Debbie formally joined Washko & Associates in 2009 but has been directly involved in the business since its inception (as she is the spouse of Mr. Washko). Debbie is a former ER nurse and has spent most of her twenty plus year career in health care finance and billing, with a particular passion for collections and denials processing.
As part of her career, Debbie spent 10 years working for HCA, a nationwide health care company, where she was a key designer in developing a new denials process that has recovered millions of dollars of lost revenue for the organization nationwide. Debbie also has extensive experience in hospital based utilization review, discharge planning and case management giving her a rather unique perspective on EMS as a former consumer. Debbie has recently brought this substantial expertise to bear in helping EMS organizations improve their billing and collection processes for maximum collections, efficiency and effectiveness.