Kristin Fox-Smith (MPA) is a Senior Vice President for Visante’s Hospital & Health System Services. Kristin brings more than 20 years’ experience to Visante clients, specializing in 340B Program audits and specialty pharmacy assessments and implementations. In addition, she has expertise in coding and billing issues for oncology, solid organ transplant and bone marrow services, inpatient and outpatient mental health, long-term care and HIV/AIDS.
Kristin manages the oversight and strategic direction of 340B engagements for Visante. Along with her consultant team, she has conducted audits of more than 75 covered entities representing almost every type of 340B covered entity. Together, the team has audited more than 4,000 contract pharmacy locations including Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS, grocery store chains and independent pharmacies. She oversees 340B Program assessments, including the analysis and creation of contract pharmacy networks. Kristin supports covered entities new to the 340B Program where she provides education, creates policies and procedures and establishes best practices for a successful 340B Program with compliance at its core. She also has experience with all 340B split billing vendors and assists covered entities with the analysis, implementation and maintenance of these platforms.
Kristin has a national reputation as an expert in pharmacy and general reimbursement practices in these specialty areas. Her proficiency with the regulations and nuances of Medicare Part B vs. Part D billing has led to many requests to provide consultation and training in this area. She is a sought-after instructor for numerous conferences and workshops as well as pharmaceutical company new product launches.
Kristin has worked on a number of pharmacy redesigns to assist hospitals in maintaining an accurate and complete chargemaster essential for billing success while maintaining compliance with Federal regulations. She has been the project lead for accounts reconciliation and receivables work, often supporting the ongoing financial management of revenue for their associated retail pharmacy locations.
Prior to her work with Visante, Kristin was a Reimbursement Manager at Indiana University Health. Previous to this she was the University of Utah's Pharmacy Billing Manager for 10 years. It was at the University of Utah that she successfully implemented a team process utilizing representatives from financial counseling, social work and billing, coding auditors and pharmacy staff to ensure timely and accurate billings and payments for their global contracts. The result was a reduction of more than 90 days in Accounts Receivable.
Kristin Fox-Smith received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah.