Leadership Team

Edmund R. Abel, CPA, FHFMA

Director
Healthcare Services

Abel, Ed
Phone: (317) 713-7912
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Mr. Abel is the Director-in-Charge of Healthcare Services for Blue Consulting Services. Included in over 30 years of exclusive service to the healthcare industry and three years as the Director of Finance at Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis), the largest hospital in Indiana.

Mr. Abel serves on several boards and committees at the state and federal level, staying abreast of current developments impacting healthcare providers. He has also served as a Board, Executive Committee and Finance Committee member of a hospital and managed care organization giving him additional perspective on the operation of a healthcare entity. Mr. Abel’s strongest skills include communication and responsiveness to our healthcare clientele.


Kameron H. McQuay, CPA/ABV, CVA

Director
Physician Services and Valuations

McQuay, Kam
Phone: (317) 713-7933
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Mr. McQuay is the Director of Physician Services and Valuation Consulting at Blue Consulting Services.  Kam brings more than 20 years experience consulting in the healthcare arena working with hospitals, physicians and their practices.  Kam focuses on healthcare management issues including physician practice integration, co-management joint ventures, facilitation process for the acquisition of both large and small physician practices and has extensive experience in providing fair market value reasonableness assessments for employment and on-call arrangements in the development of physician compensation systems.  A frequent speaker, Kam presents on healthcare topics to state and national groups.


Jeffery T. Neff, CPA, CPC

Director Emeritus
Healthcare Services

Neff, Jeff
Phone: (317) 713-7937
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Mr. Neff is a Director Emeritus with Blue Consulting Services, and has 23 years of experience working with healthcare entities in revenue cycle management. Jeff is responsible for directing and performing detailed work associated with the development of common chargemasters (CDMs) for hospital systems, CDM coding analyses, and billing documentation examinations. Among other areas of expertise, Jeff specializes in interventional radiology and cardiology services. Mr. Neff has extensive experience in assisting hospitals in conducting compliance reviews where required by DOJ, OIG, MAC or other federal agencies. In addition, Jeff continues to work with hospital systems to find opportunities in their revenue cycle infrastructures.

Prior to BCS, Mr. Neff earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis. Jeff also holds an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care (IUPUI) and worked at Indiana University Hospital for many years, specializing in newborn intensive care and department management. Mr. Neff also spent 4 years in the United States Air Force where he was trained and worked as a Radiological Technologist.


Angela L. Zirkelbach, CPA

Director
Tax & Accounting Services

Zirkelbach, Angie
Phone: (317) 713-7961
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Mrs. Zirkelbach is a Director with Blue Consulting Services, and has over 10 years of experience specializing in tax and accounting for closely-held businesses. She focuses her time on tax planning and preparation on both the individual and the related business. Additionally, she assists her clients in selecting, setting up, and maintaining an accurate and efficient accounting system for their business activities.

Mrs. Zirkelbach graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude. She spent several years with a local CPA firm prior to joining BCS in 2005. She actively participates in the Indiana CPA Society, is currently serving as treasurer for a local not-for- profit, and is an adjunct accounting professor at Indiana Tech.

Michael R. Glick

Principal
Physician-Hospital Initiatives

Glick, Mike
Phone: (317) 713-7940
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Mr. Glick is Principal of Physician-Hospital Initiatives at Blue Consulting Services. Over the last 15 years, Mike has served as a healthcare consultant and business advisor to hospitals, physician groups, and businesses across the country. His primary areas of focus have been physician-hospital joint ventures, physician-hospital alignment, clinical service line planning, and financial planning. Mike has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of specialties facilitating physician-hospital joint venture development including but not limited to: foundation model; physician employment and practice acquisition; co-management; leasing arrangements; and medical directorships.

Alexander N. Fritz, CPA/ABV, CVA

Director
Business & Fair Market Valuation

Fritz, Alex
Phone: (317) 713-7960
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Mr. Fritz is a Director of Valuation Services at Blue Consulting Services. Alex has provided healthcare providers with business valuation and consulting services for over 10 years and, in his current role, is responsible for coordinating valuation support services to Blue Consulting Services clients. Alex has broad experience with regards to business mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions, allocation of purchase price, goodwill impairment, and share based payments. Alex’s spends a majority of his time coordinating services for health systems, physicians and group practices and preparing / presenting of business valuations and fairness opinions for a multitude of healthcare entities.

Kent L. Francis

Senior Manager
Internal Audit, Controls, & Compliance

Physician Hospital Alignment
Phone: (317) 275-7407
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Mr. Francis joined Blue Consulting Services in 2009 and serves as a Senior Manager providing Business Risk Management and Control Solutions. Services provided within Business Risk Management and Control Solutions are risk assessments, internal control and process improvement advisory services, corporate governance and internal auditing. Prior to joining Blue & Co. Mr. Francis performed this service for a local office of an international accounting firm.

Mr. Francis received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana University in 1976.

Steven B. Reed, FACHE

Senior Manager
Healthcare Services

Reed, Steve
Phone: (317) 713-7951
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Mr. Reed is a Senior Manager with Blue Consulting Services. He has over 25 years of experience in hospital administration and consulting. During his career he has facilitated the strategic planning process in proprietary hospital, hospital systems, psychiatric and chemical dependency hospitals and not-for-profit community hospitals. His leadership and consulting experience includes tertiary care and teaching hospitals, single specialty hospitals, and critical access facilities.

Mr. Reed is a graduate of the IUPUI MHA program in Health Administration, and completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing from Indiana State University. He is also an instructor on the Health Administration Faculty at IUPUI.

Scott M. Treida, MT (ASCP), CPC

Director
Revenue Cycle

Treida, Scott
Phone: (317) 713-7950
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Mr. Treida is a Director on the Revenue Cycle Management Team with Blue Consulting Services. He has experience as a Registered Medical Technologist in various clinical settings and is responsible for performing all aspects of healthcare coding engagements including; CPT coding reviews, chargemaster (CDM) analyses, compliance studies for hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices and other healthcare settings. His niche area of focus is hospital outpatient with emphasis on laboratory, medical/radiation oncology, emergency department, pharmacy, physical therapy, and supplies.

Mr. Treida has been with Blue Consulting Services for more than 19 years. During this time, he has been instrumental in analyzing regulations and policies that affect the healthcare environment. In addition, he provides education to hospitals and other healthcare organizations on many topics such as Medicare regulations, compliance, coding and APC reimbursement. Mr. Treida has also assisted many facilities with CDM revenue cycle services, such as operational assessments, charge-capture process improvements, supply revenue bundling, charge structure standardization, and various other implementation activities.