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“Penny and Ajay will be instrumental as we continue to build our team of professionals to help our clients be successful in the transitioning health care environment,”said Jeff Vrieze, CLA’s chief industry officer for health care.

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Osmon Bahr and Gupta Join CLA’s Health Care Practice

  • 7/25/2017

July 25, 2017 — CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA), a national professional services firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Penny Osmon Bahr and Ajay Gupta to it’s national health care practice.

Penny Osmon Bahr brings more than 20 years of experience in her new role as a principal with CLA. She has worked with multiple health systems, physician groups, and accountable care organizations with an emphasis on medical economics and heath care administration, including regulatory requirements, quality improvement, revenue cycle, and workflow optimization using data and technology. Penny holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and recently completed master’s certificates in health care data analytics and population health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She currently sits on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Advanced Payment Model Infrastructure and Revenue Cycle Improvement task forces, and is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and CPC-I – Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC) Certified Instructor.

Ajay Gupta, who joins CLA as a principal, has a career that spans 38 years, with 21 years spent providing assurance and advisory services. With a deep industry focus in health care, Ajay has extensive experience serving clients in managed care organizations, medical practice and medical research organizations, and hospitals and health systems. He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cambridge University in England and a master’s in business administration (MBA) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Ajay has served in leadership positions on a number of nonprofit boards and executive committees for more than 20 years, and is a practicing certified public accountant (CPA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

”We are incredibly fortunate to add Penny and Ajay and their deep experience to our CLA health care practice,” said Jeff Vrieze, CLA’s chief industry officer for health care. “They will be instrumental as we continue to build our team of professionals to help our clients be successful in the transitioning health care environment.”


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