Margaret Cook

Physician Services

QHR Health

Margaret has over 30 years of experience in business and healthcare. She provides specialized consulting services for healthcare providers with an emphasis on physician practice management. Margaret is frequently recruited to share her knowledge with professional groups, such as Alabama MGMA, Birmingham MGMA, and other local MGMA chapters, hospitals, physician residency programs, and various seminars.

Areas of Expertise

  • Practice startup
  • Recruiting and credentialing new providers
  • Evaluation of innovative business opportunities and ancillary services
  • Assessing existing practices for operational improvements and workflow efficiencies
  • Assisting healthcare groups with governmental compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Provider contracting and compensation

Previous Experience

  • Kassouf, Principal and Healthcare Advisor, 1998-Present
  • Brookwood Medical Center, Executive Director of ART Program of Alabama, 1992-1998
  • Healthcare Management Associates, Consultant, 1990-1992
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, Performance Analyst, 1986-1990

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Samford University
  • Master of Business Administration Samford University

Professional Associations

  • American College of Medical Practice Executives
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), National, Alabama, and Birmingham Chapters
  • Vestavia Hills Sunrise Rotary –Charter Member

Certifications

  • Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE)