MK Medical Consulting, Inc. offers professional billing services dedicated to meeting all the insurance and patient billing needs for your practice or doctors just out of residency. We specialize in offering new physicians out of residency credentialing services.
About Marianna Kuchma, CEO
Marianna Kuchma CEO of MK Medical Consulting, Inc. began her journey in the labyrinth of the medical billing industry in 1997 when she was only 14 years old. During her 8th grade summer, Marianna spent countless hours and days filing medical records and claims for Pro-Medical, Inc a local nationwide anesthesia billing company. The owner of the company saw her tenacity for detail and took her under his wing, cross-training her in every department and all aspects of the medical billing industry.
This cross-training included working in every department within Pro-Medical, including receptionist, accounts receivable, payment analysis, data entry, credentialing, contracting, and marketing. Marianna quickly learned how to take a physician fresh out of residency and provide this new doctor with all the tools to successfully start their own practice and guarantee they received all of their reimbursement via electronic funds transferred directly into their account.
Marianna worked for Pro-Medical, Inc for 15 years until the company decided to retire after 25 years of service to the medical community. This left Marianna jobless for the first time in her life. For the next 4 years, she worked for a local billing company in Ocala, Florida; however, her main desire and goal was to find a small practice struggling with their accounts receivables, turning around their money and practice in a profitable, positive, and proactive way. In 2018, Marianna was contacted by a former colleague and friend who was managing a growing specialist practice. Marianna was asked to come in for an interview and was hired immediately.
The doctor expressed that over the past year he was noticing a decline in his revenue. Marianna, having been trained by Pro-Medical in every aspect of this business, began looking into different concerns the doctor was having and after 4 months of diligent work resolving many underlying issues in his practice, she was promoted to billing manager.
Upon taking this promotion and having full access to their system, she realized that his Medicare number was inactivated due to non-credentialing. Marianna knew from previous experience and the short time of working at this practice that Medicare was 60 percent of his business. Additionally, the necessary documents to enroll in the clearing house to submit claims was not properly completed with the major companies. The result of this oversight by past employees was that claims were getting submitted electronically and never being sent to the insurance carrier.
After months of recredentialing, reviewing their contracted rates, which involved battling with insurance companies, finally resulting in appealing their outstanding A/R to the Florida Supreme Court pro se, Marianna doubled their money. Marianna took their accounts receivable from $6-million dollars, down to $500,000 of outstanding A/R with the help of one certified coder on staff, who now contracts exclusively with MK Medical Consulting, Inc.
After working for this doctor for 3 years, Marianna believed that she gained adequate experience, knowledge, and foresight to start her own company, where she can share her gift with other providers. This is borne of the years of hands-on training, dedication and tenacity for detail that has made her into the professional she is today. It is said that one must obtain schooling and certificates to be successful, but nothing can replace the knowledge obtained from working 25 years in this capacity.
“I owe my tenacity and perseverance to God, my mother who raised 4 children by herself, and my bosses who saw my potential and gave me the knowledge to be a successful entrepreneur to this day doing what I love and am passionate about. I provide this tenacity, dedication, and trust to all physicians I have the pleasure to provide stellar service to. At the end of the day, you are paying for services and deserve nothing but excellence for the money you spend. It is my goal to give you peace of mind that MK Medical Consulting, Inc is looking out for your best interests in all aspects of this industry. “
Marianna is driven, compassionate and has one of the kindest hearts in an industry that can lack these qualities. Let Marianna and MK Medical Consulting, Inc provide you with all the tools you need to be a successful and compliant practice.
Ariel Barron, CPC, Billing Manager
Ariel Barron was born and raised in Ocala, FL. She loves the Sunshine State and currently resides in Orlando, FL. She studied medical coding and billing at Marion Technical College in Ocala, FL and became a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with the AAPC in December of 2017. She has been in the billing world for 6 years now; values hard work and always strives to exceed expectations. Ariel met Marianna in 2018 where Marianna was her manager in the billing department, but Marianna was more than a boss, she was a true friend. Since meeting Marianna, she has known about her dream to start her own billing company, she is honored to be a part of MK Medical Consulting Inc.
“I am passionate in helping providers thrive in an ever evolving healthcare industry. Experience, transparency and communication are the keys to successful billing practices and MK Medical Consulting, Inc. aspires to provide the most excellent service.”
Marianne Gennaro, Credentialing Consultant
In 1994 I took a leap of faith and moved to Ocala, FL. I was introduced to a medical billing company. I did not have any knowledge in this field of work. However, I advised the CEO that I would work diligently and she would not regret hiring me. In the months to follow I started in the company in an entry level position. With much hard work, tenacity and faith I was moved into a credentialing & contracting position.
My responsibilities were to oversee the credentialing for over 400 providers across the US, (FL, TN, MS, Al, AK, CA, and MO for 27 years in a diverse number of specialties. If there was a small amount of reimbursement that was not paid, I appealed till we received the correct payment. In addition, I was very strong in negotiating outstanding contracts between the carriers and our clients. I gained the providers trust and I had the clients for many years.
My affirmation: Success is being a professional whose work ethics include consistency, hard work and perseverance. I strive to exceed the Clients’ expectations!
Ruhi Partow, CPC
Good day, my name is Ruhi, and I am happily employed and work at MK Medical Consulting with an outstanding team under the leadership of amazing Marianna Kuchma. I was raised in Tehran, Iran while it was still a free and beautiful county. After high school I went to England to pursue college education. I received my BA in Business Administration with a minor in accounting from West Bromwich College. I started my career at Hyatt Hotels Corporation in Los Angeles as a cashier. After two years I joined the management team and worked at many different departments and 5 different hotels in Southern California, what a wonderful time with wonderful people.
In 2002 my husband and I moved to Orlando, Florida to be with our daughter and her newborn son and husband. I made a career change and became office manager for Lake Mary Internal Medicine practice. In 2004 I accepted the opportunity and challenge to establish a hospitalist group with four doctors who founded Sand Lake Hospitalists, PA. I stayed with the group as practice manager until 2019 (name had changed to KOPA, PA) and resigned to be with my mother before she passed away. In 2020 my husband and I moved to Ocala and in 2022 I joined the work force again. I have been a workaholic professional woman all my life and unfortunately, I am not a good housewife. I think I took the easy way out and I have lots of respect for stay-at-home mothers. I was lucky and grateful to have my parents living with us after their escape from Iran after the revolution. My life has been full of adventure and losses (due to the revolution), miracles and earthly guardian angels. In my opinion nothing in this world is as beautiful and valuable as LOVE. Love for each other, love for humanity, love for animals and even a piece of stone or a flower. I love MK Medical Consulting because it is full of love. Team love, love for the practices, doctors, and all the staff of the practices that we have the privilege and honor of working with and providing professional services to. Thank you for letting me be part of your world, I do appreciate you all. Thank you, Marianna, you are beautiful inside and out.
Jonathon Gennaro, IT Specialist
Hello, I’m Jonathon, a former Aviation Ordnance System Technician for the United States Marine Corps. After my time in the military, I transitioned into the IT field. Currently, I am proud to be working as an IT Specialist at MK Medical Billing, where I utilize my skills to support and enhance technical infrastructure. I’m dedicated to ensuring that technology runs seamlessly to facilitate efficient medical billing operations.
Jennifer Goslee, Assistant
My name is Jennifer Goslee and I was born in Colombia, raised in Miami and have lived in Ocala since 1994.
I’ve been a pharmacy technician since I was 18 and have been billing for HCA hospital since 2004. I’ve always been curious about medical billing and now MK Medical Consulting, Inc. has given me that chance.
Mira Djonaj, Account Resolution Specialist
I have been a dedicated professional in the medical billing industry for 16 years, bringing expertise, precision, and a deep sense of commitment to my work. Passionate about knowledge-sharing, actively educates my peers about best practices and industry trends. A cornerstone with our exceptional team.
The meticulous world of medical billing, I am a nature enthusiast who enjoys broadening her horizons about different aspects of life. I carry a multicultural perspective, shaped by a rich blend of experiences and open-mindedness that makes me receptive to new life ventures. Whether I am enjoying a tranquil hike in the woods or diving into a new cultural experience. I believe in constantly enriching my life through learning and exploration. This philosophy doesn’t just make me a well-rounded individual, but also adds a unique, holistic approach to my professional life, making me an inspiration to those around me.