WE ARE EA HEALTH

WE ARE
EA HEALTH

EA Health was founded in San Diego in 1992 to address the challenges faced by hospital emergency departments in maintaining participation in specialty call panels. After two decades of providing our innovative call compensation solutions nationwide, EA expanded to offer revenue cycle management services to emergency medicine providers, multi-specialty medical groups, private practice physicians, and telemedicine providers. Our offerings now include a comprehensive array of provider compensation and reimbursement solutions complemented by our advanced health information technology.

At EA Health, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality healthcare. Expanding that access starts with fair and timely compensation of high-quality providers. When providers are paid fairly, they’re empowered to care for more patients. At EA Health, we’re improving healthcare by empowering providers.

OUR VISION

A world where every healthcare provider is fairly compensated for the lifesaving care they provide.

OUR MISSION

To optimize the reimbursement of healthcare providers through integrated solutions, expert insight, and advanced technology.

OUR VALUES

PASSION

We are inspired by purpose, fueled by dedication, and driven by our mission.

COLLABORATION

We overcome challenges through partnership and enjoy success as a team.

INNOVATION

We devise bold and unconventional solutions to conventional problems.

TRANSPARENCY

We are open and honest, committed to full disclosure and shared information.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We are responsible for our actions and embrace their consequences, good or bad.

INTEGRITY

We are committed to doing the right thing regardless of cost or consequence.

LEADERSHIP

EA Health’s leadership team is united by passion and purpose. Each member shares our vision of a world where healthcare providers are fairly compensated for the lifesaving care they provide.

Arthur L. Gruen, MD

Chief Executive Officer

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Arthur L. Gruen, MD

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of EA Health, Dr. Arthur L. Gruen is committed to empowering healthcare providers. Dr. Gruen has dedicated his career to ensuring that physicians are fairly compensated for the lifesaving care they provide. Dr. Gruen also currently serves as the Executive Medical Director of Emergency Services at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. He is the Executive Physician Advisor for AMN Healthcare, and a member of the Qualcomm Life Advisory Council. A graduate of Harvard University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Gruen completed his clinical training in emergency medicine at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

Chris Burns

President

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Chris Burns

President

Since joining EA Health in 2014, Chris Burns has revitalized the organization with an invaluable mix of expertise, purpose, and passion. A seasoned healthcare industry executive, Chris previously founded and served as President of Practice Development Strategies (PDS) for more than 25 years. Under his leadership, PDS grew to become one of the largest and most well-respected medical practice management companies in the region. Prior to establishing PDS, Chris was a founding partner of The Camden Group, one of the nation’s premier management and consulting firms providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry.

Kevin Derrick

Senior Vice President

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Kevin Derrick

Senior Vice President

Kevin Derrick leads EA Health’s strategic IT initiatives and integration efforts with our corporate partners and national accounts. Kevin is the principal architect of the organization’s proprietary call compensation infrastructure. He serves as a Co-Compliance Officer, our Security Officer, and is a co-founder of EA TeleHealth, an organization dedicated to advancing the business of telemedicine. Before joining EA Health as CIO in 2006, Kevin began his career in healthcare in 2000 when he co-founded and served as President and CTO of LeonardoMD, a provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record, and revenue cycle management software.

David Goodman

Vice President of Human Resources

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David Goodman

Vice President of Human Resources

David Goodman has served as Vice President of Human Resources at EA Health since 2007. He believes that the Human Resources position is one of the best jobs in America and feels privileged to have the opportunity to help people succeed in life. David has over 25 years of experience in human resources, organizational performance management, and human resource information systems. His prior positions were in operations, customer relations, and systems training. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is certified SHRM HR Professional.

Rose Moraleja

Revenue Cycle Director

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Rose Moraleja

Revenue Cycle Director

Rose Moraleja has healthcare experience stretching back 25 years. She has worked for large health systems including UCSD and Scripps Health, as well as a variety of multi-specialty clinics throughout San Diego. Rose’s diverse background includes work as a clinic administrator, billing/revenue manager, claims adjudicator, contracting and credentialing specialist, provider and patient relations representative, authorization coordinator, appointment scheduler, and medical assistant. Her extensive knowledge encompasses legal, regulatory, and compliance issues, as well as provider reimbursement methodologies.

Edyta Rezler, CPCS

Provider Enrollment and Credentialing Manager

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Edyta Rezler, CPCS

Provider Enrollment and Credentialing Manager

An integral part of the EA Health team since 2009, Edyta’s expertise includes billing, multi-state provider enrollment for government and commercial payers, credentialing, medical staff functions, and EDI enrollment. In addition, she has over 20 years of experience in customer service and teaching. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Canada before completing her Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist training in San Diego. Edyta is a member in good standing with the National Association Medical Staff Services and California Association Medical Staff Services.

Michelle Curtis

Controller

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Michelle Curtis

Controller

Michelle joined the EA Health team in 2012 as a staff accountant. She became the lead staff accountant after her first year with EA Health, was promoted to Assistant Controller in 2015, and then Controller in 2016. She now leads EA Health’s Finance Department and is responsible for the company’s cash management and monthly financial reporting, as well as the oversight of a team of staff accountants. Michelle attended the School of Business Administration at San Diego State University, where she earned her B.S. in Accounting in 2008.

OUR CLIENTS

116

ON-CALL
CLIENTS

82

BILLING/SUPPORT
CLIENTS

56

TELEMEDICINE
CLIENTS

  • CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    EA Health has provided excellent service to Scripps Health for many years. As the physician advisor to Scripps Mercy Hospital’s EA program, I rely heavily on the extreme detail and accuracy of their data, the timeliness of their response to questions, and their personal involvement in helping to solve many of our physician back-up issues.
    Davis Cracroft, MD, FACEP
    Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Scripps Mercy Hospital
  • CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    EA Health has given us a stable compensation platform for our medical staff responsible for emergency coverage across a wide variety of specialties. As a public hospital, our mission requires us to provide specialty coverage for our Emergency Department. EA Health is the tool that gives our physicians the assurance that we value their service.
    R. Stephen Taylor, MD, MBA
    Chief Medical Operations Officer, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
  • CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    EA Health’s customer service for our providers and facility is the best in the business! Everyone we work with at EA Health values responsiveness, resolution, and supporting care providers at all levels. I know they do because their employees demonstrate it with quality and consistency across time.
    Debra Harris, MA, RHIA
    Director of Health Information Management, Salem Hospital
  • CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    Partnering with EA Health has enabled us to continue to provide essential care to all patients while ensuring that we have the Emergency Department specialty physicians to meet their needs. Due in large part to programs like EA, we’re able to maintain strong partnerships with our physicians despite the many challenges of a volatile healthcare environment.
    Tim Hogan, FACHE
    Regional Hospital President, Meridian Health System
  • CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    Having EA at our hospital enables our group to focus completely on patient care, knowing that we are fairly compensated for our time and effort. Equally important is the panel of on-call specialists with whom we can consult without worrying about a patient’s insurance status. EA benefits our physicians, our hospital, and our patients.
    Davies Wong, MD, FCCP
    President, Chest Medicine & Critical Care Medical Group, Inc.
  • CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    EA provides excellent service – not only financially, but also with robust, timely, and clear reports that help us improve our metrics and operations. From real-time deficiency notices to monthly reports drilled down to the RVU level, we now have billing and collections knowledge at our fingertips at all times. Our EA representatives are always responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful.
    Ted Chan, MD
    Chair of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego Health System

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