PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quick Med Claims (“QMC”), a leading provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management (“RCM”) services to the emergency medical transport (“EMS”) industry, today announced it has appointed current COO Scott Powell as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1.
Mr. Powell will succeed QMC Co-Founder Michael Lewis, who will remain with the Company in the position of Executive Chairman. Mr. Lewis has served as QMC’s President and CEO since he founded the Company in 1991. He will remain actively involved with the company, with a particular focus on supporting the Executive team on strategic growth initiatives in his new position.
Mr. Powell has been serving as the company’s Chief Operating Officer since December 2015. He joined QMC in 2015, bringing nearly thirty years of experience in the healthcare payor industry, having worked previously at Prudential and UnitedHealthcare. During his career, Mr. Powell has led major efforts in automation and process standardization in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial businesses.
“It has been an incredible honor to serve as the CEO of QMC since I co-founded the company in 1991. I am humbled by everything our team has accomplished together,” said Lewis. “Following the investment from PWP Growth Equity in October 2018, QMC is increasing its focus on organic and inorganic growth. These leadership changes will support the company’s strategic growth priorities and we believe Scott is well suited to lead the company through its next phase. After a long tenure as CEO, I’m excited to take on a new challenge within the company and look forward to continuing to provide strategic oversight and direction.”
“It has been an honor to work with and learn from Michael these past few years,” said Powell. “He has built this company into the partner of choice for EMS providers and we are all thrilled that he will remain close to the leadership team as Executive Chairman. I am grateful to the Board for this opportunity and excited to lead our company through its next stage of evolution. By investing in our people and systems, we will be able to enhance our already leading service offerings to clients. We look forward to providing our services to new clients as we expand into additional markets.”
In addition, the Company also announced that Kandi Sigona is returning to QMC as Chief Operating Officer from Urban Energy Funds, where she served as Investor Relations Manager. In her new position, Ms. Sigona will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the company and supporting Mr. Powell in his new role. Prior to Urban Energy Funds, Ms. Sigona worked at QMC in a Strategic Planning and Development role and previously at UnitedHealthcare as an SAE Analyst after nearly twenty years at EDGE Tech Corp. She brings to the role a strong background in strategic planning and execution, marketing and brand management, and staff development.
About Quick Med Claims
Quick Med Claims, LLC is a Pittsburgh-based revenue cycle management firm providing billing and reimbursement services to the emergency medical transportation industry since 1991. QMC has operations in 38 states and offices in Missouri, Maryland, Connecticut and Texas. For more information, visit www.quickmedclaims.com.