Jennifer Asencio Joins Garfunkel Health Advisors as President

Garfunkel Health Advisors, Inc. (GHA), a medical coding, compliance audit services, and operational efficiencies consulting company, is pleased to announce Jennifer Asencio, CHC, CPC, CPCO, CPMA has joined as President. Jenn was previously with Stony Brook Medicine Clinical Practice Management Plan, Inc. (CPMP) as the Director, CPMP Compliance.

Jenn has over 20 years of health care compliance, documentation, and coding experience spanning academic medical centers, community hospitals, and private practices. She has a record of successful compliance program operations including providing guidance and education to physicians, clinical department leaders, and others, regarding compliance with federal and state rules, regulations, and laws on physician billing and business practices and organizational policies and procedures. Jenn also conducts educational and training seminars and has overseen comprehensive coding compliance programs. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO), and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA). Jenn is also certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) through the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

“We are thrilled to have someone with Jennifer’s vast experience join the GHA team,” said Andrew Blustein, Chairman of Garfunkel Health Advisors. “Health Care providers have been dealing with unprecedented payor recoupment and enforcement actions and there has never been a more important time to advocate against recoupments, educate providers, mitigate risk, and ensure regulatory compliance while retaining and protecting revenue.”

“Knowing the culture and reputation of Garfunkel as a leader in the health care industry made the decision to join GHA easy,” said Jenn. “My experience working with over 1,200 providers in a faculty practice plan has given me the unique ability to understand the documentation and coding challenges organizations face to achieve health care compliance. I look forward to working with our clients to provide them with improved overall operations and exceptional client service.”

About Garfunkel Health Advisors
Garfunkel Health Advisors provides expertise in medical coding, auditing, clinical documentation improvement, revenue cycle management, and compliance to health systems, practice physicians, billing vendors, and academic medical centers. Our team of industry-recognized coding and billing-certified experts is dedicated to the needs of the health care industry. At Garfunkel Health Advisors we provide our clients with unmatched experience and exceptional client service by improving financial integrity to minimize costs, educating on operational efficiencies, and auditing compliance risks.