George Angrick, President and CEO
Mr. Angrick founded the Medidal Corporation in 2003 as a boutique software engineering company to develop “Software as a Service” (SaaS) applications. For more than 15 years he has focused development on web based applications and services.
Mr. Angrick invented Medidal’s FileScooter™, a ‘paper to data-extraction to storage’ process, that has turned paper encounter forms into millions of dollars for hospitals. Under his leadership, Medidal has been prominent in bringing the full set of EDI X12N HIPAA transactions to Medicaid systems across the United States. Medidal’s advanced “Payer Search” technology is used across the healthcare industry to find unidentified Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. He has patented devices and methods for remote processing and data extraction across the internet. Since its inception in 2003, Medidal has expanded its services to more than 44 states and has provided revenue cycle services to hundreds of hospitals helping millions of patients. Mr. Angrick was also key to identifying the institutional benefits of Medicare Part D.
In the early 1980’s Mr. Angrick founded Media Services, information services vendor to Allison/GM, RCA, Uniden, Roche, Dow Chemical, Alberto-Culver, and ITT. He developed projects such as the Operation Standards Manual for Steak & Shake Restaurant Group and technology documentation for secret military programs for the US Government. Mr. Angrick designed the Advanced Avionics Guidelines (A3G) Manual used by the Joint Chiefs to acquire major avionics assets such as aircraft carriers. He used his imaging expertise to aid in the development of second generation cruise missile guidance systems. For Allison Division of General Motors (Rolls Royce North America), he produced the first technology package for the V-22 Osprey, full-size coal-fired jet turbine train plans for China and co-generation power plant technology plans for Mongolia. In addition, he designed and produced sales materials used at the Paris Air Show, technology reports on the hydrogen fuel cell and various other projects for Allison/GM.
Mr. Angrick has won numerous awards for his photography. He was the Director of Imaging Services for Indiana University where he led the transfer of technology from film processing and photographic printing to digital photography, large-format image scanning and printing.
He has degrees in management, accounting, and statistical analysis from Indiana University.
Martin Malmin, CFO
Mr. Malmin is responsible for all of the Financial and Accounting activities of the Medidal Corporation as well as all Human Resource functions. He serves as strategic advisor to the CEO. Mr. Malmin also oversees the quality control processes and operational support from the Medidal Headquarters office in Waconia, Minnesota.
Served as Senior Finance Manager for manufacturer of video games with revenues of $60M on products marketed to major accounts including Wal-Mart, Target and Office Depot. Responsible for all aspects of financial management: AP/AR/GL, internal and external auditing, financial reporting and financial statements, annual budgeting and strategic planning. Oversaw HR functions from recruiting to performance appraisals. Managed write-offs and bad debts down to less than 1.5% of gross sales.
Served as Vice President of Finance and Administration. Responsible for financial functions including annual budgeting, projections, cash management, financial statements, AR, AP and GL. Coordinated auditing functions including internal controls and external work papers. Oversaw human resource functions from recruiting through performance reviews. Created inventory control and production scheduling system. Developed standard cost accounting system along with mechanized systems for accounting, invoicing, and sales history functions.
Served as Vice President of Finance for manufacturer of men’s sportswear with revenues of $45 million. Reported directly to President and CEO. Oversaw annual budget, AR, AP, GL, internal reporting, financial statements, and cash. Handled internal and external audits as well as financial projections. Responsible for HR activities including benefits administration and hiring through performance evaluations. Reduced 401k administrative costs by 50% and eliminated discrimination testing issues. Negotiated medical/dental insurance plans, reducing expenses by 50%. Negotiated new lease terms, saving 50% monthly. Lowered operating expenses by 20%.
John Hargrave, Executive Vice President
John Hargrave is responsible for developing and cascading the Medidal Corporation mission statement to the staff in order to align personnel with company goals. He implements Medidal’s strategic plans by prioritizing customer needs and employee resources, maintaining and monitoring staffing, expectations and motivation to fulfill organizational requirements.
Mr. Hargrave drives the contracting, statutory compliance, and proposal activities of Medidal and acts as a bridge between the sales effort and the engineering functions. He oversees all of the operations affecting production, testing, contracting and customer service. Mr. Hargrave has been an active promoter of Medidal and its partners at healthcare conferences and has secured endorsements for spinoff companies that Medidal has founded.
Mr. Hargrave has developed and maintained critical working relationships with the state Medicaid Management Information Systems and the federal Medicare Administrative Contractors. He has procured Medidal participation in the payer-driven X12 HIPAA transaction pilot programs, allowing Medidal to be the initial beta tester in many instances. He is an expert at negotiating with government contractors, meeting provider needs while maintaining compliance with CMS guidance and state/federal requirements.
Ramona Sandru, Operations Manager
Ms. Sandru currently manages Operations at the Chicago office of the Medidal Corporation. She is a specialist in Medicare Eligibility transaction processing and Medicare Inpatient Transfer auditing. Ms. Sandru’s responsibilities also include the management of transaction processing to recover unidentified Medicaid and Medicare pharmacy benefits as well as all claims processing for Medidal’s Pharmacy Operations. Ms. Sandru serves as the liaison between Medidal and the Medicare Administrative Contractors (Fiscal Intermediaries) to investigate discharge status issues for the company’s Transfer Recovery System.
Prior to joining Medidal, Ms. Sandru resided in Romania where she was employed as a nurse before attending university. After graduating from the University of European Studies she followed up with post-graduate studies for a Master of Human Resources degree. Ms. Sandru completed an internship at the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest at the Office of the Romanian Presidency, Ministry of Culture.
Ms. Sandru received her Masters Degree in International Studies and Political Science from Loyola University.
Andrew Behrens, Director, Medicare and Pharmacy Services
Mr. Behrens is responsible for the design, development and integration of all systems, software and databases for Medidal’s drgTRUST and scripTRUST services. He is an expert in the automation of Medicare electronic processing systems and interfaces as well as NCPDP real-time and batch pharmacy transaction processing. In addition, Mr. Behrens engineers installations and upgrades related to the infrastructure components of Medidal’s healthcare service delivery networks and security systems.
Pharmacy Revenue Cycle
Automated pre-processing of claims data to maximize reimbursement and minimize denials.
Stream-lined payer response handling and denial management.
Designed and developed granular re-mine techniques to maximize Medicaid reimbursement.
Created analytical reporting methodology for pharmacy claims data and drug utilization.
Developed real-time revenue cycle solution that integrates with legacy pharmacy systems.
Medicare Part D
Integrated Part D with Medicare Parts A/B/C eligibility searches from disparate sources.
Designed and developed multi-plan batch claims processing switch for non-technical users.
Medicare Parts A/B/C
Developed turn-key switch to automate universal EDI Medicare eligibility searches and claim statuses for non-technical users.
Automated Medidal’s Transfer Recovery System™ to find and correct Acute Care Transfer DRG underpayments.
Hardware Design and Fabrication
High-speed, high-volume transaction processing and database servers
Patent pending mobile document capture devices for medical and transportation applications
Jan Rohde, Director, Corporate Communications
Jan Rohde currently serves as Director of Corporate Communications for the Medidal Corporation. Ms. Rohde plays a vital role in implementing operational strategies and corporate policies while handling much of the communication and problem solving with payers and providers. She creates and maintains all Medidal marketing and training materials, the company operations manual and user manuals, as well as all technical documentation. She also handles Project Management for a significant number of Medidal clients.
In addition, Ms. Rohde collaborates with Medidal engineers and its strategic partners to develop new emerging healthcare services. She works closely with the engineering team to enhance Medidal’s flagship products, Provider Advantage Service™ and Transfer Recovery Service™, and leads the research and development of Medidal’s Government Audit Defense™ tools.
Ms. Rohde is an EDI subject matter expert, having acquired comprehensive Healthcare Information Technology experience, specifically as a Business Analyst solving complex technical issues in the areas of Medicaid and Medicare. She served as Lead EDI Analyst and Technical Support Team Leader for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Human Services where she worked on the development and testing of its EDI HIPAA transactions. She was responsible for disseminating EDI standards and programming knowledge to all of the nationally recognized healthcare vendors and healthcare providers. Ms. Rohde is a skilled presenter and has significant experience developing IT training courses.
Ms. Rohde has degrees in Business Marketing and Communications and in Electronic Data Systems.
Andrew Angrick, Chief Systems Architect
Andy Angrick is responsible for engineering all Medicaid connections for Medidal Corporation nationwide as well as Medidal’s web service applications. As a recognized expert in Internet development for over 15 years, Mr. Angrick pioneered internet-based travel reservation and credit reporting and developed turnkey web-based OCR workflows to read unstructured documents, including a patented device to capture document images and send them to the Medidal transaction processing cloud. In 2000 he founded cgiscript.net, a marketplace that sells script libraries and business applications to professional web developers. He has contributed to technical books such as 'Using HTML,' 'Using Perl,' 'Using CGI,' 'Microsoft Guide to ActiveX Programming.' Mr. Angrick’s software has been implemented in tens of thousands of web sites worldwide.
2002 Developed patented Internet-delivered secure scan-to-archive technology (currently referred to as Cloud-based).
2003 Invented proprietary process to extract data from paper for automatic entry into web-based coding and billing systems.
Created web-based automated billing and coding workflow for large safety net hospital systems.
2004 Automated internet-based high-volume (real-time and batch) Medicaid eligibility cascades with granular re-mines.
Developed web-based (currently referred to as Cloud-based) Electronic Health Record technology.
Automated batch duplex claim status transactions with government payers.
Collaborated with Illinois Medicaid to develop high-speed, high-volume batch internet processing for EDI transactions.
2005 Developed browser-based registration with digital imaging and biometric identification.
2008 Developed turn-key switch to automate multi-payer EDI eligibility and claim status batches for non-technical users.
Collaborated with multiple state and federal payers to help them develop and test their EDI HIPAA transactions.
2009 Created cloud-based applications to share data, work queues, and reports between healthcare providers and vendors.
Created cloud-based black box to auto-run robust payer searches on claims sent to early-out vendors from Epic systems.
2011 Collaborated with certified HIPAA-compliant data centers to develop affordable PACS Server-to-Cloud image storage solution.
Claudia Forrest, Consultant
Claudia Forrest serves as the Healthcare Revenue Cycle expert for Medidal Corporation. Ms. Forrest has thirty-five years of progressive experience in healthcare program planning, implementation, operations, management and administration for providers and payers across the country. She has worked with more than forty health plans, health systems, IDNs both non-profit and for profit , and has coordinated major structural transitions. Ms. Forrest also served as federal qualification reviewer and committee member for HCFA(CMS), conference presenter and panel moderator for national and regional healthcare conferences.
Prior to joining Medidal, Ms. Forrest served as Senior Vice President with ESI Healthcare Business Solutions, with a focus dedicated to governmental programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIPs, and Medicare Part D. She has worked directly with the leadership of many nationally known healthcare organizations including: Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago; Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, Atlanta; Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix; and Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas. As a result of Ms. Forrest’s leadership and project management several public safety-net healthcare organizations have realized well over $500 Million in additional revenue and/or reduced operating expenses.
Ms. Forrest provided managed care consulting services to both provider and payer sponsored health plans across the country. Services ranged from development, assessment, reorganization, implementation to operational turn-key projects. Her managed care expertise grew from non-profit, community sponsored HMOs for which she coordinated the transition of the HMO from membership to stock corporation and purchase by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan. Ms. Forrest has also served as a corporate officer for Blue Care Network-Health Central, an HMO network serving Michigan.
Anita Grimmer, CTO
Ms. Grimmer was instrumental in founding Medidal Corporation in 2003 and led its research and development team in creating products and services for Medidal’s pfsTRUST, drgTRUST and scripTRUST service lines. She also co-founded several spin-off companies to replicate and market Medidal technology, including its Payer Search and Post-Acute Transfer technologies as well as its Insurance Contract Compliance Calculator. In the early 1990’s, she engineered protocol handlers and device drivers to translate between proprietary diagnostic imaging modalities, networks, hardware and the evolving DICOM-compliant imaging systems. As a consulting embedded systems engineer, she implemented her solutions for Hitachi Medical, Philips Medical, Siemens Medical, and GE Medical.
Prior to Medidal, Ms. Grimmer directed information technology systems for Smith & Nephew Rehabilitation and its manufacturing facilities, warehousing and distribution center, and catalog call center. She managed telecommunication systems and contracts, WAN and LAN networks and infrastructure, and open business systems for sites in the USA, UK, and France and for regional sales teams.
As a custom controls integration engineer, Ms. Grimmer architected a system for Harley-Davidson using RFID, soft PLCs, and remote I/O to control assembly, timing, JIT inventory, machine tools, and vision systems, to collect QC data, to manage production lines remotely, and to integrate with business systems. She engineered robotic vision systems for Tower International to monitor robotic production lines, train robots, and control digital and analog I/O. Ms. Grimmer created ActiveX controls to interface with robots and remote I/O for use by other engineers to integrate into CT tube manufacturing units for GE Medical and developed web applications for GE to control CT tube testing units in Mexico, Asia, India, and Europe from sites in the USA.
In the warehousing sector, Ms. Grimmer engineered UNIX-based driver and human-machine interfaces to communicate between hardware devices (RF barcode scanners, conveyors, carousels) and complex warehouse management systems. She developed tiered Windows-based scalable servers and RF clients including a complete warehouse system to manage inventory, scheduling, and shipping for P&H overhead crane manufacturing and an automated conveyor system for Trane to route after-market parts distribution and integrate container shipments with its warehouse management system.
Ms. Grimmer has degrees in mathematics and engineering.