Our Leadership Team
Dr. Brundage travels the country educating physicians, with a focus on breaking down departmental silos by unifying clinical documentation across quality, utilization, denials and CDI. He is also passionate about increasing the value of the physician advisor role within hospital organizations.
Dr. Brundage is a frequent presenter at the ACDIS annual conference and has spoken nationally for AHIMA at its annual meeting and its CDI Summit. He is a selected speaker for ACMA state meetings and the national ACMA Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference. He is also a presenter at the RAC Summit National Physician Advisor and Utilization Review Boot Camp.
Dr. Brundage was selected by Tampa Bay Business Journal as a Health Care Heroes award winner in the health care educator category.
“Dr. Brundage continues to be an innovator in the field of CDI. His clinical documentation tip cards proved to be an extremely valuable tool in our CDI physician education program.”
– Director of Case Management, 690-bed Level II Trauma Facility and Children’s Hospital
Dr. Hoggard graduated from Emory Medical School and also completed his internal medicine residency at Emory. He is currently a core teaching faculty member and is in charge of the academic curriculum for the internal medicine residency at Northside Hospital. Dr. Hoggard has been recognized with multiple awards throughout his career including the Teaching Attending of the Year, nursing nominated Physician of the Year and the HCA Fritz Humanitarian Award.
Dr. Hoggard is an expert in physician documentation and coauthored the ACDIS course “Clinical Documentation Essentials for the Hospital Provider”. His most recent area of focus is physician documentation and its impact on pay for performance metrics.
Dr. La Charité is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine where he currently serves as a teaching attending and as the curriculum director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program’s hospitalist rotation. Dr. La Charité is board certified in internal medicine and has been a practicing hospitalist since completing his residency in 2002. Dr. La Charité also holds responsibilities in case management, utilization review, medical records, compliance and performance improvement.
Dr. La Charité is an active member of the American Association for Physician Leadership; American College of Physicians; American College of Physician Advisors; American Health Information Management Association; National Association of Physician Advisors; Society of Hospital Medicine; and the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists where he served as a member of the National Advisory Board (2011-2013).
As a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) and a Certified Coder (CCS), Dr. La Charité is a national speaker on numerous CDI topics and has authored three books, including “The Physician Advisor’s Guide to Clinical Documentation Improvement”, “CDI Companion for Physician Advisors: Notes from the Field” and “The CDI Filed Guide to Denial Prevention and Audit Defense”.
Dr. Patel is an active member of the American College of Physician Advisors, Society of Hospital Medicine, American Osteopathic Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and American College of Osteopathic Internists.
Dr. Pinson is highly sought out by his peers for his knowledge and advice as a guest faculty lecturer at conferences, having been a guest lecturer in over 25 conferences in the last decade. In addition to his accomplished record as a healthcare educator and physician advisor for his clients, he, together with Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS, has published some of the most respected, effective coding and education guides and tools in the industry, such as the best-selling CDI Pocket Guide© (13 annual editions 2008-2020).
Ms. Tang has implemented successful and sustainable coding and CDI programs in hundreds of hospitals across the country for over 25 years. Her professional experience and achievements include:
Serving on multiple hospital “turnaround” engagements to expeditiously improve service delivery, reduce costs, optimize reimbursement and ensure compliance.
Redesigning case management processes from a utilization review and discharge planning focus to a patient care coordination model, resulting in significant reductions in length-of-stay and costs.
Analyzing claims denied for medical necessity and re-engineered processes that resulted in significant recovery of lost revenue and prevented further denials.
Preparing successful appeals of inpatient DRG denials received from recovery audit contractors and commercial payers.
Ms. Tang is co-author of the best-selling, authoritative CDI Pocket Guide with Dr. Richard Pinson, as well as the Outpatient CDI Pocket Guide: Focusing on HCCs, the Pocket Guide for Coding Professionals and the CDI for the Clinician physician e-learning solution.
Ms. Tang has conducted numerous educational workshops and presentations for client hospitals and on a regional and national basis, including the 2016 and 2017 ACDIS Annual Conference two-day workshop, “Building a Best Practice CDI Team”, and the 2018 ACDIS Outpatient CDI Conference.
In Keith’s previous role as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations at Laser Spine Institute, he led a team of 400 employees in helping the organization to create a personalized path of clinical care that was effective, efficient and provided an exceptional patient experience.
Prior to joining Laser Spine Institute, Keith held key leadership roles at various health care and technology organizations. He served as Vice President, Healthcare Advisory and Chief Technology Officer for Hielix, Inc. and as Executive Vice President, Healthcare Solutions for Kforce, Inc.
Keith earned his Master of Health Services Administration from Strayer University and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. He is a certified Project Management Professional.