The SIRRUS Group - Revenue, Revenue Enhancement, Medical Billing, Claims Management, Medical Claims, Revenue Recovery, Accounts Receivable Management, AR recovery, A/R Recovery
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Leadership

Charles Zacney, President
Jennifer Reeves, Vice President
Alexander Cibenko, Vice President
Teresa Przemieneicki, Director
Donna Schroeder, Director
Patrice Stewart, Director
Cheryl Sandini, Project Manager
Michael Costantino, Project Manager
Joanne Iriana, Project Manager
Gelsomina (Jessie) Cooke, Project Manager


Charles Zacney, President
Charles (Chuck) is the President/Owner of the SIRRUS Group. He is highly esteemed within the Delaware Valley business community and, for the past 20 years, is well known for his executive leadership in the healthcare financial management and AR Recovery arena.

Chuck started the company with the conviction that to succeed in AR Recovery a few basic ingredients are required. His model consists of highly trained staff (there is no substitute for experience), operating under a mantle of diligence and perseverance, coupled with expert knowledge of the insurance and hospital industries are keys to success. This paradigm has allowed The SIRRUS Group to recover in excess of $100,000,000 for our clients.

Prior to starting the SIRRUS Group, Charles (Chuck) held management positions with Hahnemann University Hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Orthopedic Group.

Chuck is the Corporate Sponsor Chairperson for the Philadelphia Chapter of AAHAM and has served as a Board Member of the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union since 1997.


Jennifer Reeves, Vice President
Jennifer is a Vice President for The SIRRUS Group and has served in this capacity since 1998. Her responsibilities include, overseeing all projects, implementing specifications for new projects, coding and claim error correction, electronic billing, zero balance audit projects as well as accounts receivable management. Although "Jen" is involved in many provider projects, she devotes most of her time on-site at the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) where she oversees a team of 10 billing representatives working Accounts Receivable for all three UPHS hospitals.

Jen came to SIRRUS from Independence Blue Cross where she worked for 7 years as a Hospital Service Coordinator and was responsible for training and educating 120 Pennsylvania and New Jersey hospital and ancillary providers on billing, coding and contractual guidelines. She was involved in the testing and implementation of the ANSI 270/271 and ANSI 835 transactions, EDI and created the Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center and Skilled Nursing Facility Provider Manuals for the entire Blue Cross Family of Companies.

Jennifer is a member of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management.

Alexander Cibenko, Vice President
Alex is a Vice President for The SIRRUS Group. He has over 30 years of healthcare management experience and is recognized as a leader in revenue cycle performance improvement. He has led the development and management of revenue cycle processes & systems in large multi-entity health systems.

Prior to joining The SIRRUS Group Alex held positions at The Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia and then at the Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York City as Vice President of Patient Financial Services. In this capacity, Alex was responsible for all revenue cycle related activities for the organization. Of significant note, he led and managed the consolidation and unification multiple business offices into unified business offices (CBO's).

Alex has been a member of the Hospital Financial Management Association since 1972.


Teresa Przemieneicki, Director
Teresa Przemieneicki is a Director for The SIRRUS Group. Teresa has over 19 years of health care serving the last 5 years with the SIRRUS Group. Teresa's overall responsibilities include performing, individually or as part of a multi disciplinary team, patient financial services consulting on engagements. Teresa is proficient in all areas of patient financial services management including patient accounting , billing compliance program development , patient access management, managed care operational impact & administration, accounts receivable analysis, training and education, and third party recovery/reimbursement. Prior to Sirrus, Teresa worked 15 years in hospital operations serving as Manager of Patient Financial Services. Teresa came to SIRRUS from Catholic Health East, she also worked for St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ and St. Mary's Medical Center, Langhorne, Pa. Teresa is a member of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management.

Donna Schroeder, Director
Donna is a Director for The SIRRUS Group. Donna's overall responsibilities include performing, individually or as part of a multi disciplinary team,and provides consulting on patient financial services consulting on engagements. Donna is proficient in all areas of patient financial services management.

Donna comes to the SIRRUS Group from Abington Memorial Hospital where she served for 21 years. At Abington Donna held various management positions, Supervisor of Cash Posting, Inpatient Accounts Supervisor, Managed Care & Commercial Inpatient/Outpatient Accounts Supervisor, Systems Coordinator for Professional & Hospital Services, and most recently, Systems Manager. As Systems Manager she was responsible for the operability of the various mainframe and niche computer systems as well as contractual, coding, and governmental payor reviews and intra-departmental liaison. Donna is on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Chapter of AAHAM.


Patrice Stewart, Director
Patrice is a Director for The SIRRUS GROUP. Patrice enjoys 21 years of health care billing and patient accounting experience. Patrice's overall responsibilities include performing, individually or as part of a multi disciplinary team, as well as, patient financial services consulting on engagements with an emphasis within the home health services arena.

Patrice joins the SIRRUS Group from Abington Memorial Hospital where she served for 21 years. At Abington Patrice served as a Supervisor in the Home Care Department. As Supervisor, Patrice was responsible for the management of patient accountsand providing technical guidance and supervision to the Billing staff. Patrice’s responsibilities included maintaining contractual updates for Managed Care Plans,as well as,Patrice's duties also consisted of negotiation of rates for Home Care, Hospice, Pediatric, and Infusion services for Non-participating carriers.

Patrice is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the National Home Care Association, National Hospice Organization and a member of Philadelphia Chapter of AAHAM.

Cheryl Sandini, Project Manager
Cheryl is a Project Manager for the SIRRUS Group. She coordinates and manages client projects including zero balance recovery, billing, as well as, aged AR recovery. Cheryl has over 16 years of patient financial services experience.

Prior to joining the company she worked for Frankford Hospital. Her experience there allowed Cheryl to become expert in areas such as: Customer Services, Cash Posting, Collections, IP & OP Billing (paper & electronic) and AR Follow-up.

While at Frankford Hospital she also served as the Technical Support Coordinator for Patient Financial Services. In this pivotal position she was responsible for all of the implementation, training and testing for any new software programs/enhancements applied to the Hospital's patient accounting and management systems.

Michael Costantino, Project Manager
Michael joined the SIRRUS Group in October of 2002 as a Project Manager. Currently he splits his time between Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Mercy Health Systems. At HUP Mike handles the work on unit claims and NDC coding issues along with AR issues. At Mercy Health Mike manages projects that include therapeutic implants and radiation therapy at three MHS facilities.

Michael has returned to a career in the health care industry (he worked in HUP's business office in the early 1990's) after working over 10 years in the publishing and circulation industry as a project manager and budget analyst.

Michael is a member of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management.


Joanne Iriana, Project Manager
Joanne is a Project Manager for The SIRRUS Group. She coordinates and manages client projects including zero balance recovery, billing, as well as, aged AR recovery.

Joanne has 19 years of healthcare patient accounting management experience. Prior to joining our company she was the Manager of Patient Accounts at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and before that worked at Frankford Hospital in various departments.

Her experiences at these facilities makes her well versed with varied patient accounting systems, and the management of all aspects of patient financial services. During her tenure in these organizations Joanne developed expertise in the areas of: Behavioral Health Billing and AR management, Customer Services, Inpatient and Outpatient governmental and third party billing (paper and electronic) and all aspects and phases of AR follow up.

Gelsomina (Jessie) Cooke, Project Manager
Jessie is a Project Manager for the SIRRUS Group. She coordinates and manages client projects including billing, as well as, aged AR recovery. Jessie has over 20 years of patient and insurance financial services experience.

Prior to joining the company she worked for Prudential Insurance Company. Her experience there allowed Jessie to become an expert in areas such as: Customer Services, Claims Processing , IP & OP Billing (paper & electronic) and AR Follow-up.

While at Prudential, she also served as the Customer Service Assistant Supervisor as well as a Senior Claims Examiner. In this pivotal position she was responsible for overseeing a team of customer service representatives, making sure all customer complaints & claims were handled in a timely manner. Jessie was also involved in making decisions on improving the quality of the insurance experience for the customers.