LW Consulting is backed by a strong team of industry experts who are dedicated to solving problems and generating opportunities for clients. We work with our clients to reduce operational costs, increase efficiencies and deliver better value for those served. Whether it’s Payment Reform, Regulatory and Compliance; Executive Search and Interim Placement; Coaching, Training, and Education; Litigation Support; Clinical Advisory; or Business and Financial Advisory, our team of consultants possess the diverse and deep experience needed to navigate challenging times. Put the knowledge of our management team to work for you. Our sustainable growth strategies will empower you to excel in the marketplace and foster more effective partnerships within your community.
Lisa Wilt, President & CEO
The president and founder of LW Consulting, Inc., Lisa Wilt has been passionately pursuing ways to help her healthcare clients improve efficiency for more than 20 years. Altogether, Lisa has 25 years of experience working in healthcare, and has seen the industry change during this time. That helps to distinguish her firm from others, because it means she has observed many of the trends that are important to legislative development come to pass.
As the head of LWCI, Lisa has helped her staff develop the skills to solve strategic and compliance-related issues for different practices, ranging from inpatient settings to rehabilitation agencies to home health setups to outpatient clinics.
While government standards and regulations change, Lisa has been able to guide practices to better cooperation with the latest regulatory policies as well as Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement. She has also overseen improvements in the private and governmental sectors alike and applied overall knowledge of the way partnerships work to benefit her alliance.
Although LWCI was founded in 2005, Lisa’s experience with and interest in healthcare consulting stretches back even farther, including time at the firm that immediately preceded LWCI’s formation. She has served as the President and Senior Director of ZA Consulting, as well as a Reimbursement Specialist for Extendicare. Among the many roles she has managed outside of LWCI is that of a board member for a nursing home in Pennsylvania.
This is just one example of her work with nursing facilities, as she has previously served as a Receiver for a distressed nursing facility and helped coordinate its eventual sale.
After working closely in different healthcare advisory roles, Lisa decided she wanted to be her own boss and created our firm as a result. “I wanted to build a better culture and healthy work environment for our team, where creativity and personal growth are encouraged,” she said. Her role at LWCI also allows her to create healthcare leaders for the future and put all of her accumulated skills to helping others succeed.
Rodney Farley, CHC, Vice President
As a Vice President, Rodney Farley has given 25 years of dedicated service to LW Consulting Inc. He specializes in performing analysis tasks, including demographic and benchmarking analysis, for organizations that affect seniors and need Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement services. Billing compliance audits can be stressful and time consuming without the proper resources, and Rodney and his staff work to help all organizations achieve optimal reimbursement conditions.
In addition to these duties, Rodney has also helped organizations improve by finding inefficiencies in their Case Mix Index and publishing the results in cost reports specially tailored to their practice. With his attention to detail and ability to create solutions from client-submitted data, Rodney prides himself on being able to help organizations succeed through his own contributions. Multiple kinds of long-term and senior care facilities can make use of Rodney’s skills to correct flaws in their current reimbursement or billing plans.
Before working with LWCI, Rodney already had extensive experience in accounting. He graduated from Penn State University with a BS in accounting and interned with the accounting firm that existed before LWCI’s formation. A quarter of a century on, this position still represents a continuation of his first job after college.
Rodney has also been working to improve his credentials. Most recently, in January 2013, he earned a Certified in Healthcare Compliance designation, a complicated process which requires work experience and passing a Compliance Certification Board exam. He has worked for providers in states as diverse as Pennsylvania, Texas and Kentucky.
Although Rodney has a long relationship with our firm, he says he has stayed with the company because of the “the vision and mission of the leadership.” He takes our credo seriously and helps to provide reliable guidance for all businesses looking to stay up-to-date with the latest regulations. Since he is always striving to increase his knowledge himself, client organizations will know they are working with an expert.
Harriett A. Wall, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer
Harriett combines more than 25 years of health industry experience and her knowledge of payment reform to deliver solutions that work for LWCI clients. Her experience includes serving providers, payers, and vendors. She has expertise in payment reform, revenue cycle, Medicare policy and payment; clinical documentation improvement; compliance; disease management and operations improvement. She has worked across the spectrum of healthcare providers including hospitals and health systems; inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units; critical access hospitals; physician practices; ambulatory care; hospice and skilled nursing facilities.
As an accomplished leader, she has led Board of Directors-sponsored corporate compliance engagement to revise and promote a new Code of Conduct for one of the country’s largest health plans. She has led numerous clinical documentation improvement projects, compliance audits, and strategy engagements. Harriett is notable for her ability to create effective business development strategy and tactics for healthcare providers, payers, and vendors.
Harriett holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. She has been a speaker for healthcare professional organizations in the U.S. and Australia. She is a member of HFMA, AMRPA, AHLA, and HCCA.
I love the depth and breadth of the LWCI team. The strength of our team uniquely positions us to support our clients in developing the clinical and financial infrastructure required by payment reform.
As a boutique company, dedicated to the healthcare industry, we have a nimbleness that allows quick decision-making. Our employees are both empowered and supported. We put a lot of emphasis on personal development through a structured coaching process.
Finally, LWCI is a company that cares about community. LWCI supports a variety of social needs, ranging from deserving families at holidays, cancer research, support for families facing hardship, to animals in need. It is a wonderful experience to work with.
Rob Maxwell, Vice President Business Development
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Rob Maxwell is a Director at LW Consulting, Inc., and he is skilled in developing businesses while promoting operational efficiency. A comparatively new addition to the team, having joined in April 2013, Rob still has more than 20 years of management experience that he uses to help organizations realize their potential. He is particularly interested in encouraging growth with our increasing client base and couples natural enthusiasm with a talent for organization and customer interaction.
While he’s an expert in the health industry, Rob also has experience in outside areas, including food service and federal government-sponsored businesses in South America. That might seem like a far cry from healthcare, but the link is Rob’s consistent interest in operational success in the context of successful growth.
Rob earned a BS in Marketing and Management from Misericordia University, PA, but his skills extend beyond that. Prior to his role at LWCI, he served as a Regional Vice President of Healthcare Services Group, which oversees various functions for the healthcare industry, including dining services, housekeeping and laundry.
In his management and development work, Rob has impacted areas across the country, including Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, California and even Ontario, Canada. He also has experience with staff and budget utilization and implementing various systems and procedures for maximum efficiency.
When it comes to his current employer, Rob says that he is motivated by our firm’s “entrepreneurial spirit.” The emphasis on helping other entities and growing our business only increases as LWCI makes more connections and develops a legacy. He sees our success as intertwined with that of our clients, and knows that encouraging both is vital to continued improvement. What he adds to our team, among other things, is a willingness to work with large and diverse organizations and help them reach their potential.
Catherine Gill, Director
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With more than 25 years of consulting and progressive management experience, Catherine Gill has orchestrated strong cross-functional teams to meet organizational goals. Recognized for her strong data and analytical skills, as well as her expertise in program development, process and outcome improvement, Catherine is adept at helping clients solve complex challenges.
Before joining the management team at LWCI, Catherine was responsible for achieving the financial, clinical and quality goals for a Joint Commission accredited home health agency. She has previously held Director and Senior Director level roles, responsible for the management of an inpatient rehab facility and hospital-based skilled nursing unit, and overseeing teams consulting to home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities. Notable for her work in geriatrics—which included managing a federally funded 5-year research study on the affects of aging on persons with disabilities—she has presented at national, regional and local conferences and been published in the Journal of Healthcare Compliance and various other publications. She has extensive experience leading quality and process improvement teams, and coaching others in QA/PI activities.
With a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of La Verne and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, Catherine is a welcomed addition and valuable member of the LWCI Management Team.
Health care reform requires a shift in focus from the setting of health care delivery to the quality and cost effectiveness of care delivery and the achievement of clinically important outcomes. At LWCI I can use my varied experiences in new ways, and continue to learn from a diverse and experienced group of professionals. LWCI is always looking for new services they can provide to better serve their clients, and the diverse backgrounds of the team members makes them uniquely qualified to succeed in this time of rapid change. New ideas are encouraged and embraced.
Rob Senska, Esq./MBA
General Counsel, Director
Rob Senska brings over 15 years of legal, compliance and regulatory experience to the LW Consulting leadership team. He has held senior-level hospital legal and compliance leadership roles at community hospitals and major national health systems. He provides expert services to the full spectrum of healthcare companies, including provider groups, life science companies, ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and health systems.
Rob has advised Boards on regulatory and compliance risks. He has led major audit projects, successfully maximizing billing revenue and diminishing compliance risks. Working closely with Chief Compliance Officers and General Counsels, Rob has developed and implemented new and revised compliance plans. He is experienced in performing due diligence and is well-versed in transactions and litigation involving OIG and DOJ cases.
Rob has significant experience advising clients on matters involving Federal and State Fraud and abuse laws, such as the Anti-kickback and Stark laws, and on various policy and enforcement issues involving HIPAA.
Before joining the LWCI leadership team, Rob worked for a previous consulting firm as Associate General Counsel & Director of Compliance Services where he was responsible for overseeing and managing the entire Compliance and Audit service line. He holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, a M.B.A. from Union University, a B.S. from Union College and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Villanova University. Rob is a member of the NJSBA, NYSBA, HFMA, HCCA and ABA. He is barred in both New York State and New Jersey.
After working for hospitals, hospital systems, and big corporate law firms, Rob was attracted to the size, capabilities and personability of LW. "My legal and consulting substantive knowledge crosses over an array of healthcare provider issues; and therefore, working for a company that has a national presence across the spectrum of providers was important to me. Further, the size of LW allows us to be extra dynamic in working with our clients, from both our engagement approach to the delivery of our expert healthcare consultative services. I feel lucky to have found such a great home for me professionally and personally!"