PLANTE MORAN AND ROLF CONSULTING WILL COLLABORATE TO SERVE LONG-TERM CARE AND SENIOR LIVING ORGANIZATIONS IN MICHIGAN AND OHIO

August 12, 2014 — Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and consulting firms, and Rolf Consulting, affiliated with Lansing, Mich. and Cleveland, Ohio based healthcare law firm Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP, have formed a collaborative relationship to serve their long-term care and senior living clients in Michigan and Ohio.
Effective immediately, the two firms’ healthcare industry experts will work together to provide a full range of clinical consulting services based on each firm’s unique core competencies:

Rolf Consulting will provide regulatory enforcement and corporate compliance services, including:
• Compliance programs
• Assistance with certification for Medicare and Medicaid
• Mock surveys
• Plans of correction and informal dispute resolution (IDR)
• Minimum Data Set (MDS) training and accuracy reviews
• Onsite and webinar trainings related to survey and reimbursement compliance
• Medicare and other billing/compliance reviews
• Assistance with appeals of governmental audit findings

Plante Moran will assist providers with strategies to improve operational efficiency and financial performance, including:
• Medicaid and Medicare case mix and RUG optimization
• DON mentoring, staffing analysis and operational reviews
• Assistance with quality and outcome tools and measures, including CMS Five-Star quality ratings and INTERACT
• Clinical redesign to support managed care models

Clients will experience a seamless service model and will continue to access services through their existing Plante Moran or Rolf relationship contacts.
The clinical consulting teams are comprised of:
Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, Principal, Plante Moran
Jane has been involved with the long-term care industry for more than 38 years serving as a director of nursing, a clinical specialist and a nurse consultant. She has a master’s degree in nursing and is a Resident Assessment Coordinator Certified and a Master Teacher through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination.

Mary Poplstein, RN, Healthcare Consultant, Rolf Consulting
Mary started her career as an acute care nurse, and has worked in long-term care for over 15 years. She has served varied roles, including a Director of Nursing for a not-for profit facility, a Regional Director of Clinical Services for a large national organization and as a consultant. Her experience equips her to provide regulatory and compliance insight to a wide variety of senior living and post-acute providers.

Brenda Sowash, MDS RAC-CT, BSN, RN, Healthcare Consultant, Rolf Consulting
Brenda has worked in the long-term care profession for over 28 years serving as Director of Nursing, administrator and consultant. Brenda’s experiences as a facility leader and multi-state consultant give her a unique perspective about the ever changing healthcare environment.

Judy Vogel, RN, Associate, Plante Moran
Judy has more than 36 years of nursing experience in long-term care. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was the director of nursing for 18 years in a large highly skilled facility in the Cincinnati area. Judy has developed and presented educational programs regarding certification compliance and clinical issues to long-term care providers, including all members of the interdisciplinary team.

About Plante Moran
Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in many industries, with health care being among its largest client base. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work. For more information, visit plantemoran.com.

About Rolf Consulting
Rolf Consulting is a specialized consulting entity that offers clinical and compliance services to long-term care, post-acute and senior living providers. From its offices in Ohio and Michigan, it serves clients across those two states and throughout the Midwest. Rolf Consulting is affiliated with Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP, which has dedicated its legal practice to the representation of healthcare providers since the mid-1980s. For more information, visit www.RolfConsulting.com.