Excalibur Data Driven Performance Management is a healthcare finance and revenue cycle operations performance management, analytics and outsourcing organization based in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Zane Newitt, the firmís Founder and CEO, began his career working in diverse provider settings while simultaneously pursuing formal education in the field. Additionally, Excalibur has enjoyed the unique opportunity to build experience by working with the broadest possible range of clients; ranging from Critical Access and rural facilities to large for-profit healthcare systems. The fact that Excalibur leadership and staff have had their “hands stained with the red ink of the UB04” gives us a unique perspective, has helped us create a rare hybrid of custom solutions that are combined with universally proven revenue cycle management principles and practices.
Excaliburís science-based goals setting method, and our radical commitment to a data-driven decision making and performance management culture yields better (and more sustainable) results than some “Big 5” cookie cutter or unapplied academic approaches, which are too often recommended by those who have no actual work experience in a hospital or physician practice setting.
Excalibur's Founder and CEO has been transforming healthcare organizations from “How do we feel Cash is?” to robust data and metric driven cultures for over twenty years. After paying his way through college by working in every functional area of the revenue cycle in various hospital and physician practice settings, Zane moved into the technology enablement and professional services space. He held various staff, management, and executive roles before starting Excalibur Data Driven Performance Management in 2007, with the sole purpose of bringing the industry a disciplined approach to optimizing performance.
A teacher at heart, Zane enjoys various adventures outside of work, including; writing, teaching medieval and ancient history as well as theology, in which Zane earned a doctorate in 2000. A published author, avid traveler, parent and coach, Zane lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his three children.
Director, Data Driven Performance Management and Analytics
Kelsey guides all the technology enablement for Excalibur.
In her three years with the firm, Kelsey has lead multiple implementations, built a call center software relevant to revenue cycle operations, and led the organizations many BI driven initiatives.
Currently, Kelsey is pursuing a degree in the big data and analytics space with an emphasis in healthcare.
When not quality checking code, troubleshooting complex patient-friendly statement topics, or developing leading indicators and dashboards, Kelsey enjoys traveling the concert circuit, practicing yoga, weight-training, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of western Colorado.
Jenna comes from an extensive collections, call center and management background and brings a calm, organized, and regimented discipline to the operations functional area at Excalibur.
Possessing advanced receivables management and segmentation skills blended with strong technical acumen, Jenna has great command and control of the operations.
An admitted “revenue cycle-aholic”, Jenna finds some time for hiking, sports and raising two children with her fiancť in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Operations Manager, Govt and Non-Govt Payers
Kira guides the management of all Gov and Non-Government outsourced receivables for Excalibur. Possessing decades of claims management, insurance follow up, denials prevention and recovery, litigation and settlement expertise, Kira brings a tremendous amount of leadership and well rounded revenue cycle subject matter expertise to Excalibur and its client community.
Kira has a degree in Healthcare Administration with a minor in Psychology, runs a non-for profit organization to combat a rare disorder called Blountís disease, and has an eclectic musical taste, frequently discovering lesser known bands and artists. She is the mother of four. She and her husband live in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Operations Manager, Self Pay
Jessica has been with Excalibur since October of 2015. Starting as a Self Pay Account Representative, she has been promoted twice in her tenure and is the key point person to “manage the floor” for Excaliburís most complex accounts and client partners. Possessing dynamic organizational and process related skill sets, Jessica is one to watch as an up and coming leader in the industry.
The staff adoringly refers to Jessica as “Mary Poppins” because she magically has everything from supplies to groceries to tools at any time, seemingly by magic.
When not keeping the entire organization organized or heading the party planning committee, Jessica enjoys arts and crafts and travel with her husband.
Operations Manager, Self Pay
Katie is an original employee with Excalibur DDPM since its expansion into the outsourcing space in early 2015.
Coming from a collections and call center environment, Katieís metric guided drive and energy is a perfect fit for Excaliburís mission and values.
Katie is “willing to die for her client” and brings a relentless pursuit for cash and a favorable patient experience every day to Excalibur. Katie is a workflow ninja and is growing in her career path as a rare “vertical horizontal”, understanding both tactical and big picture topics in a balanced, advanced way.
Katie is the organizationís fashion diva. She is from California but loves enjoying the Colorado outdoors with her fiance and two dogs.