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Our Proprietary Approach

Core Finance Team is led by a committed group of talented executives who have each gained over twenty years of experience working for the “Big Four” in the Healthcare industry. At Core Finance Team, we use our wealth of experience, personalized approach and dedication to our clients to deliver high impact results.

Our Core Values

Over the years, we have seen many concepts tried – some successfully and others not – and have developed core values that guide our firm. These core values give insight into the character and values of our team.​

Client Focused

Our firm was started so that we could better serve health care providers on a personalized basis. The same people selling the product will be leading the delivery of service to you. So if you have any questions or concerns, there will be no miscommunication or complex management structure to wade through, but rather a simple friendly phone call to make.

Experience

Our leadership team is comprised of members who have each successfully worked in the healthcare industry for over twenty years. This approach allows us to provide hospitals with valuable insights to their business, but also a broader perspective since each team leader has assisted over a hundred hospitals during his career.

Dedication

Providing healthcare business advice is our passion. We have worked in the field and are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals. We enjoy the strong relationships we have with our clients and truly want to improve their operations and make sure that our results exceed our clients’ expectations.

High-Impact Results

Our approach of utilizing a talented group of individual leaders devoted to our clients allows us to provide a service that adds more value than a large firm could. This sets our product apart and lets us work with a wide variety of hospitals and not just large accounts.

Meet Our Team

Core Finance Team is led by a committed group of talented executives who have each gained over twenty years of experience working for the “Big Four” in the Healthcare industry.​

Bruce A. Baldwin, CPA
Bruce A. Baldwin, CPAPrincipal

Bruce has over 30 years of healthcare finance experience as a business advisor and auditor. He joined Core Finance Team in 2009 after he retired from Ernst & Young as an Executive Director where he most recently developed national services. Bruce and his team were responsible for providing a broad suite of regulatory products including Medicare Disproportionate Share, Medicare Bad Debt, and other reimbursement optimization services, which recovered more than $2 billion in benefits for hospitals. Throughout his career Bruce has provided a wide variety of best in class accounting and finance solutions to healthcare clients in Indiana and nationally.

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Scott A. Kuntz, MBA
Scott A. Kuntz, MBAPrincipal

Scott has over 25 years of healthcare and finance experience and joined the team in 2009. Previously, Scott was an executive in Ernst & Young’s Healthcare Advisory Group. He has served in many interim financial management roles for hospitals and specializes in performing and managing Medicare disproportionate share and other governmental program optimization services.

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Brad Bowman, MBA
Brad Bowman, MBAPrincipal

Brad has over 25 years of business experience in healthcare management and administration, reimbursement, consulting, and financial analysis. He joined Core Finance Team in 2011 after spending the previous15 years as an executive within PricewaterhouseCoopers’ and Ernst & Young’s healthcare consulting practices. One of Brad’s primary functions with the “Big 4” firms was to evaluate proposed, newly enacted and existing regulations & legislation to help providers maintain compliance while capturing available revenue streams. His clients include leading Academic Medical Centers and Health Systems across the country. He is a regular speaker at national and regional conferences on topics related to Federal healthcare policy and reimbursement.

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Michael R. Laine, CPA
Michael R. Laine, CPAPrincipal

Mike started Core Finance Team in 2008 after 25 years in the Indianapolis office of Ernst & Young where he retired as an Executive Director. He began his career as a healthcare auditor, and transferred to health care consulting in 1989. Mike was responsible as a national co-leader for the health care financial services practice group prior to his retirement. Mike specializes in Medicare regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions including integration, strategic financial planning, accounting processes and procedures, operational and strategic pricing, cost benchmarking, and finance department function analyses.

Gary Marker, CPA
Gary Marker, CPASenior Project Director

Gary has over 25 years of experience in healthcare management, reimbursement, consulting, and financial analysis. He joined Core Finance Team in 2013 after spending the prior 8 years as the Director of Reimbursement for the Ascension Health Indiana market. He was responsible for managing all governmental revenue for 17 acute care hospitals and a wide variety of other provider types, ranging from large Academic Medical Centers to Rural Health Clinics. Prior to his leadership role at the Health System, Gary was an executive within Ernst & Young’s healthcare consulting practice and has 15 years of consulting experience working for hospital clients on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.

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Jennifer Hatch
Jennifer HatchSenior Project Director

Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare consulting and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. Prior to working with Core Finance Team, Jennifer was an independent consultant serving clients both locally and nationwide. After starting her career as an auditor with the fiscal intermediary and working in the reimbursement department of a Southern California-based chain of SNFs, she worked for consulting firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, including KPMG LLP. Jennifer has experience with cost reporting, third-party payor account analysis, financial feasibility studies and reimbursement optimization strategies for various provider types, including hospitals, SNFs, RHCs, FQHCs and HHAs.

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Nolan Dellinger
Nolan DellingerStaff Consultant

Nolan graduated from Butler University in May 2015 with a Finance degree. After working with Core Finance Team as an undergraduate student, he joined the company upon graduation.

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Nate Clanin
Nate ClaninStaff Consultant

Nate graduated from Butler University in May 2016 with a double major in Finance and Management Information Systems. He worked as an analyst for CFT while completing his undergrad. Upon graduation he worked as a benefits analyst for a short time before rejoining Core Finance Team in January 2017.

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Our Services

A sample selection of our services is listed here. We are continually providing new, innovative services and meeting unique needs of our clients. If you don’t see what you’re looking for or if you have any questions about your specific issues, please give one of our practice leaders a call to see how we can help.

Revenue and Regulatory Optimization

  • Medicare Wage Index Reviews

  • Creative Governmental Programs Strategies

  • Federal DSH Optimization

  • State DSH Strategies & Enhancement

  • DRG Post Acute Transfers Analysis

  • Medicare GME & IME Enhancement

  • Medicare EHR Incentive Enhancement

  • Appeals and Regulatory Planning

  • Litigation Support for Regulatory Issues

  • Regulatory Compliance & Reporting Assistance

  • Pricing Benchmarking & Strategy

Financial & Management Accounting Services

  • Third-Party Settlement Estimates & Models

  • Net Accounts Receivable Estimates

  • Historical Analysis of Deductions & Bad Debts

  • Finance Function Assessment

  • Service Line Performance

Financial Processes

  • Internal Controls Design & Testing

  • Close Process Efficiency Review

  • Monthly Financial Reporting Design

Strategic Financial Planning and M&A

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis

  • Transaction Due Diligence

  • Financial Ratio Benchmarking

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