Testifying Healthcare Industry Expert (Civil and Criminal Proceedings)
Federal and State Healthcare Programs – Regulatory Agency Compliance
STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
Robert Schyberg is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience working with organizations operating on a national and international scale. This background includes positions in Hospital Management, HMOs, Public Accounting, and Government Regulation.
As a Managing Director of HMO Affiliates, LLC he developed an innovative reorganization and strategic growth plan for an HMO client that was financially impaired and operating under Administrative Supervision. He assumed oversight responsibility for this HMO while directing an acquisition program requiring the consolidation of 5 additional HMOs. These HMOs served 500,000 Commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare lives generating combined annual revenues of over $1.2 billion. He also has conducted evaluations and business assessments on numerous managed care organizations and has been actively involved in successful HMO purchase and/or sale transactions in over a dozen states.
Served as Chief Executive Officer of several hospital management companies and directed the development, capital financing, and construction of new hospitals and held responsibility for all aspects of hospital operations. He has directed due diligence teams for successful purchases and/or sales on over 50 hospital and other medical facilities involving $2 billion (USD) in total capitalization. He was Executive Vice President of Development and co-founder of Southern Health Services an Atlanta based Hospital Company, and directed the company’s 5 year growth to 9 owned hospitals and 10 managed hospitals which at the time of its sale to Owens-Illinois, was the largest privately owned hospital company in the US.
Served as Special Project Director for Cost Containment, at Blue Cross of Florida a management oversight position which reported directly to the Board of Directors of Affiliates during a period of severe financial losses. He developed and implemented a Hospital Rate Setting Program which was effective and instrumental
in restoring the depleted capital for Blue Cross which was the largest health insurer in the state.
Earlier he was an Audit Manager for Blue Cross of Florida (the largest Medicare-Medicaid Fiscal Intermediary in the US with responsibility for controlling $5 billion in annual hospital payments). He supervised audit teams (including fraud and abuse audits) in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Co-founder of a very successful CPA firm. The CPA firm was acquired by Laventhol and Horwath International, PA where he directed Management Consulting Projects for several of the firm’s largest clients and he was recognized as a nationally expert in the area of Medicare and Medicaid regulation, Municipal Bond Financing, and Economic Feasibility Analysis in the healthcare industry.
In exercising these varied responsibilities he developed extraordinary team building and communication skills through service on public and private sector task forces and boards of directors. Groups under his direction have assessed government policy, human needs, and addressed major financial and operational issues in the healthcare services arena.