PracticeMax Announces Changes in Leadership Team

PracticeMax Announces Changes in Leadership Team

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PracticeMax, a leading provider of a comprehensive suite of business solutions that help healthcare providers maximize their operations, today announced two changes in its senior leadership team.

Rick White, who has been serving as President since the 2009 merger of MedaPhase and PracticeMax, has stepped down effective August 14, 2012. During Rick’s tenure, PracticeMax has experienced impressive growth, more than doubling in size due to a combination of organic growth and acquisition activity.

“Although I have thoroughly enjoyed these past three years with my colleagues at PracticeMax, I have reached that stage where I look forward to slowing down a bit and spending more time with my family and grandkids,” says White.

“I admire Rick tremendously. He has made a significant contribution over these past three years, and his leadership will be missed,” says Bill Carns, CEO at PracticeMax.

In another move, today Carns announced that he has appointed Patrick Lukacs, CPA, CHBME, to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to accepting this new role, Lukacs had been serving as Vice President of Software Services, where he directed the delivery of leading EHR and PM solutions to PracticeMax customers.

“Patrick brings over 20 years of executive and operational experience in the healthcare billing and practice management industry to his new role at PracticeMax. In his position as SVP of Operations, Patrick will now have direct responsibility for all Revenue Cycle Operations, including national and international operations,” says Carns.

“With the increasing complexity of the healthcare industry, coupled with the dynamic nature of technology and regulatory change, healthcare providers need competent, professional organizations like PracticeMax to help them remain competitive,” said Lukacs. “I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to help optimize operations for the company, while delivering exceptional service for PracticeMax’s existing and future clients.”

PracticeMax is a national provider of practice management services, including software, consulting and billing services for healthcare providers. PracticeMax’s comprehensive suite of business solutions enables providers to maximize their operations and financial performance while delivering optimal patient care. Technology and service solutions are tailored for hospital and office-based physician groups, outpatient centers, health systems, school-based professionals and billing services.

PracticeMax coding, claims management, follow-up and other revenue cycle services legitimately enhance financial performance. Business management services such as Meaningful Use training, compliance programs, financial services and consulting guide practice decision making and growth. Patient outreach, provider training and other PracticeMax capabilities improve clinical processes.

The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Scottsdale with regional offices in San Antonio, Shreveport, Portland and Chicago. PracticeMax serves over 5,100 providers in 31 states, processing more than $810M in charges annually for more than 44 different specialties.