Ryan Breneman




Dr. Ryan Breneman is an empathetic thought leader with over 20 years of experience in the revenue cycle space, working with hospitals, ASCs, and physicians to maximize reimbursement and improve overall RCM functions. Ryan was drawn to healthcare by the ability to combine analytic and human elements, blending data-driven decision-making with the compassionate aspect of working with others.  He is passionate about streamlining processes and finding creative solutions to the complexities within the healthcare space.  He brings to each client engagement his ability to analyze complex problems, develop and simplify procedures, and create innovative solutions in all aspects of the revenue cycle.

Ryan earned his Doctor of Business Administration and his MBA from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. He holds a BS in psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University. In 2019, he received his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. his areas of focus are:

  • RCM performance benchmarks and KPIs
  • A/R management
  • Process Improvement and productivity metrics
  • Process and technology evaluation

Prior to joining Stroudwater, Ryan served as VP of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) for a national laboratory organization, leading a team of over 150 employees through all reimbursement activities. During this time, he helped create department-wide KPI dashboards to drive results as well as directing improvements through robotic process automation (RPA). He has also served as Director of Business Operations for a healthcare services organization, focusing on ASC and cancer center revenue optimization.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with family, camping, hiking, and attending soccer matches for Nashville SC.

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