Richard L. Tamburello
Richard has over 35 years of extensive account receivables management experience in healthcare, banking and finance. His expertise is in the formulation and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies for increasing cash flow and improving the client’s overall profitability through revenue optimization, automation and training. Richard gained much of his management and financial skills at major banking and other financial institutions, and as owner/manager of medical billing and collection management companies. Richard has also conducted seminars and workshops focusing on effective communication techniques for securing payments from insurance providers, patients and other third party payers. He has also consulted and developed policies on protecting account receivables.
Richard founded United Recovery Service, Inc. in 1993, after serving as President/Managing Director of Universal Healthcare Management Group, a professional services organization providing reimbursement management services, medical billing, consulting and temporary and permanent staffing solutions to healthcare providers. Before founding UHCMG, Richard organized a debt collection company in 1982 where he served as CEO for eight years. The company was responsible for collections of more than 10 hospitals, numerous doctors and physicians group practices and over 70 businesses. Richard’s responsibilities included managing 45 employees, operations, formulating strategic planning initiatives and implementing marketing policies.
Richard’s specific accomplishments include directing large-scale insurance follow-up reimbursement projects at Sinai Faculty Practice, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Southeast Emergency Physicians, Harbor Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Potomac Emergency Physicians and many other healthcare providers. He also developed and implemented debt collection management strategies for over 150 diversified commercial and retail clients. Richard held the position of Cost Center Manager at Maryland National Bank where he was directly responsible for over 380,000 credit cardholders and a staff of 25 supervisors and collection personnel.
Richard received his BS/BA degree from American University in 1976. He has assisted with coaching of JV/Varsity Lacrosse teams at Fauquier High School. He also has been very active in Fauquier County youth sports were he served as head coach for six years and Treasurer for two years. He is also an active member of various senior financial executives associations.