Today we’d like to introduce you to Scott Kurstin.
Scott, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I attended Lehigh University and received my degree in Business Management. I followed that up by receiving a Master in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. My experience helped me land my first job in the Sports and Entertainment division at Pro Access, located in Miami. At Pro Access, I assisted in the representation of the commercial endorsement deals for such stars as Pro Football Hall of Famer’s Barry Sanders and Emmit Smith and Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds. While an exciting job and journey, the lifestyle was not suitable for my family ambitions. I joined edgeMED Healthcare in Boca Raton and worked my way up to Senior Vice President and Shareholder.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
What helped me the most, both personally and professionally, was starting at the bottom of the organization when I joined edgeMED Healthcare in an entry level role. I put in the long hours and hard work to learn all facets of the business, while also earning the respect of my colleagues. Our most significant business decision came in 2007, when we decided to expand our services and provide medical billing and receivable recovery. It was a natural transition given our decades of development and expertise in the practice management software landscape. Today, our core service offering, and largest component of our business, is our medical billing and collection service that enables physicians’ and healthcare organizations to increase revenue and improve operational workflow.
Please tell us about edgeMED Healthcare.
edgeMED provides expert revenue cycle management and intelligent technology to increase physicians’ revenue and improve their operational efficiency – enabling them to provide better patient care while stressing less, making more and living more.
At edgeMED, we’re committed to making a difference for our customers, team members and communities. And we do it through a full-service approach, coupling the knowledge and expertise of our dedicated people with our advanced technology solutions. Whether primary care or specialty, multi-site or solo practitioner, thousands of physicians and allied health professionals on the front lines of care delivery trust edgeMED every day to improve the way they deliver effective, coordinated care.
edgeMED looks a lot different today than when we opened our doors as a local South Florida company in 1981. Now servicing physicians and health organizations nationwide from our office locations in Florida, Wisconsin, California and New York, our scope and resources offer better customer service and an even more intense focus on helping you transform your practice for future success. By consistently generating tangible results for nearly 40 years, edgeMED has evolved into one of the nation’s premier revenue cycle and technology service providers.
But at the end of the day, we’re still people committed to helping other people succeed. We believe in doing right by people and providing a hands-on, personal touch that’s been the foundation of our company from day one. Our goal is to ensure that today, tomorrow and for many years to come, medical providers have the excellent support and tools they need to grow your revenue and expand possibilities in care. I’m proud of of how far we’ve come, but we have a lot more work to do. The truth is that, we can’t do it without the extreme dedication of our people. While many businesses outsource a majority of their jobs, I’m truly proud that we continue to create job opportunities in our local communities.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I grew up in an amazing family environment. My father was a hard working and successful business owner that taught me valuable life lessons I still appreciate to this day. My mother was always supportive and encouraged all her children to follow their passions and dreams. I couldn’t have asked for greater siblings, as my brother and sister are my best friends to this day. Some of my greatest childhood memories are playing football and baseball in the backyard with my brother almost every day after school and playing Nintendo and NBA Jams video games with my sister. I always loved the friendly competition and the bonds developed as a result will last a lifetime.
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4800 T-Rex Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 3341
- Website: www.edgeMED.com
- Phone: 561-314-7222
- Email: hello@edgeMED.com
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- Twitter: @edgeMEDhealth