Kenneth Fenchel is Co-Founder and CEO of Independent Practice Management Services Organization, a consulting and services group he Co-Founded with Susanne Madden to help independent practices stay independent by offering solutions to the complex problems that they face on a day to day basis.
Prior to founding the Independent Practice MSO he was employed by Sandhills Pediatrics and the South Carolina Pediatric Alliance for 25 years, first as the Practice Administrator then the Chief Operating Officer. Over the course of his career he guided the group through meaningful use certification, two different EMRs, PCMH level III certification, a practice acquisition, and then a group without walls merger with another large practice. At his departure, after the merger, the alliance included 10 locations with 39 providers.
Previous to his time in Practice Administration, Ken served in the U.S. Army for 21 years, retiring as a PA. While in the Army he served as clinical director and chief medical officer at multiple facilities around the world providing health care to members of the U.S. Armed Services. He also spent 4 years at the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences as an adjunct professor in the Medicine and Surgery Division. With a BA and MA in Health Care Management and a Physician’s Assistant degree, Ken brings to the table his formal training in management and medicine along with 46 years of practical experience to provide solutions to problems in today’s ever changing health care field.
COVID-19 offers an opportunity to step up and improve health care for patients.
"Providers have found the shift to virtual care challenging but have stepped up at a record pace. Physicians and their office teams rapidly and successfully pivoted to deliver healthcare online. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) data shows that telemedicine visits spiked to 50 times higher than before the pandemic. According to the Harris Poll COVID-19 Tracker*, 89% of the public agrees that everyone should have access to telehealth. It has not been easy, and it has not been perfect, but our talented medical community is delivering excellent, compassionate care in a virtual setting."
Susanne Madden talks about why breastfeeding services are often not covered by payers.
"Unfortunately, if you read the actual language of the law, you will discover that it is very vague. It just says the insurance companies must pay for trained providers, not trained in lactation, just trained providers and that they will cover these services." #breastfeeding#healthcare... See MoreSee Less