Experience, Knowledge, Innovation, and Proven Track Records
This is what you look for in a business partner. When the strategic success of your business is on the line and you need innovative collaboration to help you cope with changing competitive market environments there simply is no substitute for experience.
Mr. Fulmer brings a unique prospective to the transaction services market based on his thirty-three year of combined experience in banking and health care and a track record of innovation in both fields. Mr. Fulmer’s health care transaction management experience includes serving as President and CEO of Thelma-US, Inc., the US subsidiary of a publicly traded Australian clearinghouse company. He served as Executive Director of ACS EDI Gateway, Inc. with responsibility for developing the commercial services unit. ACS EDI Gateway processed over 750 million EDI transactions a year and connected to 61,000 submitters representing over 250,000 providers.
He has been the Executive Director of Medicaid Fiscal Agent operations for ACS, Inc. and First Health Services in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and New Mexico. He has also served as President of a medical billing company and an Internet based practice management software development firm. This experience gives Mr. Fulmer a unique perspective from both the payer and provider sides of health care and complexities of the health care transaction. He is actively involved with health care industry professional organizations and has served as the Chairman of the Medical Banking Institute, member of Cooperative Exchange, Chairman of the HIE Market Council and was named the Medical Banking Project Person of the Year in 2007. Mr. Fulmer’s financial services experience includes serving as a bank examiner, check transit operations, correspondent banking, investment management, commercial banking, electronic funds transfer plus the cash and treasury management services operations at two regional banks. He was named the Cash Management Institute Man of the Year in 1983.
Ms. Velasco has over 22 years of experience in the health care industry in both the private and government sectors. She has over 18 years in electronic data interchange (EDI) providing a unique combination of claims processing and EDI experience. Ms Velasco’s health care experience includes Executive Vice President of Health Care Transactions for Thelma, US, Inc. She has been the Executive Director of ACS EDI Gateway, Inc. Commercial Division. ACS EDI Gateway processed over 750 million EDI transactions a year and connected to over 61,000 submitters representing over 250,000 providers. Prior to this, she served as Director of Sales and Operations for ACS EDI Gateway Commercial division. She was responsible for the implementation of HIPAA for both divisions of ACS EDI Gateway, Inc which included all Medicaid fiscal agent and Commercial clients. She was instrumental in the development of the ACS EDI Gateway clearinghouse in 1994 which evolved into processing over 750 million transactions a year. Her knowledge of claims processing and adjudication experience comes from her years of working with the Florida Medicaid project and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of GA. This experience provides a unique perspective for both payers and aggregators of health care services. Ms. Velasco is active in numerous health care professional organizations that promote a variety of health care and EDI initiatives and idea exchanges.
Executive VP – Sales and Business Development
Mr. Johnson has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare technology industry with high growth companies. He started his healthcare career in 1991 with Pyxis Corporation which marketed the first enterprise medication and supply management solution in the healthcare industry. He was promoted several times in the areas of Field Operations, Sales and Sales Management. He contributed many of the strategies that led Pyxis to incredible year over year growth, a successful IPO, and eventually an acquisition by Cardinal Health for $990M. Following, Mr. Johnson joined ProVation Medical and was one of the top Regional Sales Directors in the U.S. for 5 years and an integral part of the sales organization which led them to 300% growth over a 5 year period and being acquired by Wolters Kluwer. Since, Mr. Johnson has been successful in several leadership roles within early stage companies such as IntelliDOT Corporation, InnerWireless Healthcare, and SimplifyMD that have all been successfully funded or acquired. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his two boys in a variety of sports and playing golf in his limited spare time.