Harmony Healthcare Appoints Bilal Mushtaq, M.D., MBA as Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

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Newly created role will oversee clinical services across Harmony Healthcare’s consulting service line

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Harmony Healthcare, a leading population health and revenue cycle management staffing and consulting solutions partner to healthcare organizations nationwide, today announced that Bilal Mushtaq, M.D., MBA has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Mushtaq will lead Harmony Healthcare’s clinical documentation review efforts to ensure clinical accuracy, minimize risk, and drive revenue recovery and compliance for its healthcare clients.

Harmony Healthcare recently announced the launch of Physician-Led Documentation Integrity Solutions, a Harmony Consulting Solutions (HCS) service. Physician-Led Documentation Integrity Solutions provide clinical validation to health systems remotely and in real time significantly impacting quality and bottom-line results. Dr. Mushtaq and his team will use an innovative cloud-based platform that micro segments cases needing specialized review to identify challenges by discipline and DRG categories. This solution has demonstrated statistically significant improvements in quality, compliance, and reimbursement. Recent case studies reveal an average return on investment of four to one.

“Dr. Mushtaq is a dynamic physician leader, bringing a wealth of experience as a clinician and as an administrator to Harmony Healthcare,” said Christian HG Brown, Harmony Healthcare chief executive officer. “I am confident that with his leadership and expertise, we will continue to deliver the highest quality of service and value to all our clients.”

“I am very excited to be joining Harmony Healthcare and am committed to working closely with its excellent auditing team to confirm whether the patient truly possesses the conditions documented in the medical record,” said Dr. Mushtaq. “Clinical accuracy on claims ultimately contributes to ensuring data integrity, improving not only financial outcomes for our clients but also health outcomes for their patients and the communities they serve.”

Prior to joining Harmony Healthcare, Dr. Mushtaq served as Regional Chief Medical Officer at Accuity Delivery Systems an organization providing clinical documentation improvement services. Dr. Mushtaq joined Accuity Delivery Systems in 2016 as the Executive Vice President of Physician Education and Documentation. Prior to joining Accuity Delivery Systems, Dr. Mushtaq held key leadership roles in revenue cycle management with Optum360 and Community Health Systems.

Dr. Mushtaq earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his medical degree from Windsor University School of Medicine and completed his clinical and administrative training at affiliates of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, the flagship hospital of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Mushtaq also has a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management and a post graduate certificate in strategic management from Davenport University.

About Harmony Healthcare
Harmony Healthcare, a human capital management company, provides staffing and consulting solutions in Population Health and Revenue Cycle Management to a diverse range of healthcare organizations nationwide. The company’s portfolio delivers quality solutions to empower healthcare organization success, enhance clinical and financial outcomes, and enable the transition to value-based healthcare. Harmony is a trusted partner to over 300 clients including 11 of the top 15 largest health systems in the nation, major academic health centers, hospitals, physician practices, payers, 8 of the 15 largest CPA firms, and the Federal Government.

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