Richard Krasner, MA, MHA
7151 Summer Tree Drive
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
(561) 603-1685, cell
Master’s In Health Administration (MHA) graduate with extensive Insurance business experience and academic training in Political Science and other Social Sciences, looking to transition into Health Care Policy.
• Strong financial, organizational, written and presentation skills.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Strong database management and quality assurance skills.
• Able to respond to complex questions from internal and external customers.
• Able to work independently; team player; self-motivated.
• MS Office, Windows.
Master’s in Health Administration, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Dec. 2011
Introduction to US Health Care Systems Organization Behavior in Healthcare
Health Care Mgmt. (elective) Topic: Healthcare Quality Health Law
Health Policy Healthcare Finance
Planning & Mktg. in Healthcare The 2010 Affordable Care Act (elective)
Research Methods for Healthcare Mgmt.
EnergySmart Hospitals: A Comparative Review
Banning Soda under the SNAP Program: A Policy Review
Legal Barriers to Implementing Int’l Providers into Medical Provider Networks for WC
PPACA: The End of Workers’ Compensation?
Medical Management Internship Paper
M.A., History, New York University, New York, New York
Concentration: American History
B.A., Liberal Arts, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
Concentrations: Political Science, History, Sociology/Afro-American Studies/Social Sciences/Humanities
Blogger, Transforming Workers’ Compensation blog, Boynton Beach, FL 2012 – Present
- Publishing articles to promote the implementation of medical tourism into Workers’ Compensation.
Risk Management Consulting Services, Boynton Beach, FL 2002 – 2010
For Strategic Outsourcing, Inc., a professional employment organization (PEO)
in Charlotte, NC with more than 830 clients and 33,000 assigned employees.
• Performed detailed risk and loss analysis on all lines of property & casualty coverage, with emphasis on workers’ compensation and general liability.
• Worked on the design and analysis to create internally or purchase an effective Risk Management Information System (RMIS).
For Environamics, Inc., a commercial construction company in Charlotte, NC.
• Worked with the Human Resources Manager and insurance broker to create fully developed losses in all lines of insurance and loss development factors.
• Developed the analysis to determine the best levels of self-insurance and deductibles. Created fully functional loss spreadsheets.
For the Fredrick C. Smith Clinic, one of the largest physician-owned medical clinics in
• Conducted detailed risk and loss analysis in their workers’ compensation program.
• Developed the criteria to use to select a third party claims administrator.
• Designed an effective strategy to reduce frequency and severity of workers’ compensation claims.
For Bonitz, Inc., a commercial construction company (sub-contractor) in Columbia, SC,with
over 1000 associates (employees), with 16 locations in 6 states, specializing in ceiling, drywall and flooring.
• Under supervision of Director of Human Resources, designed a more effective safety program with special emphasis on Workers’ Compensation claims and claims costs.
• Assisted in the set-up and implementation of claims database system (RMIS).
• Worked on wrap-up claims, policies and programs on an as needed basis.
Sr. Specialist/Data Mgmt., Aon Risk Services of TX, Inc., Houston, TX 2001 – 2002
• Responsible for processing internal/external client requests for data.
• Analyzed changes in clients’ Experience Modification Factors.
Risk Management Consultant, Dallas, TX 1995 – 2001
Various assignments in Texas and Florida in Risk Management, Claims Administration and Data
Data Analyst, Stirling Cooke, Dallas, TX
• Responsible for data integrity; data and system reconciliation; running claims and policy reports; running monthly loss runs; coordinating and compiling TPA claims data; responsible for month-end processing.
BPO Compliance Analyst, PMSC, Sarasota, FL
• Gathered, analyzed, defined and implemented requirements and procedures for electronic reporting of WC data.
• Documented data reporting requirements. Developed and executed test plans.
• Compiled, analyzed and verified WC exposure, premium and claims data for statistical bureau reporting.
• Tested and analyzed data reporting software. Coordinated resolution of programming issues with programmers.
Data Services Consultant, NCCI, Inc., Boca Raton, FL
• Analyzed, researched and resolved issues for all data types, requests and collection systems for all data reported to company.
• Responded to complex questions and data requests from internal and external customers.
• Researched and resolved carrier appeals to ensure equitable application of data reporting incentive programs.
• Participated in internal carrier visitations and end-user training.
Underwriting Data Analyst (Contract), Allstate, Boca Raton, FL
• Performed data analysis and data management tasks to support underwriting operations.
Claims Coding Supervisor, Reliance National Insurance Company, NY, NY
• Supervised work of coding staff. Assisted in testing of database software during
data conversion process from current database to new database.
Claims Administrator, Hamond & Regine Inc., Mineola, NY
• Managed and improved administration of Construction/Maintenance OCIP “wrap-up”
claims program (WC, GL, and Builders’ Risk) for retail insurance broker, resulting in improved operational and insurance program analysis.
• Created and generated Loss Control Analysis Reports, improving risk analysis and exposure identification.
• Interacted with Loss Control/Safety personnel to improve monitoring of claims and incidents. Reduced errors and omissions by more than 50%.
• Investigated, analyzed and coordinated correction of claims data discrepancies, saving client over $100,000 in additional premium.
• Conducted periodic claims file reviews and audits. Gathered and prepared claims data for renewal process.
No-Fault Claims Supervisor, American Colonial Insurance Company, NY, NY
• Administered Automobile No-Fault claims unit .
WC Claims Examiner, Greater New York Mutual Insurance Co., NY, NY
• Processed, investigated and paid WC & Disability claims.
Medical Tourism and Workers’ Compensation: What are the barriers? Medical Travel Today.com, PERSPECTIVES, published online on November 14, 2012.
Implementing international medical providers into the U.S. workers’ compensation system, Part 1, Insurance Thought Leadership.com, published online on November 12, 2012.
Implementing international medical providers into the U.S. workers’ compensation system, Part 2, Insurance Thought Leadership.com , published online on November 15, 2012.
Implementing international medical providers into the U.S. workers’ compensation system, Part 3, Insurance Thought Leadership.com, published online on November 28, 2012.
Implementing international medical providers into the U.S. workers’ compensation system, Part 4, Insurance Thought Leadership.com, published online on December 4, 2012.
Implementing international medical providers into the U.S. workers’ compensation system, Part 5, Insurance Thought Leadership.com, published online on December 14, 2012.
Implementing Medical Tourism into Worker’s Compensation, CASE STUDY, Medical Travel Today.com, published online on January 2, 2013.
The Stars Aligned: Mexico as a medical tourism destination for Mexican-born US workers under Workers’ Compensation, PERSPECTIVES, Medical Travel Today.com, published online on January 16, 2013.
Immigration Reform On The Horizon: What It Means For Medical Tourism And Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Thought Leadership.com, published online February 10, 2013.
Immigration Reform on the Horizon – What it Means for Medical Tourism and Workers’ Compensation, PERSPECTIVES, Medical Travel Today.com, published online February 13, 2013.
Spinal Fusion Outcomes in Washington State, PERSPECTIVES, Medical Travel Today.com, published online February 27, 2013.
Implementing international medical providers into the U.S. workers’ compensation system, Part 1, Costa Rica Medical Tourism, Inc. published online on March 2, 2013.
Employee vs. Employer Choice of Physician Revisited: Additional Commentary on How Best to Incorporate Medical Tourism into Workers’ Compensation, TBD Consulting.com, published online on March 4, 2013.
Rising Hospital Costs: What they mean for Workers’ Compensation and Medical Tourism, TBD Consulting.com, published online on March 13, 2013.
Legal Barriers to Implementing International Providers into Medical Provider Networks for Workers’ Compensation: A White Paper, WordPress.com, published online on March 15, 2013.
What I Learned at the 5th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, and Why It Matters to the Workers’ Compensation Industry, TBD Consulting.com, published online on March 20, 2013.
A ‘Case Study’ in Implementing Medical Tourism into Workers’ Compensation, TBD Consulting.com, published online on April 3, 2013.
What Can Medical Tourism Do about Pain Medication Abuse?, Medical Tourism Today.com, published online on April 5, 2013.
Medical Tourism and Workers Compensation: What are the Barriers?, TBD Consulting.com, published online on April 10, 2013.
Point/CounterPoint: A Virtual Dialogue on the Merits of Implementing Medical Tourism into Workers’ Compensation, Part 1, TBD Consulting.com, published online on April 17, 2013.
Point/CounterPoint: A Virtual Dialogue on the Merits of Implementing Medical Tourism into Workers’ Compensation, Part 2, TBD Consulting.com, published online on April 18, 2013.
Ensuring Patient Safety: Making Sure Medical Tourism Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is, Medical Sea.org, published online on April 22, 2012.
Ensuring Patient Safety: Making Sure Medical Tourism Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is, OPINION, Medical Travel Today.com, published online on April 24, 2013.
Ten Years On: Medical Tourism Industry a decade out, Medical Tourism Today. com, published online on May 24, 2013.
Healthcare Transparency, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com, published online on June 6, 2013.
Surgical Shenanigans: How Workers’ Compensation is being ripped off, Medicalsea.org, published online on June 24, 2013.
My Defense of Implementing Medical Tourism into Workers’ Compensation, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com, published online on July 8, 2013.
The Faith of My Conviction: Integrating Medical Tourism into Workers’ Compensation is Possible — and not a Pipe Dream, PERSPECTIVES, Medical Travel Today.com, published online on July, 17, 2013.
Surgical Shenanigans: How Workers’ Compensation is being ripped off, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com, published online on July 22, 2013.
On the Bright Side, Medicasea.org, published online on August 4, 2013. http://www.medicalsea.org/on-the-brightside/
And Now For Something Completely Different, Medicalsea.org, published online on August 9, 2013.
Founding Fathers and the ACA, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com, published online on August 26, 2013.
Lessons, Medicalsea.org, published online on August 28, 2013. http://www.medicalsea.org/lessons/
Far In Front of the Crowd, Medicalsea.org, published online on August 30, 2013.
Medical Tourism Industry a Decade from Now: Part 1, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com, published online on October 9, 2013.
Medical Tourism Industry a Decade from Now: Part 2 Outpatient Costs, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com, published online on October 16, 2013.
Medical Tourism Industry a Decade from Now: Part 3 Consolidation of US Hospitals, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com, published online on October 18, 2013.
“Have I Got A Deal For You?” — The Medical-Device Tax Shuffle and Medical Tourism, Medicalsea.org, published online on October 20, 2013.
Medical Tourism Industry a Decade from Now: Part 4 Cost to Employees, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com, published online on October 23, 2013.
Medical Tourism Industry a Decade from Now: Part 5 Immigration Reform, published online on October 25, 2013.
Medical Tourism Industry a Decade from Now: Part 6 Technology, published online on October 30, 2013.
Interview, SPOTLIGHT, Medical Travel Today.com, published online on October 31, 2013.
Ten Years On: One Person’s View of Where the Medical Tourism Industry Will be a Decade from Now, INDUSTRY NEWS, Medical Travel Today.com, published online on October 31, 2013.
Medical Tourism Industry a Decade from Now: Observations and Conclusion, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com,published online on November 1, 2013.
Cross-border Workers’ Compensation A Reality In California, Medicalsea.org, published online on December 3, 2013.
Knee Surgery in Costa Rica — A Less Expensive Alternative, Medicalsea.org, published online on December 31, 2013.
Cross-border Workers’ Compensation A Reality In California, Medicalsea.org, published online on January 22, 2014.
What to know before providing Medical Tourism Services, Medicalsea.org, published online on February 14, 2014.
Can Medical Tourism Relieve Stress in Workers’ Comp?, Medicalsea.org, published online on February 19, 2014.
Beware the IRS: What to Know Before Using Medical Tourism for Group Health Plans, Medicalsea.org, published online on February 25, 2014.
Statutes are not Statues Why Workers’ Comp Must Open up and Be Flexible, Medicalsea.org, published online on April 8, 2014.
ACA to Lead to Physician Shortages Possible Effects for Medical Tourism in Work Comp, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com, published online on April 14, 2014.
Why Medical Tourism for Workers’ Comp is an Idea Whose Time Has Come, U.S. Domestic Medical Travel.com, published online on April 16, 2014.
Why Medical Tourism for Workers’ Comp is an Idea Whose Time Has Come, Medical Travel Today.com, published online on May 1, 2014.
Miami Beach: Fun, Sun and Medical Tourism, Medicalsea.org, published online on May 14, 2014.
Travel expense may be reimbursed under certain conditions, Medicalsea.org, published online on July 3rd, 2014
“We’re Not No. 1!” We’re No. 11, Healthcare Talent Transformation.com published online on July 17, 2014.
From Pariah to Player: South Africa’s Journey towards Becoming a Medical Tourism Destination,
Corruption Not Limited To US Health Care, Medicalsea.org, published online on July 21, 2014.
Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injuries: How Medical Tourism Can Save Employers Money, U.S. Domestic Medical Travel.com, published online on September 15, 2015. http://www.usdomesticmedicaltravel.com/email/v2-2-full.html#story5
Paralysis by Analysis: Or the Only Thing We Have to Fear Is, Fear Itself, U.S. Domestic Medical Travel.com published online on October 20, 2015. http://www.usdomesticmedicaltravel.com/email/v2-3-full.html#story2
Follow-up Visits After Surgery: Telehealth, Medical Travel and Workers’ Comp, U.S. Domestic Medical Travel.com published online on October 20, 2015. http://www.usdomesticmedicaltravel.com/email/v2-3-full.html#story3
Interview, SPOTLIGHT, Medical Travel Today.com, published online on November 3, 2015. http://www.medicaltraveltoday.com/newsletter/v8-19-full.html#story1