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Recognized Healthcare Executive Darlene Helmer Joins a Growing Granite Governance, Risk and Compliance Consulting Team

Mar 1, 2021 | News


Contact: Jeffrey B. Miller, Esq.
Business Address: Lancaster, PA
Phone: (717) 556-1088
Date: March 1, 2021

Darlene Frances Helmer, CMA, CPC, ACS-AN, CMPE, MBA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer HeadshotLANCASTER, Pa., March 1, 2021Granite GRC consulting is excited to announce that Darlene Helmer has joined its growing team of highly skilled and experienced consultants in the role of Senior Consultant. Bringing more than 35 years of experience as both an internal leader and external consultant for a wide range of health specialties, Helmer’s work will focus on, among other areas, anesthesia, ophthalmology and oral and maxillofacial specialties, as well as academic and university-based health systems. In this role Helmer will advise and support clients in their efforts to maintain and increase their success in practice management and revenue cycle operational efficiency and effectiveness, including coding, documentation and billing matters.  

Most recently Helmer served as the Director of Revenue Cycle for the University of Maryland’s St. Joseph Medical Group. In this position Helmer led a team of professionals supporting primary care physicians, specialists and surgeons throughout the Greater Baltimore area. Helmer was responsible for developing and perfecting billing, credentialling, coding, compliance and auditing operations 

Helmer has spent over a decade evaluating and improving medical practice operational efficiency, improving the quality and efficiency or operations while improving billing, credentialing, documentation, coding and compliance, including significantly improved AR collections. Her proven skills help clients navigate practice set-up, mergers and acquisitions, managed care contract negotiations, marketing, and building referral networks 

Darlene is an exceptional professional and proven healthcare consultant who’s earned the respect and trust of her clients over years of service,” said Jeff Miller, Esq., Director-in-Charge for Granite GRC. “Her impressive depth of valuable, diverse knowledge and leadership skills and experience will be key to supporting our clients across the spectrum of health system services, and in particular, within academic and university-based health systems.” 

A nationally recognized speaker and author, Helmer regularly appears on topics pertaining to leadership and management in the healthcare setting, including on revenue cycle efficiency and effectiveness, AR collections, documentation, coding and billing. Helmer joins an already robust team of revenue cycle and compliance consultants at Granite GRC Consulting. The firm focuses on helping clients drive increased revenue, implement complex systems, adhere to regulatory restrictions and compliance matters and thrive in an increasingly complex healthcare environment.    

About Granite GRC Consulting

Granite Governance, Risk and Compliance is a team of highly skilled and experienced lawyers, information technology and business professionals who provide both strategic and day-to-day consulting services and support to organizations seeking to maximize their resources and mitigate their risks. Do you have a question or challenge that could benefit from our insights or services? Reach out to Director-in-Charge Jeff Miller at 717 205 8028, or at More information is available on our website at:

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