H. Barr, III, CPA
Barr is the founder of Merrick Management and the accounting firm of Barr,
Anderson and Roberts, PSC. Mr. Barr has provided comprehensive practice
management services to anesthesia groups within central Kentucky for over 30
years. His knowledge of the health care industry, anesthesia practice, tax and
financial planning, new practice development and accounts receivable management
has propelled Merrick Management into one of the most respected and modeled
companies in anesthesia practice management. Mr. Barr received his
undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and has been
a Certified Public Accountant since 1971.
Kelly C. Ison, MHA
Mr. Ison has been with Merrick
Management since 2001. Mr. Ison provides
knowledge of medical billing processes, information systems, practice reporting
and benchmarking, practice development and administration, hospital and
provider contracting, and credentialing. He has assisted numerous practices in
transitioning billing companies, provided consultation and contracting support
with facilities and performed reviews of financial performance with a wide
range of practice venues within the anesthesia marketplace. Mr. Ison has spent
the past 13 years focused solely on the management of anesthesia and pain
management practices and the complexities and unique characteristics which are
involved. Prior to coming to Merrick,
Mr. Ison spent 8 years of providing financial oversight and reporting to
clinical enterprises, business development, provider production review and
management of clinical programs. Mr.
Ison received his undergraduate degree and Master of Health Administration from
the University of Kentucky.
Ryan S. Nunnelley, MBA
Mr. Nunnelley has been
with Merrick Management since 2001. He is the Compliance Officer for
Merrick Management, as well as providing groups with financial management,
staffing model development, employment expertise, benefit management and
administration, overall practice management expertise, as well as assisting
with hospital and payer contract negotiation. Prior to his employment with
Merrick, Mr. Nunnelley spent 9 years in physician practice management and
hospital administration. Mr. Nunnelley received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance
from Transylvania University and a Master of Business Administration from the
University of Kentucky.
Richard F. Schoff, Jr., MBA, CPA
Mr. Schoff has been with
Merrick Management since 2001. Mr.
Schoff provides Merrick Management with a comprehensive understanding of
Anesthesia practices, as well as 25+ years of health care finance and
accounting. Mr. Schoff is responsible for the oversight of billing and
collection procedures, financial reporting and accounting and tax preparation
and review. Prior to coming to Merrick, Mr. Schoff spent 3 years consulting
with anesthesia practices as an independent consultant, along with private accounting.
Mr. Schoff has worked with mid-sized and big eight accounting firms, primarily
focusing on health care and tax. Mr. Schoff received his undergraduate and
Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.
Tracey E. McCormick, CPA
Ms. McCormick has been associated with Merrick Management for over 30
years, and has provided a wide range of tax, accounting and practice management
services to anesthesia groups during this time. She received her undergraduate
degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and has been a Certified
Public Accountant since 1989. Her responsibilities include financial reporting,
corporate and individual income tax preparation, tax planning and consulting,
and coordination of all types of employee benefits, including qualified