Industry Expert Physicians and Healthcare Leaders

With Paramount Health Solutions as a business partner, you can focus on delivering high quality, compassionate healthcare services while we concentrate on improving your revenue streams, documentation accuracy and data capture.

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WESLEY LITTRELL

LFACHE

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER |

Mr. Littrell leads Paramount Health Solutions as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and also serves on the Board of Directors. With more than 40 years of healthcare experience, and as a Life Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, Mr. Littrell epitomizes leadership in practically every area of hospital management.

Mr. Littrell comes to Paramount Health Solutions with a pedigree from several outstanding healthcare organizations such as Community Health Systems, Ascension Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

As Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President for Business Development at Community Health Systems, Mr. Littrell spearheaded the growth strategy revamping of their clinical service lines, network development based on market size, tele-health strategies and non-acute care strategies to bolster company diversification. Strategizing partnerships with ambulatory surgery centers, rural hospitals and a large network of community hospitals was the mainstay of his 25-year tenure at Saint Thomas Health, in Nashville, Tenn., and was part of Ascension Health.

Mr. Littrell earned a post-graduate certificate in Hospital Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and also took courses in Healthcare Administration from the College of St. Francis at Joliet, Ill. In addition, he completed courses in Leadership at the Vanderbilt-Owen Graduate School of Management. Mr. Littrell is a graduate of the University of North Alabama, Florence, Al., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting/Business.

“I am known for challenging the status quo, focusing on innovation and unique approaches in improving a company’s financial and strategic position. I started my healthcare career in the revenue cycle area and understand how important it is to produce accurate bills. I believe being a partner with our clients, versus a vendor or consultant, creates a win-win situation and a trusting relationship. I have a passion for mentoring young executives and have mentored over 30 individuals who have later held senior executive-level positions in various companies.”

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BILAL MUSHTAQ

MD, MBA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER |

As the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Paramount Health Solutions, Dr. Bilal Mushtaq has more than 10 years of experience successfully leading clinical operations in revenue cycle management for a diverse range of healthcare organizations. As the COO, Dr. Mushtaq leads all consulting operations to help healthcare organizations ensure clinical accuracy, minimize risk, and drive revenue recovery and compliance.

Prior to his work with Paramount Health Solutions, Dr. Mushtaq served as Chief Medical Officer at Harmony Consulting Solutions where he was in charge of leading all clinical services and operations. He also held the titles of Regional Chief Medical Officer at Accuity Delivery Systems, a startup organization providing clinical and DRG validation services. Dr. Mushtaq joined Accuity Delivery Systems in 2016 as the Executive Vice President of Physician Education and Documentation. Dr. Mushtaq held key leadership roles in revenue cycle management with Optum360 and Community Health Systems.

Dr. Mushtaq earned his M.D. from the Windsor University School of Medicine in the Caribbean and completed his clinical and administrative training at affiliates of John H. Stoger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, the flagship hospital of the Cook County Health and Hospital System in Chicago, Ill. In addition, Dr. Mushtaq earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Davenport University, where he also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

“Hospitals can lose out on capturing appropriate revenue and quality metrics due to many unexpected barriers. Depending on their size and location, sometimes it’s a struggle to sustain a reliable workforce to review the charts due to a large turnover ratio in the industry. In some situations, CDI and Coding departments are working in silos and there is a lack of desired communication and reconciliation. When using Paramount Health Solutions’ DRG validation services, our clients can have the peace of mind that an experienced and credentialed physician auditor is reviewing the charts to make sure they’re not losing any opportunities. The key difference maker is creating a feedback loop to the provider and staff members which is the building block for creating a best in class, long-term, more sustainable solution.”

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SANJEEV KUMAR

MD, RHIA, MPH, MSHIM, CCS, CDIP, CPH

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF REVENUE CYCLE OPERATIONS |

Dr. Kumar is an innovative, solutions-focused, and results-oriented healthcare consultant with a 16-year career demonstrating outstanding performance, verifiable achievements and progressive experiences in utilizing data and analytics to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of medical care. He is a forward-thinking leader with tactical and strategic vision with a proven ability to direct high-performance project teams and develop constructive relationships with a broad and diverse group of cross-functional business partners.

Dr. Kumar brings a wealth of experience as a physician, along with expertise in care delivery, clinical practice including Public Health Services Management, health information and revenue cycle management, with special emphasis on Access to Care, Quality of Healthcare, Medical Necessity, Utilization Management, Coding, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Diagnosis Related Groups, Compliance, Appeal and Denial Management.

Prior to joining Paramount Health Solutions, Dr. Kumar served as Chief Medical Director at Accuity Delivery Systems, responsible for Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) and clinical validation of physician documentation, including physician quality reviews. Dr. Kumar also worked at Community Health Systems as a Divisional Director for its Clinical Documentation Improvement Program from 2013 to April 2017. During his tenure with Community Health Systems, he performed physician CEU Education, Clinical Decision Support and Coding Program Implementation, physician and staff education CEUs and managing Denial Management and Revenue Cycle operation management.

Dr. Kumar is Board Eligible in Family Medicine. He received his MD from University of Kanpur, India, and completed his Diplomat National Board training program from New Delhi Government affiliated hospitals, India. He started his career as a Senior House Officer in National Health Service hospital, Surrey, England, where he successfully completed a Membership Royal College of Physicians training program. He has a Master of Public Health Practice including Fellowship in Preventive Medicine program from Osteopathic Medical School, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, along with a Master of Health Information Management and a post-graduate certificate in Health Information Exchange from College of Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota.

Dr. Kumar is a Registered Health Information Administrator by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). He is a Certified Coding Specialist and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer.

“In this new era of Value-Based Purchasing within the U.S. healthcare system, providers’ statistics determine public data and quality ratings, which impact whether a hospital is preferred or avoided. All of these measures can only be determined correctly and completely through standard analysis of DRG and clinical validation of physician documentation.”

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REHAN SHAKOOR

MD, MHCAD, CCDS

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL INTEGRATION |

Dr. Shakoor has more than 22 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with 15 years focused on Clinical Documentation Improvement and healthcare reimbursement. As SVP of Clinical Integration at Paramount Health Solutions, he concentrates on coordination of patient care across conditions, providers, settings, and time in order to achieve care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-focused for superior safety levels and higher efficiency. He also has deep proficiency with healthcare software and technology.

Dr. Shakoor was most recently with Accuity Delivery Systems as Chief Medical Director, where he was responsible for reviewing inpatient accounts for DRG clinical validation and accurately capturing the true clinical picture of patient care in compliance with federal laws and patient privacy policies. During his tenure at Accuity, he also conducted educational sessions for the entire company. Dr. Shakoor served as director of education at Conifer Health Solutions, where he organized boot camps and physician education for all Conifer clients. He joined Community Health Systems (CHS) in 2015 as the Regional Director for Clinical Documentation Improvement. At CHS he was responsible for physician, CDI and coding education for 31 hospitals in 4 four states with a staff of 40.

During his career, Dr. Shakoor served as project manager with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital where he was responsible for service line development projects, computerized physician order entry, case coordinator and denials management. He also developed and led the clinical documentation program there. In 2013 Dr. Shakoor was promoted to corporate director of clinical documentation at Texas Health Resources, where he oversaw 30 employees at 14 facilities.

Dr. Shakoor earned his MBBS from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, which is equivalent to an MD in the U.S. He completed a master’s in Health Care Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, in Arlington, Texas. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Shakoor is a member of the Association for Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists and a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). He is a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) and is an AHIMA-certified ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer.

“Complete and accurate physician documentation that best communicates patient care and describes the patient’s story while painting the clinical picture with medical necessity, is the key for a robust and successful hospital revenue cycle. There is a strong need to harness powerful synergies in the revenue cycle through formation of strong partnerships.”

Tara

TARA ALDRIDGE

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE |

With 15 years of Accounting experience, Ms. Aldridge has significant experience in reporting and acquisition accounting within the healthcare industry. She serves in dual roles with Paramount Health Solutions and Spectrum Health Partners, LLC, helping the companies communicate and stay on track with financial goals.

Ms. Aldridge currently serves as VP of Finance for Paramount Health Solutions as well as VP of Finance with Spectrum Health Partners, LLC. She previously served as director of Financial Reporting with Quorum Health Corp. Ms. Aldridge was a financial reporting consultant as well as a financial reporting manager with Community Health Systems and was director of external financial reporting with Surgery Partners, LLC. She began her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young.

Ms. Aldridge earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting as well as a Master of Accountancy – Accounting and Audit, from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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