Our Team

SENIOR MEMBERS
Principals, Client Directors & Consultants

Mr. Abner Brignoni, CCS
Health Information Management
Mr. Brignoni has over twenty-five (25) years of healthcare experience currently serving as the Director of Client Services for the Health Information Management Practice. He is a senior certified coding consultant with extensive experience in the following areas: hospital operations, management, advisory consulting and coding. His professional experience includes six (6) years as a Clinical Analytics Director with an emphasis on ICD-10 financial impacts, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and education (both physician and coder), along with coding and physician documentation audits. In addition, Mr. Brignoni also served in the capacity of Data Quality Manager for seven (7) years for a large Orlando-based hospital.

Mr. Brignoni is well versed regarding DRG/grouper and encoder experience, having worked with Federal DRG’s through version 24, MS-DRG’s, and AP-DRG’s.

 

Ms. Rhonda Childress, RHIT
Health Information Management
Ms. Childress has over thirty-five (35) years of healthcare experience currently serving as the Director of Client Services for the Health Information Management Practice. Additionally, she has operated as Patient Financial Services (PFS) corporate directors, as well as Privacy Officer. Her experience encompasses inpatient and outpatient coding, implementing multiple enterprise-systemes in the acute care hospital setting. Additional experience includes HIM and revenue cycle management improvement/solution for discharge not final billed (DNFB) reduction programs, master patient index (MPI) integrity initiatives, coding (with auditing) operational assessments, coding outsourcing and computer assisted coding (CAC)implementation.

Ms. Childress has over thirty (30) years of acute hospital experience in healthcare information technology. She is considered by the AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

 

Ms. Melanie Dragosljvich, RHIA, CHDA
Health Information Management
Ms. Dragosljvich is a registered health information administrator (RHIA) and certified health data analyst (CDHA) with over thirty (30) years of HIM experience inclusive of HIM Director roles spanning over twenty-one (21) years within the healthcare industry. She has managed both Coding and HIM teams; led numerous initiatives to improve processes; and provided vision and design for information systems to support improvements in coding, HIM, revenue cycle and the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

She combines HIM content, project management and performance improvement expertise with best practices in change management and transition management. She understands not only the technical work issues, but also the human relation issues that influence the success of the HIM/EHR outcomes.

 

Ms. Deborah Beezley, RHIT
Director Client Services (GeneNews Partnership)
Ms. Beezley has over thirty-five (35) years of healthcare experience and currently serves as a Director of Client Services for a newly formed strategic partnership with GeneNews Limited.  She is recognized as a decisive leader initiating and implementing change with a collaborative and engaging style. She is a credentialed health information management professional who has served as management staff in the Education Division and the Hospital Accreditation Program at The Joint Commission (TJC) in Chicago. During her years at the Joint Commission her expertise centered on Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAP) training and development.

Previously, as President of a private consulting firm her specialties were: Regulatory, QAPI, and Joint Commission assessment and preparation. Ms. Beezley most recently directed a Health Information Management department for a 767-bed hospital where she led re-engineering and automation of the Health Information Management department leading to not only TJC compliance but increased cash flow with attention to timeliness of coding practices and clinical documentation.

 

CORPORATE & COMPLIANCE

Ms. Gwen Hughes, RHIA, CHPS
Privacy and Compliance Officer
Ms. Hughes is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) with a certification in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) and over forty (40) years of experience in healthcare. Ms. Hughes spent much of her career directing: Health Information Management; leading efforts to eliminate inefficiencies and leverage technology; and directing numerous other service lines to support quality health care, privacy and security of patient information, an effective revenue cycle, and compliance with federal, state and voluntary regulations and standards.

 

 

Facts about JTS Health Partners

  • Holding company, JTS Ventures, Inc., established in 2002
  • Healthcare management consulting subsidiary, JTS Health Partners formed in 2009
  • A state-of-the-art virtual organization with a broad and growing footprint
  • Current team represents 75+ members operating in 14 states within the United States
  • Headquarters based in Norcross, Georgia