Jay Janov


In 1992, Jay Janov founded Prospective Payment Specialists (PPS) with a vision of providing exceptional service with deep expertise for hospitals by utilizing uniquely qualified consultants specializing in three service lines crucial to compliance and the revenue cycle. By hiring uniquely qualified healthcare individuals Jay was able to build a scalable company with specialists in… Read More

Marissa Smith, RN, BSN, CPC

Vice-President of Operations

Marissa Smith brings 16 years of professional experience to PPS as a former Chargemaster Coordinator and Hospital Billing Specialist. Her expertise in the areas of Chargemaster review, staff education, billing compliance, revenue integrity, project implementation, efficiency improvements and communication skills provide leadership and direction for our talented Chargemaster Consultant and Auditing/Coding Consultant teams.

Jeannie Yoo, MA

Chief Financial Officer

Jeannie Yoo brings 18 years of experience working as a Controller and Operations Manager for a variety of companies. Jeannie’s broad knowledge of IT, IS and General Finance enables her to perform both as CFO and Director of IT/IS and HR for PPS. Her efficiency enhanced workflow process and ensures the smooth operation of all… Read More

Sue Underberg

Reporting Director / Customer Communications

Sue Underberg has 37 years of experience as an editor, event planner, copy supervisor and copywriter for corporate offices and advertising agencies throughout the Midwest. She is responsible for scheduling the consultants’ projects and on-site visits and for preparing the report deliverables and proposals for Prospective Payment Specialists. Sue supervises a team of four reporting… Read More

Kathleen Heckman, RN, CPC

Director of Chargemaster Services

Kathleen Heckman has 42 years of experience in the healthcare industry which encompasses a clinical, financial and coding background. She specializes in Chargemaster management and has an excellent understanding of the complexities of Medicare regulations related to compliance and reimbursement. Along with conducting Chargemaster reviews, Kathleen provides webinars on regulatory changes, coding changes and clinically… Read More

Michele Guiffre, RHIT

Coding Project Manager

Michele Guiffre has 14 years of coding experience including inpatient, outpatient and Emergency Room records. Michele has conducted billing and coding workshops for physicians, other healthcare providers and coding and billing staff on current coding regulations and updates and billing guidelines.

Janice Schodorf, CCS

Auditing Manager

Janice Schodorf has 26 years of coding experience in a level one trauma/teaching hospital with the last ten years as a CDI Specialist. Prior to joining PPS, Janice was responsible for managing the improvement of the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation through interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other patient caregivers and HIM coding… Read More

Kellye Reers, RHIA

Coding Manager

Kellye Reers is a healthcare professional with 16 years’ experience in the HIM field. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of management, HIM operations, revenue cycle management and state and federal regulatory standards. Kellye started as inpatient coder and quickly moved into management, where she served as Assistant HIM Director and then HIM Director… Read More

Shawna Yan, CCS, CCS-P

Coding Project Manager

Shawna Yan has been heading up the PPS Coding Division for two years. Prior to working for PPS, Shawna worked for four years coding at a Level 1 trauma center providing Emergency Department Coding for both the physician and the facility side, including psychiatric department coding. She also helped to implement the EPIC system at… Read More

Easy Stilson, RN, BSN, CNML

Director of Recruiting

Easy Stilson began her healthcare career as a surgical technician in the operating room. She obtained her RN and continued to work OR for many years becoming the resource nurse for both orthopedics and urology. After moving into management, Easy developed and managed the Nurse Residency Program, becoming the Nurse Recruiter for her facility. After… Read More

Derrick O’Dwyer

Director of Information Technology

Derrick O’Dwyer has worked at PPS for two years, introducing new systems that continue to increase productivity and workflow, while managing all aspects of technology for the company.Derrick continues to bring innovative ideas to the company, keeping us at the forefront of technology in the industry. Derrick specializes in providing onboarding efficiency, including time and… Read More