Scott Rifkin, MD, Chairman
Dr. Scott Rifkin is the founder and CEO of Mid-Atlantic Health Care, LLC, a leading provider of skilled nursing care and post-acute services. Dr. Rifkin has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of internal medicine and clinical healthcare management.
As CEO of Mid-Atlantic, Dr. Rifkin oversees the operations of 18 skilled nursing facilities in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Mid-Atlantic has a significant presence in Pennsylvania, where the company is the largest provider of skilled nursing care in Philadelphia and the owner of Parkhouse care center in Montgomery County. In total, the company operates 1,700 beds in the Philadelphia market and 2,400 beds total in Pennsylvania. Company revenue exceeds $300 million.
Dr. Rifkin established Mid-Atlantic Health Care in 2003 and has since founded two novel startups in addition to RTMS, both in the health care sector. National Post-Acute Healthcare manages bundled payment programs and is an approved convener of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (“CMMI”)’s Model 3 Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Program (‘BPCI”). The company also creates and manages post-acute SNF networks for hospital systems. Five Star Physician Services employs 50 providers who provide services to skilled nursing facilities. The combined companies are market leaders in their ability to manage population costs.
Under Dr. Rifkin’s leadership, Mid-Atlantic has developed partnerships with hospitals and skilled care providers to improve patient health outcomes and overall population health. This includes a focus on innovative strategies to reduce unnecessary re-hospitalizations and return patients to a home setting when possible.
Dr. Rifkin previously practiced internal medicine in Baltimore County, Maryland, served as the emergency medical director to numerous SNFs looking for assistance in various quality of care issues, and founded AmericasDoctor.com which was sold to Essential Group, Inc.
Dr. Rifkin earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He is certified in Internal Medicine and practiced medicine in Maryland for 20 years. He serves on the Board of the Baltimore Zoo and the Health Facilities Association of Maryland and the Pennsylvania Health Care Association.
Mr. Duty is an experienced healthcare industry executive with over 20 years of experience in the institutional pharmacy and healthcare IT sectors. From 2008 through 2012, Mr. Duty had a consulting practice offering services to start-up companies in the IT space concentrating on HIE’s and interoperability. In 2000, he co-founded Millennium Pharmacy Systems Inc. and served as its President, CEO and as a director until September 2008. During his tenure, he raised over $50 million dollars from institutional and private investors. Under his leadership, Millennium made Inc. 500 magazine’s list of the fastest growing healthcare companies in three consecutive years.
In 1988, Mr. Duty co-founded HPS, a western Pennsylvania-based institutional pharmacy that was acquired by Gatti LTC Services Inc. in 1990. He was instrumental in the success of Gatti LTC Services Inc. as it grew to service over 25,000 beds in Pennsylvania and contiguous areas. Mr. Duty served in various marketing and operating capacities as a Gatti executive and subsequently served in similar roles with American Medserve and Omnicare.
He previously served on the boards of The Woodlands Foundation and The Advisory Board of Celtic Healthcare. Mr. Duty is a 1981 graduate of the Temple University School of Pharmacy.
Thomas P. Dickerson
Mr. Dickerson, the Vice Chairman and Secretary of RTMS, began his career in 1974 as a corporate attorney with Coudert Brothers, a New York law firm. In 1981 he became a health care investment banker, first at Lehman Brothers from 1980 to 1985, and then at E.F. Hutton where he was named co-head of the health care investment banking group in 1986. In 1988, Mr. Dickerson joined Tullis-Dickerson & Co., Inc., a Greenwich, CT-based health care venture capital firm, and from 1990 until 2009 served as chairman. The firm managed in excess of $350 million, investing in over 50 portfolio companies in all sectors of the health care industry.
Mr. Dickerson is currently a Managing Director of Louisiana Fund II, a venture capital fund, and a co-founder of two companies in the health care industry in addition to Real Time Medical Systems, Five Star Physician Services and National Post-Acute Healthcare. From 2008 to 2014, he was the chairman of United World College-USA, an international high school based in New Mexico, as well as a director of the United World Colleges International from 2011 – 2014.
Mr. Dickerson earned his BA cum laude in economics from Harvard College in 1971, his JD from Harvard Law School in 1974, and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979.
Ms. Neuscheler has more than 25 years of financial, investment, operations management and Board experience. Ms. Neuscheler is founder and Partner of Aura Equity Partners, which provides advisory services to private equity firms and portfolio companies. Prior to forming Aura Equity, Ms. Neuscheler spent 19 years as a Partner of multiple Tullis-Dickerson healthcare venture capital funds with particular focus on specialty pharmaceuticals, healthcare IT/services, and medical devices. Ms. Neuscheler has extensive Board experience, including executive, compensation, governance, and audit committees. With particular skills in organizational development and financial management, Ms. Neuscheler has guided companies through both transitional stages and in periods of rapid growth. Ms. Neuscheler has demonstrated success in corporate mergers/acquisitions and initial public offerings.
Ms. Neuscheler earned a BBA and an MBA from Pace University. Ms. Neuscheler’s board experience includes Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc., Quadramed, Inc., and Adiana, Inc. In addition to serving as a Director of RTMS, Ms. Neuscheler is currently a director of National Post-Acute Healthcare, NuPotential, Inc., Bioceptive, Inc., and Inspirica (a non-profit).
Marc N. Zimmet
Marc has been working exclusively in the SNF field for over 20 years. His expertise is based on early experience preparing Medicare cost reports/appeals and assisting providers during the onset of the Medicare PPS demonstration project. He now advises the firm’s diverse client base on navigating today’s complex regulatory/reimbursement landscape. Marc is heavily involved in the next iteration of SNF reimbursement, assisting clients in positioning themselves within integrated delivery systems and properly “pricing” the care they provide under “fixed payment systems.” Mr. Zimmet also advises on Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans to assist SNFs in maximizing their participation in shared savings resulting from quality improvement.
Marc is nationally published on the topics of program integrity and service utilization under the RUGs payment system and served on a national task force established to determine the financial impact of case-mix refinement on SNFs.
He is an active member of many state and national industry associations, and lectures extensively on topics relating to SNF reimbursement and compliance. Marc has conducted hundreds of educational programs on behalf of various state and national associations on matters relating to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. He holds a degree in CPA Accounting from Syracuse University and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Stuart Shapiro, MD
Dr. Shapiro has enjoyed a successful and diversified career as a businessman and entrepreneur, a top government official, a long-term care executive, and a physician. In both the public and private sectors, he has had extensive experience in executive leadership, public policy development, fund raising, and in media/crisis management. Since mid-2006, Dr. Shapiro had been the President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PCHA), a statewide advocacy organization representing the elderly and disabled as well as their providers of care. On January 1, 2016 he stepped back as CEO, and is continuing as a special advisor. He has been CEO of Prison Health Services, a publicly traded provider of healthcare services at prisons and jails across America, and was President and CEO of the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future of which Colin Powell served as the working Chairman, and President George H. W. Bush was honorary Chairman. He also was Sr. Vice President of Nutri/System, Inc. which had over 1,800 centers worldwide.
In the public sector, Dr. Shapiro was Commissioner of Health for the City of Philadelphia under Mayors Green and Goode, Senior Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research Chaired by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and Deputy Health Commissioner in Massachusetts for Governor Michael Dukakis. Stuart also travelled with Senator Kennedy when he was a presidential candidate.
Dr. Shapiro has a Medical Degree with honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Harvard University and is Board Certified in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Public Health. He has authored numerous articles on management and healthcare. He has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro is currently Vice-Chair of the Board of Visitors of the Temple University College of Public Health.