FHFMA, FHAM Partner
With over 35 years of experience in healthcare financial operations, most recently holding leadership positions at Optum, Dell/Perot Systems and Cerner, Carmen lends her considerable provider experience to Accordias Healthcare Services, LLC as a founding Principal. Carmen is involved in service delivery, financial management of the company, and business development activities.
The collaborative, consulting approach Accordias Healthcare and its Service Center offer, allows Carmen to leverage her knowledge, skills and a network of healthcare professionals built through a long and successful tenure in healthcare.
Preceding her appointment at Cerner, Carmen was Principal of her own healthcare consulting practice, C. A. Voelz & Associates, focused on patient access, cash acceleration, revenue cycle analysis and process redesign in addition to interim senior leadership positions.
Carmen spent the first 25 years of her career responsible for areas within Finance Divisions of several health systems in Wisconsin and Minnesota. These included a large, multi-state IDN with more than 500 providers in addition to two regional healthcare networks. She also held a position as Director of Operations for Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin. As an accomplished trainer and consultant, Carmen served as adjunct faculty for the State of Minnesota where she focused on strategic planning and customized training programs in the business environment. Preceding the formation of her own consulting firm, Ms. Voelz was Senior Consultant for Ascension Corporation and was responsible for revenue cycle management consulting engagements and client cash accelerations initiatives.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is a Fellow for both HFMA and the National Association of Healthcare Access Managers (NAHAM), a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP), Certified Healthcare Access Manager (CHAM), and is immediate Past President of TN HFMA.