From Illinois Business Journal news services
ST. LOUIS — CliftonLarsonAllen, a national professional services firm with offices in Swansea and Glen Carbon, announced the addition of Kevin Wellen as a reimbursement director within its national health-care practice.
Wellen will serve a wide array of health care clients nationally out of CLA’s St. Louis office. He has more than 25 years of experience devoted to the health care industry in accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and regulatory/reimbursement consulting. Prior to joining CLA, Wellen worked for a large, Catholic not-for-profit health system, a Medicare administrator contractor, and in public accounting. He has deep industry knowledge and experience across the full continuum of reimbursement.
“Kevin has an established reputation and market presence in the Missouri and Illinois markets and we are delighted to have him join CLA,” said Rob Schile, CLA’s managing principal of health systems and medical groups. “Additionally, he is involved in rural health care initiatives at the national level, and having him with CLA will provide our clients with increased access and insights into emerging rural health initiatives. The combination of capabilities and market presence Kevin brings is a win-win for the clients we serve and CLA as a whole.”
Wellen holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a concentration in economics from Eastern Illinois University. He is involved with the National Rural Health Association on the Government Affairs Committee and Rural Health Policy Congress and is a former board member of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Wellen is a frequent speaker for HFMA, NRHA, and hospital associations including speaking at HFMA’s National Institute and NRHA’s Policy Institute. He is a current member of the McMahon-Illini Chapter of the HFMA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.
CLA is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities. It has more than 4,500 people, nearly 100 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.