Mr. Mertz is a vice president with The Camden Group and has 16 years of healthcare management experience. He has 13 years of experience in medical group development and management, assisting with physician practice operational improvement, practice acquisitions, and physician-hospital alignment. Mr. Mertz has managed private practices, hospital-affiliated practices, and academic physician practices. The Medical Group Management Association (“MGMA”) has identified practices under his management as “Best Performing.” He has also led revenue cycle and payer contract analysis and payment recovery for both hospitals and physician practices.
In addition to his physician practice expertise, Mr. Mertz led the development of a hospital customer relationship management system (“CRM”) that assists hospitals with optimizing physician relationships. His articles regarding physician/hospital alignment, methods for enhancing reimbursement, clinical integration strategies, physician compensation plan development, and patient satisfaction have appeared in MGMA’s Connexion, Health Financial Management, Journal of Medical Practice Management, Family Practice Management, Hospital & Health Network Daily, and other leading journals. Mr. Mertz is frequently invited to speak at regional and national healthcare conferences, and has been quoted in MGMA’s Connexion, Community Oncology, and other publications.
Prior to joining The Camden Group, Mr. Mertz was president of Health Check Incorporated, a national managed care auditing firm based in Florida. His previous positions include leading Med-Track, a physician relations software firm, and serving as vice president with The Horizon Group, a national healthcare consulting firm. He is a fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.