Tamara Cesena, MBA, CHFP has a diverse work experience spanning over several years. Tamara currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer at Skagit Regional Health since January 2023. In this role, they are responsible for overseeing the organization's financial management.
Prior to their current position, Tamara served as the Vice President of Finance - Revenue Management and Administrative Services at Skagit Regional Health from February 2019 to March 2023. In this role, they were responsible for ensuring effective revenue performance and compliance for the organization. Tamara also oversaw various departments, including Patient Access, HIM, Case Management, Business Office, and Revenue Integrity.
From February 2016 to their promotion in 2019, Tamara worked as the Director of Revenue Cycle at Skagit Regional Health. In this role, they played a key role in managing the revenue cycle operations of the organization.
Tamara's professional journey began in July 2010 when they joined Skagit Valley Hospital as the Reimbursement Manager - Decision Support. Tamara held this position until February 2016, where they played a significant role in decision support and reimbursement management.
Additionally, Tamara has served in leadership roles outside of Skagit Regional Health. Tamara was the Chair of the Public Hospital District Joint Operating Board from January 2014 to December 2015. During their time in this role, they facilitated negotiations with public and private health plans for several public hospital districts. Tamara also fulfilled the role of Vice Chair for the board from January 2013 to December 2013.
Overall, Tamara Cesena's work experience showcases their expertise in financial management, revenue cycle operations, and leadership in the healthcare industry.
Tamara Cesena, MBA, CHFP, has a strong education background in healthcare administration and business. Tamara obtained their Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology & Business Administration from Western Washington University, where they attended from 1988 to 1991. Tamara furthered their education by pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Health Care Administration from City University, completing their studies from 1997 to 1999.
In addition to their educational achievements, Tamara has also obtained additional certifications to enhance their expertise. In September 2013, they became a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) through the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Furthermore, in September 2016, they completed the Resolute Hospital Billing Revenue Integrity certification offered by Epic, a leading healthcare software company.
Overall, Tamara Cesena's educational background, combined with their certifications, reflects their commitment to developing a strong foundation in healthcare administration and financial management.
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January 9, 2023 - present