Maureen McCarthy , RN, BS, RAC-MT, QCP-MT , Maureen is the President of Celtic Consulting, LLC and the CEO and founder of Care Transitions, LLP; a care coordination service provider. McCarthy is also the creator of the MCCARTHY METHOD, a documentation improvement system for ADL coding.
She has been a registered nurse for 30 years with experience as an MDS Coordinator, director of nursing, rehab director and a Medicare biller. She is a recognized leader and expert in clinical reimbursement in the skilled nursing facility environment; She is currently the president for the Association of Long Term Care Financial Managers, is the Medicare & MDS 3.0 Advisor for Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities (CAHCF), and is an advisor to the J13 Medicare contractor National Government Services Provider Advisory Group. She is also an Editorial Advisor for HCPro, a national publication for post-acute care providers, as well as an advisor to the New York State Health Facilities Association on the Nursing Leadership Committee, as well as, the Payment for Services Group.
Maureen is dually certified in the resident assessment process by nationally recognized organizations and holds Master Teacher status with AANAC. She holds a degree in Business Management as well as a Nursing degree and served as an expert witness. In September of 2011, she released her first co-authored publication, THE LONG TERM CARE COMPLIANCE TOOLKIT, and is currently under contract for a second publication, ICD-10 Compliance Process Improvement and Maintenance for LTC, which was released June 2015, a third publication on Medicare Audits: A Survival Guide for SNF released October 2016 with a 4th publication on Using the 5-Star Technical Users Guide to improve outcomes due out in 2017. Maureen and her associates at Celtic Consulting regularly provide education and training on reimbursement, regulatory compliance, quality improvement, preferred provider networks and ICD-10 coding for SNFs, state affiliates and provider organizations.