After being appointed on March 12, 3013, Jerry Seelig
assumed immediate control over the assets and business operations of a Home Care Nursing company employing over 150 home caregivers.
Jerry immediately put in place financial controls and led a legal and administrative review to comply immediately with both bankruptcy law as well as to continue the debtor's full compliance with federal and state regulations and reimbursement rules.
Jerry is working with owner/founder and her management team to improve management systems and to implement a strategy to meet the changing and demanding mandates of home care regulatory agencies.
Concurrent with the administrative actions, Jerry
is working closely with the Nursing director to continue high quality care and to maintain and expand the number of care professionals employed by the debtor.
Jerry Seelig, Rick Cussigh, David R. Hoffmann
Jerry Seelig established and is President of Seelig+Cussigh HCO LLC (S+C), which provides consulting services to health care providers and governmental agencies.
has built and leads a team that possesses a wide range of expertise on the rules, regulations, and reimbursement rates that shape all types of health care providers.
understands the Federal and State statutes that protect patient and consumer confidential information, set staffing and care quality standards, evaluate and monitor care givers and health facilities, and establish how services are reimbursed and audited.
For health care providers and skilled nursing facilities in bankruptcy or victimized by fraud, the S+C
team brings both the experience and skills needed to monitor the care given to patients, protect the interests of the patients and caregivers, while serving as a truly independent voice to the Courts.
The firm has worked closely with and has time and again earned the respect of attorneys for U.S. Department of Justice
, the States' Attorneys General, The Office of Inspector General for HHS, State Medical Boards and other regulatory and monitoring agencies responsible for health and senior care.
In March 2013, Jerry
was appointed by the U.S. Trustee as Chapter 11 Trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Genus Home Health, a provider of home health services.
has been appointed by the Office of the U.S. Trustee as the Patient Care Ombudsman
(PCO) for ten U.S. Bankruptcy Court cases and as Consumer Privacy Ombudsman
in three U.S. Bankruptcy Court cases.
Mr. Seelig has also served as special health care advisor to the Creditors Committee in two Cases.
has monitored a 200-bed safety net hospital and is now monitoring a rural critical access hospital with extensive out patient care services.
In both Cases Jerry's monitoring-reporting efforts involved him in all aspects of the daily operations of safety net care providers, which serve communities that are have few if any other access to acute care, emergency room services, and out patient services.
To report to the Court and in a wide variety of roles Jerry
has become most knowledgeable on the State and Federal Programs that shape the funding of services provided by hospitals and clinics serving the poor.
Jerry's experiences in the safety net and on payment reform has brought him to work with local community clinics and other providers to assist in designing better delivery systems for the greatly expanding Medicaid delivery system.
has published with Richard Cussigh, "Vital Considerations in the Ombudsman Debate", XXVII ABI Journal 8
, 32-33, 66 October 2008 and with David Hoffman
Appointment, Whose Facts?", which was published in the March 2012 ABI Journal.
provides pro bono advisory services to Elizabeth Benson Forer the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Venice Family Clinic offering problem solving and networking for the largest free clinic in the United States.
Building on his
interactions with a large network of health care leaders, Jerry Seelig
designed and implemented an interactive community for those facing the challenges of Healthcare Reform.
The lead project is a newsletter (The Health Care Innovator's Forum), which draws on a wide variety of people who are implementing Reform.
Jerry is serving as publisher and lead writer for The Forum.
previously worked with Rick Cussigh at Transolutions
defined and built a strategic alliance with a leading healthcare information systems vendor to work with hospitals and doctors' clinics to design and implement new medical records systems.
negotiated and completed a marketing and technology alliance with the leading hospital software company, Cerner Corporation
also worked with Cussigh to manage and complete a management buyout financed by five sub debt funds.
Jerry was Head of Business Development for TheraKine LTD. an early-stage drug company that employs patent-protected, drug technology, which are injected directly into the human eye or applied as topicals to cure major causes of blindness.
Jerry has worked with Nifty after Fifty a personalized, and evidence-based senior health and wellness programs with centers in California, Texas, Nevada, New York, Virginia, and Arizona.
Over the past 30 years, Jerry has worked with a wide variety of health care providers, biotech, drug, and device companies, and served as a director or advisor to venture funds and not for profit organizations involved in health care.
Jerry served as consultant and advisor to IngleWood Ventures, a San Diego based early stage venture fund specializing in pharmaceutical, medical informatics, and biotechnology companies.
Jerry received a Bachelors of Urban Planning Degree from University of Illinois, Urbana in 1971, a Masters degree with studies in Education, Economics and Social Policy from Harvard University in 1972 and Doctoral Studies in Social Work and Public Policy at the University of Chicago from 1977-80.
Cussigh has been employed as consultant in the eight cases where Seelig served as PCO and was appointed jointly as Consumer Privacy Ombudsman (CPO) in one Case and employed consultant to the CPO in two cases.