Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC (Dean Dorton) announced the addition of Eric Riley to the firm’s healthcare consulting team. Eric joins Dean Dorton as a Healthcare Consulting Director, bringing more than 36 years of public and private experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as the Chief Administrative Officer of Lexington Clinic.

Eric has held several senior management positions in areas of clinical operations, revenue cycle design, electronic health record implementation, ancillary services development, practice valuation and acquisition and payer/population health strategy implementation. Additionally, Eric’s experience included comprehensive background related to certificate of need, strategic planning, provider and facility contracting, bundled payment contracting, Direct To Employer contracting and multi-specialty group practice development.

Eric understands the scrutiny placed on healthcare financial information and the value that every dollar has for healthcare organizations, doctors, and their patients. His expertise will help clients improve their payer contract negotiations, contract management, and payment models, potentially saving them thousands of dollars annually.

“Eric has a tremendous passion for helping healthcare organizations understand payer contracts and the complexities that surround payment models,” said Adam Shewmaker, Healthcare Consulting Director and Healthcare Industry Team Leader at Dean Dorton. “He has experience working with healthcare organizations of all sizes, both as an organizational leader and as an advisor and his time spent at Lexington Clinic brings both operational and organizational insight as well as vast experience to our healthcare clients. We expect our clients to see an immediate benefit from the expertise and passion that Eric offers.”

Dean Dorton’s rapidly growing healthcare industry practice serves hospitals, physician practices, medical groups, and clinics along with long-term care organizations throughout the United States. The addition of Eric will allow healthcare organizations even more opportunity to rely on expertise outside their organization for complete view in making their healthcare organization more efficient and effective.