How to Fix the Emergency Department Revenue Problem Immediately


Historically, the Emergency Department (ED) has been the biggest revenue sinkhole for hospitals. However, the ED is also the area that can see the biggest gains in a short amount of time. So how can you change the ED revenue narrative and become the financial envy of the other departments within your hospital moving forward?

To find out – How to Fix the Emergency Department Revenue Problem Immediately. Featuring Tom Brekka, Jon Blake, and Ray Chase of VestaCare, we’ll examine the processes and technologies that hospitals can leverage right now to immediately accelerate revenue in the ED. Among other things, we will cover:

  • How to navigate EMTALA while securing patient financial responsibility
  • How to develop accurate estimates without bothering clinicians
  • How to engage the patients with mobile registration tools
  • How to secure 100% of the patient financial responsibility at time of service

We’ll end with a fast-paced Q&A. If your ED is financially underperforming, attend this webinar to learn how this problem can be fixed right now! We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: On Demand

Time: On Demand

Featuring: Tom Brekka, CEO, VestaCare & Ray Chase, Vice President National Accounts, VestaCare & Jon Blake, Regional Sales Director, Vesta Care

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Tom Brekka, CEO, VestaCare

Tom Brekka has thirty years’ experience leading and managing high tech companies serving the healthcare industry.  He has raised a combined $45 million in private and corporate investment capital across those companies. 

Having founded VestaCare in 1999, Mr. Brekka leads the business development and product innovation planning for the Company.   Mr. Brekka spearheaded the launch of VestaCare’s newest product, “VestaPay”, which is a Patient Payment Management solution helping hospitals avoid losses due to the major shift in revenue from Payor to Patients and to enable patients to better afford their healthcare.  

Mr. Brekka has spoken regularly at major healthcare conferences on the subjects of optimizing hospital financial performance through application of advanced technologies and people performance improvements.  This includes the Beckers Healthcare Conferences, Q1 Healthcare and Healthcare Payments Innovations. 

Ray Chase, Vice President National Accounts, VestaCare

Ray has over 25 years of revenue cycle experience and is a recognized subject matter expert.  He comes to VestaCare after his recent engagement with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).   At CHI Ray served as the VP of Revenue Cycle where he had operational oversight over 9 of the 16 hospitals in the Texas Division of CHI.  Prior to CHI, Ray managed the Revenue Cycle functions for three years at the Seha’s Al Ain hospital in Abu Dhabi.  Ray led this hospital to become the best financially performing facility of all hospitals in the city of Ai Ain. 

Ray’s primary goal at VestaCare is to use his expert knowledge of the revenue cycle to help VestaCare’s hospital clients build a reputation for providing affordable healthcare to their patients while increasing the financial standing for their organization. 

Jon Blake, Regional Sales Director, Vesta Care

Jon Blake has 30+ years working in healthcare; specifically, supporting and selling Health Information Systems and EDI solutions within the hospital market. Jon is the Regional Sales Director with VestaCare, a leading provider of Mobile Technology Solutions for hospitals which help to streamline the intake process, optimize staff utilization, and secure the outstanding patient liability.  

Having spent his entire professional career within the healthcare market, Jon has focused on delivering solutions to facilitate Payer/Provider exchange. His goal has always been to represent seamless solutions to benefit healthcare delivery while keeping focus on delivering tools to reduce administrative costs and improve the financial position of the end customer.  

Jon earned a BBA with a focus on Finance from University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.