AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions Hires Nationally Recognized Anesthesia and Practice Management Expert

Industry Thought Leader, Joe Laden, named Vice President of Client Management

Warren, NJ, September 05, 2017 AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions is proud to welcome practice management consultant and Anesthesia veteran, Joe Laden, to the AdvantEdge team. As Vice President of Client Management, Joe will be responsible for assisting AdvantEdge’s anesthesia clients with payor contracting and revenue cycle management, claims processing and collections, and tailored ClientFirst services. In addition, Joe will work closely with AdvantEdge’s client management team to assist its anesthesia clients in making informed business decisions by monitoring overall performance, analyzing daily metrics using AdvantEdge Analytics on key performance indicators, and creating tailored solutions for increasing revenue.

LadenDuring his successful 32 year career in the healthcare billing industry, Joe has worked with many of the nation’s leading Anesthesiology groups and medical practices. Most recently, Joe was President Ohio River Valley Associates, LLC and Business Manager, One Anesthesia PLLC in New Albany, Indiana with 41 practitioners in two locations.  Joe has worked for industry leaders such as Humana, Inc., Coopers & Lybrand CPAs, and the State of New York as an Information Technology auditor, software developer, and manager of large-scale software projects.

Joe’s interests include analysis of the business aspects of hospital financial support to anesthesia groups, operating room utilization and anesthesia staffing models, including use of the anesthesia care team approach. His enthusiastic approach to addressing complex practice challenges combined with his extensive experience has made him an expert in this field; with an advanced understanding of anesthesia billing systems and billing services including payment and revenue audits. His substantial anesthesia experience gives him first-hand knowledge gives of the needs and challenges anesthesia groups and administrators face on a daily basis. Currently, Joe is the President of the Kentucky Ohio Anesthesia Management Association (KOAMA).

A published author and contributor, Joe is a recognized thought leader in the anesthesia practice management industry. He has produced numerous business related presentations and publications for several anesthesia and practice management periodicals including the MGMA, KOAMA, state anesthesia societies and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Recent Publications

  • “Point-Counterpoint: Do National Anesthesia Management Companies Increase Revenues for Acquired Groups?” with Michael R. Hicks, MD – Anesthesia Business Consultants Communiqué, Winter 2015.
  • “The Physician-Owned Management Services Organization (MSO),” Anesthesia Business Consultants Communiqué, Spring 2014.
  • ‘The Future Is Now – MGMA-ACMPE Award Winners Adapt Quickly and Thrive in the Shifting Environment: Changing Technology,’ MGMA Connexion, November/December 2012
  • “Now That I Have Your Smartphone, I Think I’ll Teach You a Lesson,” MGMA Connexion, March 2012.
  • “Operating Room Metrics Applied to Anesthesia Service Contracts,” American Society of Anesthesiologists COPM Abstracts, January 2010.

“Joe is a consummate professional with a wealth of experience and industry knowledge that has already made him an excellent addition to the AdvantEdge team,” said J. Paul O’Haro, Chief Operating Officer. “We are confident that Joe’s many years of experience and an immense knowledge of Anesthesia and healthcare billing industry will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality and cost-effective solutions for our clients.”

About AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions

AdvantEdge is recognized as one of the top 10 billing, coding, and practice management companies in the U.S., with more than 600 employees, collecting over $1 billion annually for physicians, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, behavioral health agencies and large office-based medical groups.  AdvantEdge has added value to physician practices and healthcare organizations through its billing, coding, practice management and business analytics solutions for over 50 years.  AdvantEdge’s clients enjoy improved financial results through its tailored services, robust technology and actionable business intelligence and reporting tools. AdvantEdge’s promise: More money faster, Client-First Service, Compliance, Privacy & Security and anytime anywhere access to data and information. AdvantEdge’s investors include Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) and Founders Equity. For more information about AdvantEdge, please visit our website at, follow us on Twitter at @DoctorBilling and on LinkedIn


Michael J Krivich, FACHE, PCM
Director of Marketing & Sales Operations
AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions