Basak Kaya is the System Director of Revenue Integrity, Audits, Analytics and Training for Sharp Healthcare - fully integrated healthcare delivery system with 2,110 licensed acute care beds at 4 acute care and 3 specialty hospitals, 3 affiliated medical groups, a health plan, 3 skilled nursing facilities, 21 outpatient clinics, and 5 urgent care centers. Sharp HealthCare has more than 2,600 affiliated physicians, provides more than 29 percent of the county’s in-patient admissions and serves the 3.2M residents of San Diego, CA.
At Sharp Healthcare, Basak is responsible for revenue cycle knowledge and policy management, charge integrity, internal revenue audits, external payer audit follow-up, denials avoidance, appeals management, revenue analytics and training for all hospitals and hospital based clinics.
Basak has 14 years of professional experience in healthcare technology operations, revenue cycle, finance and performance improvement across private and public sectors. Prior to Sharp, she was a Director at Healthcare Financial Services, President/CEO of a healthcare technology consulting firm, executive over strategic hospital operations for a technology company in New York City, managed revenue cycle projects at The George Washington University Hospital and worked in business intelligence consulting and new product development at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC.
Basak holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a focus in health services management and finance from The George Washington University where she was a Millennial Scholar. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics from The University of Virginia. She published articles on recovery audits, received multiple academic and professional awards. She is an active member of the HFMA and has been serving on the board of the San Diego chapter for the last 4 years.