LW Consulting, Inc. (LWCI) comprises experts that dedicate their time to helping leaders meet today’s healthcare challenges. The experts that make up the LWCI team come from various professional walks of life and bring their own experience, knowledge and skills to the table. It is because of these seasoned individuals, we are able to fulfill our mission of “making lives better through worthwhile work.”
As a company that puts people first—our clients and the extraordinary individuals that make up the LWCI team— we are grateful and want to show our appreciation by highlighting the difference they are making in the industry. Here’s your opportunity to learn more about what our experts do and what they love about their profession.
Who is Jim Wright?
Jim Wright is the Director of Hospital and Physicians for LW Consulting, Inc. Jim started working with LWCI in October 2012 as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager.
What do you do to help LWCI clients?
I assist clients with their auditing, compliance and education needs, which can range from coding, documentation and billing accuracy of medical charts for a physician practice; a facility represented by an attorney group in a due-diligence capacity; or a medical group that has been placed on a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) with the Office of Office of Inspector General (OIG). Some of our clients are looking for ongoing audits and provider education as a part of their annual compliance program, while others may be reviewing past medical records to assess incorrect payments received by Medicare. Regardless of the scope of work, my goal is to provide accurate and comprehensive results to help our clients make informed decisions.
What do you enjoy most about the work you do at LWCI?
I enjoy working with clients directly and helping them meet their needs. My passion is applying my project management background to keep engagements organized, on time and on budget. I find that mathematics and calculating error rates and overpayments challenging and fun. I also like variety— not all audits are the same. We handle many specialties and numerous types of healthcare providers, all with different nuances and guidelines that change all the time.
What inspired you to get into the business of healthcare consulting?
I find the healthcare industry fascinating. There are so many different types of providers, facilities and payers. Prior to joining LWCI, I was involved in the procurement and implementation of numerous healthcare related projects. A transition to healthcare consulting was a good fit for me.
What is some advice you would give to others starting out in the profession?
Find your niche, work hard and always be willing to learn new things. It is important to note that there are many skillsets in the consulting world. A well-rounded project team may include a Project Manager, Statistician, Certified Coder, Analyst, Administrative Support Specialist and often a Subject Matter Expert (SME).