Priority OnDemand (the “Company”) announced today that Bob Jewell, formerly Chief Revenue Officer, has been named Chief Revenue Integration Officer. In his new role, Jewell will apply his extensive experience as a compliance and revenue recognition expert.
As a result of Jewell’s new role, the company also announced that Eric Foust, a senior healthcare revenue cycle executive, joins the Company as Chief Revenue Officer effective May 30th. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a healthcare leader specializing in business transformations and organizational development.
Before joining Priority, Foust founded TLB Consulting Enterprises in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prior to that, he was president of revenue cycle management for Integra Connect Revenue Cycle Solutions, EMS Division, and senior vice president for revenue cycle management for a national ambulance company.
“We are very pleased to welcome Eric and look forward to the multi-faceted revenue cycle management experience he brings to the team,” said CEO Bryan Gibson. “Bob is also well known as a respected revenue cycle expert in our industry. And as we expand our national footprint, his experience will be vital to ensuring meticulous revenue cycle compliance for every company we acquire.”
Jewell and Foust will report to Chief Financial Officer Kristi Ponczak. She commented, “We are delighted that Eric is joining the Priority team. His experience managing the complexities of healthcare payors and optimizing throughput is instrumental as we continue to grow. Bob’s new role as Chief Revenue Integration Officer further supports our commitment to ensuring revenue cycle best practices are a hallmark of every acquisition.”
Jewell will work closely with Foust through the transition period. “I look forward to introducing Eric to our national billing team and, at the same time, shifting my focus to our acquisition program,” Jewell said. “Eric is extremely well-qualified and a great addition to our team.”
Foust commented, “I am thrilled to join Priority, especially at a time when the company is growing its foundational EMS business and expanding into alternative healthcare delivery models with telehealth. It’s an exciting time for the Company.”
Foust’s prior experience also includes vice president of operations for Benchmark Medical, where he was instrumental in transforming a start-up company to the third-largest provider of outpatient rehabilitation services in the nation. He is a noteworthy speaker on revenue cycle topics at EMS industry conferences. Foust holds a Master of Business Administration degree from John Carroll University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Case Western Reserve University.
About Priority OnDemand
Built on a proven foundation as a national leader in EMS and medical transportation, Priority OnDemand’s expert healthcare services and technology solutions create important connections across the continuum of care that solve challenges and reduce inefficiencies for patients, providers, hospitals and healthcare facilities, communities and insurers. Priority OnDemand offers solutions across three interconnected businesses: EMS & Medical Transportation, Telehealth and Patient Logistics. The Priority OnDemand team consists of more than 4,100 healthcare services professionals who impact the lives of 830,000 patients annually. For more information, please visit www.priorityondemand.com.