Our mission is to grow Physical & Occupational professionals and practices through proven operations and systems. Your success fuels our passion!
RMS is a one source management solution to build high-performing private physical and occupational therapy practices. Our team of therapists is nationally recognized as industry experts that grow and develop other providers, and offer support in the ever-changing healthcare landscape. At the same time, we utilize and teach effective, industry-proven operations and systems.
Having experienced the privilege of owning and operating his own private practices, Larry D. Briand, MS, PT, ATC, Founder & CEO of Rehab Management Solutions, has strived to share that same gift with other physical and occupational therapists.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, RMS continues to pioneer new and innovative ways of managing the various clinical and administrative aspects of a therapy practice.
Rehab Management Solutions is based in southeastern Wisconsin, conveniently located 30 minutes south of Milwaukee, Wis. and 60 minutes north of Chicago, Ill.
Larry Briand, MS, PT, ATC - Founder & CEO
Member: American Physical Therapy Association; Private Practice Section
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” This philosophy is reflected by the Founder & CEO of RMS - Larry Briand, MS, PT, ATC, a physical therapist in private practice since 1992.
Larry founded RMS in 2000 with the goal “to build a visionary company, a crown jewel in the industry, widely admired by its peers, built on core ideology and purpose.” In addition, Larry was intrigued to share the experience of private practice with others as “somewhere, someone, sometime gave [him] the gift of being in private practice and [his] goal is to give this same gift to other therapists who choose to become private practice owners.”
Larry holds a Masters Degree in both physical therapy and education and is a certified licensed athletic trainer. He has been a leader in private practice physical therapy for more than 25 years, being very active in the profession and taking a proactive stance with industry issues and healthcare trends. Larry believes that in the future, patients will have direct access in their community to physical therapists in all states and environments. Physical therapists will be practitioners of choice and will hold all privileges of autonomous practice.
Larry holds a passion for helping other therapists grow and develop their practices and has presented on local, regional and national levels. In addition, he is a published author of articles related to the physical therapy discipline, holding strong ties to the American Physical Therapy Association and the Private Practice Section.
Larry is also an ambassador showing how “good business practices can parallel good medicine.” Guided by passion and commitment, Larry feels that RMS, along with partners, will render evidence-based services and improve the quality of life for our society. They’ll be able to provide care based on trust, respect, and a caring clinician. Larry and RMS look forward to continue working alongside other partners as industry leaders, utilizing new technologies and methods, as well as available research.
Connie Ziccarelli - Principal & Chief Operations Officer
Member: American Physical Therapy Association; Private Practice Section - Administator's Council Chairperson; Medical Group Management Association
Connie has more than 25 years of healthcare management experience specializing in the physical and occupational therapy disciplines. In her role as Managed Care Director, Connie works with payers at the local, state and national level to negotiate contracts and manages the credentialing process for a nationwide network of private practice clinics. She also manages relationships with payers and is a liaison to the payer community for physical and occupational therapy.
Connie specializes in reimbursement strategies that affect therapists in private practice. Her expertise ranges from CPT coding to documentation strategies and corporate compliance. Connie also has presented online programs with the APTA on topics related to clinical practice and Medicare guidelines, and is a published author of articles related to physical and occupational therapy.
Connie enjoys being involved in the healthcare industry. She is the current Chairperson of the APTA's Private Practice Section Administrator's Council and was previously a four-year liaison to the Private Practice Section Annual Program Work Group Committee. Connie is also a member of the Medical Group Management Association and has presented multiple times with the Wisconsin chapter.
Connie enjoys working with people in all levels of an organization. Her passion for the practice management component of physical therapy has led her to create and lead a team that provides physical and occupational therapists the peace of mind to practice their skills and enjoy the revenue of their work.
Jodi Woodward - Director of Medical Billing & Reimbursement
Jodi graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She has over 10 years' experience specializing in medical coding and billing, provider documentation, claims processing, and the formatting and maintaining of our billing software. Jodi has been an integral part of all backroom operations from patient registration to claims resolution. She is a member of the RMS Medicare Committee, ensuring RMS' network providers are compliant in Medicare rules and regulations. In addition, Jodi has been directly involved with the implementation and training of an EHR solution for RMS' network of clinics.
Steve Ziccarelli - Clinical Growth & Development Coordinator
Steve is a key player in growing and developing therapists in their market by exploring ways to enhance their practice's overall exposure. Steve holds over 10 years' experience consulting therapists nationwide on multimedia marketing, planning and carrying out strategic publicity campaigns as they open or expand their practices. Steve graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a communication degree and has participated in multiple industry meetings and conventions.
Marie Rasmussen - Director of Human Resources & Risk Management
Marie brings over 20 years of Medical Administration experience to RMS. She holds an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from the National College of Business, Rapid City, SD. In addition to being part of the day-to-day administration team in Human Resources and Risk Management, Marie is also the liaison for many aspects of the backroom including finance.
Sarah Pollitt - Director of Credentialing & Provider Relations
Sarah brings more than 10 years' experience working with payers at all levels to manage insurance contracts, fee schedules and the provider credentialing process for RMS' network of clinics. Sarah remains current with all payer policies and works with providers and patients on any variation. She is also a trainer of Front Desk Coordinators on RMS systems and electronic health record applications.
Mark C. Nelson - Director of Advertising & Graphic Design
Mark is a multi-faceted, multi-specialty integrated graphic designer with 7+ years' experience in advertising & design (6 years with RMS), strategic/marketing consultation, graphic design, art direction, printing and web design. A graduate of Carthage College with Bachelors in Studio Art and Communications and an emphasis in Digital Media, Mark has expert knowledge in Physical Therapy marketing strategies and trends.
Kristen Gerlach - Public Relations and Recruitment Specialist
Kristen graduated with her Bachelor's in Sociology and minor in English: Literature from Illinois Wesleyan University. Kristen utilizes various communication tools to promote RMS' national network of clinics. She remains current with industry trends and assists with collateral and material development. Kristen also uses proven industry methods to recruit top Physical Therapy talent nationwide.
John Anderson - CFO/Controller
John has been in the financial field for over 35 years, 14 of them have been working with small to medium size SC Johnson subsidiaries. As a member of the RMS Finance Department, John oversees the financial management of RMS and provides advice to the owners and board members regarding the financial aspects of their business.
Emily Monson, PT - Clinical Liaison to the Medicare Committee; Co-Developer & Clinical Instructor of the RMS WIPI Program
Emily is the Clinic Director of Clear Lake & Turtle Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists. Within her role at RMS, Emily is a member of the Medicare Committee and sits on the editorial board for RMS' Educational Literature program. Emily assists in the ongoing development of the RMS Work Injury Program Initiative (WIPI) and is a clinical instructor for the 4-part program. She is a published author and a member of the Editorial Board for the Impact Magazine (Private Practice Section of the APTA). Emily also holds a special interest in Industrial Rehabilitation and is a Certified Industrial Rehabilitation Specialist.