Experienced Emergency Physicians Enhance Ventra’s In-Depth Emergency Medicine RCM Capabilities
dallas, January 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Ventra Health (“Ventra”), a leading provider of business solutions for facility-based physicians, today announced that it has appointed Mark LaPrusM.D. serves as strategic advisor in emergency medicine. Dr. Laperouse joins a team led by Darshan Patelis a respected revenue cycle management (RCM) executive who has been with Ventra since early 2022, as Ventra continues to invest in and grow its emergency medicine RCM services.
Dr. Laperouse, an accomplished emergency physician with over 15 years of clinical experience, will continue to practice medicine while serving as a consultant for Ventra, becoming a trusted ally and resource to emergency physicians.He currently serves as the Medical Director of Emergency Services at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in the United States Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the busiest emergency room in the state.He is also the Chief Medical Officer of Emergency Medical Services for the Society of Professional Emergency Physicians Baton Rouge. In early 2023, he was also named national director of analytics for Urgent Care Partners (ECP), a Ventra client and a leading provider of emergency medicine and emergency department management services to hospitals across the United States. Dr. Laperouse owns Tulane University and M.D. Medical University of South Carolina.He received emergency training at UF Health Shands jacksonville floridaAffiliates of University of Florida.
Steven Huddleston“I am pleased to welcome Mark to Ventra as a strategic advisor to our emergency medicine clients,” said Ventra CEO. “With years of hands-on clinical experience and extensive knowledge of RCM and emergency department operations, Mark will act as a connecting physician to our An important bridge to and advise partners and payers. As a practicing physician, his first-hand knowledge of the medical and business aspects of emergency medicine will greatly complement our team as we help our clients navigate patient engagement, Managed care contracting, and the changing reimbursement landscape.”
Ventra supports more than 300 emergency care locations in 35 states and is a portfolio company of Varsity Healthcare Partners, a leading healthcare-focused private equity firm.
Dr. Laperouse commented, “I sincerely respect Ventra’s team and their commitment to a business model that reduces administrative burden, creates predictable results, and improves financial performance for emergency physicians. I am committed to the idea that: Physicians are better empowered and their practices will be better off if they work with RCM experts to provide solutions to their business needs so they can focus on patient care.”
Mr. Huddleston continued, “With the support of Varsity Healthcare Partners, we continue to invest in emergency medicine and experienced personnel like Mark. His energy and fluency in all aspects of delivering emergency care will make him a valuable asset to our clients.” strong allies and improve the delivery of our care.” “The sustainability of their business. With the continued pressure on emergency physicians, we know white-glove service and self-service are what we expect and are core to the DNA of our business.”
About Ventra Health
abdomen is a leading provider of business solutions serving facility physicians practicing in anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital medicine and now radiology through its recent alliance with ADVOCATE RCM. Ventra specializes in revenue cycle management and consulting services, working with private practices, hospitals, health systems and ambulatory surgery centers to provide transparent and data-driven solutions to the most complex revenue and reimbursement issues, allowing clinicians to focus on delivering outstanding of care to their patients and communities.
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