NHIA Consultant Network

The NHIA Consultant Network Is a group of knowledgeable consultants to support the needs of your business. The Consultants Directory will aid your search for professional assistance when the need arises, including experts in diverse topic areas such as:


Strategic planning and business model development; New home infusion and Ambulatory Infusion Center/Ambulatory Infusion Suite business start-up; Staffing, recruitment and retention 

 Staff education, training and competency assessment; USP <797> compliance, including facility construction and remodeling

Policy and procedure development; Regulatory compliance; Quality Improvement program development; Accreditation preparation; Managing risk

 Staff education and training; Surviving an audit; Billing and collections; Profitability analysis

Sales & Marketing
Market analysis; Staff education and training; Sales plan development; Sales compensation

Information Technology
Software selection, Staff education and training, Ad hoc report development and assessment


Name: David Franklin
Title: President
Company: Advanced Care Consulting Services
Phone: (586) 615-9599
Address: 23600 31 Mile Rd.
Ray, MI 48096

ACCS is a national health care consulting firm specializing in the clinical pharmacy, infusion and specialty drug sectors. We offer structured analysis, support and deliverables focused on: Business startups, performance improvement, revenue cycle management, audit support and defense, productivity management, strategic and business planning, growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and other areas.

Name: Tim Vahle BSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC
Title: Vice President, Clinical Operations
Company: advocor, Inc
Phone: (214) 597-2113
Address: 701 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Advocor supports safe, evidence-based, best clinical practices to our customers, while achieving optimal health economics. We do this by offering comprehensive integrated solutions designed to benefit providers, insurers, and patients alike. We specialize in providing multiple evidence-based vascular access training and educational solutions for providers and clinicians that are designed to maximize your team’s knowledge and clinical practice, as well as improving patient outcomes.

Company Name: HICAP Inc. Consulting Services
Name: Deanne Birch
Title: President
Company: HICAP Inc.
Phone: 801.558.4338

Experience : Prior Managing Member/Owner/Reimbursement Director 1998 – 2009 Infusion Innovations
2011 to Present – President HICAP Inc.

Independent Consultant for compliance with home infusion pharmacy reimbursement practices. Assistance with audit assessment and development, along with branch assessment and risk analysis review for compliance.

Name: Paula Zelle
Phone: (303) 305-6934
Address: 1524 Wellingshire St NE
Canton, OH 44721

Name: Frank Marr
Phone: (401) 714-2020
Address: 219 Estelle Drive
West Kingston, RI 02892

Our goal at Infusion Plus Consultants is to assist our clients in making sense of this ever-changing industry and enable them to navigate the waters to a successful and profitable outcome. We work with each of your departments: pharmacy operations, reimbursement operations, nursing services, sterile compounding and delivery logistics. In the case of startups, we work with your contractors to achieve your goals by creating a plan that will fit the needs and budget of our clients.
Name: Brandon Carpenter
Title: CEO
Phone: 501-470-5154
Address: 924 Van Ronkle
Suite 4
Conway, Arkansas 72032

MedEdge Solutions helps healthcare providers push their businesses to the “Edge” by providing custom software solutions, innovative data analytics and technical consulting. We bring our well-rounded industry knowledge and experience, alongside your team for collaboration and support from the beginning to the end of every project. We believe that your potential, plus our experience equals maximum success. Some common areas we assist our customers with include business and technical consulting, technical resource development, business intelligence development, custom software, system conversion, 340b management, accreditation, data retrieval and delivery, controlled substance reporting, and manufacturer relationship management.

Name: Rose Ballard
Phone: (610) 715-5273
Address: PO Box 56
Evans City, PA 16033

Name:  Barbara Petroff, MS, RPh, FASHP, BCSCP, CAC, CSPP, IgCP 
Title: Principal
Company:  Shawler Petroff LLC
Phone: (734)968-4037
Address: 15426 Alpine Dr
Livonia MI 48154

Shawler Petroff LLC is a pharmacy consulting firm. We specialize in home infusion, specialty, accreditation and policy and procedure development. We have a pharmacist with board certification in sterile compounding and IG. We also assist with with competency education and certification. 

Name: Mala Crossley
Phone: 530-492-5895
Address: 1712 William Howard Taft Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Name: Ty Bello
Title: CEO
Phone: 260-627-8938
Address: 19033 Lochner Road
Spencerville, IN 46788

Team@Work provides sales solutions for Home Infusion Therapy Providers through, Sales Training, Sales Process Development, and Coaching. We have over 30 years of Infusion Therapy Business Optimization Experience as a sales professional, leader, and coach. We come alongside of providers to build a successful sales process, with executable KPI’s, while utilizing market data and a consistent coaching process and Best In Class tools. We continue to carry the Sales bag and log in over 250 Sales Calls per year Coaching Sales Professionals in the field and staying relevant within the direct sales and infusion suite market.