Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D. is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey, Consultants, Inc., which specializes in healthcare consulting and related areas. Duane earned his graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State University and has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. He performs various types of financial analysis involving business structuring, organizational development, enrollment and other financially related concerns of organizations. His consulting engagements revolve around a combination of compliance reviews, chargemaster reviews, APC audits and revenue enhancement for hospitals and hospital systems. He also provides consultations to hospital and physician-based clinics. In addition to his consulting practice, Duane teaches workshops and makes presentations on a regular basis. He has taught at the university level and speaks nationally. He is a regular presenter for hospital associations, medical societies, boards of trustees and other organizations and groups. In addition, professional societies such as the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) use Duane’s services to present seminars and workshops. Additionally, he has published many articles in a variety of professional publications.