Kris Mastrangelo

President and CEO

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)

Kris is a nationally recognized keynote speaker with more than 24 years of experience in the Health Care industry with a specialty in the Post-Acute Care Arena. An Occupational Therapist degree from Tufts University followed by a Master’s in Business Administration from Salem State University coupled with a Nursing Home Administrator’s License, affords Kris an in-depth perspective into the clinical, financial, and operational components critical for business success.

Kris and her team of HealthCARE Specialists are integral players in Payment Reform with significant contributions to the policy process. The inordinate amount of regulatory change is nearly impossible to digest and implement in the required timeframes. This changing regulatory climate was a driving force in Harmony Healthcare International’s (HHI) mission to distill, synthesize and educate owners and caregivers which in turn facilitates high quality outcomes and optimal care.

Kris was appointed to and serves on the American Health Care Association (AHCA) Clinical Practice Committee (CPC).

Ali Bers

Litigation Director

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Ali Bers conducts federal litigation aimed at making systemic improvements to Medicare for older adults and people with disabilities. She has litigated numerous class actions addressing policies and practices that improperly deny Medicare coverage or that block fair access to Medicare’s administrative appeal system. Ms. Bers also speaks and writes on Medicare topics as part of the Center’s educational activities. Before joining the Center, Ms. Bers was an elder law attorney in private practice, and she was a staff attorney at Western Massachusetts Legal Services (now Community Legal Aid). At Legal Services, she assisted low-income clients with public benefits and represented beneficiaries as part of the Massachusetts Medicare Advocacy Project. She was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert N. Chatigny of the U.S. District Court in Connecticut. Ms. Bers is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and served for over 10 years on the Board of Directors of Square One, a non-profit provider of early education and child care based in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Ms. Bers received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia University and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She is admitted only to the bars of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Billie Jo Nutter

President

Casamba

As President, Billie Nutter is responsible for bringing Casamba’s mission, vision, and values to life. An established leader in the post-acute healthcare space, Billie’s experience in establishing and directing efficient and effective health care organizations accentuates her guidance of the company’s operational teams.

Prior to joining Casamba in 2017, Billie served in various executive roles, including as President and CEO of Brighton Therapy and Rehabilitation and Senior Vice President of Operations in the Skilled Nursing Division for Avalon Health Care Group. She earned a Master of Science in Communication Disorders degree from Western Kentucky University along with a Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Disorders and Bachelor of Science in Education and Biology degrees from the University of Louisville. A licensed Speech Pathologist, Billie is also a member of the American Speech – Hearing Association.

Joyce Sadewicz

Vice President of HarmonyHelp

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)

Joyce Sadewicz, PT, RAC-CT, is VP of HarmonyHelp and a HealthCARE Specialist for Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), a nationally recognized, premier Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in C.A.R.E. (Compliance, Audits, Analysis, Reimbursement, Regulatory, Education and Efficiency). Joyce manages the HarmonyHelp online resource and call center. HarmonyHelp provides an invaluable resource for the entire interdisciplinary team, questions are answered by a Harmony HealthCARE Specialist within minutes of the inquiry. The newest regulations and upcoming reimbursement changes are distilled and synthesized on this client-only site for staff to reference and search expeditiously. Joyce worked previously as the VP of Field Operations, managing a diversified team of HealthCARE Specialists with extensive knowledge in the areas of MDS 3.0, RUG-IV, Compliance, Documentation, Therapy Program development and state-specific Medicaid Case mix, as well as expertise in Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement and Documentation. Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College and Albany Medical School, and has over 30 years experience practicing and providing healthcare specialty services related to therapy services and Medicare regulations and guidelines with extensive knowledge in reimbursement and management of patient care. Joyce provides in-depth training for MDS Coordinators, Nursing Directors, Administrators, Therapy Directors and all SNF staff on MDS coding, RUG-IV Intimacy, Skilled Nursing and Therapy Documentation and Compliance for the SNF.

Kathy Monahan

HealthCARE Specialist

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)

Kathleen Monahan, OTR/L is a Harmony HealthCARE Specialist for Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), a nationally recognized, premier Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in C.A.R.E. (Compliance, Audits, Analysis, Reimbursement, Regulatory, Education and Efficiency). She graduated from Worcester State College with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and has over 12 years experience in the long-term care industry. Kathleen has been a Rehabilitation Director as well as a Senior Occupational Therapist. In these roles, she has been responsible for the direct supervision and training of Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists in multiple facilities to ensure ongoing roll out of new policies and procedures to rehab departments as well as corporate compliance. As a HealthCARE Specialist, she provides comprehensive teaching and training to rehab and nursing staff and speaks nationally on issues related to long term care.

Financial Disclosure: Kathy is a paid colleague of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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