Above Water Consultants is a healthcare focused consulting company serving the greater Detroit area and southeast Michigan. We work with local hospitals, surgery centers, and primary care physician offices to help them reach full regulatory compliance and optimal revenue cycle management.
With 53 years of healthcare experience, we are skilled in healthcare strategy development with a focus on finances and clinical operations. We are well positioned to enhance a physician practice or facility’s ability to maximize profitability and marketability. Above Water Consultants has a proven track record in:
- assisting clients achieve compliance validation with any conditions of reimbursement for certain insurers or other payers
- demonstrating a commitment to excellence in quality
- accountability and patient safety
- establishing or increasing competitive advantage
- improving risk management and risk reduction
- providing a framework for creating organizational structure and management
- minimizing liability insurance costs
- improving customer satisfaction ratings
- supporting continuous quality improvement efforts
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to increase access to healthcare by improving efficiencies and allowing our customers to focus on their core competency: patient care.
We improve healthcare providers’ ability to deliver services through optimal, proven processes in revenue cycle management, regulatory compliance, and operations. We increase cash flow, reduce operational costs, and minimize compliance gaps.
We believe knowledge is the power that provides our clients a competitive edge. We share that knowledge through education, sustained compliance monitoring tools, and processes.
Leading healthcare providers to full regulatory compliance and optimal revenue cycle management to eliminate distractions from their main focus: patient care.
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“Allison is an incredibly talented and professional consultant. She is thorough, methodical, and does not leave any stone unturned. Her knowledge of the Joint Commission EPs, CMS COPs, OSHA and infection control is impeccable. Without Allison’s guidance our company’s accreditation was at jeopardy; she quickly turned that around with excellent guidance and leadership!”
Rebecca Aaron, CNO Insight Surgical Hospital
“Allison has demonstrated that she takes a personal approach to any and all projects that she participates in. She has proven the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize appropriately, problem solve, and maintains high standards. Allison is the ultimate team player and is a true pleasure to work with.”
Clarence Sevillian, President and CEO, McLaren Bay Region
“I would describe the skills of Above Water Consultants as PEEP! They are Professional, Efficient, Energetic & Personable. They have the leadership combination of clinical & financial expertise that is rarely found. Don’t make the mistake & miss out on this well prepared Team!”
Barry Cullen | CEO
“Jeff is an extremely intelligent individual with sound business principles and keen marketing awareness. With tremendous leadership skills and vision, Jeff was able to successfully lead an operations team through many successful technology refreshes and migrations. Jeff’s is a leader by example and was a pleasure to work with.”
“Jeff Poulsen and Allison Brauer worked for me as CFO and CNO respectfully at Michigan Surgical Hospital for over 3 years. Jeff’s business acumen and detailed oriented mindset as it relates to finance and revenue cycle allowed us to be very successful given the tough reimbursement environment that we were in. His relationship with our surgeons created growth and his eye on cost containment created a profitable situation for our hospital. As CNO, Allison Brauer was responsibility for all clinical aspects of the hospital. Allison ensured that her team was survey ready every day, which created a safe and pleasant environment for our patients. During the time that I had oversight of the hospital, Allison led the hospital through a very successful Joint Commission survey. I would recommend both of these individuals in their respective areas as they complement each other in order to create a successful business within the healthcare space.”
Fran Socash | SVP Operations