Paul Pecoraro | Overview
Vice President, Patient Financial Services
I often say I “professionally grew up in healthcare.” With best intentions, I pursued an undergrad in Psychology to land a career as an MD. Struggling to decide whether to be a Psychiatrist or Neurologist. My path led me to co-op experiences for both, delivering hands-on care to disabled adults, as well as working as an administrative assistant for the Director of Patient Access. It didn’t take me too long to realize while I have deep respect for MDs, a career in health care management allowed me to impact with slightly different credentials. My early jobs included registration and bed placement, system analysis, and revenue cycle training. Driven to influence healthcare at the intersection of clinical, financial, and technical pillars, my path to various Revenue Cycle roles is a web that involves streamlining front-to-back revenue cycle models, implementing various revenue cycle systems from registration to bed management to billing and about everything in between.
Having spent years in academic medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare, at entity and corporate roles, I spent recent years working for CVS Health, overseeing strategic planning and revenue cycle for close to 1100 Minute Clinics, and creating digital strategy for functions such as registration, coding, enrollment and credentialing. Having augmented my leadership skills at a Fortune 7 for-profit company, my passion for academic medicine has led me to Boston Children’s Hospital. I am truly inspired by the opportunity to bring administrative excellence to Boston Children’s Hospital. With an aspirational slogan of “until every child is well,” currently leading Financial Clearance and Hospital AR, overseeing risk of approximately $1.8B between the Hospital and Professionals and collecting over $1.2B in cash for the Hospital. My colleagues and team of close to 200 wake up every day working for the #1 children’s hospital in the United States focused on administrative excellence.
Having obtained my undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and my master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston, I did not move far. I currently live on the South Shore of Boston with my wife and two sons.