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“I really enjoyed the relationship with HFS. They really delivered on their promises.”
–Mark Gamble
Hospital Association of Southern California
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John Pfeiffer is a specialist in government programs, reimbursement and compliance. He is highly regarded for achieving meaningful results for hospital and health care organization clients, including recovering millions of dollars through successful cost report preparation, defense and appeals over a 30-year career.

Mr. Pfeiffer began consulting in the health care finance and reimbursement areas in 1985. He has specific expertise in financial analysis, strategy, M&A transactional support, and Medicare and Medicaid programs.

From university medical centers and children’s hospitals to distinct-part nursing facilities, rural hospitals and rural health clinics, Mr. Pfeiffer has extensive experience with all provider types. He has advised institutional health care providers on the gamut of financial issues, including mergers and affiliations, specialty programs, business structure, and changes of ownership. In addition, he has prepared reimbursement analyses and prepared Medicare and Medicaid cost reports for hospitals, nursinghomes and other providers, as well as defending them in audits and appeals. He has served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving Medicare and Medicaid payment issues.

Prior to becoming a charter employee of HFS in 1991, Mr. Pfeiffer was on the health care consulting staff of a major nationwide accounting firm, where he provided consulting, technical and software product support to a wide range of health care clients. The health care software applications he developed, supported and marketed include Medicare cost reporting, third-party patient logging, cost accounting, rate optimization and budgeting. From that base, he went on to develop deep expertise and provide valued advice to a variety of clients regarding health care financial and payment matters.

Mr. Pfeiffer has led seminars sponsored by the California Hospital Association, California Association of Health Facilities and Healthcare Financial Management Association, as well as for other professional organizations and individual clients.

Mr. Pfeiffer received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Spring Garden College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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A comprehensive three-phase approach was implemented to improve the hospital’s performance in labor productivity management and cost reductions ...

Case Study Alt Attribute

Large hospital system that needed to create consistent, accurate government programs reporting across all of its locations...