The name change leverages the strength and longstanding reputation of the Yeo & Yeo name, reflects the broader range of professional services the company offers and aligns the affiliate under a single Yeo & Yeo brand name. The name change will create a unified name for all three of the firm’s affiliates: Yeo & Yeo Medical Billing & Consulting, Yeo & Yeo Technology, and Yeo & Yeo Financial Services. The new doing business as name is effective immediately and will be implemented throughout the calendar year 2017.
Announced in conjunction with the name change, Julia M. Lowe, CPC, former president of Affiliated Medical Billing, retired from the company after 19 years of providing medical billing and consulting services for physicians and healthcare organizations, and more than 40 years dedicated to serving the healthcare profession. Under Lowe’s leadership, Yeo & Yeo’s medical billing affiliate started as a two-person team and grew to a highly successful organization with 18 professionals.
Kati Krueger was named president of Yeo & Yeo Medical Billing & Consulting effective May 1, 2017. She has an extensive background with the medical billing affiliate, having joined the company in 2002. Krueger held the position of billing manager and also served as marketing manager for nearly five years, overseeing client relations and business development opportunities. She has more than ten years’ experience in medical billing and revenue cycle management, helping physicians and group practices throughout Michigan to be efficient and compliant. She has served as vice president since August 2016. Krueger is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University.
“During the past year, Yeo & Yeo CPAs implemented Lean Six Sigma methodologies that focus on greater efficiency and quality in our audit and tax practices – it is a process we refer to as YeoLEAN. Now, under Kati’s leadership, Yeo & Yeo Medical Billing & Consulting is employing the YeoLEAN concepts that have allowed our medical billing professionals to streamline processes and focus on greater value for our clients,” says Kimberlee Dahl, Director of Marketing for Yeo & Yeo.
“I am excited to lead the future advances at Yeo & Yeo Medical Billing & Consulting under its new name. Our YeoLEAN process improvements will be ongoing, and the process has already led to the implementation of new software capabilities and paperless technologies, more efficient insurance reimbursement processing, and timelier communication with our healthcare clients – all with the goal of helping them maximize their profitability,” adds Krueger.
Yeo & Yeo Medical Billing & Consulting will continue its mission to be a leading provider of medical billing and practice management consulting services for the healthcare industry, as it has since 1998.