About DART Chart
DART Chart Systems LLC was founded in 1997 by Dr. Linda Kunz, PhD, and Bernard Hoffmann, CPA, EMBA and both continue to drive our success. Our clients are medium and large multi-facility chains, both non-profit and for profit, across the nation.
DART Chart works exclusively with Long Term Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) facilities to achieve optimal reimbursement and meet the “No Margin / No Mission” challenge. DART Chart software solutions are supported by training, analysis and implementation guidance that delivers measurable and impactful revenue results.
Our unique focus on optimizing reimbursement is one-of-a-kind in the industry. No other systems in the industry offer the specialized analysis and customer support that we do!
A visionary company helping LTPAC through major industry challenges
In 1997, Mr. Hoffmann and Dr. Kunz recognized a paradigm shift in the industry as CMS announced the new Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Skilled Nursing Medicare billing. With new Minimum Data Set (MDS) requirements, PPS brought dramatic change to the industry, and DART Chart Systems provided innovative software solutions to give facilities deep understanding and strategic implementation for PPS. The results are dramatic and facilities using DART Chart experience significant additional Medicare reimbursements.
Rolling forward to 2013, our founders identified another paradigm shift as Medicare and Medicaid insurance shifted to Managed Care Organizations. Admission and Case Management teams struggle with the wide variation and complexities in dealing with dozens of MCO contracts. Contract coverage’s rules can negatively impact revenue and strain already strapped budgets. DART Chart again recognized a need for deep understanding and strategic tools to manage this challenge.
Our Managed Care Solutions equip organizations to analyze and optimize reimbursement at both the individual facility and central corporate finance office levels.
Dr. Linda Kunz, Ph.D. – President / Co-Founder
Dr. Kunz drives the vision of DART Chart by monitoring industry trends and challenges. She has over 30 years of experience in health industry change management including clinical medical research, business process improvement and information systems. She has served as an expert speaker across the country. Dr. Kunz received her Ph.D. in Clinical Medicine Research from Johns Hopkins University and also a Masters in Business Management from American University.
Bernard Hoffmann, CPA, EMBA – Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder
Mr. Hoffmann drives the financial focus of DART Chart. He has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in healthcare financial management for acute, post-acute and therapy management environments. Mr. Hoffmann started his career as an auditor for the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary of Wisconsin. His auditing experience provided a stepping stone for various financial leadership roles for therapy companies, hospitals, and long term care communities. Mr. Hoffmann received his bachelor degree in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and an EMBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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DART Chart works with long term care technology partners on both the provider and government sides of the business. These partnerships assist in integrating full service solutions for our clients. A list of existing partners is shown below. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a partner.