About Us

Management

Garland H. Barr, III, CPA

Founder

Mr. 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

        Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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 retirement plans.