is affordable with a quick turnaround. The more we can help get through this unstable time, the closer we are to reaching our goal of impacting lives across Ohio by maintaining access to care.

My belief is by working together, we can build a better process for all and actually impact change.

Michelene Steinmetz

Michelene Steinmetz

Chief Operations Officer

Healthcare Administration and EHR Implementation Specialist

I have worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years in a variety of positions, including 14 years in health care administration and over 4 years in EHR implementation, specifically practice management.

I spent the majority of my career directing operations for numerous oncology sites in Northern Kentucky. I found great satisfaction in building teams of talented, hard working, and dedicated employees, committed to providing the best care possible to our patients, who were often fighting for their lives. I thrived off the challenge of collaborating with the physicians and staff to develop the most efficient and “patient driven” processes. In 2008, we began implementing NextGen, a new electronic health record. I was heavily involved in that process and led the practice management setup in regard to front office operations for all 20 locations in the tri-state area.

In 2013, I made a career change and began working with OSIS as a Nextgen EPM Specialist. Over the last four and a half years, I worked with new and existing Nextgen practices to implement or optimize the use of the EHR. I spent the majority of my time working with Ohio behavioral health practices, developing workflow processes and setup within the EHR to accommodate their unique billing requirements. I actively participant in trainings related to the Ohio Medicaid BH Redesign and I am working directly with Nextgen as they develop the functionality needed to meet the complicated redesign requirements, so that their clients can properly bill in 2018.

My experience in combination with my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and my certification as a Nextgen professional will benefit any practice looking to implement or optimize their EHR and streamline workflows for efficiency. I take pride in knowing that providing great customer service is my top priority. My experience on both sides of the spectrum motivates me to be accessible and respond as promptly as possible to my clients. I am looking forward to working with different agencies with a variety of electronic health records and becoming part of their team as we work to maximize their efficiency and reimbursement rates.

Josh Penning

Josh Penning

Certified CareLogic System Adminstrator

Chelsea Kohler

Chelsea Kohler

Lead EHR Implementation and Billing Project Manager

Elias Hajjar

Elias Hajjar

EHR Billing Specialist

Judy Bentley

Judy Bentley

EHR System Specialist

Sherry Kearns

Sherry Kearns

EHR Billing Specialist

Brittany Akin

Brittany Akin

EHR Billing Specialist

Katie Bentley

Katie Bentley

EHR System Specialist

Sara Brightman

Sara Brightman

EHR Billing Specialist

Josh Penning

Josh Penning

Certified CareLogic System Adminstrator

Chelsea Kohler

Chelsea Kohler

Lead EHR Implementation and Billing Project Manager

Elias Hajjar

Elias Hajjar

EHR Billing Specialist

Sherry Kearns

Sherry Kearns

EHR Billing Specialist

Katie Bentley

Katie Bentley

EHR System Specialist

Judy Bentley

Judy Bentley

EHR System Specialist

Brittany Akin

Brittany Akin

EHR Billing Specialist

Sara Brightman

Sara Brightman

EHR Billing Specialist

Josh Penning

Josh Penning

Certified CareLogic System Adminstrator

Chelsea Kohler

Chelsea Kohler

Lead EHR Implementation and Billing Project Manager

Elias Hajjar

Elias Hajjar

EHR Billing Specialist

Sherry Kearns

Sherry Kearns

EHR Billing Specialist

Katie Bentley

Katie Bentley

EHR System Specialist

Judy Bentley

Judy Bentley

EHR System Specialist

Brittany Akin

Brittany Akin

EHR Billing Specialist

Sara Brightman

Sara Brightman

EHR Billing Specialist

Kimberly Howard

EHR Billing Specialist

Experience Added Value

Our background in Behavioral Health Billing in Ohio includes a wide variety of software applications including EHR Implementation, Billing Evaluation and Consultation on current processes can improve your billing department effectiveness from day one. Our first hand expertise in all state mandated changes completes the package of services we offer.

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Ohio, USA

Email

teresaheim@bhbillingsolutions.com

Phone

614-395-0136