Chief Executive Officer
Ray possesses over 25 years of experience in healthcare revenue cycle management in both the hospital and payer environment. HBS is his third start-up company as a founding executive. In 2002, Ray created HBS with his vision of what defines a true revenue cycle consulting company. He believed that what healthcare providers needed went far beyond a traditional collection agency service. Therefore, Ray developed HBS as a denial management and transitional outsourcing company.
This innovative business model would transcend the simple service of recovering revenue and, instead, bring the healthcare provider and their staff the knowledge and skills that are so critical to “in-house” denial management. Prior to HBS, Ray became well known during his tenure as the State of Florida regional administrator of behavioral healthcare and remains active serving on various boards in the behavioral healthcare arena.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Belanger brings to the table over 30 years of financial leadership. As CFO, he has provided complete accounting, fundraising, and IT services for organizations of all sizes, disciplines, and revenues ranging from $15 million to $16 billion. Non-profits, high-tech and retail companies, even entertainment entities like The Big Apple Circus and renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz have all benefitted from Paul’s financial and business acumen, creative thinking, and stellar negotiation skills.
His latest passion is combining those skills and financing mojo to help start-ups and established businesses harness strategically sound customized financial plans.
Paul has developed a revolutionary accounting system to get Financial Statements prepared in one business day at month-end. In addition, he has developed a system to provide a daily and weekly flow of financial information to aid in making timely business decisions.
Paul earned his Master of Science at the University of New Hampshire. He currently resides in Miami with his wife Laura and French bulldog “Fenway.”
VP of Operations
Ms. Khan is a healthcare executive with over 25 years of revenue cycle management experience specializing in denials management and reduction, cash optimization, and systems implementation. She has successfully managed CBO staff for large, multi-specialty facilities directing revenue cycle-related processes including; billing and collections, coding, cash applications, A/R management, monthly productivity and reporting, and HIPAA Compliance. Ms. Khan has led to the development of quality and productivity initiatives to improve department efficiencies and workflow. Ms. Khan attended DePaul University and is a Certified Professional Coder (AAPC) and a Certified Revenue Cycle Executive (AAHAM).
Chief Operating Officer
Rick Shrader is a seasoned healthcare leader with over 30 years of Financial, Operational and Revenue Cycle leadership. Rick has worked in small, medium, and large healthcare facilities and organizations. His focus on process improvement, revenue cycle operations, supply chain management, information systems implementation, staffing, process improvements, compliance, HIPAA, staff development and team integration has yielded proven results throughout his career. Rick also develops and implements focused performance improvement techniques in the ever-changing healthcare environment.
Rick and his wife Kandice reside in Venice, Florida, and have 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren. His interests are reading, golf, and following college football. Rick is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Rick has earned 2 Bachelor’s Degrees in both; History and Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is currently pursuing his master’s degree from Western Governors University.