Chastity Werner's Professional Profile

Chastity brings more than 20 years of experience to the Anders Health Care group, touching nearly every aspect of practice and facility management. From starting at the front desk, through claim adjudication, Chastity has successfully worked with practices, hospitals, clearinghouses and insurance companies. She has experience ranging from underwriting, to claim processing as well as clearinghouse assessments and operation improvements. Her unique experience in the healthcare industry has allowed her to see the full spectrum of revenue cycle and allows her to successfully identify and resolve client issues with revenue cycle improvement, EHR/PMS implementation, reporting, benchmarking and claims processing.

Firm Info

  • Joined in 2011
  • Promoted to director in 2017

Specialties

  • Revenue Cycle Improvement
  • Practice Start-Up and Integration
  • NextGen Set-Up and Implementation
  • EHR/PMS Assessment, Selection and Project Management
  • Operational Assessments
  • Physician Practice Management
  • RHC and FQHC Billing and Operations
  • Credentialing/Provider Enrollment/Primary Source Verification
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Federally Qualified Health Center Billing and Operations

Education & Certification

  • Associates in Health Information Technology, DeVry University
  • Certified NextGen Professional in EHR and EPM (NCP)
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
  • Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE)
  • Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR)

Professional Organizations

  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
  • MGMA of Greater St. Louis
    • Membership Committee
  • American Association of Healthcare Management (AAHAM) Missouri Hawthorn Chapter
    • President
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Show Me Chapter
    • Secretary
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association of Greater St. Louis (HFMA)
    • Communication Chair
    • Board of Directors (2012-2015)
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Southern Illinois Information Management Association (SILIMA)
  • National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS)

Community Leadership

  • March of Dimes Ambassador Mother

Awards

  • Yerger Award, Greater St. Louis Chapter and National HFMA (2014 & 2015)
  • HFMA Reeve's Gold Award, Greater St. Louis Chapter (2015)
  • Yerger Award, Greater St. Louis Chapter and National HFMA (2014)
  • HFMA Outstanding Contributions, Greater St. Louis Chapter (2014)
  • HFMA Reeve's Silver Award, Greater St. Louis Chapter (2014)
  • Yerger Award, Greater St. Louis Chapter and National HFMA (2013)
  • HFMA Committee Chair of the Year Award, Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA (2013)
  • HFMA Presidents Award, Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA (2012, 2013, 2015)
  • HFMA New Member of the Year Award, Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA (2009)
  • HFMA Committee Member of the Year Award, Greater St. Louis Chapter (2009)
  • AHIMA Merit Scholarship-Kforce Healthcare (2009)

Publications

  • Forecasting the Financial Future of Your Medical Practice, Physicians Practice Blog, April 2013
  • The Value in Posting Electronic Payments at Your Medical Practice, Physicians Practice Blog, March 2013
  • Improving Your Medical Practice’s Financial Health, Physicians Practice Blog, February 2013

Presentations

  • What Keeps You Up at Night
    • ICAHN CFO and CBO, July 2016
  • Pricing Transparency and Front End Collections
    • MGMA of Springfield, May 2016
    • HFMA & LHE, April 2016
  • Building Your All Star Team
    • MGMA Joplin, June 2016
    • MGMA of Missouri, May 2016
  • Practice Management Series
    • ICAHN Practice Management Series Bootcamp, April 2016
  • Credentialing Doesn't Have to Be Hard
    • HFMA Show Me Chapter, March 2016
    • HFMA McMahon Illini Chapter, February 2016