Mark Hyder, Senior Vice President of Clinical Reimbursement for Avalon, leads a team of highly skilled nurses and provides effective oversight and direction for the various and complex Federal, State, and private payment systems. He was previously Vice President of Clinical Services, leading a team to design key clinical programming and training modules for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology that led to superior patient care and outcomes. This significantly reduced patient re-hospitalization rates and helped get more patients back to their communities. Formerly the Chief Operating Officer of a regional therapy provider, he helped successfully revitalize leadership and operations throughout that company. His background gives him a strong understanding of the complex nature of health care reimbursement.
As a talented teacher, trainer, and leader, he simplifies extremely complex Medicare rules to effectively teach our nursing, administration, and therapy teams. Mark’s knowledge of the compliance, regulatory and payment arenas helps him anticipate changes, and his 25 plus years in the rehabilitation and skilled nursing fields have made him an expert at creating and leading high-performance interdisciplinary teams to manage the ever-changing health care environment. He and his team help position Avalon as a leader in providing compliant, effective, evidence-based patient care.
Mark graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Physical Therapy program with Special Distinction and completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, with special emphasis and advanced training in Administration & Practice Management. Mark is a certified Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC-CT) through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) since 2009.