Grassi Healthcare

Healthcare Business Transformation

In the current accountable-care healthcare environment, medical providers and healthcare organizations are transitioning from a transactional fee-for-service business model, to a value-based payment model. GHA has a team of consulting professionals to assist clients in navigating this transition.


EAlert: Important Updates in BH and Telehealth

Important Updates in the 2018 CMS Final Rule for Physician and Behavioral Health Services! IMPORTANT UPDATE #1:The Rule Shows Improvement of Payment Rates for Non-facility and Office-based Behavioral Health Services. CMS is in the process of finalizing an improvement in the way Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rates are set that will positively impact office-based behavioral health services.


EAlert: NYS Health Care Facility Transformation


Grassi & Co. Launches New Affiliate, Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC (GHA)<


More Bundles of Opportunity and Risk—Are You Ready? by Joseph Tomaino

CMS released proposed rules for expansion of the bundled payment program for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.  This expands the current Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program implemented in 67 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) across the country.


Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health-What Providers Fear Most  by Joseph Tomaino

The focus on value-based care and the associated initiatives that support it (accountable care, managed care, bundled payments, DSRIP, etc.) has forced providers to address the mind-body connection and its impact on utilization of health care resources. 

  •  Joseph Tomaino M.S., R.N.

    Joseph Tomaino M.S., R.N.

    Joseph Tomaino is the Chief Executive Officer of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC and has over 30 years of healthcare management experience working in the not-for-profit, for-profit and government-sponsored segments.

  •  Stephanie Fiedler CPC, ACS-EM

    Stephanie Fiedler CPC, ACS-EM

    Stephanie Fiedler as Director of Revenue Advisory is an experienced professional with both operational and consulting experience in reimbursement and revenue cycle management, coding, compliance, regulatory issues and practice operations.

  •  Joseph Micara

    Joseph Micara

    As Director of Business Development at Grassi & Co., Joe Micara brings more than 20 years of experience in driving an organization’s business and increasing its revenue.

  •  Alicia Shickle AHFI, CHC, CPCO, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CRC

    Alicia Shickle AHFI, CHC, CPCO, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CRC

    Alicia Shickle is a senior manager for Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC, and leads the physician practice advisory team.