Maureen is the President and CEO of Celtic Consulting, LLC, nationally recognized as a luminary amongst long term care operators and clinicians for Reimbursement and Regulatory matters, Audits, and Analysis, Enhancing Operational Efficiency and Education and Litigation Support. Maureen combines her clinical expertise in long-term care and her regulatory acumen to assist clients with developing and executing, sustainable remediation plans. She is a registered nurse with over two decades of work experience, including direct patient care, MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, and Rehab Director, and Medicare biller.
Maureen and her team are sought for their collective deep subject matter expertise for the Long Term Care industry, providing consulting services for PDPM/PPS/MDS/CMI Service, Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting, 5-Star Quality Improvement Programs (QAPI), Quality Auditing, Clinical Care Management, Compliance Solutions, including Medicare Compliance Auditing and Custom Education. As well as litigation support for the legal community defending providers, against allegations of fraud from upcoding, provision of medically unreasonable services, and improper billing.
Maureen has trained thousands of clinicians and administrators; Certified as Master Teacher for the Director of Nursing Course (DNS-MT), Master Teacher for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement processes (QCP-MT), Master Teacher of the MDS (RAC-MT), and Master Teacher in Advanced MDS (RAC-MTA) which contains the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), and Medicare Regulations. She is a Medicare & MDS 3.0 Advisor for several state affiliates, advisor to the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC-J13), the Medicare contractor for the National Government Services Provider Advisory Group.
Recognized for thought-leadership, Maureen presents to many long term care associations- the American Health Care Association (AHCA), American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN), and the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) amongst others. She sits on the Board of Directors for the American Association Post-Acute Care Nurses (AAPACN) and Vice-Chair of the Expert Advisory Panel for the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC).
She provides webinar presentations, conducts seminars on topics relevant to the long term care industry organizations. Her publications have been in leading industry journals such as PPS Alert, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, and Skilled Nursing News, and authored these books:
- “The Long Term Care Compliance Toolkit”(2011).
- “ICD-10 Compliance Process Improvement and Maintenance for LTC” (2015).
- “Medicare Audits: A Survival Guide for SNF” (2016).
- “5-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users Guide” (2017).
- “A SNF’s Guide to Medication Reconciliation and Drug Regimen Review”(2018).
Maureen is also the founder and CEO of MDSRescue, LLC, providing interim MDS completion services across the country. Maureen is a registered nurse with over two decades of work experience, including direct patient care, MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, and Rehab Director, and Medicare biller.