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John W. McDaniel, MHA

President & Chief Executive Officer

John W. McDaniel is President and Chief Executive Officer of Peak Performance Physicians, LLC. From its New Orleans, Louisiana base, the firm has exhibited impressive growth as evidenced by its nationwide clientele and a strong reputation in the physician practice management industry.

In addition to its work with hospitals and physicians across the United States, Peak Performance Physicians, LLC presents educational workshops, publishes a healthcare newsletter and offers an Administrative Residency in Medical Practice Management for Tulane University School of Health Systems Management for future healthcare executives, offers an internship in Medical Coding through the University of New Orleans and offers an Administrative Residency through the Healthcare Management Program of the University of Alabama. Mr. McDaniel is a contributing author and a member of the Editorial Board to Physician Practice Options, a monthly physician practice newsletter with a distribution of 200,000 physicians and also serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Physician’s Compliance Alert.

Furthermore, Peak Performance Physicians, LLC is the only physician practice management organization fully endorsed by several state hospital associations and other various medical organizations throughout the United States. Peak Performance Physicians, LLC is also an endorsed company by the American Academy of Family Medicine.

In addition to overseeing the development and growth of Peak Performance Physicians, LLC since 1989, Mr. McDaniel also has fifteen years experience in hospital administration in having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of healthcare systems in North Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana. He earned a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from George Washington University and was selected as their 1985 Alumni of The Year In Health Services Administration. Mr. McDaniel has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Business Review and has made numerous presentations to industry and professional associations affiliated with the health care industry. He is also co-author of the book, Disaster Planning for the Clinical Practice.

Michael W. (Bill) Carbrey

MHA, ACHE, CMC

Michael W. Carbrey is Executive Vice President - Mr. Carbrey has over 30 years healthcare experience in a variety of roles including Hospital Administration, Contract Management, Healthcare Consulting, Practice Mangement and Acquistions. His experience in Physician Management extends back to 1984 when the hospital that he was running purchased seven physician practices.

He has developed web sites for physican groups and started the first physician practice management portal VPMcom.com. Established in the infancy of the internet it boasted the largest physician usage in 1996 and 1997. It was during this time period that Mr. Carbrey established a physican practice management consulting company, Carbrey & Associates, Inc., and established a national referral base for management consulting.

Mr. Carbrey joined the Administrative Team at South Texas Health System, wherein he oversaw the Physician Management and Development portions of the system. In this role he also oversaw physician recruitment for the five facility system. The system established a Physician Practice Organization (501a) and purchased and managed a 13 man, $52 million dollar cardiology practice; Mr. Carbrey was the president of that organization.

Recently, Mr. Carbrey rejoined Peak Performance Physicians, LLC, a national physician practice and hospital consulting company. Peak Performance Physicians consults with Hospitals on Physician Integration, and Physicians on Medical Practice Improvement.

Mr. Carbrey has been published in Health Care Journals, and has been a guest lecturer at the Family Practice Residency Program in McAllen, TX, teaching practice management tools to the residents and faculty. Additionally, he is listed as a guest lecturer and consultant for the Texas Medical Association. Mr. Carbrey served as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy, and was honorably discharged.


Rhonda Picou

RN, MSN, CPC

Rhonda Picou is Vice President - Physician Compliance for Peak Performance Physicians, LLC.  Ms. Picou is a registered nurse who received her BSN at the University of Florida and Master's Degree from the University of Texas.

Ms. Picou's focus involves working with physicians and medical practices in assessing their coding utilization, performing chart audits as well as providing the important steps regarding physician and staff education.  Ms. Picou's focus also involves assistance with respect to Managed Care Contracting, Corporate Compliance Plans and Medical Practice Compliance Programs.


Gini Fellows

RN, BS, MBA

Gini Fellows is a registered nurse who received her RN degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a MBA from William Carey College.  Gini is also a certified addictions counselor.

Ms. Fellows has fifteen years experience working in hospitals as a nurse and department director.  During her hospital employment, she has developed and implemented, practice improvement programs and worked with managed care companies. In addition to managing physician practices, she has specialized expertise in setting up physician practices and will be responsible for the implementation of our Physician Practice Start-up System. 

 

Rebecca Fontana, CPC

Coding/Compliance Specialist

Rebecca Fontana is a Coding/Compliance Specialist. She is a certified professional coder through AAPC and has over 14 years experience with inpatient and outpatient coding, including multi-specialty surgical coding, billing, collections and auditing. Ms. Fontana’s focus involves working with physicians and medical practices in assessing their coding utilization, performing chart audits as well as providing coding education for physicians and staff. Ms. Fontana’s focus also involves assistance with respect to managed care contracting and medical practice compliance program.

Chance McDaniel

Director of Client Development

Chance McDaniel is Director of Client Development for Peak Performance Physicians, LLC. Mr. McDaniel is responsible for assisting physicians with their new medical practices from inception. He also serves as Managing Partner of RepMD, which represents physicians looking for practice opportunities with both hospitals and private medical practices within specific geographic areas.

Mr. McDaniel received his B.A. in Telecommunication and Film from the University of Alabama.

Kristen Scuderi

Financial Analyst

Ms. Scuderi's duties at Peak Performance Physicians, LLC include financial analyses involving financial data and interpretation of operational statistics for the medical profession as well as handling internal accounting and day- to- day operations. In addition, training clients in regard to their accounting software system including payroll/bank reconciliations/payables and implementing internal controls and personnel policies and procedures. She has extensive experience in reviewing analyses of financial information along with coding data and methods of improving income to boost profits and prevent audits. She strives to provide superior value by providing personal attention and insightful advice to enable clients to make informed decisions to improve practice operations. Through her 13 years with Peak Performance Physicians, LLC, Ms. Scuderi has shown consistent and proven ethical behavior driven solely by what is best for Peak clients while safeguarding all sensitive information of both the clients and company.