VP of Business Development
Kathy Whitmire is the Regional Vice President for the Southeast Division of National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization formed to pool knowledge, patients and resources so that independent physician practices and community health systems could participate in new population health-based reimbursement models.
Kathy is responsible for recruitment and continuous quality improvement for the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative’s (TCPI) Practice Transformation Network (PTN) and is responsible for establishing Clinically Integrated Networks, (CINs), and relationship development in the Southeast Region.
Previously Kathy served as Managing Director for the HomeTown Health Rural Hospital Network for 16 years where she directed the management and education services offered to HomeTown’s sixty-one hospital members and their affiliated clinics and physician practices. She has developed and delivered revenue cycle education through hundreds of training boot camps and workshops, rural hospital conferences, Medicare and Medicaid Webinars, and on-site hospitals trainings. In addition, Kathy developed and launched revenue cycle education online at www.hthu.net, a learning management system currently serving the education needs online for more than 8000 healthcare employees nationwide with more than 300 courses.
An entrepreneur with a background in Marketing and Communications, Kathy was President and CEO of Whitmire Marketing for 15 years prior to entering the healthcare industry. Her expertise was business development, communications, and new technology sales and implementation. In 2005, Kathy earned a second Bachelor’s degree from American Intercontinental University with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration. She serves on the Board of the Georgia Health IT Regional Extension Center (GA-HITEC), the Georgia Medicaid RAC Provider Relations Committee and is an active member of Health Financial Managers Association (HFMA) and the Academy of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).