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Samuel Barnes

President & CEO

Samuel Barnes is the President and CEO of PayrAdvisors focused on providing hospitals, health systems and large physician groups strong capabilities in the range of managed care and payer contracting. Sam has been involved in payer contracting and managed care negotiations for almost 10 years with various organizations. Most recently, Sam has served as the Director of Managed Care at Envision Healthcare, the nation’s leader in hospital based physicians services.  Sam was integral in large scale commercial contract negotiations in 12 states across the central US for from Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Anesthesia, Radiology, Urgent Care to Neonatology and many others.  

Mr. Barnes is a graduate from the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and holds a Master’s Degree from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Mr. Barnes is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Finance Management Association.

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Liz Weingartner

Manager, Managed Care

Liz Weingartner is the Manager of the Managed Care team focused on data analytics and contractual modeling.  Liz has a strong background in healthcare analytics, having over seven years experience total with two of the biggest healthcare companies in the country. Most recently, Liz has served as Financial Analyst at Envision Healthcare where she led the company’s commercial business bids for new physician groups for the multi billion-dollar company.

Prior to her time at Envision Healthcare, Liz served as Financial Analyst at Community Healthcare Systems where she led the company’s data reconciliation process. She also handled various contractual models and worked closely with upper management in order to optimize the hospital to payer experience, pricing, and data integrity.

While at both companies, Liz handled millions of dollars’ worth of data for many service lines for both hospitals and physician groups across the country. She worked with both in and out of network payers for Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Hospital Medicine, Radiology, Neonatology, Surgery, and OB Services, just to name a few.

Liz is a graduate from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She also is a certified personal trainer where she’s able to experience other aspects of the healthcare world in her continuous pursuit of the industry.