Thomas S. Campanella

Of Counsel

Cleveland
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Overview

Tom Campanella has almost 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with a focus on the health insurance, physician and hospital sectors, and assists firm clients in navigating the complicated realm of healthcare. Tom is the current director of the Health Care MBA program at Baldwin Wallace University and has previously served as the associate dean of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the chief operating officer of the University Osteopathic Medical Center, as well as a former vice president of healthcare finance and care management at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio/Medical Mutual of Ohio, giving him substantial "real world" experience that brings a multilayered perspective to his current practice. He also developed experience as a CPA (currently inactive) while at one of the Big Six accounting firms in auditing and consulting with clients in the corporate, nonprofit, government and healthcare sectors.

Select Experience

  • Directing a Health Care MBA program that is primarily focused on healthcare professionals in Northeast Ohio. As a professor of health economics, he focuses on state and national healthcare policies.
  • Assists healthcare systems with strategic planning and development, including strategic planning and operational audits for provider-based managed care organizations.
  • Performs strategic planning for physician group practices.
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Experience

  • Directing a Health Care MBA program that is primarily focused on healthcare professionals in Northeast Ohio. As a professor of health economics, he focuses on state and national healthcare policies.
  • Assists healthcare systems with strategic planning and development, including strategic planning and operational audits for provider-based managed care organizations.
  • Performs strategic planning for physician group practices.
  • Assists self-insured employers in optimizing their health plans from legal and business perspectives.
  • Was responsible for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio/Medical Mutual of Ohio's group reporting department, which analyzed employer groups' healthcare costs and utilization data to help design customized healthcare plans. Was also responsible for hospital and physician contracting and reimbursement as well as the care management department.
  • At Ohio University, was the chief operating officer for five multispecialty clinical sites and 40 physicians.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Healthcare Executives Association of Northeast Ohio
  • Healthcare Finance Association of Northeast Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community

  • Center for Health Affairs: Board Member
  • Health Information Management Society of NEO: Advisory Board Member

Industries

Prior Positions

  • University Osteopathic Medical Center: Chief Operating Officer (1997 to 2000)
  • Ohio University Heritage Osteopathic Medical School: Associate Dean, Community Services (1997 to 2000)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio/Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Vice President of Healthcare Finance and Care Management (1989 to 1997)
    • Director of Provider Finance and Contracting (1986 to 1989)
    • Manager of Financial Planning (1985 to 1986)
  • Arthur Young and Company/Ernst & Young: Auditor/Consultant (1982 to 1985)

Admissions

  • Ohio, 1977

Education

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1976
  • M.A., Ohio University, 1973
  • B.A., Ohio University, 1972